Sky busting vs Pass shooting

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Sky busting vs Pass shooting

Postby Craxty » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:47 pm

What do you consider sky busting and how does that differ from pass shooting? I have to admit I watch a couple of waterfowl shows and it sure seems to me that the folks on Drakes Migration Nation and A Fowl Life are shooting some high birds. It takes quite a bit of time as those birds tumble to the ground. Is that sky busting? If not, and that is considered pass shooting, I could probably be taking many more shots than I do. In fact, during Thanksgiving break I probably had 150 birds fly by and only a couple legitimately decoyed, feet down and close. I harvested one. What's right here, the proper etiquette?

If you have dog and can retrieve birds that would otherwise be lost because of distance change things?
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Re: Sky busting vs Pass shooting

Postby ohio mike » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:22 am

If the birds are within range of your gun/load and you feel that your shooting ability gives you a legitiment chance of a clean kill then go for it,thats pass shooting.
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Re: Sky busting vs Pass shooting

Postby alanwebfoot » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:57 am

yeah sky bustin' is when a bird who has NO intention of dropping in or even flared and way out there you just blast a hole in the sky because you haven't seen a thing all day ,pass shooting is positioning yourself between a pond, lake, river whatever,, and corn field or resting place and they come over you ,because you have scouted or watched them that morning and know their pattern.
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Re: Sky busting vs Pass shooting

Postby WOODIE13 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:59 pm

Sky blasting is when you (based on your limited practice with gun/load) at unreal ranges. Pass shooting is bases on your experience behind the gun/load and I have seen some consistently drop birds at the 70 yd mark when I would not even take the safety off. Most stay on the range and shoot for a living.
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