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#7246328 - 08/05/18 07:34 PM When do you load
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When hunting from a vehicle? When walking?

I'll go first. When I'm in position to shoot pointed quail.

Another question. Do you shoot unpointed quail? I stopped years ago.
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#7246488 - 08/05/18 10:09 PM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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I load my o/u when I get of off the vehicle, then walk to the point.

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#7246581 - 08/06/18 06:39 AM Re: When do you load [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
I load my o/u when I get of off the vehicle, then walk to the point.

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Since I reload I catch my hulls and put them in another slot in my shell bag, required, no one on my lease (that I know of) hunts with an auto or pump gun.


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#7246666 - 08/06/18 08:20 AM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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I am a foot hunter. I load up when the dog starts hunting. I only shoot quail the dogs point and hold till flushed.
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#7246689 - 08/06/18 08:39 AM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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How many of you pick up your hulls? How many are required to pick them up?
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#7246741 - 08/06/18 09:23 AM Re: When do you load [Re: 68rustbucket]
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I only use O/U's to hunt quail with so I load my gun as soon as I get off the truck but leave it broke open until I approach the dog on point. The only time I will shoot un-pointed quail is when we are working singles after the initial covey rise.
I catch all my hulls out of the O/U so I always put them back in my bag and I will pick up any hulls I find on the ground as well.
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#7246774 - 08/06/18 09:42 AM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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No need to pickup hulls with o/u. Even though Iím not required to.

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#7246959 - 08/06/18 12:25 PM Re: When do you load [Re: 68rustbucket]
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I walk. Load gun after I turn dogs loose.
Only shoot pointed quail, but will shoot unpointed roosters, you never know what those sob's are going to do.
Pick up hulls. I hunt a lot of public and don't want to give away a spot. If I find spent hulls in likely spot tend to hunt it out thoroughly.
Additionally KS public birds get pounded, late season I won't shoot into a 4-5 bird covey. Although I'm sure I'm just saving them for someone else.

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#7246969 - 08/06/18 12:32 PM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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I load walking to the point--I keep the gun open until I am ready to shoot--i pick up my hulls for reloads

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#7247419 - 08/06/18 06:27 PM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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I try to pick up all my hulls, but I probably miss about 1 in 10 due to lost in high grass...but I try

If the scenting conditions are good, Iím only shooting pointed coveys.
In really bad scenting conditions, Iíll point a covey I walk up, but try not to point coveys busted by the dogs.
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#7247450 - 08/06/18 07:01 PM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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How many of you still shoot doubles?
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#7247506 - 08/06/18 07:36 PM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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I got one accidentally couple seasons ago with one shot.

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#7247546 - 08/06/18 08:05 PM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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I load when I get out of the truck. shoot overunder, pick up all shells shoot only pointed quail and the dam dog better load when i holler load. Shoot one are 2 doubles a year just to prove to myself i can still do it.
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#7247581 - 08/06/18 08:32 PM Re: When do you load [Re: bill oxner]
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#7247711 - 08/06/18 10:45 PM Re: When do you load [Re: 68rustbucket]
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I own a lot of guns. I donít think I own one thatís not loaded. Iím a spontaneous guy. I never know when Iím gonna want to shoot something. I was never a Boy Scout, but Iím always prepared.
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