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Old 11-06-2017, 09:41 PM   #1
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A solid deer hunting plan goes fowl

I had a solid plan in place as I returned for a 2 night hunt i.e. I would still hunt the “low” lands Friday afternoon and then Saturday am I would head up before sunrise to the top of the mountain and still hunt the top ridges. All went according to plan however there was a paucity of any deer sign… no rubs or scrapes and there was nothing on my cameras. I did have a spooky raven encounter that squawked near me early Saturday am and then, at dusk, flew overhead… perhaps it was an omen. The highlight of the trip occurred while I was having a drink near shore Saturday afternoon when two mallard ducks flew in… (opening day for waterfowl in the northeastern zone) I was prepared for such an event… and so I enjoyed some nicely roasted ducks this week.

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Old 11-06-2017, 10:47 PM   #2
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we would call those ducks "targets of opportunity". I leave to go up on Thursday night.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:29 AM   #3
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Nice vid! Like the way you took advantage of an opportunity. You must of been packing a shotgun?

"The hunter is the alert man. But this itself-life as complete alertness-is the attitude in which the animal exists in the jungle."
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:54 AM   #4
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Nice vid! Like the way you took advantage of an opportunity. You must of been packing a shotgun?
Yes, I have the Circuit Judge 410/45 combo by Rossi I bring as a back up.

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #5
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Bio, Good deal. What .410 load do you use for ducks? Don't know anyone who shoots less that a 20 gauge for waterfowl.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:07 PM   #6
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we would call those ducks "targets of opportunity". I leave to go up on Thursday night.
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Bio, Good deal. What .410 load do you use for ducks? Don't know anyone who shoots less that a 20 gauge for waterfowl.
As Csswing mentioned they became targets of opportunity and the 410 is what I had on hand in 3" magnum #7 steel shot. If I was set out to duck hunt I'd use my Browning A5 16 gauge.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:19 PM   #7
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Bio - Better to have your plans go fowl than totally off the rails! Thanks for sharing your latest adventure.

Take care and until next time....be well.

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Yes, I have the Circuit Judge 410/45 combo by Rossi I bring as a back up.

Man, you are equipped. Sweet!
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:42 PM   #9
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For those that may be interested it comes with a plug:

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:01 PM   #10
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And for those with an additional interest in the Judge:

Video of its shot pattern: https://youtu.be/YBc9tEHNhWU

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:21 AM   #11
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Looks like that 410 gives quite a kick with that load?
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