16. ga hunter

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16. ga hunter last won the day on December 16 2015

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About 16. ga hunter

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    New York Hunter
  • Birthday 10/19/1980

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    holley ny

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    16ga. sportsman 48(upland) 20ga. slug gun

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  1. 16. ga hunter

    Grouse

    Waiting to get out until the baby comes but my cocker is ready. Flushed 25 and took 4 before the deer season break. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 16. ga hunter

    When Do You Call It Too Cold To Hunt Small Game?

    If the temps get down into teens I just follow the cocker and keep moving. Staying warm by just hiking behind the dog and taking grouse. As far as squirrels sit till cold then still hunt a bit then sit some more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 16. ga hunter

    Blustery morning

    As far as I know. It isn’t highly publicized by the fire department at this point. And the protester numbers have dropped in the past few years. But still proves to be a good fundraiser for the fire department. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 16. ga hunter

    Blustery morning

    Yes squirrels are always fun and my daughters favorite. The rabbit hunting around here isn’t too bad but not my primary target either. My cocker busts them out well though and mostly forces them to open fields. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 16. ga hunter

    Blustery morning

    Headed out with Flushing Bailey Lynn this morning. And flush she did three roosters were put up. It’s time for me to get another pair of hips boots though as the were going out over the cattails and I don’t want to put her in a situation where she can’t retrieve the bird as they can prove difficult due to their size. Missed a rabbit and couldn’t shoot at two more as she runs them so close. We will be shifting our concentration to ruffed grouse in the coming weeks. Should be a good season ahead and her retrieving can shine with the smaller birds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 16. ga hunter

    Squirrels

    A slow day out but time well spent. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 16. ga hunter

    Federal Prairie Storm Ammo.

    Yes I agree they extend ranges and hit harder. And have their applications. My biggest problem trying to utilize them is that most of the guns I carry were built no later than 1954. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 16. ga hunter

    Squirrels

    Heading out tomorrow with my daughter for some squirrel hunting. It’s her true passion in game pursuit at the moment and her rifle skills are quite well. We shall see what the day brings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 16. ga hunter

    Federal Prairie Storm Ammo.

    This is what puzzles me. I guess I was born in a wrong generation. But when shooting lead out of a shotgun I see no advantage to heavy loads and excessive speeds. All of my loads leave the barrel at no more than 1300 FPS most at 1250. When shot on target they always go down. My 28 gauge shoots 3/4oz 16gauge 1oz and twelve 1-1/8oz. I never feel under gunned afield sometimes underchoked but not under gunned. I also find that a lot of these “hunting” loads often do not pattern all that well. To each their own. But for many many years birds fell to basic loads and many still do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 16. ga hunter

    Federal Prairie Storm Ammo.

    No modified choke. I’m not too concerned. 1oz. Loads pattern very well if I need more I also own a twelve gauge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 16. ga hunter

    Federal Prairie Storm Ammo.

    Got ya my issue is most of those loads are loaded heavy and my gun dose not throw them well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 16. ga hunter

    Federal Prairie Storm Ammo.

    For what it’s worth game loads always seem to drop pheasants and turkeys for me when I put the lead where it needs to be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 16. ga hunter

    Another action packed afternoon

    I believe so can’t wait to spend time afield with him. His sister is a joy afield but between sports clubs and school work has trouble finding time to come along. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 16. ga hunter

    Out With ABBEY !

    Good to hear she is working so well for you... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Spent a little over Two hours out with Flushing Bailey Lynn of Rose Cottage today. Made contact with five birds total. The first was a runner that looked like a race horse trotting across the cut field after it broke out of the rough. Called the dog off and continued to work the hedge line. I saw one duck from the cut line into the thickets and the dog was on him. A short chase ensued and with a single cluck two birds took flight out of the brush. I dropped the one cutting right but could not get a bead on the second going left. The cocker snatched him up to the field and set him down the moment he stopped twitching. She seems to think once they are dead and dad can see them it’s time to find the next. About another two hundred yards down the hedge/swamp line we had our second runner break into the field dog right behind. She turned back towards the thick stuff but a doe jumped up and I whistled the command to recall. She doesn’t seem to pay deer any attention but I gave that rooster a pass any how. We worked our way back to the truck against a cut line pond bank but flushed no roosters. Along the drainage for the pond the dog got on the last rooster for the day working him hard in the brush/cattails his cackles giving clues to his flush point as she worked him. He finally flushed but had decided his best bet was to go deeper into the cattails. I held my fire to give my hard working dog a break and as she returned I got the glare of a disappointed hunting partner. As when made the truck the rain started so we called it a day. Teddy was more than excited to hold the bird for today’s picture. And wants to know when he can go.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk