Hey all, my son Jim and I went out today for a few hours, the weather has been exceptionally nice (last year we had about 20" of snow). It was in the upper 40's, sunny and little wind. However.....the birds didn't want to cooperate. They were spooky today, wouldn't hold point (except one rooster and a bunch of hens), but there is always tomorrow.
Anyway, I got the only boy bird today. I used my 12b Harkom
Joined: 04 Mar 2008
Location: Lowcountry Ga.
Opening day of woodcock season in Georgia. The birds aren’t in, but conditions for their arrival are optimum as our woods had a 4” rain over the last 72 hours softening the woods floor for ease of doodling for worms. One bird, one shot and it was Floyd’s No. 4 Deluxe AyA 28 ga. Both Abby and Willa, my Britt Com MuttPak, had it pinned down and I had to go into the thick damn near on my hands and knees to flush it for Floyd. I could see Willa with Abby backing but all I heard was it getting up and Floyd’s shot. Ya' know, a good friend will do that for you. Top gun is my recently acquired from Ted Darne R10 20.
While in the woods I spotted a small lion’s mane mushroom and showed it to Floyd. On the way out, Floyd spotted this one from 75 yards out as we drove out the woods. It weighed 3 lbs. and was the size of a cantaloupe. These are excellent on the table. At least I didn't go home empty handed.
Joined: 18 Jun 2004
Location: thick and uncivilized places in the Allegheny Mts.
Hey I recognize that bird. Hope they give you as much enjoyment as they did me this fall.
_________________ Going into coverts becomes less a chase with the sole purpose of killing; it remains important to find game but the gratification-and I keep coming back to that word-is in the beauty of finding it. George Bird Evans A Dog, A Gun, And Time Enough.
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