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Long necks and big splashes. #7386296 12/25/18 04:33 AM
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My family and a friends family all drew NC swan tags this. While we all hunt regularly this was the first family adventure. Great time of the year to go to the outer banks because itís not crowded and Beachfront rentals were cheap on VA beach.

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Short drive into NC for the morning hunt. Geared up and ready to go.

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Despite 4 hours of rain and not a single bird none of the kids lost hope and at 11 am when the rain stopped we had 6swans in about 5 minutes.
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Birds were feet down in the decoys. Knocked off #39 on the .410 list.
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Until now, i had no interest in shooting a swan Until my friend convinced me to go. Iíve gotta say it was a top experience and I will be putting in again in a few years.

In terms of table fare? The swan was the best waterfowl Iíve ever had. It was the texture and taste of a prime sirloin. Better than crane or tree duck!!
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Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386304 12/25/18 04:43 AM
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Very cool hunt and great pictures of happy kiddos. Congratulations and Merry Christmas to you all. up


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386321 12/25/18 06:08 AM
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Looks like a great time! Cooked perfectly, bet it was delicious!


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Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386344 12/25/18 12:08 PM
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Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: cannon88] #7386369 12/25/18 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by cannon88
Looks like a great time! Cooked perfectly, bet it was delicious!

I didn't even know you could hunt swans.....


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Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386370 12/25/18 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by brazosboyt


Birds were feet down in the decoys. Knocked off #39 on the .410 list.
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What else is on your .410 list? Like to see what you have marked off and what is left on the list....


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Milf does the trick.

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Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386398 12/25/18 02:36 PM
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Wow! That looks awesome.


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I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386450 12/25/18 03:59 PM
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Congrats. Looks like ya'll had a great time.


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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Birds were feet down in the decoys. Knocked off #39 on the .410 list.
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What else is on your .410 list? Like to see what you have marked off and what is left on the list....


Brant and common merganser. Iíve seen both this year but didnít get em. This kinda started as a joke with my kids and turned into a goal. Iím in no rush but hope to get the last two on an east coast trip next year.

1. Bwt-x
2. Gwt-x
3. Cinn-x
4. Mallard-x
5. Pintail-x
6. Gadwall-x
7. Wigeon-x
8. Can-x
9. Redhead-x
10. Lesser scaup-x
11. Greater scaup-x
12. Ring neck -x
13. Buffle-x
14. Ruddy-x
15. Common merg-
16. Rbm's-x
17. Hooded-x
18. Eider-x
19. King eider-x
20. Surf-x
21. Common scoter-x
22. Ww scoter-x
23. Harli-x
24. Black duck-x
25. Mottled duck-x
26. Bbwd-x
27. Wood duck-x
28. Barrow-x
29. Common ge. -x
30. Squaw-x
31. Spoon-x
32. Fulvous. -x

33-Snow-x
34-Ross-x
35-Speck-x
36-Blue-x
37-Canada-x
38-Cackler-x
39- Brant
40-swan-x

41-Coot-x
42-Gallinule-x
43-Rail-x
44-Sandhill-x
45-purple gallinule-x

Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386546 12/25/18 06:16 PM
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That is super cool.....Next you can start on a list of upland birds.....pheasant, various quail, partridge, prairie chickens, etc.....


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Originally Posted by brazosboyt
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Birds were feet down in the decoys. Knocked off #39 on the .410 list.
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What else is on your .410 list? Like to see what you have marked off and what is left on the list....


Brant and common merganser. Iíve seen both this year but didnít get em. This kinda started as a joke with my kids and turned into a goal. Iím in no rush but hope to get the last two on an east coast trip next year.

1. Bwt-x
2. Gwt-x
3. Cinn-x
4. Mallard-x
5. Pintail-x
6. Gadwall-x
7. Wigeon-x
8. Can-x
9. Redhead-x
10. Lesser scaup-x
11. Greater scaup-x
12. Ring neck -x
13. Buffle-x
14. Ruddy-x
15. Common merg-
16. Rbm's-x
17. Hooded-x
18. Eider-x
19. King eider-x
20. Surf-x
21. Common scoter-x
22. Ww scoter-x
23. Harli-x
24. Black duck-x
25. Mottled duck-x
26. Bbwd-x
27. Wood duck-x
28. Barrow-x
29. Common ge. -x
30. Squaw-x
31. Spoon-x
32. Fulvous. -x

33-Snow-x
34-Ross-x
35-Speck-x
36-Blue-x
37-Canada-x
38-Cackler-x
39- Brant
40-swan-x

41-Coot-x
42-Gallinule-x
43-Rail-x
44-Sandhill-x
45-purple gallinule-x




Are you even human? eeks333

Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7386571 12/25/18 06:46 PM
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[quote=SnakeWrangler]That is super cool.....Next you can start on a list of upland birds.....pheasant, various quail, partridge, prairie chickens, etc

I was supposed to be heading to SD 27-30 for grouse, chicken, pheasant but I just cancelled. My buddy said the warm weather has the birds not hitting the grain fields.

Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7386574 12/25/18 06:52 PM
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uncancel, the birds will be now

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Pictures of your boys at -10F in sunny snow by saturday
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Re: Long necks and big splashes. [Re: brazosboyt] #7387887 12/27/18 04:09 PM
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saw you said 6 birds, did you do a 5 person party then +1. my swan hunt was definitely special

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That hunt sounds awesome and the meat looks absolutely delicious


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We had 6 of us that drew tags.
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