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  1. Steve "cock blocked" you.

    Steve "cock blocked" you.
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    Hunting in Minnesota for my first season. Been...

    Hunting in Minnesota for my first season.

    Been out 7 times. We have experienced 30 flushes and bagged 8 roosters. Myself and the people that I hunted with.
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    Just a joke that someone once told me. My...

    Just a joke that someone once told me.

    My dog's injury was not bleeding.

    I carry a military combat bandage with "quick clot". I have, fortunately, never had to use it.

    It is designed to...
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    All bleeding eventually stops.

    All bleeding eventually stops.
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    My dog was badly cut on the left foreleg while...

    My dog was badly cut on the left foreleg while hunting today in NW Iowa (opening day).

    A couple of us had first aid kits.

    I applied antiseptic cream. Placed a gauze and wrapped the leg with...
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    Right now, my flush rate is highest in the last...

    Right now, my flush rate is highest in the last 1.5 hours before sunset.
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    This was my first Minnesota opener as I am a new...

    This was my first Minnesota opener as I am a new resident.

    Hunted both Saturday and Sunday on public land. 21 flushes. 5 were roosters. 4 were shot at and bagged.

    Had a wonderful time. Was...
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    Rightfully so.

    Rightfully so.
  9. I am sorry. I did not know that they were out of...

    I am sorry. I did not know that they were out of business. I do not have Facebook but saw that they had a FB page.

    It has been years since I purchased some of their ammo. I still have one box...
  10. I do a great deal of waterfowl hunting with a 16...

    I do a great deal of waterfowl hunting with a 16 gauge gun.

    I now reload all my steel ammunition for the 16. My favorite duck load is 7/8 oz of #3 steel at 1550 fps. I do not feel that I am...
  11. Thread: Iowa Huns

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    I have seen two Hungarian partridge in several...

    I have seen two Hungarian partridge in several years of hunting north of Fort Dodge.

    I have never had the opportunity to shoot at one.
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    I do not shoot a 20 gauge but I do use a 16 gauge...

    I do not shoot a 20 gauge but I do use a 16 gauge most of the season for pheasants.

    I use steel shot almost exclusively. I have used some bismuth.

    For steel, I really like 7/8 oz loads of #4...
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    I had my dog out 5 times this summer on cooler...

    I had my dog out 5 times this summer on cooler mornings.

    One day, we did flush 11 birds. One was a very young rooster. It was not fully colored.

    10 were from a later hatch. They were fully...
  14. I shoot a 1933 12 gauge Model 12 Winchester for...

    I shoot a 1933 12 gauge Model 12 Winchester for ducks and geese with steel shot. It is one of my best patterning guns and its performance on game is outstanding.

    The barrel was originally a full...
  15. Why can one not use a like new Model 12 Heavy...

    Why can one not use a like new Model 12 Heavy Duck?

    I do think that what is going on is that we have instilled in our society the attitude that "new" is good and "used" is bad. Capitalists in a...
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    I agree that extended choke tubes are convenient....

    I agree that extended choke tubes are convenient.

    But be honest, does anybody really need to change their choke tubes...quickly?

    😊

    I know a lot of shooters that never change a choke tube.
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    You know, if you are upland hunting* and unless...

    You know, if you are upland hunting* and unless you are routinely shooting beyond 40 yards, I find it difficult to believe that your factory chokes will not do the job they were intended for.
    ...
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    Here is an article by Phil Bourjaily that tests...

    Here is an article by Phil Bourjaily that tests aftermarket tubes against factory tubes.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/shotgun-choke-test
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    BTW: Deer hunters complain about us pheasant...

    BTW: Deer hunters complain about us pheasant hunters too.

    That being said, these guys ain't doing it right.
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    I personally consider an 1100 to be to heavy to...

    I personally consider an 1100 to be to heavy to hunt with all day at least for me. I prefer a lighter gun for an all day hunt.

    If you want to make fun of me go ahead. You can say that I am in...
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    Some of my misses this season still haunt me. ...

    Some of my misses this season still haunt me.

    Phil Bourjaily wrote about this recently.

    https://www.fieldandstream.com/science-behind-hot-streaks-and-slumps-in-pheasant-field
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    I have a couple of thing to add to this thread. ...

    I have a couple of thing to add to this thread. I do not hunt with a 20 gauge but use a 16 gauge sxs. I hunt pheasants exclusively with steel shot. I often use handloaded 7/8 oz of #4 or #3 steel...
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    Condolences. Thanks for sharing. It's hard...

    Condolences.

    Thanks for sharing.

    It's hard to keep a dry eye when reading your post.
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    I fondled a new Sweet 16 recently at the Scheels...

    I fondled a new Sweet 16 recently at the Scheels in Rochester, MN. It really feels light and it does seem long. I have to imagine that the 26" barrel is the right barrel for that gun.

    I...
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    Prairie Storm cartridges are like many other...

    Prairie Storm cartridges are like many other marketing gimmicks. They do not have to work, they only have to sell.

    Several years ago, I was in Gallanson's Gun Shop in Salt Lake City. They were...
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