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They don't call me Sniper for nothing. #7424050 02/04/19 05:02 AM
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Though out of three recent hunts I limited twice, it was not because there are a lot of birds. My hunt yesterday I only got 5, but that was from a total of 7 shots and only 6 total birds I had to shoot at. They are probably just spread around with all the wet fields and water everywhere on private land. Or maybe like was going on with ducks for a lot of y'all, there are just not many here. There are some areas that have never failed me in years past that have zero birds this year. I can't complain as long as I keep up the bird to shot ration I have going. Just one more week of season left. Scouting/hunting some different areas that I have not hunted in a very long time.


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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7424089 02/04/19 08:42 AM
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Very nice! Your dog is wondering why in the h$ll you would lay that beautiful gun in the water though!

Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7424091 02/04/19 09:07 AM
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Maybe the mild weather next few days will pull some back up here from the salt grass. Good luck

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Been seeing quite a few lately.

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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7424127 02/04/19 01:09 PM
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Well done Sir....


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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7424304 02/04/19 03:30 PM
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Very nice.
Did you use lead or steel?


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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: beaversnipe] #7424366 02/04/19 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Very nice.
Did you use lead or steel?


My preferred load for Snipe hunting is an 8 1/2 lead spreader load. Very windy days or long flushing birds hunting lake shore I might drop down to 7 1/2 lead. Unfortunately most areas now are requiring non tox shot, so #7 steel is what I use for most of my Snipe hunting. Windy days I might down to #6 steel. For the most part I have found I am much more successful going with a more open choke and smaller shot than most people would choose to use.

Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7424367 02/04/19 04:43 PM
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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7424402 02/04/19 05:37 PM
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Good stuff John.. You been doing any public land hunting lately?


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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7424887 02/05/19 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
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Very nice.
Did you use lead or steel?


My preferred load for Snipe hunting is an 8 1/2 lead spreader load. Very windy days or long flushing birds hunting lake shore I might drop down to 7 1/2 lead. Unfortunately most areas now are requiring non tox shot, so #7 steel is what I use for most of my Snipe hunting. Windy days I might down to #6 steel. For the most part I have found I am much more successful going with a more open choke and smaller shot than most people would choose to use.


I agree.
And even if you miss, most of the time you will have have a second chance 200 yards down, but then, they will flush 50 yrds away instead of 20-30 since they were shot educated 7 minutes ago

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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7425540 02/05/19 10:28 PM
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Very nice.


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


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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7425651 02/06/19 12:55 AM
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Back before my older Vizsla Blaze was retired there were times when I would find a lake shore cove with Snipe around it. I would sit stay her on one point of the cove. Then I would move back into the trees and walk around the cove to the opposite point of the cove. Then I would signal to Blaze to come. She would run the bank all the way around the cove to reach me. Snipe would be flying the bank of the cove ahead of her flying straight at me. I would shoot, reload, and shoot as fast as I could. Conditions had to be just right for this to work, but when it did it was a lot more fun than wasting ammo on those barren shoreline 50 yard flushing shots. I have not tried this with Dash and he likely would just swim across the cove to me instead of cheating it because of his retriever hunt test training.

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Originally Posted by Sniper John
Back before my older Vizsla Blaze was retired there were times when I would find a lake shore cove with Snipe around it. I would sit stay her on one point of the cove. Then I would move back into the trees and walk around the cove to the opposite point of the cove. Then I would signal to Blaze to come. She would run the bank all the way around the cove to reach me. Snipe would be flying the bank of the cove ahead of her flying straight at me. I would shoot, reload, and shoot as fast as I could. Conditions had to be just right for this to work, but when it did it was a lot more fun than wasting ammo on those barren shoreline 50 yard flushing shots. I have not tried this with Dash and he likely would just swim across the cove to me instead of cheating it because of his retriever hunt test training.


My dad did the same with his dog hunting rabits, woodcocks and pheasants.
Sending the dog to the other side of the woods, zig zagging coming back flushing all kinds of goodies. It was fun to watch and very productive. He called it the lazy poor man hunt.

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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Hate Russians. Love happy endings. I saw snot fly. cheers


Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7425664 02/06/19 01:10 AM
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Good shooting.


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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7426595 02/06/19 11:29 PM
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Great job up


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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: dkershen] #7426913 02/07/19 12:03 PM
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Great job up


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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7428025 02/08/19 04:12 PM
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Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7428068 02/08/19 05:06 PM
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Always love to see your pics, especially with the dog.

Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: Sniper John] #7428635 02/09/19 01:10 AM
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What do snipe taste like? smile

Re: They don't call me Sniper for nothing. [Re: skinnerback] #7428683 02/09/19 02:03 AM
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Look me up next Dec John Still have that snipe honey hole in Southern Oklahoma

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Originally Posted by PerkJerker
Look me up next Dec John Still have that snipe honey hole in Southern Oklahoma


Awesome. Miss hunting with ya up there. I'll hold you to it.

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Totally Impressed. I've only been snipe hunting once many years ago and they were certainly the most difficult bird I had ever tried to hunt. Small and crazy erratic.
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Sniper John-

Still have the same phone number . Could have used a good dog this year. They were thick however hard to find unless you walked right over to them and you then another 10 would get up.

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