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pigeon for crab bait.

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Grunwald, May 15, 2011.

  1. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've just started trapping these flying rats with wings and if anyone is interested in using them for crab bait, let me know. I'm in Seattle.
     
  2. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I just always wanted to give one a really good kick, unfortunately as I'm in Arizona I guess I'm gonna miss out...
     
  3. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about pigeons or seagulls?
     
  4. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Pigeons.
    My intellectually deficient neighbor feeds them, and so they come and sit and crap all over my roof.
    I figure that if I trap them, then they might as well be put to good use.
    I used to crab and used turkey legs as bait most of the time. If I could not find cheap turkey legs I used chicken, and always did really well crabbing. I figure pigeon will work quite well.
     
  5. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    How does the trap work?
     
  6. Sandman86

    Sandman86 Portland Member

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    Well, first you line up the back of the sight, with the front of the sight at the pigeon. then you squeeze the trigger.
     
  7. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    They are GREAT tools for training bird dogs. If you were closer I'd take them off your hands.
     
  8. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's a wire cage with 2 doors that work just like those on a crab pot.
     
  9. zdogk9

    zdogk9 Pacific County New Member

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    They are pretty good eating
     
  10. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I came home from work to find that the pigeon that got trapped yesterday was set free by someone, who also ripped off and took the trap doors.
    Let's just say I am more the mildly ticket off. The trap/cage was in my side yard, on top of some 6'4" scaffold that I've set up (it's actually jacked up to about 7'). I did that because the bird brain of a woman next door that feeds these flying rats is afraid of heights, and I figured that she would not go up there.
    I am going to set setup a security camera and fix the trap and if whomever did this comes back, I will get them on video.
    Then I am going to call them cops on them and press charges for trespassing and destruction of private property. That's if it is old or a woman. If it is one of these tree hugging smelly PETA turds, I will just put my size 12 boot where the sun don't shine.
     
  11. Simonpie

    Simonpie Portland Active Member

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    I agree with ZdogK9. Eat em.

    My grandfather was a champion pigeon shooter near Arras, France. He'd get 100s of pigeons from the Paris parks department, feed them grain for a month or two to crear their systems, then go have a shoot. We'd have 100s of pigeons to cook. With a snip of the legs, wings and head, a gut and skin, you could have them in the put in under a minute. Boil the heck out of them in cheap red wine, add veggies, and that's some good grub. Bridgitte Bardot eventually made it illegal, but they'd just pass the hat and pay the fine up front so the cops could come and shoot too.
    This is certainly illegal in the northwest. The shooting part. A quick kill and eat should be OK, but I'm no legal expert.
     
  12. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    I wouldn't eat anything that lives on a diet of dumpster garbage and parking lot french fries!
     
  13. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest that you also post a "No Trespassing" sign, so that when they do actually trespass, they won't have an excuse.

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    However, I would eat them if they had been caged and fed grain for a few weeks before harvesting.

    I saw Norm make a dovecote on New Yankee Workshop. Basically it was a large bird house with multiple individual rooms. The back would open so the baby pigeons/doves could be tied into the nest. That way the parents kept feeding it until it was big enough to harvest. Free meat without having to raise it yourself.

    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You could use pigeon bubblegume for crab bait and STILL attract crabs to the pots!
     
  15. Coalburner

    Coalburner Whatcom County, WA Member

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    just make sure you exercise care when handling the pigeons, they can carry many nasty diseases.
     
  16. Auggie

    Auggie Seattle, WA New Member

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    We use chicken or fish heads when we're crabbing. Just use a flat ring and firmly attach the bait to the net in the center of the ring. Alway seems to work well. If you want to have some good laughs while sittin on the beach, rather than boating, hook up a wad of fishing line (recycle knotted lines this way) and tie the bait into the middle of it. It is very heavy and lots of laughs to swing and cast that wad of knotted fishing line with the bait tied in it out into the sound. Sit back - literally - wait awhile then sloooowly reel it in. Often, theres one or two crabs tangled up in the line chewing on the bait. Even more laughs as you remove it. Best just to cut it out and throw him in a bucket of salt water. No better way to recycle that knotted up fishing line and loads of laughs.
     
  17. brianblih

    brianblih NW Oregon New Member

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    I like pigeons...they're fun to shoot. I used to use them for training my bird dog. If you post on some of the dog clubs' websites that you have pigeons for free, they'll be off your property in no time! Guaranteed!
     
  18. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice.
    For now the problem seems to have been "corrected". Talking to my nitwit next door never helped, but I think the sight of the trap and birds getting caught in it did, and it seems that she has stopped feeding them, because they are mostly gone.
     
  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Better than crab which are sea scavengers
     
  20. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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