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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:21 am

Hi!

Yes, we do have Hazel grouses in Finland. Tasty little bird, we also have Willow grouse and Ptarmigan.
May i ask what kind of upland bird you have there?

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:26 am

Here in Texas it's mostly quail with a pheasants up in the northern part of the state. My area (within 2 hour radius) is bobwhite quail and scaled quail. Further west in the state turns to scaled quail and gambel's quail. Definitely more of a state rich in waterfowl than upland.

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby byf41 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:41 pm

Kaamos, I noticed the magazine tubes on the two shotguns leaning on the trailer. How many shells do they hold? How many shells can you have in the gun when you duck hunt?
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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:39 pm

Hi!

Byf41, my bps holds 10 (2 3/4 shots) and one in the chamber. We can use as many as magazine can hold :smile: , but that´s only in pump-actions. Semi-autos are limited for 3 shots (1 in the chamber and 2 in the magazine).

Action in our area is still slow, migration is 2 weeks late because of warm autumn. Now it´s been 2 days below freezing and i quess ducks are coming next weekend!

Here´s few pics from upland hunting, hope you enjoy!

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:19 pm

What a beautiful Hazel grouse Kaamos! That's something most over here have never even heard about but a definite beauty. Congrats!

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:29 am

Hi!

Season is closed :sad: ...or it will continue till end of the year, but it´s freezing and snowing!
No use to go hunting, all the waters are frozen and ducks are gone.... :mad:
I quess it´s time for rifle and foxcall! :yes:

Heres couple pics from last hunts of this season

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby AAR » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:09 pm

Great job man :thumbsup: Did you ever bust any Caper's?

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Re: Hello from Finland

Postby Kaamos » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:41 am

Hi!

AAR, did you meant Capercaillies with Caper´s? Yes, i did 2 males and 2 females....but they were young ones from last summer.
Didn´t even take a pictures of them...because their feathers were incomplete.
Although...young capercaillies taste better than old one´s :biggrin: Besides old birds are more important for population.
So, if i have a choice...i´ll try to shoot youngsters, unless i want to shoot a trophy bird!

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