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Hello Washington State!

Postby willpenny7 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:48 pm

Hi everyone!

Glad I finally found a forum, a bit of background on me. My name is Will and I recently moved to the US from the UK, I currently live in West Seattle and I am a Waterfowl nut! I have spent the last few years as a waterfowl guide in the UK (my clients shot over 2000+ geese and 600+ duck last season) as well as writing articles/reviews for some of the UK's top Hunting magazines and was pro staff for Pro Duck and Goose Hunting Supplies UK.

I am looking forward to discussing everything waterfowl with you all as well as hopefully finding some new hunting buddies and learning more and more about our great sport!

Do most people hunt around the sound/lakes of Seattle? Or head out east over the mountains and onto the fields? Do you prefer fields or water hunts?

Barrels up, Paddles down!

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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Leatherneck » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:34 pm

Sound like a wealth of knowledge, hope to learn something from you
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby brokerbyduck » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:05 pm

Welcome willpenny7,
I think we'd all like to hear about your experience hunting in the UK and how it differs from hunting the states. What birds do you shoot, what gauges and types of actions do you use?

You are a long ways from me but I'll bet you have some good stories to tell in the blind.
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Lost Fish » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:44 am

:welcome:

Would like to hear some UK stories for sure! Plus the Brits Shoot blasters all the time... Hell just look at the old WWII movies and the home defense guys are always caring them so you know this guy can shoot.

Question though where do you go to find Metric Shotgun shells? :lol3:

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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Triggerman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:10 pm

Where abouts in West Seattle?

If you see a tall, handsome guy with rugged good looks, barrel chest, huge biceps, and a "six-pack", steel-hard washboard abs, towing a duck hunting boat in West Seattle, that ain't me.

I'm the ugly, short guy with the chicken legs and big belly, towing the War Eagle boat with permanent, "baked in" blood stains on it.

Let's get a beer sometime. I can tell a thing or two about waterfowling in WA.

Look up The Beer Junction in West Seattle. They have over 1200 bottles of beer, from all over the world. I live within walking distance.

Let's get a pint or two :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Shade » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:24 pm

Welcome!

Would you mind posting in all italics from now on so I can imagine the accent?
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby h2ofowlr » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:04 pm

Welcome. What brings you to this side of the pond? Is their any limits in place? Did you guys do drive hunts, pass shooting or decoys?
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Erie » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:45 am

Shade wrote:Welcome!

Would you mind posting in all italics from now on so I can imagine the accent?


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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Erie » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:54 am

Couple serious questions: Manchester United or Seattle Sounders.......answer wisely?! Lastly, what kind of withdrawals are associated with daily life not having page three in the states?
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby willpenny7 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:05 pm

Hi Everyone! Thanks for the reply's!

To answer a few questions, no there are no limits/license required in the UK although certain clubs may have their own limits. As for gauges the most popular are 12/10's but there are a few 8 and 4 gauge guns around that people use for high pass shooting geese as they come off roosts! The 4 loads are usually 4-5oz BBB/AAA through full choke!!! Very impressive to watch someone knock out a 100 yard goose!

Thanks for the beer invite! I will defiantly take you up on that some time.

As for soccer, its got to be the sounders from now and ill take bikini baristas over page 3 every day!

I was over in Ellensburg yesterday and saw a few guys out on fields and lakes...did anyone hunt this weekend/do any good?
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Erie » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:49 pm

willpenny7 wrote:
As for soccer, its got to be the sounders from now and ill take bikini baristas over page 3 every day!



Your welcome in my blind any day! You bring the coffee.
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Triggerman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:17 pm

willpenny7 wrote:Hi Everyone! Thanks for the reply's!

To answer a few questions, no there are no limits/license required in the UK although certain clubs may have their own limits. As for gauges the most popular are 12/10's but there are a few 8 and 4 gauge guns around that people use for high pass shooting geese as they come off roosts! The 4 loads are usually 4-5oz BBB/AAA through full choke!!! Very impressive to watch someone knock out a 100 yard goose!

Thanks for the beer invite! I will defiantly take you up on that some time.

As for soccer, its got to be the sounders from now and ill take bikini baristas over page 3 every day!

I was over in Ellensburg yesterday and saw a few guys out on fields and lakes...did anyone hunt this weekend/do any good?


I got back this afternoon.

Hunted the Columbia, north of Wenatchee. Two hunters, and a very good dog. Used my boat to get tp the spot, but hunted from shore.

Horrible day. Had a nice set up, but saw a total of 6 ducks from legal light to 8AM.

Ended up with one black jack and one liver lips (not my shots), and a goose (only because we found a cripple) while covering about 15 river miles while looking for birds.

Too warm, no wind, and no birds....

Should've stayed on the wet side....
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby h2ofowlr » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:29 pm

[quote="willpenny7"]Hi Everyone! Thanks for the reply's!

To answer a few questions, no there are no limits/license required in the UK although certain clubs may have their own limits. As for gauges the most popular are 12/10's but there are a few 8 and 4 gauge guns around that people use for high pass shooting geese as they come off roosts! The 4 loads are usually 4-5oz BBB/AAA through full choke!!! Very impressive to watch someone knock out a 100 yard goose!
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You guys are still shooting lead it sounds like. Are they starting to require steel?
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby h2ofowlr » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:19 pm

Some of the guys on the res still shoot lead. I think they are encourage not to, but I watched one of them special order some 3" heavy #4 high base lead shells. If you have a friend on the rez that you can hunt with, you probably can go with the flow. They aren't so influenced by the EPA and others, unless it becomes a hot topic and they say what's necessary to keep the spot light off them. It's interesting how that works. A nation with a nation.
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby Pepper1 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:45 pm

4 gauge ? cool !!!! 5 ounce load? even cooler !!!
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby honknquackwhacker23 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:21 pm

i live in ellensburg!
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby willpenny7 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:36 pm

Lead is Banned on the shore and inland for all waterfowl in England and Wales, BUT in Scotland you can use lead Inland!!! Makes for a lot of fun! Sounds like we are all waiting for some hard core weather to move the ducks down!!!

Check out my youtube video of us wrecking some geese last season!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfHpcTsY9GU
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby h2ofowlr » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:25 pm

willpenny7 wrote:Lead is Banned on the shore and inland for all waterfowl in England and Wales, BUT in Scotland you can use lead Inland!!! Makes for a lot of fun! Sounds like we are all waiting for some hard core weather to move the ducks down!!!

Check out my youtube video of us wrecking some geese last season!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfHpcTsY9GU


Video looks good. Looks like your ready for dike goose hunting on the Skagit. Give those other gunners a run for there money. :wink:
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Re: Hello Washington State!

Postby AnonymousDuck » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:46 am

:welcome: and I wish you the best of luck, welcome to Washington.
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Re: Hello Washington State!

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