Calculated Shotgun Shell Pellet Count

December 23, 2008 by  

Calculated Shotgun Shell Pellet Count

The pellet count in shotgun shells is useful information for hunters and reloaders. Sometimes manufacturers’ shot counts are hard to find. People commonly post on the DHC Shotshell, Reloading, Ballistics, and Choke Forum requesting pellet counts for various loadings. For my own use, I assembled the following tables which give the calculated pellet counts for [...]

15 Below Goose Hunt

December 23, 2008 by  

15 Below Goose Hunt

If you’re an extreme waterfowler, you have to be a little nuts. I’ve experienced and read about more stories of guys doing crazy things, all in the pursuit of some birds. I’ve heard of guys braving high waves and nasty tides in the Pacific Northwest in layout boats with many “close calls”. I’ve heard of [...]

What Snow Goose Decoys Should I Buy?

December 17, 2008 by  

What Snow Goose Decoys Should I Buy?

By Chris Hustad Getting snow geese feet down into your decoy spread is easier said then done I think snow goose hunters spend the most money out of all species of waterfowl hunters (excluding what some duck hunters pay for their boat/accessories). It seems that no matter how many decoys one owns, it’s never enough. [...]

Learning Goose Call Tuning

December 17, 2008 by  

Learning Goose Call Tuning

By Chad Haabala With some patience and know-how, you can learn to tune a goose call the way you prefer Ahhh Spring time. It’s wonderful isn’t it? The birds are coming back, the kids are able to play in the yard again without getting frostbitten, Gramps can finally get back on that lawn mower that’s [...]

Duck Hunting Videos – Goose Hunting Video

December 17, 2008 by  

Duck Hunting Videos – Goose Hunting Video

Produced by Chris Hustad of DuckHuntingChat.com We’re going to soon launch an interactive waterfowl hunting video portion of the website, to give you an introduction of some of our videos – see those listed below. New Goose Hunting Video A snow goose hunting video showing some up close action in Saskatchewan. New Duck Hunting Video [...]

Goose Hunting in Montana

December 17, 2008 by  

Goose Hunting in Montana

By Chris Hustad My phone rang late last summer and my good friend Lyle Sinner was on the other end. His call was straight to the point, “Hey Chris, are you interested in heading to Montana to goose hunt?” While it took all of about 2 seconds for me to decide, my decision was an [...]

My First August Goose Hunt

December 17, 2008 by  

My First August Goose Hunt

By PJ “pj” Maguire When I first sat down to write this article I wanted to title it, “One Wedding and a Goose Hunt” because one of my best friends was getting married on August 16th. I was the first to inform him that the North Dakota Game and Fish had the opportunity to open [...]

Canada Goose Hunting Tips

December 17, 2008 by  

Canada Goose Hunting Tips

By Chad Haabala Each evening when I watch the sun sink down into Montana, I put another X on the calender and tally the number of days left. Not the number of days until my birthday, and no, not the number of days until Christmas, it’s something even better than that. I’m talking about early [...]

GPS and Hunting – A Primer Course

December 17, 2008 by  

GPS and Hunting – A Primer Course

By Erik Laing (kiskadinna) Every year, without fail, there is a new gadget that comes along – designed to improve the lives of duck hunters. But in reality, many quickly fade in popularity because they just aren’t useful. However, every once in a while something comes along that truly does make our lives easier as [...]

The Molt Migration

December 17, 2008 by  

The Molt Migration

By PJ Maguire One thing that waterfowl hunters can always learn more about is the migration patterns of ducks and geese. To be successful as a waterfowl hunter it is important to understand how and why ducks and geese use certain migration patterns. Of course weather, moon phases and the calendar all play a major [...]

Shotgun Shell Ballistics & Penetration

December 17, 2008 by  

Shotgun Shell Ballistics & Penetration

By Marvin McDonald ( J J Mac ) I have investigated the effect of shot size and velocity on penetration in waterfowl. I decided to publish the results because others might be interested as well. The recommendation most commonly encountered in the DHC Forums for adequate penetration for clean kills with steel shot is a [...]

Natural Born Hunters

December 17, 2008 by  

Natural Born Hunters

By PJ Maguire Some dogs have it, and some dogs don’t. Usually it is instincts that separate the great gundogs from the rest. Selecting a gundog from good lineage is typically the best way to ensure that your pup will hunt. I have found that there are some exceptions to this rule, good and bad. [...]

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