A month and a day...

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Roper, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    ...Grouse season opens...Yeah!

    I can't wait, it's gotta be my favorite week in the year.
     
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  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Dove opens the same day. Dove season is a good excuse to shoot shotgun shells up into the air with no results. It's like the second coming of 4th of July what with the opportunity to make noise.
     
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    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I do not doubt you... based on near identical post and time years past. Looking forward to bird hunting vicariously through your reports as I seem never to be able to free up the time to get into this myself :).
     
  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Well put, Bill. One doesn't hunt doves; you just shoot & when you have no more shotshells, you go home.
     
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  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    This is a good way to put it. Go home lighter than when you arrived.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I use a 28-gauge just so I can carry more shells & stay longer . . .
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    I'd like to give doves a try but I have no idea where to go. There's a few around where I hunt grouse but darned few.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I'll let you know if I find enough around to make the drive worth it, Roper. I'll start scouting within the next couple weeks.
     
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    Thanks Jim...
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    There's doves around Moses Lake. I'm assuming this one spot is still good.
     
  11. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    This is starting to sound like the makings for an epic "Cast & Blast & Blast & Blast . . . " . . . add a few prams/floating devices & we could see if Lenore fishes as good in the fall as it used to.
     
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  12. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Dove shoots and grouse hunts, love'em.

    Anyone who would use anything larger than a 20 ga on either species would also try to snag native steelhead off the redd.
     
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    I'm not sure about that Karl, my 16 is handy for grouse, never tried doves...but if you insist I have a 20 and 28...
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Besides that, using a 28 gives me an extra excuse for missing . . .
     
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    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Roper, save that 16 ga ammo for pheasants, as you know, that is the ideal gun for them. Grouse are 'up close birds" and doves are too small to need much shot to bring 'em down. And Jim hit the nail on the head, I mean there is a hell of a lot of difference in the amount of shot in 3/4 oz vs 7/8 ounces...not.

    I know both you and Jim shoot way too well to need a bazooka for doves or grouse.