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newbie saying hello

Postby eastcoastjava » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:46 pm

:hi: Just wanted to introduce myself i am a 19 year old who just picked up my FID and i have always been interested in duck hunting and the great sport of shooting. My father duck hunted for most of his life until he had a severe shoulder injury which stopped all shooting for him. Anyways I am singing up for ducks unlimited membership and also GOAL and i am interested in joining Braintree rifle and pistol for mainly trap and skeet. I used to shoot skeet and rimfire with my older brothers when I was younger at Scituate GR , but they moved on from shooting, but i grew back into it. Any advice would be awesome and very much appreciated.

Also any advice on a firearm, i am looking at a stoeger 3500 and a versamax both in 12 guage, i checked out the versamax felt good to shoulder and i really liked the balance but its a bit pricey, haven't check the stoeger yet though.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby cape-shot » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:15 pm

My best advice is to scout as much as you possibly can off season and during season. You can have all the best gear, calls, decoys, etc but if your not in that sweet spot come sunrise there's a good chance you'll be disappointed. Good luck!
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Baymen Moe » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:49 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Joser06 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:33 pm

Welcome to the site. That was great info from cape shot. I had my best year last year and it was only because I scouted. I have already started for the next season. If you get a chance go somewhere with a huge selection of guns and spend some time there. I shot great this year with a new shotgun because I believe it fits me better than my other benelli.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby spreademandshootem » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:45 am

welcome
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Jofa » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:31 pm

Welcome to the forum :hi:
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby eastcoastjava » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:43 pm

Thank you for the tips and welcoming feedback. I plan on scouting a some spots with my buddy over the summer/fall and see what we can come up with, it will be our first season out so expectations aren't high, just looking to have a good time.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby SMSovis » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:04 am

A good place to start is prob the Hingham bathing beach :hi:

Its a goose rich environment and you can be very lazy and scout from your car... Might be tough to get them to fly but if you just walk them to the water you can shoot them there and you are exactly 517' from the closest house so its all good...
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby eastcoastjava » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:09 pm

:lol3: SMSovis good one, that shooting down there started a firestorm if I remember correctly but those guys had a go ahead, just there luck some priest had to go and ruin it for them because they wanted to hold an outdoor mass. I have a question though to is it legal to hunt out on the island in hingham harbor, because when my dad was a kid they used to hunt out there all the time, but this town has changed since those days which was like 50 years ago.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby MIKE J. » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:51 am

Yes it is legal to hunt the Islands in Hingham Harbor. Better get there early. Place is very popular the last few seasons.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby SMSovis » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:33 am

eastcoastjava wrote::lol3: SMSovis good one, that shooting down there started a firestorm if I remember correctly but those guys had a go ahead, just there luck some priest had to go and ruin it for them because they wanted to hold an outdoor mass. I have a question though to is it legal to hunt out on the island in hingham harbor, because when my dad was a kid they used to hunt out there all the time, but this town has changed since those days which was like 50 years ago.


Lol :lol3:

So you are new but know about something 3 years old? hmmm... Also defending their actions?? :huh:

I smell a becks drinker... Plus the posting time makes perfect sense..

Got the go ahead? I think you mean called police and told them what they were going to do.. This isn't asking and getting the go ahead its more like pissing in the polices corn flakes (for you eastcoastjava)...

If you are smart you will figure out why that group is no longer on this site and hated by local police, EPO, state police and 99% of hunters who actually hunt... Not the petting pond pounding pro staff... But hey to each their own...

Just a little advice (if you are really who you say you are)... Good luck next season...

Also check out the video... Its pretty accurate...
http://meemsy.com/v/7935
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Richard Struh » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:40 am

Thanks I'm also new to hunting the South Shore. I heard that some people like to hunt Cohasset country club. I wonder if I can get permission from them to do so.

Black's Creek also had a guy in a kayak earlier this year.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Professor_Leakey » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:34 am

:welcome: to the new guys
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Richard Struh » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:43 am

Thanks. Currently living in Quincy but I just bought a house in Duxbury.

Can't wait to start duck hunting down there.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Baymen Moe » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:03 pm

Oh boy, here we go. Maybe... :grooving:
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Professor_Leakey » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:13 pm

Richard Struh wrote:Currently living in Quincy but I just bought a house in Duxbury.

Can't wait to start duck hunting down there.


i enjoyed reading the ode to quincy. good stuff. i spent a few years living there, near wollaston. a great place to live. youre right about the new school/old school thing it has going on. :thumbsup:
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Baymen Moe » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:49 pm

Former resident here of Presidential Estates, albeit brief.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Baymen Moe » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:59 pm

Richard Struh wrote:Thanks. Currently living in Quincy but I just bought a house in Duxbury.

Can't wait to start duck hunting down there.

Hey Richard, where in Duxbury? I'll make sure your driveway doesn't get plowed in during the winter.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Richard Struh » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:24 am

Baymen Moe wrote:
Richard Struh wrote:Thanks. Currently living in Quincy but I just bought a house in Duxbury.

Can't wait to start duck hunting down there.

Hey Richard, where in Duxbury? I'll make sure your driveway doesn't get plowed in during the winter.


Lantern Lane :yes:

I love huge mounds of snow at the end of my driveway. Challenge accepted.
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby jgalt2 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:08 am

eastcoastjava wrote::hi: Just wanted to introduce myself i am a 19 year old who just picked up my FID and i have always been interested in duck hunting and the great sport of shooting.


This reminds me of a movie I once saw... :hi:
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Baymen Moe » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:40 am

Richard Struh wrote:
Baymen Moe wrote:
Richard Struh wrote:Thanks. Currently living in Quincy but I just bought a house in Duxbury.

Can't wait to start duck hunting down there.

Hey Richard, where in Duxbury? I'll make sure your driveway doesn't get plowed in during the winter.


Lantern Lane :yes:

I love huge mounds of snow at the end of my driveway. Challenge accepted.

Lantern Lane, cool, former Town Manager lives there so I'll take the snow from you and give it to him. :lol3:
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby spreademandshootem » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:05 am

Richard Struh wrote:Thanks. Currently living in Quincy but I just bought a house in Duxbury.

Can't wait to start duck hunting down there.


Grew up in Dux and work in Halls corner right near lantern Lane. I just moved to Hanson but still hunt and fish there. Do you hunt deer as well?
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Re: newbie saying hello

Postby Richard Struh » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:54 am

Nope, don't hunt deer.

Tuna fishing and duck hunting is enough. Keep my boat in Green Harbor but i'm excited about free pogies in Dux bay.
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