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Another pigeon for the pie shell

26 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

Me, my son, and my best friend decided to go hiking today and we discovered a new place to hunt pigeons. It is a huge bridge that crosses a really wide river. The pigeons are there in great numbers but these pigeons are particularly smart. They were very difficult to get within 30 yards range.

We waited motionless for some time and one landed about 20 yards away...I took a shot (my bands were cold...-1°C today) and missed him by about an inch and the shot richocet was really loud under the steel bridge, and to my surprise about a dozen flew out of the same spot. They were there the whole time.

Anyway, I decided to walk to the next set of vertical pillars and spotted 2 fat doves at about the same distance as the first one. I relaxed, took aim and BAM! Right im the melon. He dropped like a brick. I had a difficult time retrieving him because the river is tidal and he landed in the mud bed (thankfully the tide was out)
I got a little dirty but it was worth it.

These pigeons are eating very well. He was stock full of corn, and he appears bigger than the ones I harvest at my other location. And there are a lot of them! So, I plan to go back this week to bag four more. I have two breasts in the freezer now so, six should make a nice pie!

I must say, I sure am loving shooting longer bands. I was using 25mm-20mm TBG with 3/8"steel @ 38" draw. They were slow on this below freezing spring day, especially compared to the speeds I get in the house.. but they still hit with authority.
I'm not sure a 28" draw would've done the job in -1°C....Even with 30-25mm tapers.

This sure was a pretty pigeon...Hope he tastes as good as he looks!4af15e60a00bef6517e87af82377d729.jpg
Thanks for viewing

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Pigeon for a pie

15 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

Got this guy at my favorite spot...An underpass near a grain barn...He was full of corn...
My trusty Scout...20mm straight cut singles with 3/8" steel....15 yard headshot. He dropped like a brick...

A couple more and I'll be making a pigeon-pot-pie...b966e360f6e0a446ed199dde2ef5d548.jpg

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Gift from brucered

09 March 2017 - 09:15 AM

I have been having financial struggles as of late and couldn't afford to order pouches from Simple-Shot. I received an inbox from Bruce, whom offered to send me a few of his Supersure pouches.
Well the package arrived this morning and I was quite surprised at how many he actually sent me...I always thought that a few meant three...

These are gonna last me awhile.274d843c9b6ff4e8d1021b5c412356ed.jpg

Thanks for your kindness and generosity @brucered...It will not go unpaid, my friend!

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Snowshoe hare for the pot...

08 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

I got this beautiful hare this evening with my Scout and 3/8" steel - 20mm straight cut TBG w/40" draw... Head shot @ 20 yards...Flipped the off switch. Couldn't have happened at a better time...We needed meat for supper!

It looks like his head is gone, but it is just an illusion....Looks weird though, I knowb1489cb14c48d9d9d057252360a92e66.jpg

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Home made pouches from boot leather...First attempt

03 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

They aren't perfect...But I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. I used a kangaroo pouch from Simple-Shot as a template...Just traced it out on a piece of the boot leather...db5921f8030912958178224eb7e23ff1.jpg

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