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  • #7639
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    Who’s hitting them? Where and when?

    ~ webmaster

    #7644
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    Yu
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    I plan on hitting them in the lips but sometimes I am little farther back.

    I like to hit them when they are within 20 yards with least a 30 degree rise above the horizon. I am not opposed to trying to hit them at 60-65 yards with a 90 degree vertical angle if nothing else is working spread and always before any consumption of a controlled substance.

    #7647
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    I took one of those vertical shots on the last WFC Arkansas outing.

    A stray flock of snows came over at 60-ish yards and our guide said, “Bet those Heavy Shot Sixes wouldn’t do much good on those…”

    I pulled up and fired one shot on the end bird. One wing snapped back and it did the controlled crash on the far end of the rice field.

    The guide looked over at me smiling and said, “Shoulda kept my mouth shut… now I gotta go retrieve that.”

    LOL.

    #7648
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    Wish I could. Going to be a busy spring for me.

    #7650
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    Yu
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    LOL

    Black Cloud 3 inch # 2.

    Down goes Frazer!

    But I have a great dog to make that run.

    #7652
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    I am out for this spring but hope to get after them next spring. There is outfitter in central Illinois that is running 13,000 full body decoys. I think I will see if has any openings next year and try that. They killed 3,600 snows last year, I figure I have a chance and getting into them with those kind of numbers. The last couple spring hunts have been kind of slow.

    #7653
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    What’s his name, DU. I’m not far south of “central IL”….I’d a thought I’d have heard of or about this guy??

    3600……That’s 120 birds in 30 days. Figure at best, if they start moving up say Feb. 15th, they’re likely done and gone come a month later on Mar. 15th?? He’s gotta avg. 120 a day?! We have a couple 100 – 120 days….but surely don’t avg that for a month??

    13,000 full bodies gonna cover 5+ acres!!!??

    Gonna need a name…..Tough to buy that??

    #7654
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    Was in upper W. Tn. yesterday. Reelfoot locked up again. Only saw 2 big groups of snows and blues. One bunch of 2-3K tornadoing onto a lake just out of Trmble then another bunch of same size about a mile south of my pit.

    #7655
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    Guys,,, you can look up that massive spread guy online,,, that family is like world famous for their snows and decoys spread. There’s even aerial pics of it, and it is impressive. I guess the family has been hunting them and building the spread for years and years… he’s got a website too, I just do not know the name of it.

    #7656
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    Here is the link to the guy with 13k full-bodies:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Show-Me-Your-Snows-Outdoors-Extreme-Snow-Goose-Hunting/359651730797710

    He needs some help on Facebook though to shorten that address and make it a simple username URL.

    #7658
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    I don’t doubt a bit someone compiling a 13,000 fb spread. What I do doubt is the kill numbers. Come on…..Again, that’s a month straight of 120+ birds??!!! A MONTH STRAIGHT! And, that’s in one field??!! You ain’t movin that rig once it’s out….I can assure you. Fields thawing would make field access other then with atv’s impossible to move that many…..

    #7659
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    Yeah, 120 per day in the same field, each and every day — hard to fathom.

    What’s harder to imagine is that you could control a predictable landing zone in a spread that size.

    If the wind changes direction, do we just send JC out to reset the spread?

    🙂

    #7662
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    From everything I have heard, Rick is legit. They have 350+ bird days. He spent a bucket load of money and bought all new hard core snows this year. They shipped them in sea containers and dropped them off with Semi’s. it took them weeks to un box them all. This year they have a second pit that is about 10 miles away with 8 or 10 thousand decoys.

    They have landing strips that lead right to the pit and run a lot speakers. I think they hunt 8 from the pit. It would be sight to see. I was hoping to go in February but my wife and I had our first kid and that plan disappeared. I heard they are located between severely,large lakes and cooling ponds that hold a pile of birds.

    #7663
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    I tried posting some pics from his website but I am new to this iPad. Check out his website, it is pretty crazy.

    #7665
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    Kjnlog
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    We’re gunna try em in March in Missouri. Lil Ponderosa hooked us up with a hunt with an outfitter he was familiar with. Gunna be hoot. The Thin H2O Raiders, them boys from Kintuck and Bill and a couple of his buddies. Lookin forward to this road trip. :mrgreen:

    #7666
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    Be wary KJN…..if ya ain’t got 13,000 full body snows ya ain’t got sHit.

    #7667
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    Yu
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    13,000 is a lot of full bodies for KJN to hit.

    You think he’s Wilt Chamberlain or something?

    I am not saying he don’t have game and wont it give a go but Wilt numbers is tough.

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