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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bodybuilder, Oct 24, 2011.

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  1. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    what do you do if you have knocked a bird out of the air but it still has alot of life left in it? Shoot it again? or what??
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    If it looks like the bird might get away I shoot it again and try for a head shot unless I am hunting with a dog in that case I let the dog get the bird.
     
  3. BobHoukOregon

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    Since we have had to use steel, I always shoot again.
     
  4. halfmile

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    Depends on how mobile it is. I wring their neck if I can get to them, but shoot them if they only have a broken wing and can swim. Just grab him by the head and swing him around.

    HM
     
  5. Setterman

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    hm, Don't you apply the killer bite to top of the head?
     
  6. Force Break

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    Cripples are what we used to carry 7 1/2's in a heavy handicap load for, especially if you had a broke dog,that wouldn't go until sent. Now a load of 6's steel work pretty well, hold at the top of the swimmers head and let er buck.
    We aren't going back to lead in the forseeable future so we might as well get over it.
    We all had cripples in the lead days we just prefer to not remember them.
    An Ole' Duck Hunter
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  7. coot shooter

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    Keep shooting 'till it is dead or imobile.

    Too many guys don't and lose too many cripples.
     
  8. Oregunner

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    If you are shooting nontox at $3 a shell, you might want to bring along some cheap steel for disposing of cripples. Mark
     
  9. Baron23

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    If you can get a hand on them, wring their neck. If not, then shoot them in the head.
     
  10. bodybuilder

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    I had a canada goose go down this morning on ground and was'nt going anywhere but looked like it could put up a fight so I shot it in the head, I just wondered if that is what you all did? I don't have enough nerve to wring a goose's neck
     
  11. brdslayr

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    Keep shootin till dead. Shells are cheap. We all can remember ones that got away and very few that we think we shot too many shells at. JW
     
  12. g7777777

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    Depends- usually shoot again but if there is a dog in the water- dont shoot

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  13. Tpeterson1

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    Ya gotta do it,dry land wring its neck,water swat it again,OR shoot hevi shot,few if any cripples,you'll shoot less and kill more birds.
     
  14. bodybuilder

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    If you grab a wounded goose by the neck he won't bite ya?
     
  15. gun fitter

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    A Dog!
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  16. Baron23

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    If its in good enough shape to really put up a fight, you probably aren't going to get a hand on it anyway. Its really not that big of a deal to grab one. Now if its up and running around in the field, unless you are a track star (which my old fat butt is definitely not), then shoot it.

    But if you can grab it, just swing it around in a couple of vertical circles and its over.
     
  17. bridgetoofar

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    Don't use steel and that rarely happens. Use HS and 95% of the time they are DEAD.
     
  18. craby boy

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    As above dog's best,if you get your hands on it a knive to the top head hard,

    Watch your fingers, let it flap

    Pete
     
  19. Pull & Mark

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    I used to carry a BB gun to put wounded upland birds out of there misery. Why not a .22 short pistol when you're up close and personnal if you don't want to get bitten. Better yet a good co2 BB pistol type may would work pretty good too. One shot l/2 inch from the head. break em all JEff
     
  20. Auctioneer

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    I have heard that a wounded goose can and have ruined good dogs. If a goose has fight in it in the water it can drown a dog and or scare a dog so badly that he will never go after a goose again. Shoot the damn thing and be done with it.

    On land go ahead and pick up a wounded goose. You will never do that again if he still has fight left in him. He will beat the hell out of you with his wings.
     
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