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Hooked kites for bird fishing

or air nets with kite buoys
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Make bird hunting more of a challenge -- put hooks on kites and cast them into the air. I guess this would be called "birding" instead of fishing. Alternatively you could fly three kites with a net stretched in between and capture birds by steering the net.

-- SamIam using JHC's account --

JesusHChrist, Apr 23 2005

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       don't like fishing or hunting. But I think this is brilliant.
theircompetitor, Apr 23 2005
  

       Well, the only hunting I do is underwater...   

       But having accidentally snared a jay while squirrel fishing, this would probably work. The jay was released without harm, he just snarled in the line that had the peanut tied on. And the squirrels eventually untie the peanut and make off with the booty.   

       Probably a useful stunt to remember for survival purposes, although there are simpler bird traps.   

       Although any bird willing to get close to a kite would probably be a predator, and fishbone for taking birds of prey....the food chain is already damaged enough.   

       Welcome [Samiam], get your own account.
normzone, Apr 23 2005
  

       what norm said.
po, Apr 23 2005
  

       Yeah, it's free.
neelandan, Apr 23 2005
  

       I like fishing but I'm not so keen on killing birds. Except pigeons. Maybe we could hire out fishing kites in Leicester Square.
wagster, Apr 23 2005
  

       Some fishermen use kites flown from the back of their boats with a baited line that drops down into the water to replicate a fish having difficulties at the surface. I guess the fish are attracted to both the 'smell' and the slapping of the bait against the sea. Sure, they're not catching birds, but fishing and kites already occurs.
zen_tom, Apr 23 2005
  

       I hate this idea so much I am refraining from voting, since there is no symbol that correctly represents how much I hate this idea. (Having removed a fish hook from a duck's chest, last summer, I can tell you, it's just awful).   

       If ya just gotta go out and kill something, atleast give it a weapon, and a fighting chance. BOOOO!!
blissmiss, Apr 23 2005
  

       I have removed lead pellets from a ducks chest. Remember to throw them out seperately, or they will wind up in the disposal with the carrot peelings.
bungston, Apr 24 2005
  

       Use the kite nets, then the bird doesn't get killed at all.
JesusHChrist, Apr 24 2005
  

       That's far more humane, so now I will just remain neutral.
blissmiss, Apr 24 2005
  

       (Is this now [jhc] or still [sam]? Sheesh, get your own account.)
Worldgineer, Apr 24 2005
  

       That comment was jhc, samIam is computer-phobic.
JesusHChrist, Apr 24 2005
  

       Kite Kites too?
Cedar Park, Apr 25 2005
  

       Yesterday I worked on the launch of an RSPB campaign to protect albatross which are being caught on fishing lines at the rate of 100,000 a year. In fact they're nearly all gone and this idea suddenly doesn't seem so funny.   

       You still have my vote because it made me laugh when I read it.
wagster, Apr 28 2005
  

       Yeah, it was never funny to me. It only became slightly less disgusting with the removal of the hook.
blissmiss, Apr 28 2005
  

       Some ideas here are good and some are shit. The funny ones walk the line. It's a very fine line though and tends to shift with my mood.
wagster, Apr 28 2005
  

       I'm sure this idea would be popular in many places around cornwall, where seagulls are just getting to be a bloody pest. Sounds like a great day at the beach.
fridge duck, Apr 29 2005
  
      
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