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Woodcock season opener #8093662 12/18/20 12:24 AM
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Good luck to all the Texas woodcock hunters heading out on opening day or this weekend. All 8 of us.

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Watch out for deer hunters

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Always do. Last weekend, I didn't really see anyone where I want to go except for a guy I already know. Should be good. If anyone is deer hunting in woodcock covers, they probably need to choose a new spot... unless they're expecting to see deer 6' away.

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Hey, hey, HAY! I'd be there, if someone would invite me. Now, do I need a 28, or will a 20 be accepted? Does it have to be a side-by? I'm sure a semi-auto is frowned upon.


...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
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Hey, hey, HAY! I'd be there, if someone would invite me. Now, do I need a 28, or will a 20 be accepted? Does it have to be a side-by? I'm sure a semi-auto is frowned upon.


A 20 OU is what I use. Needs to be light and quick and it will most likely get some character marks in the thickets. A purist will tell you anything other than a double gun is not sporting but regardless of what you shoot, if you can go a paltry 3 for 6 in the close quarters where I hunt, you are respectable in my book.


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Jenny is ready and so am I. Good luck everyone!


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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Hey, hey, HAY! I'd be there, if someone would invite me. Now, do I need a 28, or will a 20 be accepted? Does it have to be a side-by? I'm sure a semi-auto is frowned upon.




The one you shoot best

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Good luck fellas

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Shoot whatever you like. If you want to be an uncouth barbarian, semi is fine! I shoot a cheapish sxs, because I'm a poor peasant and I don't like leaving shotgun hulls in the woods. You're welcome to come out. The woods are public! I only started a couple years agon so I'm not much of a teacher and have a dog about aa dumb as me. But come on out if you like.

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Jenny about 5 minutes in. No rust on her. 4 points, 4 birds, 2 shots. No woodcock were harmed. smile

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Originally Posted by Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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Jenny is beautiful.


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Love it Nogalus! Jenny is looking good. Cricket and I may get out tomorrow, depending on the weather...


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Good luck SB!
Thank you Bill. She turns 10 in about 3 weeks so I am trying to enjoy every minute.


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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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We hit it this morning, going again tomorrow. First time in east Texas to hunt these.

Big fun, bled some. The 15month old Boykin started getting things figured out today. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. A light rain should push the earthworms toward the surface and improve our chances and I think I’ll hunt a little older more open area.

Pretty much sacrificing a solid blaze orange shirt to the cause this season.

0 flushes but tons of smiles per mile.


Thought for the day: Ducks were almost hunted to extinction long before camo was invented.
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Good luck. It’s rough on the clothes for sure. Here are my Muck boots. smile

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Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Jenny about 5 minutes in. No rust on her. 4 points, 4 birds, 2 shots. No woodcock were harmed. smile

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Beautiful

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1-0. Flushed 1 with the springer, I missed. Moved another tromping through brambles. Didn't even see that 1. Dog came back in one piece, no injuries, and only a couple nonvenomous snake encounters so that's a good day. Found 2 squirrels that someone shot, started skinning, and threw away. I hate waste.

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Still a good day. up

Thank you Biscuit. She has been a joy to me.


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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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Hey, hey, HAY! I'd be there, if someone would invite me. Now, do I need a 28, or will a 20 be accepted? Does it have to be a side-by? I'm sure a semi-auto is frowned upon.


A 20 OU is what I use. Needs to be light and quick and it will most likely get some character marks in the thickets. A purist will tell you anything other than a double gun is not sporting but regardless of what you shoot, if you can go a paltry 3 for 6 in the close quarters where I hunt, you are respectable in my book.


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Jenny about 5 minutes in. No rust on her. 4 points, 4 birds, 2 shots. No woodcock were harmed. smile

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My son and I got out with the pudelpointer after the storm. Headed home for blood transfusions.
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Good deal! Looks like a great hunt!


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Originally Posted by machine73
Shoot whatever you like. If you want to be an uncouth barbarian, semi is fine! I shoot a cheapish sxs, because I'm a poor peasant and I don't like leaving shotgun hulls in the woods. You're welcome to come out. The woods are public! I only started a couple years agon so I'm not much of a teacher and have a dog about aa dumb as me. But come on out if you like.

roflmao

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Keep on keeping on. cheers


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