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 [...]

Concealing Field Blinds

December 17, 2008 by  
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Concealing Field Blinds

Peas Without a doubt, the introduction of layout blinds is one of the biggest assets to field hunters in the past decade. Every year, existing models get makeovers adding better modifications. There are many brands on the market, and many models can be found of each. I’ve hunted out of most of the major brands [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Early Season Canada Goose Hunting Tips

December 16, 2008 by  
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Early Season Canada Goose Hunting Tips

By Chris Hustad Resident Canada goose populations have exploded in recent years all over the country. It’s like night and day comparing the amount of geese around compared to the previous decade. As a result, there’s more and more hunters taking the field each September, and for good reason. If you’re new to the early [...]

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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