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#5979764 - 10/15/15 09:15 PM Saw no dove, but...
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I gave a squirrel a pass. He looked kinda young, plus I didn't feel like cleaning him in the dark outside my house when I got home. wife sure wouldn't let me clean him in the kitchen sink. Walked down to the creek and halfway there I heard a LARGE animal coming towards me up the trail. Whatever is was I knew it was BIG and coming fast. I came around a bend drawing up my shotgun and found myself face to face with a horse (3 adults and a foal, to be exact). Have no clue where they came from, noone else in the family has horses. They didn't like my presence, so they turned and took off down the hill. I think I was as surprised as they were. Almost had some horse burgers.

Saw quite a few doe and fawns (in the distance). Finally made it to the creek and saw something moving in the duck pond. A nutria was swimming across. I let a couple of slugs loose at it, not sure if I got a good hit or not (that's a touch shot at 30 yds, standing with just a bead sight. I moved up closer to the creek and saw another nutria trying to figure out what all the noise and commotion was about. I shot at him and hit right under him. If you haven't ever seen a nutria do a triple lindy, I promise you that it is a sight to see. I swapped over to my 7 1/2 shot and hit him 2 more times. He finally went toes up and did the back stroke to the bottom of the pond.

I wouldn't consider the day a total loss. But I hope some cooler weather gets here before season ends. I would like to see some birds.


Edited by bull279 (10/15/15 09:15 PM)
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#5979812 - 10/15/15 09:40 PM Re: Saw no dove, but... [Re: bull279]
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gonna try and dove hunt sunday evening around a tank. Been seeing a few birds hoping the cooler weather brings in more birds.
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#5979845 - 10/15/15 09:57 PM Re: Saw no dove, but... [Re: bull279]
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squirrels are super easy to clean
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#5979859 - 10/15/15 10:04 PM Re: Saw no dove, but... [Re: bull279]
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This one was little... looked like he was born this last season. Not worth the time to clean him. Not enough meat.

I have been sitting over a tank, but just haven't many dove in the area. Only seen about a 30 or 40 since the season began, and they were around town. I work in Waco and we are covered up with them over there. Flushed out some WW the other day at work. So many that they are almost flying into your hand like that video that was on here the other day. Just none at home.
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