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Prices (RRP)


Camo Scrim - 10’ x 5’ £19.95


Camo Netting – 10’ x 5’10” £39.95


be keen to visit an empty restaurant and would be more likely to drop in to a busy restaurant full of diners. So, as important as building the hide is, the setting up of pigeon decoys is equally as important. The pigeon decoy market is huge, from pigeon shells and decoys to equipment for displaying a real pigeon shot earlier. There are also various different items to be used to depict a flying or floating pigeon. Starting with the pigeon decoys, plastic is the most common material used as it is lightweight and easily painted to make it realistic. Plastic is also an economical material to use. Full bodied pigeons are popular, and pigeon shells can be stacked and transported easier whilst still looking


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Next up is setting up your pigeon “restaurant”. Like humans, pigeons will not be keen to visit an empty restaurant and would be more likely to drop in to a busy restaurant full of diners


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realistic from a bird’s eye view. There are also rubber decoys that display as full bodied pigeons, but can be folded down for easier transportation and to fit inside a bag.


pattern, it is also a good idea to include some movement. The simplest way to achieve this is through the use of a pigeon “floater”. The Flexiwand sticks into the ground and holds a real pigeon or plastic pigeon decoy with wings outstretched. The Flexiwand will bend and move in the wind naturally, giving the impression of a pigeon coming in to land and feed. This in turn will attract the attention of nearby pigeons, who should have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out to those not “down with the


kids!”) and be attracted down to the area. To summarise, this time of year we expect to see an increase in sales of game shooting and the appropriate paraphernalia. However, often forgotten or overlooked are the farmers and pest controllers heading out to protect their crops and their livelihoods. A wholesaler such as John Rothery Wholesale can offer a wide range of decoying products to suit the needs of your business and local community. Speak to one of their friendly team if you feel you need any more help or advice on the subject, or just need to be pointed in the right direction of which products in the range are best- sellers. Even better, if you have the space, set up your own decoy hide in-store to display products. If nothing else, it will attract attention and act as a conversational piece with your customers and not just the pigeons!


HD Pigeon Shells £3.50


Sportplast Easy-Fold Wood Pigeons £7.95


Flexiwand Floater £39.95


Pigeon Cradle £3.95


JOHN ROTHERY WHOLESALE T 0239 2245350 E sales@bisley-uk.com W www.bisley-uk.com


1 HD Pigeon Shells 2 Pigeon Cradle 3 Camo Scrim 4 Camo Netting 5 Flexiwand Floater 6


Sportplast Easy-Fold Wood Pigeons


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