Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

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Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by NEhomer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:52 am

There's one farm in the properties my gun club stocks in NW CT that holds birds well past the last stocking which was before Thanksgiving. The State WMAs and the other places don't have the cover and stocked birds are soon gone. I had shoulder surgery on 1/4 so I couldn't get in the few late hunts that I usually do but yesterday was the final day of the season and my shoulder's doing fine so I promised Whip one final hunt. It's almost impossible to get to the birds because they race into the thickest stuff you can't bust through and that's why they're still there.

Anyway, my boy Whip caught a big 'ole rooster crossing the opening in the swamp yesterday and pinned him down good. It was awesome. The season closed yesterday so it was the last shot of the year and I just stood there for several minutes with the bird trapped between me and the dog out in the wide open. Whip was an absolute statue so I knew it was right under his nose. Finally the bird couldn't take it anymore and flushed. I'll have to cop to needing my second shot but dinner last night was strips of pheasant rolled in flour, egg and panko crumbs!

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...and yes, the gun was unloaded!

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by Cicada » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:28 am

Great shot, is that an old A5? I like it when the gun case looks better than the gun :)

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by NEhomer » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:20 am

Lol!

Thanks...it's actually my late father's Remington sportsman in 16 Ga.

I know there are finer guns for upland hunting but in honor of pops, I doubt I'll ever shoulder a different gun for birds~

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by fourtrax » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:52 am

+1 on the 16..

Nice all the way round. Good way to end the season.

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by NEhomer » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:26 pm

Thanks.

I love that gun and typically shoulder it very well.

I also think that 16 is the perfect pheasant load.

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by Sharon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:02 pm

That is a great story. Good for you. Thanks.
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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by NEhomer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:43 am

Thanks Sharon.

Already can't wait until next season. Fortunately, I'm a psycho golfer so that obsession will carry me through!

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by Meller » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:45 am

NEhomer wrote:Thanks Sharon.

Already can't wait until next season. Fortunately, I'm a psycho golfer so that obsession will carry me through!
Hey it has Birdy in it doesn't it! :mrgreen:

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by NEhomer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:25 am

!!!

...and Eagles aren't protected!

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Re: Last Bird on the Final Day of the Season

Post by marc » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:49 pm

They are when I golf!

Nice way to finish the season!

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