I couldnt tell you how many barn pigeons I have tossed under a falcon in good height and position with the expectation they are going to be exploded.
Anyone training a dog - especially those unable to get the dog on consistent wild birds for actual learning - has probably shot a dozen pigeons doing pigeon work (which is WAY better than farmed gamebirds for dog training). And those navda control freaks, in their attempt to turn their dogs into robots, have probably shot a hundred a piece.
And for what? I guess there is a purpose, at least, to it with these things.
Crap, I dont know. I do think my flock was shot into. I am down 7 birds, good birds. It really sucks.