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Furseeker

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Opening day part II
« on: September 01, 2010, 10:47:49 PM »
Well after finishing a few things around the house I was able to get out for the second time today. I went back to dairy and this time I didnít even bother getting the shotgun out. I just took the B28 and the 350 Feuerkraft Pro Compact. To be perfectly honest Iím not quite sure how many each gun harvested but it was probably pretty close to a 50/50 split. I also ended up taking 2 starlings when things slowed down and they were good for keeping my head in the game. Itís been along time since Iíve shot an adult starling and I forgot just how pretty they can be. I did end up loosing one bird and I had a few fly offs. I made a truly long shot with the B28, somewhere out to about 65 yards, and I will never tire of hearing the pellet strike home from that kind of distance. I could have taken a lot more with the shotgun but I couldnít have had a better time. 

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Re: Opening day part II
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 11:01:31 PM »
Some more nice shooting there!
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Re: Opening day part II
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 12:17:58 AM »
Just sat down to relax for the evening and something disturbing came to mind now that I've had a chance to wind down. I woke up this morning and purchased my Utah small game permit which cost me 30 bucks. Then  went out and shot a total of 13 birds today, 12 of which were the Eurasian Collared Doves, which don't require a license. So basically the one and only Mourning Dove I shot today was a 30 dollar bird. Good thing grouse and pheasant season is just around the corner!

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Re: Opening day part II
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 12:47:29 AM »
Another great hunt, nice haul :)

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Re: Opening day part II
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 02:06:49 AM »
Very nice shooting Dave and awesome pics!  You guys have tons of those Eurasian doves.  I see you used the 2 cousins, the 350 and B28 : )  Which one do you like better?

That Starling looks pretty fat.  I wonder if it's carrying eggs in its belly.  I have never shot or seen a Starling that looked so bulky.
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Re: Opening day part II
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 09:39:43 AM »
Dude...you always go without me :'(

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Re: Opening day part II
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 10:00:51 AM »
Great shooting and pic's bro. Ed
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