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#5407698 - 11/08/14 09:11 PM How far is to far?
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Registered: 05/06/08
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Just wondering what yalls max distance is for ducks and geese?

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#5407713 - 11/08/14 09:22 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Driving or walking?
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#5407891 - 11/08/14 11:18 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I like them feet down or on the water.
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#5408103 - 11/09/14 07:57 AM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Charlie817 Offline
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Registered: 08/09/13
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Loc: NorthTarrant County
Depends, if it's to a place I know is pretty solid with ducks or geese I'll drive 75-100 miles for a regular type hunt, up to 150-200 for a sure thing hunt. Having said that, I'll drive 100 miles in a day or more just scouting locally.

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#5408575 - 11/09/14 01:10 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Sorry I mean taking shots.. Lol

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#5408582 - 11/09/14 01:16 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I stand by my answer and will stand my decoys are not that far from me.
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#5408763 - 11/09/14 03:02 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Registered: 04/18/07
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Loc: Williamson Co.
I put extra effort into hiding myself and putting out a good decoy spread.
This combined with proper calling allows me to only shoot at birds within 40yds.
If I do things right, I get plenty of shots within this range and don't need to take longer shots.
If birds are outside of this range, my efforts are applied to getting them closer, not to pulling the trigger.

If I cannot get them close, I'm either not in the correct location or have screwed something else up. Again, I work to correct my errors, not to seeing how far out I can kill one.

I shoot plain steel loads (not hevi-shot, or bismuth), #3 Kent 1 1/4oz. IC factory choke tube. SBE.

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#5408771 - 11/09/14 03:07 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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According to the group that set up 200yrds down wind of me this morning.....anything under 150 yards is gonna get shot at.

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#5408815 - 11/09/14 03:39 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I like them real close, I don't take any of the Hail Mary shots, I treat my ammo like it is expensive. I would rather go home with a box of shells than take improbable shots.
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#5408825 - 11/09/14 03:44 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I would say 30 yards and 40 yards at the max You pellet them at a longer distance and they will fly away and die .And to me that aint right
And I use #2 shot also


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#5408872 - 11/09/14 04:11 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Registered: 09/06/08
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Loc: NoDux, Texas
if you can't make out whether it's a hen or a drake- it's probably too far and going too fast. if I take a 40 yard shot it is only at a fully committed bird.
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#5412307 - 11/10/14 09:51 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Charlie817 Offline
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Registered: 08/09/13
Posts: 187
Loc: NorthTarrant County
bolt my bad! lol!

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#5412317 - 11/10/14 09:55 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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U can go 55 to 65 easy with patternmaster
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#5412327 - 11/10/14 09:59 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
Jeff Elder Offline
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Registered: 01/09/08
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Loc: Weatherford/Albany / Matagorda...
This is really a good question.

Novice shooter 15 to 20 yards
Average shooter 20 to 30 yards
Good shooter 35 to 40 yards
Guide who shoots clean up 7 days a week 40 to 50 yards at missed birds that meer seconds before were feet down at 20 yards
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#5412356 - 11/10/14 10:12 PM Re: How far is to far? [Re: Jeff Elder]
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45 yards max for me, length of a skeet feild. I shoot IC #4, can't expect to kill a bird more than 45 yards with that.

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