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Reply #15 - May 19th, 2020 at 2:43pm
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any one in the area  with a spare tag and can get down there  during the season should tag  place looks great and is  a truly a  great wilderness area  and shootable   living over the other side of town i havent shot there for a number of years  but its wilder  right  than it has been for a few years cool as place
  
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Reply #16 - May 19th, 2020 at 4:40pm
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great you have an area sorted.....now find a .12ga to use.....highly recommend good old rusky Bakails.....even old rusty ones do the bizo..... plenty of good killing light payload loads that wont boot you around.....they are loud but not bootish.
  
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Reply #17 - May 21st, 2020 at 10:10am
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never the recoil, always the handling,

been shooting shot gun for 50 years   

i will never own a 12 bore again and had my share of them

to me the 20 gauge is the best handling  for duck, and upland 12 for geese,  or though the modern 12s are getting there in some models

  
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Reply #18 - May 21st, 2020 at 10:12am
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im not flying by night in sub gauge i have been shooting them for enough years now to know there worth
  
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Reply #19 - May 21st, 2020 at 11:17am
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Bill Axbey loved the smaller guages too...my comment to get a .12ga was more to make getting amunition easier,now steel/non toxic is needed the smaller guages will be even more expensive to feed.
personally I have shot a heck of alot of game with the mighty .410 overthe years....its ALL about sorting a decent load for YOUR GUN and placing the pattern in right place
good luck for the big weekend.be sure to report back on how it went for you.
  
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Reply #20 - May 21st, 2020 at 4:29pm
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yea about gun ammo  still if i go an where short of winning lotto it will be a 20 bore ,  , must say as far as  the birds go im not expecting  any thing fancy  as i think the bird numbers here at the moment are way way down,  maybe as low as 10 percent of numbers about  last year  so rock bottom

if i get 3 birds im going to be happy 

plus with the weather  being fine and sunny with no wind its going to be all over by 9 o'clock

whatever bring it on  its what we do , we will be trying to be out there good luck all  Grin
  
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Reply #21 - May 21st, 2020 at 7:35pm
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Would it be worth shooting from a gunboat on the harbour?if so I could take you out on my one later in the season depending on tides and weather,just a 12ft parkercraft with scissor blind  and 8hp outboard.
  
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Reply #22 - May 22nd, 2020 at 8:42am
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awesome offer there bud......one more sleep fellas,one more sleep.
  
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Reply #23 - May 22nd, 2020 at 10:02am
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What you are able to sleep MD. I just like there waiting for my alarm. Then set it for earlier so I can get up.
  
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Reply #24 - May 22nd, 2020 at 5:47pm
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thebomb wrote on May 21st, 2020 at 7:35pm:
Would it be worth shooting from a gunboat on the harbour?if so I could take you out on my one later in the season depending on tides and weather,just a 12ft parkercraft with scissor blind  and 8hp outboard.


yea i will pm you in a day  or so  i have had a big day today

good luck ever one i will be trying to get a first bird f the pup  but its going to be tough  with this weather
  
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