First Phesant Hunt

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First Phesant Hunt

Postby VTduckman » Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:49 am

i know this might be the wrong forum but i think more people might respond.

Im going on my first phesant hunt tommorow w/ my dad and some of his buddys. Any suggestions? I think im gonna use #5 in my 12 g Moss 500
Season Totals-
Canada's-Alot
2 Mallards
2 Blacks
15 Green Wing
5 Wood Ducks
1 Can.
1 Pintail
Hooded Merganser
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Postby hankrt » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:11 am

Welcome!!! Yes number 5's will work just fine. Are you hunting wild birds or pen raised birds? If they are wild then use magnum loads, I prefer number 4's. For pen raised birds you will do just fine. If your hunting pen raised birds, they will most likley hold tight for you under the dogs nose, be carful not to shoot them to close, you will then have sausage on your hands. Enjoy the hunt and let us know how you do.
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Postby hankrt » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:12 am

Oh, one more thing, use a Mod, or IC choke, do not use a full choke, its not nessesary. Have fun!!
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Postby NoMansLand » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:39 am

What state are you headed too?

Most of us western states its even to dry to use a dog they have a rough go even pickin up scent. Im with Hank on the shell selection. :thumbsup:
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Postby duckplucker » Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:07 pm

Hankrt seems to have hit the nail on the head. 5's will work just fine for pen or wild birds. It is a rush to have one get up at your feet, but keep your nerves and dont get flusterd. Shoot on instinct, don't overthink your shots. Good Luck!
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Postby VTduckman » Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:55 pm

my crappy store only had # 7 1/2 but hey thats all they had then thats all they had. Man ****'s is disapointing.ill keep you posted, should be fun.
Season Totals-
Canada's-Alot
2 Mallards
2 Blacks
15 Green Wing
5 Wood Ducks
1 Can.
1 Pintail
Hooded Merganser
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Postby duckplucker » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:30 am

i shoot 7 1/2s sometimes, you should be fine if you get a good pattern on em.
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Postby VTduckman » Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:25 pm

sorry boys, the hunt was called on a count of rain, darn sallys, ide still go.
Season Totals-
Canada's-Alot
2 Mallards
2 Blacks
15 Green Wing
5 Wood Ducks
1 Can.
1 Pintail
Hooded Merganser
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