Pygmy

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    Elite NY Hunter
  • Birthday 03/17/1950

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    Steuben Co. NY

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  1. Over the last 40 years I have had several places like that, but like all good things, they don't last forever.... It has been a number of years since I had a place where I could count on shooting a limit of ducks, even the first few days... I am in a marginal area of the flyway...All of my former hotspots are either no longer good habitat, or are no longer available for me to hunt...
  2. Way to go, Jay....And you got some GOOD ducks....Unfortunately I won't be straying far from home for awhile...The Mermaid just spent 5 days in the hospital..She's doing OK now, but is on light duty ( including no driving) for at least a month, so I don't dare leave her more than a couple of hours...
  3. I killed a limit by 8:30 AM....Of course five of them were MERGIES, Hehehe....The other was a drake Woodie, which I plucked and will roast for the Mermaid and me.....
  4. Shooting time this morning is 6:54....I have about a ten minute drive to my spot... It's foggy this morning, so I won't be able to see the ducks until they are right on top of me... Oh well..... Good luck, all you deer, turkey and duck chasers !!
  5. Doesn't matter to me....Can you say " All dressed up and nowhere to go " ??
  6. I've had a jacket for several years now, and it has become my favorite cold weather garment...
  7. I can't say...I never sat on one....
  8. It is taken from the sheep the Amishmen keep tied to a post out BEHIND the barn... The VIRGIN wool is taken from the sheep the Amishmen can't catch...
  9. We got less than an inch of rain here in Dogpatch, and it did not affect the river level much...
  10. Tomorrow is the local duck opener ( as well as pheasant and fall turkey)... I plan to be on a straight stretch on the local river hoping for some pass shooting at ducks...The spot CAN be good for woodies and the occasional mallard or black, but in the past few years I have seen mostly mergansers..I generally give them a pass because they taste like s**t, but his year I plan to whack a couple to use for bait at my bobcat sets...
  11. Looking forward to the pictures...I didn't realize that Savage was chambering the .308 in the 99 in 1956...That was a pretty new chambering then...
  12. Not mine either, Jay....I never shot an unwounded duck or goose on the water, or an upland bird on the ground, except for turkeys...I also never roost boosted a turkey, but I don't get my panties in a wad if the next guy wants to do it... I have shot a number of fall birds on the wing, mostly at ranges of 30 to 45 yards , and they weren't shot up too bad and I don't remember ever losing one...I have also killed a few gobblers on the wing, all follow up shots, except one that got in too close and busted me and flushed... I never lost one of those either, but I have lost a few that I shot at and hit on the ground..
  13. I would not encourage Joe Blow average hunter, who may not be a good wingshot, to take flying shots at an un wounded turkey...However, I agree with Bill, that if you are a good wingshot, flying turkeys are a pretty easy target...Over the last 50 years or so, I have had a few situations when I shot at flying turkeys and I have found them pretty easy to kill, perhaps because with their wings extended, not only the head and neck are exposed, but with those big armored wings extended, the internal organs are vulnerable too...