Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  

Training Pigeons

Recommended Posts

I have a pup away at bird training school right now, he will be back next week. I want to keep his training going once he returns. Is there anyone in the Metro Area or reasonably close to the metro that has pigeons for sale? I have a place to keep them and conduct the training I just need the birds.

Has anyone used a pigeon trap? Is it effective?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Pigeon traps work great!! All free birds with no limits! What I found is under any under-pass that has a ledge up underneath to set traps works great. It is best to leave the trap open for free food for a few days then set it so the free lunch is over.(Cracked Corn works great). Other options for trapping are finding apartment buildings or office buildings that need thier pigeons controlled or removed from thier roofs or parking ramps.

When trapping under bridges the best time to work the traps are very early morning before traffic is out that way PETA people won't see you or your trap locations. The DNR & DOT are completly OK with trapping the birds. They are an un-protected bird. Usual bag will be from 2-3 birds a day what ever the trap will fit.

I have a new pup coming in june & have already scoped out some local metro spots on my drive to & from work for possible trapping locations. the trap connfiguration I use is the one developed in the author Wolters books.

Good luck!


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info.

Another question on the pigeon traps. I have heard that it works best to place 1 pigeon in the trap as a confidence decoy. Of course that only works after you have caught or bought a bird. Any idea if this is true? I suppose if I can get 2-3 / day just with corn, there is no need for the decoy.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I've done is shot them with a sling shot. You have to be a little careful not to use too big of ammo and pull back too far, otherwise you can actually kill the bird instead of just stunning them. With a little practice, I'm able to stun one on the first shot, walk over and just pick it up. May want to find a secluded area if you want to try this method, might offend some people. Just another option I guess.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I would be perfectly fine with that. Heck, it's no different from not even winning your conference and getting in the final 4 only to have the refs miss obvious holding penalties so you can have a winning TD pass. I'll take that any day
    • Only missing the toast, hot sauce and ketchup! Good stuff Manerd!
    • If you eat fried spam on wonder bread with velveeta cheese........ You might be a redneck.   
    • I was just looking at the chamber type vacuum baggers, and in the comments it was pointed out that the bags for the more expensive chamber sealers are much cheaper than for the "foodsaver" type sealers.   So if you do a lot of vacuum bagging, the chamber type might be worth considering. 
    •   OR, maybe it was a conspiracy........
    • Yes, the vent is to let air in the system as it drains. If the vent is plugged, it is possible that the vacuum created by draining water could suck the water out of a trap, which would let sewer gas into the house. 
    • No worries, the NFL says it's time for the Vikings to at least go to the Superbowl......    
    • If you weren't going nuts in your man cave or where ever, like all those folks on YouTube, are you really a fan?   My hound was barking like a mad dog to get back in the house because the Mrs and I were screaming bloody murder.   Is this the year? I sure hope so for my 85 year old Dad, who brought me to my first ever NFL game.........the Ahmad Rashad hail Mary catch against the Browns. Which taught me it's never over till it's over.        
    • Looking good PF!!  My daughter came home with a trouble maker last weekend,  cute little poop ( golden retriever) but a handful,  ya that rug doesn't belong there..
    • Yup.....those are the ones I use also. Work  just fine. 1 con.....the rolls are 50 ft. long and don't fit into a machine with bag storage, so you have to cut them by hand. But the price is excellent.
  • MWO