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    I went out for the veterans release with my pops,...

    I went out for the veterans release with my pops, put up five, bagged out with two each. Mandy put up another one on the walk out, so there were plenty out there for sure. Went back out with two...
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    Don't rule out Cynergys in this price point too....

    Don't rule out Cynergys in this price point too. Shop around, and you can find a good deal. If you are looking for a no frills, get-the-job-done gun, and don't care about manufacturer, look at the...
  3. Thread: Vests......

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    I am currently using the Cabela's strap vest. I'm...

    I am currently using the Cabela's strap vest. I'm 6'7" 220, and can say it fits me very well. I will say the back padding takes some getting used to, but after a couple trips out, you can tell it's...
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    I too, will be going to the UP of Michigan for a...

    I too, will be going to the UP of Michigan for a grouse/woodcock/duck hunt, scheduled for October 17-21st. It certainly doesn't help the state of affairs when this year the DNR again lowers the total...
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    Already on that as well! I posted here too, as...

    Already on that as well! I posted here too, as there areany people who hunt every game bird Michigan -and several other states- have to offer. I'm one who tries to absorb information from as many...
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    UP grouse/woodcock hunt

    Gents,

    Much like the post previous to this, I am scheduled for my first experience with grouse as well. Our trip will run from October 17-October 21 on a GEMS site in Luce County. We will probably...
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    Praire storm is made for wild birds. I'm from...

    Praire storm is made for wild birds. I'm from Ohio, so I know what you're facing as far as put and take birds. I use federal wingshok 1 1/8 oz 6s, and after the release dates Remington heavy game...
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    Last year my Stevens 555 was my "go to" as I love...

    Last year my Stevens 555 was my "go to" as I love how light weight the gun is. I will be purchasing one in 20 or 28 gauge for my upcoming UP Michigan grouse hunt this year.
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    Made it out with Mandy again this past Monday....

    Made it out with Mandy again this past Monday. Tried out chukars for the first time, and you would swear she had hunted them her whole life- after I helped her dial in on the first one that is. My...
  10. Thread: 12 versus 20

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    I have hunted with both 12 and 20, and with the...

    I have hunted with both 12 and 20, and with the same gun in both gauges. I noticed very little differences inside 30 yards. However, when I got beyond that, my "dead on impact" percentage went way...
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    Any day out in the field is a good day as long as...

    Any day out in the field is a good day as long as the dogs are having fun. Be sure to let us know how it goes!
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    Made it out this past Saturday, picked up 7 out...

    Made it out this past Saturday, picked up 7 out of 8 birds with my new Stevens 555. Gun shot smooth, Mandy worked her butt off and found two birds I dang near walked over, and had a lot of fun. Video...
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    Sorry, not trying to hijack the thread here, but...

    Sorry, not trying to hijack the thread here, but in terms of pellet count, how does 1oz of steel compare to 1oz of lead? "Standard rule" is that lead is two sizes smaller than steel I.e. #4 steel =...
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    Two guys, one dog, and 8 shotshells, four birds...

    Two guys, one dog, and 8 shotshells, four birds placed in the field, 20 minute timer. 10 points for successful dog flush and shot. 5 points for successful hunter flush and shot. Zero points for...
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    I was thinking about it pretty hard. Called...

    I was thinking about it pretty hard. Called Dennis and talked to him about it, but I'm not too sure how Mandy would do working the length of the field in under 20 minutes. When we hit the field, we...
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    That old man never ceases to amaze. Glad the pup...

    That old man never ceases to amaze. Glad the pup is kicking butt too. Are you running either of them for the 2 gun challenge next weekend?
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    Merry Christmas, Gents.

    Merry Christmas, Gents.
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    I did something similar for my brother for his...

    I did something similar for my brother for his birthday before I got my dog. I went to hand the guide a $80 dollar tip, and he thought we were tipping way way too much. We paid for 16 birds to be...
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    Well if ya ever have room for another dog and...

    Well if ya ever have room for another dog and gun, let me know! I'll be more than willing to throw in for some pen birds if it saves me an hour drive!
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    where abouts in medina county? I've hunted all...

    where abouts in medina county? I've hunted all over out there, and have never ran into a wild bird.
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    Well I'm still not sure why, but Mandy and I went...

    Well I'm still not sure why, but Mandy and I went out today. We had steady rain, 15-20 mph winds, with 30mph gusts. We walked for three and a half hours total I would say, and only jumped a couple of...
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    I think we would be mad if you had pictures but...

    I think we would be mad if you had pictures but neglected to post them!!! :D there is a section at the top of the forum pages list that is just for quail, but be sure to post it here as well! And I...
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    I will be going out on Monday and Tuesday to try...

    I will be going out on Monday and Tuesday to try and pick up whatever happens to be floating around. This late in the season, I really really do not get hopes up at all. I might carry four shells...
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    I was going to tell ya to try this, or to put the...

    I was going to tell ya to try this, or to put the barrel in a vise, and use a pair of channel locks on the choke tube wrench. glad to hear it turned out alright!
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    I have honestly never hunted any other birds...

    I have honestly never hunted any other birds except morning dove. Seeing as the grouse/quail numbers in Ohio are almost nonexistent, I'm not sure the dog would even pick up the scent, and if she did,...
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