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What's your favorite bird to hunt?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by al olsen jr, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. al olsen jr

    al olsen jr Member

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    Mine is Hungarian Partridge in Montana....
     
  2. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Rail birds - tidal rivers along NJ shoreline.

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  3. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

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    Pheasant behind a Great Dog & with Family.
     

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  4. Claypoppy

    Claypoppy Well-Known Member

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    I have never had the pleasure, but I've always thought that would be a fantastic experience!
     
  5. M12Gunboy

    M12Gunboy Active Member

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    Are these the same as "Marsh Hens" hunted on the SE coast (SC/GA/FL)?
     
  6. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Same Genus, perhaps different species. These guys eat wild rice in tidal marshes - you can only hunt them during flood tides on full moons - need deep water to force them up the rice plants. They will fly, dive, and run through the rice plants to avoid you.

    Best hunting is with a 'picket line' of boats (one shooter - one pole man per boat) as you work across a rice field.

    My understanding is that 'mud hens' (marsh hens?) are found more on the muddy banks at low tides...
     
  7. o-hale

    o-hale Well-Known Member

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    Dove for quantity of shots, quail for eating and watching the dog work, turkey for the interaction it provides.
     
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  8. mikey357

    mikey357 Active Member

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    The majestic Bobwhite Quail--KING of all game birds, IMHO...
     
  9. ditchparrot

    ditchparrot Well-Known Member

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    Wild pheasant in northeastern Montana. Not big block-and-drive party hunts, either – I detest that style. I have no issue with hunting with another person I know well (two others max), but I'm fine if it's just me and any combination of one or more of my dogs. It's not a social activity for me.

    The sudden flush of a big rooster still nearly gives me a heart attack after all these years.
     
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  10. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Quail over a pointing dog , followed closely by blue wings with a retriever!
     
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  11. roguepilot

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    Wild pheasants in Kansas, with the occasional Quail surprise thrown in. Early morning outings with my brother and a couple of his dogs are wonderful. I also enjoy stopping at the local fund raising pancake and sausage breakfasts held in many of the little towns.
     
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  12. 8 Straight

    8 Straight Active Member

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    Woodcock, over my English setter Spud. Gun of choice is my SxS 28ga. Arietta.
     
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  13. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Ruffed Grouse, all American game bird!
     
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  14. DandyRandy

    DandyRandy Well-Known Member

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    Grouse or pheasant. Nothing like a rooster getting up on a frosty fall morning or a grouse bust out of the bushes as your walking down an old logging road.
     
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  15. flashmax

    flashmax Well-Known Member

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    Snipe, armed with flashlight and gunny sack. So long as I'm not the one left holding the bag.
     
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  16. llukesh

    llukesh Active Member

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    Canada geese get me going !!!
     
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  17. mikey357

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    You forgot the Salt Shaker--LOL!
     
  18. pheasantmaster

    pheasantmaster Well-Known Member

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    Take a guess.
     
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  19. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Valley Quail
     
  20. goou7

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    Bobwhite Quail behind my Vizsla.
     
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