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any one evr hunt/ shoot snipe? are they good eating? i see them all the time buzzing my decoys...
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"Snipe" is a pretty nebulous term - - - most shorebirds are protected with the exception of the Rails - - -
Let me check the regulations - - -
I stand corrected - - -
Now if i could only tell the difference between a "snipe" and a polver, or turnstone, or a sandpiper, or a curlew - - -
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Pretty sure the ones buzzing your dekes are sandpipers and/or curlews. Snipe don't usually fly in flocks, and usually jump up when you jump them up on the marsh, not out over the water. I could be wrong about what you're seeing, but that's the way the snipe act down here. I've rarely seen more than doubles, but do see big flights of pipers buzzing around all the time.
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I normally see them in fields here in Ky, when I'm riding 4wheelers. Never had them buzz my dekes. But they might be snipes, I dont want to say they arent without seeing them first hand.
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