Calculated Shotgun Shell Pellet Count

December 23, 2008 by  
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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 [...]

Lanyard Instructions

December 17, 2008 by  
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Lanyard Instructions

By Erik Laing As waterfowlers, we are often the do-it-yourself types. After all, when it really counts our equipment needs to simply enough, work. It’s important when you’re trying to trick the wariest of opponents, protect us from Mother Nature, and keep us comfortable. It’s no wonder why most people don’t make or maintain a [...]

The Four Subspecies of the Common Eider in North America

December 17, 2008 by  
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The Four Subspecies of the Common Eider in North America

By The Downeast Duck Hunter The Hudson Bay Eider, note the band on it’s leg… Due to my proximity in Downeast Maine, I figure that almost 100% of my duck hunting takes place on the Atlantic Ocean. Within my bag exists the likes of the bufflehead, common goldeneye, old squaw, lesser scaup, merganser, butter bill [...]

GPS and Hunting – A Primer Course

December 17, 2008 by  
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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 [...]

Shotgun Shell Ballistics & Penetration

December 17, 2008 by  
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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 [...]

Shotgun Shooting – The Art of Missing

December 17, 2008 by  
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Shotgun Shooting – The Art of Missing

There has been a lot written about shooting shotguns and the different roles of shot size, chokes, etc. It seems to me that every article I have read about shooting agrees on one thing; you can have the right choke with the right load, but if you cannot shoot, it won’t matter. In my opinion, [...]

Tips for Cleaning Ducks & Geese

December 17, 2008 by  
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Tips for Cleaning Ducks & Geese

Cleaning Ducks – Cleaning Geese – Wild Game Bird Cleaning By Chris Hustad This is one of my favorite ways to clean waterfowl, and I learned it around 15 years ago. It’s typically best for cleaning ducks, smaller Canada geese, snow geese and upland game birds. I do not recommend this method on big Canada [...]

Homemade Duck Hunting Blinds

December 17, 2008 by  
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Homemade Duck Hunting Blinds

Homemade Duck Hunting Blinds – How to Construct a Duck Blind By L. Cater (aka greenster) The art of using a ground blind to conceal oneself has dated back to the early 1500’s. Native Americans used these simple creations in the vast grasslands of the Midwest and the open Artic Tundra. Even though this tool [...]

Duck Stew and BBQ Duck Recipes

December 16, 2008 by  
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Duck Stew and BBQ Duck Recipes

Duck Stew – BBQ Duck Recipes – Wild Duck Breast Recipe Here are some of our favorite duck recipes in a series of recipes coming monthly from DuckHuntingChat.com members. This duck stew recipe was easy and quite good. I’m a fan of the slow cookers that I don’t have to babysite as much. Makes about [...]

Motion Decoys in your Spread

December 16, 2008 by  
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Motion Decoys in your Spread

By PJ Maguire Nothing will cause wary waterfowl to stay clear of shotgun range like lifeless decoys. Allowing your duck or goose decoys to appear alive or have motion will increase your success in the water or field. Motion will bring birds closer to the decoys providing better and less-crippling shots. In this article, I [...]

Mossberg 835 Shotgun Cleaning Instructions

December 16, 2008 by  
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Mossberg 835 Shotgun Cleaning Instructions

By L. Cater (aka greenster) Here’s the story on the Mossberg 835 shotgun. A friend purchased it for $25. It somehow made it to the bottom of a lake for 6 days before it was recovered. When it was brought to me the outside was clean, but I could not put in a shell or [...]

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