luie b wrote:Maybe they were shooting those heavy shot dead coyote shells, those claim to kill out to 75 yards. But seriously a good rule of thumb is if your gun barrel is covering the goose he's too far.
KillerKowalski wrote:luie b wrote:Maybe they were shooting those heavy shot dead coyote shells, those claim to kill out to 75 yards. But seriously a good rule of thumb is if your gun barrel is covering the goose he's too far.
Please save the respect for our generation as least a little bit. Our generation seems to use new ammo technology as an excuse to take a shot pushing a respective kill distance even further.
When I first started hunting geese I took a few sky busts. I was sixteen, hunting by myself and didn't know any better. Soon you learn the hard way. Paying for ammo on the V.F.W. Friday night fish fry "salary" I learned to keep the ammo that I had for those moments that I could actually kill a bird.
Last season was a routine. (I hate to say this) hunting geese became little challenge. I never experienced it. We would set up and they would come. Some days not even a cluck out of the layouts. Other days the doors wide open and BSing. One day the sun into our face (the wind direction wasn't in our favor that day for that particular field), doors open and BSing and for minutes birds were in the spread and didn't say anything. But, 35-40 yards is the furthest I will even think about it. Geese were killed at about 15-20 yards all last year and there were misses still.
threedogs wrote: wrote:One word, Inflatable decoys......
DanJeffandJack wrote:I just drink beer and crush box.
That's how I remain the physical specimen that I am.
ReaperWaterFowl wrote:Want to see some sky blasting? Go to the chain and watch a bunch of idiots shoot at birds 60-80yrds over their heads after you have worked to call them in. If you can't call them in, and they are out of reach when the make their way over to my blind, then lay off and let my blind cut them down.
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