Limitsx10 wrote: I just missed it probably twice between 30 and 50 yards, what are the odds I'm going to get a clean kill even if I do hit it out beyond 50 or 60 yards?
The odds are pretty good, if you are my cousin Frank. I don't know how he does it, and I know a few people that are really good at the going away shot, but they only do it to back up someone who just missed. I'm not as good as them, but I get an itchy trigger finger when I miss the first shot, and I can't stand wasting a single shot.
norcalweaz wrote:Yeh the busting gets worse every year.
You just made me realize that I've been saying the same exact thing since back in the 80's. I think this sport has gotten way out of control with the $20 to $30 boxes of shells that people don't seem to have any problem investing their entire life savings in. There doesn't seem to be any end to this obsession that people have to shoot ducks further and farther away. I pride myself on spending as little as possible on shells. I bought a small box of Hevi Shot once, and that was the stupidest waste of money I've ever spent on duck hunting. I don't need to make a long shot, because what I get the biggest kick out of in duck hunting, is calling in birds close enough to get a clean kill. I stopped going to a place, because they wouldn't let a single goose pass without shooting at it, no matter how high it was, and that was bar none the best place to hunt at one time.
Duck hunting with out any decoys??? That just defies all logic.