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Ever shot a registered "bird"?

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  1. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    Ever shot a registered

    I haven't done it myself, But i have seen it happen 3-4 times ant the ohio state shoot and the grand. The bird was behind the clay. Todd
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Once in a very high wind from trap three post one I got a hard left at the same time the shooter on trap two post five got a hard right and I broke them both with one shot .

    KEYBEAR
     
  3. Prescott Gene

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    About 20 years ago, at the now defunct, Novato Trap Club, I did. Got both "birds". I was so focused that I did not see the winged one but my buddy told me about it later.

    Gene
     
  4. Flench

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    When I first started shooting League in the early 90's. One Dove a week would get blasted sometimes a starling or a black bird. I have seen Dove swoop in toward the Clay as it is flying out.

    Doyal Kirby
     
  5. BILL GRILL

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    Never done it, but have seen it happen. Bill
     
  6. cole-mitchell

    cole-mitchell TS Member

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    My dad was a pull boy in the 70's for the arizona chain and he pulled a target but the guy he was pulling for has something else on his mind and smoked a dove instead
     
  7. bcnu

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    At the Grand back in the mid 70's it happened several times one year. The birds were thick. John
     
  8. Ed Y

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    When the "Grand" was held in Vandalia, it happened several hundred times every year. Mostly doves flying towards the shooters in the afternoon.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  9. BigM-Perazzi

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    It was called " Dead,...and lost"
     
  10. Uncle Sam

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    This year at the Grand in Sparta it happened a bunch of times. Doves were thick out in front of the traps and they were always winging around. A bunch of 'em got blistered during the shoot. ...............Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  11. ec90t

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    I heard about a bird being shot a couple of years ago up in Michigan. The shooter was then escourted off the line. Not sure of the circumstances though. Lol.

    ec90t
     
  12. Irfner

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    Conked one with a golf ball once. Got a flying malard right in the head. Screwed up my drive though.
     
  13. gspman

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    Two years ago I was surf fishing in Orange Beach Alabama. Hit a seagull with a 2 oz. pyramid sinker while making a cast. Completely folded the bird and it was dead when it hit the surf. My buddy called me Randy Johnson for the rest of the trip.

    gspman (Dave P.)
     
  14. 682LINY

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    had a turkey walk on the field,rite in front of post one field one,,now field 4,,we were first squad at willow wood NY,,,it was opening day of turkey season,,,,had a turkey stamp,,,,they still would not lets us shoot him,,,,
     
  15. 24grams

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    No, but I saw a friend of mine kill a real rabbit while shooting a rabbit target on a sporting clays range. I said, "You shot the rabbit."

    He said, "I know I hit it. I saw it break."

    I said, "NO. You shot the RABBIT!"

    He never even saw it feeding in the grass about ten or fifteen yards behind the target.

    I threatened to call Fish & Game, since cottontails were out of season.
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    I have done it myself and just considered it to be a good but lucky shot, being as I broke the target also with the same shot ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  17. Frank C

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    I saw a Killdeer get popped last year, it swerved down and landed on the next field, behind the 16 yd shooters, at about the 23 yd line, it lay there and nobody else saw it but me....when they finished the round, the wounded bird fluttered its way about 3 feet off the ground out into the parking lot. startled the crap out of the guy who almost stepped on it! We also had a small hawk swoop down and bag a mouse last year, it landed off to the side, between the Trap house and the pads, covered it's catch with it's wings then hightailed it outta there with its grub!
    A couple of years ago, at the Nashoba Sportsmans club in Acton Mass, a deer (young buck) started hanging around the club, he would wander over and you could scratch his ears and rub his antler, they even fed him plain donuts. He was not alarmed by the shooting at all. How he became tame we never knew, but he was seen there as well at some small farms in the area, they likely fed him. One day, he wandered over and stood between the traphouse and station 2, my buddy, Lanny, an avid deer hunter lay his gun down and said "I can't believe I have to do this" as he chased the deer off to the next, unused field, we were falling down laughing!! I didn't have a digicam at the time, but it would have made a great picture with a caption about "an excuse for missing a bird". ten minutes later someone showed up with a digital camera and I got a photo of the deer standing next to a shooter! I will post it when I can find it on the puter at home.- Frank C.
     
  18. Bomber61

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    I did it 2 months ago at a shoot in Redlands from the 25 yard line. Hit the bird, broke the target and it landed right on top of the traphouse. But to top it off we had to stop shooting and I went and removed it and missed the next target.

    I was at the 1978 Grand when they shot international trap as part of the program and down on the east end of the trap fields their were thousands of night hawks that were flying in front of the traphouses. They were falling out of the sky like crazy.

    Gary
     
  19. ec90t

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    Gorillajg,
    Said shooter the next year won the singles championship in his class at the Grand! We still tease him a little about the episode. On heck of a nice guy though.

    ec90t
     
  20. comp 1

    comp 1 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen it twice and also once by a baseball pitcher at a ballgame. You wouldn't believe what a fast ball will do to a live bird.
     
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