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#7275239 - 01/06/13 08:07 AM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: Mesa]
shrapnel Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
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Loc: Bozeman, MT
Originally Posted By: Mesa
Shrapnel, what's the Russian machine gun you are carrying in some of those pix? And is the Winchester with the turkey a '92 or a '94?

Very neat pix!


It is a Saiga 410, the killingest grouse gun ever. I bought one for my son, as a gag, when they were only about $165.00. After the first time we went grouse hunting and that thing fired as fast as you could pull the trigger, never failing to feed. I decided to get one for myself and it has killed tons of grouse and I don't think I have ever cleaned it.

The Winchester is a Model 1894 in 25-35...
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If you want to fit in with a new crowd, ask them if they know shrapnel. There is no friggin' way they won't know who that man is. He is the Chuck Norris of Montana and you will have a nice icebreaker to discuss.
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#7276713 - 01/06/13 01:52 PM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: shrapnel]
Mesa Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: OC, CA
I just KNEW it was one of them evil black guns! .25-35s are sweet, aren't they! When I was a kiddy we thought they were deer guns. Of course after we got enough money to read gun magazines, we learned they were to puny even for blacktails and sold them all to collectors....
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#7279199 - 01/07/13 04:16 AM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
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Ours was outstanding once the rain stopped.
Best Pheasant year I've seen in the 10 years that I've lived here. So good that I kinda ignored the Chuckar, Huns, and even my beloved Grouse. Something that I'll try to rectify next year, God willing.
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#7286720 - 01/08/13 04:25 PM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: Mesa]
shrapnel Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 10362
Loc: Bozeman, MT
Originally Posted By: Mesa
I just KNEW it was one of them evil black guns! .25-35s are sweet, aren't they! When I was a kiddy we thought they were deer guns. Of course after we got enough money to read gun magazines, we learned they were to puny even for blacktails and sold them all to collectors....


Don't discredit the 25-35 too much. When I was a kid, that is all I had to hunt with. I shot this 7 foot Griz with my dad's old SRC. Once between the eyes and it was all over 'cept the skinning...



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Originally Posted By: deflave
If you want to fit in with a new crowd, ask them if they know shrapnel. There is no friggin' way they won't know who that man is. He is the Chuck Norris of Montana and you will have a nice icebreaker to discuss.
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#7287306 - 01/08/13 06:22 PM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: shrapnel]
Mesa Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Yeah, I've killed a few critters with mine. But NOTHING that could "bite back" except hogs, which mostly don't.

That skull is amazing. For once--a first--I will actually say "awesome"!
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#7297328 - 01/11/13 05:09 AM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: Mesa]
Blackfly1 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 536
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Thanks for posting those photos. I saw more birds in those photos than I saw all season. It was my worst season that I can remember. Had a lot of great hunts, but hardly any birds. A few wild quail, but coveys were small, so I didn't shoot any of them. Grouse might just be extinct in my coverts. Somehow, with all my days afield I missed the woodcock flight. Poor pup tore his ears up around Thanksgiving and has been a cone head ever since. All that said, I had a great time tramping thru the woods and briars with my dog. Had a lot of great days afield. Maybe next year I'll find the birds, too. It is after all, hunting, not bird shooting.
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#7315058 - 01/15/13 06:11 AM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: Blackfly1]
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Registered: 01/12/06
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I was plesantly surprised at the amount of birds we saw. With the loss of cattail sloughs being dished under I thought it would be tuff to find them. Managed to shoot at least two roosters on all but a couple outings

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#7318858 - 01/15/13 07:35 PM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: moellermd]
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#7318868 - 01/15/13 07:37 PM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: ranger1]
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Registered: 11/14/03
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Loc: Central Montana


Been a great year for shooting birds here in Montana!

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#7343569 - 01/21/13 02:51 PM Re: How was your 2012 bird season??? [Re: ranger1]
Berettaman Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 2256
Loc: Minnesota
Ducks: wood ducks primarily. great numbers of ducks, but they liked to come in with 5 minutes left of shooting time. regardless, having my kids with me (4 yr old boys and 8 yr old girl) to witness waves of hundreds of ducks was priceless. Shot some nice ones including one that is in the taxidermists freezer as we speak.

Geese: Another great year with the kids. Same field as the woodies. Limited out quite a few times.

Pheasants: Shot 1 bird prior to Nov 15th cuz of elk, deer, and waterfowl hunting. Late season in MN was great, finished with 18 wild MN birds. Good, not great bird numbers. Any rooster shot after Dec 15th in MN is a trophy and we rocked birds the last 2 weeks of the season. I love hunting them in the dense willow swamps full of snow. Awesome! South Dakota was not as good as years past, but we were out there late and the birds were shot to ribbons before we got there.
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