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Old 10-27-2019, 01:34 PM
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We don't dove hunt any more but we did it for years. RI, the only state that allows dove hunting, has gone to steel shot in state dove fields. Again, they are over-regulating it. Doves are awesome on the table. But you need a bunch for a meal.
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The first time I dove hunted was in the mid 60s in Mississippi with my uncle Clyde.
He ask me how much ammo I was bringing, I said a box.
He said only a box? I said the limit is 12 isn't it and I've got 25 shells that's more than enough.
It didn't take that long before I borrowed some ammo from my uncle..
I got 4 doves with my 25 shells. That's when I started trap shooting.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:47 AM
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In my prime I used to need 35 shells to kill 12 doves. (If I was hot)
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That's some great shooting Frank. I believe the average is 6 shoots per bird..
What gun were you using? I used a 12ga J C Higgins pump with a mod barrel.
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I was shooting a 12 ga. Citori O/U. My wife was shooting a 20 ga Citori O/U. Not that she is recoil sensitive because for everything else she shoots a 12. You want to get your butt recoiled? Shoot one of those 3 1/2 inch, 2 1/4 ounce turkey loads. My wife, Joyce, stops at 3 inch. The softest gun recoil-wise is a 50 cal. black powder; big boom, plenty of smoke but soft as a kitten on your shoulder. But accurate? Those 50 cals shoot flatter than a 12 ga with rifleing and they also have more velocity and kill deer right quick if you don't shoot them in the butt.

We start RI muzzle Saturday. I have been putting gear in the buggy all morning -- backpack, cargo carrier, shooting sticks -- which are a new tool for both of us. They use sticks in Africa and they can double as a cane; we both fall a lot. Two of the last three deer I killed were shot off of sticks. She and I are both horsed. Can't wait to scratch the bejabbers out of the new 4Runner.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:27 PM
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Shifting from pheasants to deer is a huge undertaking. We loaded the black powders this AM and packed the buggy with pogie-bait for snacks. I packed my Readers Digest and chair for my ground blind; checked and battery loaded the two-way radios. My wife, Joyce, gets so horsed over deer hunting.

Last night we grilled some venison backstraps from the freezer laced with marinade, minced garlic, Montreal seasoning coffee dust. Grilled black on the outside with a red/pink center. That is right up there with fillet monuin. (sp)
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Seems the local Turkey's got some TV coverage today.

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/41...ndup-community
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Not an entire flock but a couple were very "vain" yesterday on the way to work. Came up on this intersection with a car "stuck" in the middle (at a light)... what the? Come up and look at 2 Turkeys that had walked in front of it, and then proceeded to peck at their reflections in the car's finish (see Frank? having a dirty vehicle can be an advantage)

the car didn't know what to do so sat there because one or the other was in front, or on one side or the other.

finally a cop car came, and "guided" the turkeys away from the original car, but he finally had to get out and shoo them off the road.

I was on the phone to my wife at the time and I was laughing out loud... it was hilarious (I guess I'm easily amused)
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Turkeys can be a hoot. Last spring, my wife and I sitting in the buggy with coffee, I called out the window of the vehicle and don't this shooter tom walk right up to our buggy and strut. I would have shot the buggah but the guns were in the back seat unloaded. Another time we had two come in while calling out the window and again our guns were in the back. (Its against the law to shoot from a vehicle nor are you allowed to have a loaded gun even touching a vehicle. You can't even lean a loaded gun against a tire.)

We live in a five room ranch in the woods and one time coming back from a downtown market there were 20 on the roof of our ranch.
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Was deer hunting once outside Hazelton Pa and had my 12ga pump leaning up against the back bumper unloaded with the chamber open. I assumed it was ok because the in-laws I was hunting with never said anything about it being illegal. The warden that came by was nice enough to gave me a verbal warning. The in-laws said they never knew it was illegal.
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Was deer hunting once outside Hazelton Pa and had my 12ga pump leaning up against the back bumper unloaded with the chamber open. I assumed it was ok because the in-laws I was hunting with never said anything about it being illegal. The warden that came by was nice enough to gave me a verbal warning. The in-laws said they never knew it was illegal.
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That's what the warden told me in the late 60s in Pa. I wasn't about to challenge him being an out of state of hunter.
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Rob the action was open and the chamber was empty but now I'm being to wonder if I had two shells in the tube...
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An empty gun is not a violation but if there were two shells in the magazine then it was loaded and thus illegal.
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