HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: etmci
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12859

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 171
BOT: 3
Total: 174
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Your Account
02: Photo Albums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Photo Albums
06: Photo Albums
07: Forums
08: Photo Albums
09: Photo Albums
10: Your Account
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Photo Albums
15: Forums
16: Photo Albums
17: Forums
18: Home
19: Photo Albums
20: Your Account
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Photo Albums
25: Photo Albums
26: Photo Albums
27: Photo Albums
28: Forums
29: Photo Albums
30: Home
31: Photo Albums
32: Home
33: Photo Albums
34: Photo Albums
35: Forums
36: Home
37: Forums
38: Your Account
39: Your Account
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Home
43: Photo Albums
44: Forums
45: Photo Albums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Photo Albums
50: Photo Albums
51: Photo Albums
52: Forums
53: Home
54: Home
55: Photo Albums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Photo Albums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Your Account
62: Home
63: Photo Albums
64: Forums
65: Home
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Your Account
71: Photo Albums
72: Forums
73: Home
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Photo Albums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Photo Albums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Home
85: Home
86: Forums
87: Home
88: Photo Albums
89: Photo Albums
90: Forums
91: Photo Albums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Home
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Your Account
98: Forums
99: Forums
100: Home
101: Forums
102: Home
103: News
104: Photo Albums
105: Forums
106: Home
107: Forums
108: Photo Albums
109: Home
110: Forums
111: Photo Albums
112: Forums
113: Photo Albums
114: Photo Albums
115: Photo Albums
116: Photo Albums
117: Home
118: Forums
119: Photo Albums
120: Photo Albums
121: Forums
122: Forums
123: Forums
124: Photo Albums
125: Your Account
126: Photo Albums
127: Forums
128: Your Account
129: Forums
130: Forums
131: Your Account
132: Forums
133: Your Account
134: Photo Albums
135: Forums
136: Home
137: Home
138: Home
139: Forums
140: Forums
141: Forums
142: Forums
143: Your Account
144: Forums
145: Home
146: Your Account
147: Photo Albums
148: Home
149: Photo Albums
150: Forums
151: Forums
152: Photo Albums
153: Photo Albums
154: Forums
155: Forums
156: Photo Albums
157: Photo Albums
158: Photo Albums
159: Forums
160: Forums
161: Photo Albums
162: Forums
163: Forums
164: Forums
165: News
166: Forums
167: Photo Albums
168: Photo Albums
169: Forums
170: Home
171: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Your Account
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 307
 Pictures: 2397
  · Views: 717753
  · Votes: 1313
  · Comments: 86
 

Round 4..........
Small Game hunting related discussion
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Small Game Hunting

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Darn good day...hooked up with a new mate, chased Gamble's quail all day. They like to run, a lot. Typical day of shooting jack's and hunting quail and dove, got some bags fulla goodies. but...something REALLY weird happened.

Popped a Gambles, picked him up, wrung his neck, into the bird belt he goes and back on with the chase.

20-30 mins. later I miss one, pick up my hull, go to stuff it in my bird belt and....out popped a bird. Hmmm....what the, bend over and ...it gets up and jams over to a bush. I run over and get an inch from grabbing it and BRRRRRRRRRRRR!- loooong gone. Shocked

I'm standing there watching the zombie fly off, my partner gets a late mount and starts firing but this thing was outa there. He saw me hit it earlier, wring it's neck and stuff it in my bag, this thing was lifeless and ragdolled, or so we thought...

I kinda stood there with my mouth open. My partner was bustin' up. Pretty weird dealio.

Maybe I need a tighter choke, maybe switch to "T" shot...or start working out more. Quail necks didn't used to be that tough. Laughing (pics coming soon)
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Days spoils....Benelli was workin' them jacks w/ the head shots @ 35y +....didn't scar a back-strap all day. These things rolled like and slid to a stop.



img225.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  120.76 KB
 Viewed:  6150 Time(s)

img225.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Ominivision1
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 2984
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Interesting Stovey, when steel shot first came out I had trouble nailing the birds also, ducks would sail into the sunset flipping me off. A good shooting buddy has one of them shot makers for making lead shot (not cheap) and I head over to his house make 50lbs of shot a year and drink plenty of beer.

Burp

_________________
Regards

Limitations are but boundaries created inside our minds.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Thats' a good point. I recently patterned my 20g. Used Fed, Rem normal game fodder and Winchester target loads. The target loads patterened really nicely and a wee bit tighter- I think they use chilled shot in the target loads. Right now my bird belt has a lot of mixed up stuff so it's shooting all over the place. Got a new case of Remington Gun Club target loads on the way, give them a try, so I'm using up all the odd-balls right now.

That bird had some scary juju....
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 8354
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Ive had parrie ducks do that, suppose to be caused by a pellet grazing the head just knockn the bird out. its funny as all heck, when it happens to someone else. come to think of it we shot a wallaby on the road side one night, put it in the boot of the escort and drove home, when we pulled into the driveway the car was moving, you guessed it the wallaby had "revived" and was bouncing in the boot. living in the middle of the city taking it out and shooting it wasnt an option but the claw hammer worked fine.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

I've had them revive some in hand but I wrung his neck really good, heard it snap. Guess it wasnt good enough.

Dayum El! A wallaby??? That's a big springy critter!!!! I'm couting my blessings.
Back to top
View user's profile
44marty
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Mar 20, 2009
Posts: 775
Location: Cheshire, MA; USA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
I've had them revive some in hand but I wrung his neck really good, heard it snap. Guess it wasnt good enough.

Head shots are the only thing that will do for those Zombies. Be glad it wasn't a deer in the back of your station wagon.

_________________
_____________________________________

The strength of the wolf is in the pack; the strength of the pack is in the wolf. ~ R. Kipling

I LOVE YOU, LADY LUCK !!!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 14640
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:15 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

You didn't have enough Weety Bix for breakfast Stovey.

Interesting point about the steel shot...it doesn't carry anywhere near the hitting power of lead, or lead alloys.

OV1...the shotmakers aren't all that expensive mate...we landed one here in Australia for less than $300. This is the unit we bought:

Affordable Shot Maker

If using lead is a problem because of pollution etc, then switch over to bismuth...almost identical to lead in characteristics etc, but is acceptable as a lead substitute. Very little price difference as well.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Ominivision1
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 2984
Location: Iowa

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:06 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

I think he paid around $450 for his shot maker plus he bought an extra dripper just in case. My state started a dove hunt for the first time in over 80 years and the tree huggers got all bent outa shape when the governor reined in the dnr and reversed the ban on lead shot for dove hunting.

Dnr lead ban reversal

_________________
Regards

Limitations are but boundaries created inside our minds.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2266
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Omi, I can add that steel shot is a big step backwards and could only be justified a little when shooting in water.
For hitting it's not a problem, it's the killing part where it goes wrong. And when you hit a tree or an animal, steel starts rusting and will poison and kill it later. And when the tree with steel shot comes on a sawing-machine...
There are a lot of disadvantages on steel shot that are (willingly?) overlooked
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 11012
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Had a friend that shot a 4 point (10 point for you easteners). When I came upon him he was sitting between the antlers and screeming "Shoot it, shoot it!!"... Seems he had just grazed the head just behind the antlers.

Needless to say I was laughing too hard to shoot it at first.

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Oh yer a lot of fun to hunt with....Mr. Laugh's in the Face of Death. My partner got a couple off at the zombie- he was laughing at me though. Esp since he saw me smoke it and wring it's neck. I'm still kinda scrathcing my head over this one.

Poppin' a buck pinning someone could be really tricky....howd you end it?
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 11012
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Ya had to be there and see it, Stovey. We were young and dumb at the time. But we survived.

We both laugh about it now...

Shot it low and behind the shoulder (lung/heart) with my trusty "Jack Handle" at very close range, like 2 feet. Then we both made a break for it. Buck jumped up and fell down. We both sat down and had a cigarette. Believe we were both 20 +/- at the time.

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Copy that! That's one for the record books. Remember my first time walking up on a deer and pop kicked me to the side as I approached the belly side and he told me that's a great way to get yer guts kicked out. Sure as shootin' he poked the eye with a stick and it winked. *POP!* Now it's dead.
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 11012
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Round 4.......... Reply with quote

Congrats on a good hunt...

Over the years of hunting I have seen lots of "spooky" stuff in the mountains. My favorite is the mountain ghosts at night.

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Small Game Hunting
Page 1 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by *Dizfunkshunal* :.