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Offline 410-er

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!st Rooster Limit
« on: October 28, 2015, 06:15:49 PM »
I have been trying to get a limit of roosters for years now with the mussy doubles I have.Well yesterday I did it!Load was 72grs of FFg and 1 1/8 oz of #4's in the 17 ga sxs.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 06:27:38 PM »
Nice - seems to me, I used to use 6's on pheasant - long time ago in another part of the world.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 06:30:53 PM »
Congrats 410. Good deal ;D
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 09:40:13 PM »
Great shooting.
I have not seen a wild pheasant in a long time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 09:52:47 PM »
You got your prize, so congratulations are in order.  I remember some years back when I lived in Ga. I saw a pheasant rooster in a field not far from my house.   
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 10:10:03 PM »
Good job !!!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015, 10:34:54 PM »
 Congratulations!
They are beautiful birds, and very good to eat as well!!

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 10:46:35 PM »
You got your prize, so congratulations are in order.  I remember some years back when I lived in Ga. I saw a pheasant rooster in a field not far from my house.  

Congratulations on the successful hunt 410-er! Nice birds.

Hanshi; Pheasant aren't native to Georgia, there is no hunting season for instance. The one's you spotted were likely escapee's from some private bird hunting preserve.

Pheasant is sure good eating, yummmm....

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 07:01:25 PM »
Congrats! I remember as a kid growing up in NY could kick up a couple everytime out. Those days are gone. :'(

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2015, 03:18:04 AM »
pheasants aren't native to north America, let along Georgia.

Imported into the USA in the late 1800's.

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 04:42:11 AM »
 Gave up on small game 20 years ago. Don't mind taking the gun for a walk, just had nothing left to use it on. Still have fond memories of hunting with the family and actually coming home with something. Good going on the brace of roosters.
Maybe some day I can make it to the Midwest for some real bird hunting.

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Re: !st Rooster Limit
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2015, 03:38:06 AM »
Way to go 410-er!  Now you may need peasants with wild rice recipes?  ;)
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Re: !st Rooster Limit
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2015, 05:06:43 AM »
 Congrats 410-we. Well done. They not only taste good but the feathers are good for trout flies.

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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2015, 06:41:28 PM »
 The hardest part of impaired mobility, for me, is not being able to walk the pheasant fields. A good buddy and I hunted a pheasant club for years. After getting bored with modern shotguns, we asked the owner if we could use our trade guns. He laughed at us and said "knock yourself out" you can handicap yourself any way you like. With our trade guns, and my buddies incredible German shorthair, we got six roosters in twenty five minutes.

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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2015, 09:40:20 PM »
Nice!!!!!!! We used to have a robust pheasant population here, heck, you didn't even need a dog, just walk the hedge rows. Now(?), you might hear a cocks cackle early morning while spring turkey hunting, but rarely see one. I miss the hunt, and miss eating them.
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2015, 11:11:23 PM »
Spot-on, guys. I-too miss roast pheasant from Southern Ontario when growing up there. Chinese bird they are. Taylor and I saw a Pheasant cock-bird beside the road when driving to the range on day, years ago. I suspect he was an escapee and a lynx or coyote probably got him.  There have been no more.
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2015, 11:55:57 PM »
Congratulations 410-er, nicely done.  They are indeed tasty as are quail.  I used to shoot them on a regular basis, when I lived in Indiana, but moved to Florida for work.  After I retired, I moved to Tennessee, but alas, there are no pheasants in Tennessee..........robin   ;)
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2015, 11:56:08 PM »
yup!here in Pennsylvania back in the day pheasants where plenty now they are few,wild ones that is.All kind of studys,theorys for their demise. Was hard not to limit out during the boon days.
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Re: !st Rooster Limit
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2015, 02:10:09 AM »
Well done! Pheasants are my favorites to shoot and eat.

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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2015, 11:26:39 PM »
You got your prize, so congratulations are in order.  I remember some years back when I lived in Ga. I saw a pheasant rooster in a field not far from my house.  

Congratulations on the successful hunt 410-er! Nice birds.

Hanshi; Pheasant aren't native to Georgia, there is no hunting season for instance. The one's you spotted were likely escapee's from some private bird hunting preserve.

Pheasant is sure good eating, yummmm....

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PPatch, I did know Pheasants are not native to Ga and in fact can't really thrive there; that's why I was was so surprised to see one.  There are "places" where such birds are brought in specifically for the pay-n-shoot crowd.  My first thought was that I was looking at a local escapee from one of those places.  Not my way to hunt but...  IMO all that effort should be going toward improving bobwhite habitat which has been hit hard.  Years ago I use to see them all around.  But in the later years seeing one was uncommon.   
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