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    Hay question

    When people say hay, do they always mean alfalfa?
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    Pheasant loads

    Boss is sold out for the year.
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    Uninsulated Danner Pronghorns For Early Season...

    I bought a pair about 5 years ago. Still have them and wear them. Waterproofing has been better on my irish setter wingshooters. The treads on those Danner grouse boots look too aggressive for where I hunt. I can picture them filling up with mud walking tilled field edges.
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    Prairie Chicken lottery

    Shucks, I never got a letter. Next year hopefully.
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    Steel Shot

    3 inch in a 12 gauge could be a lot of different things. Go by ounces of shot in a description, that tells so much more than mentioning length of shell.
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    Cheap lead shells

    I know a guy who said he shoots limits with a .410. Maybe his great grandma was Annie Oakley. I'm sticking to a 12 w/a square load (1 1/4 ounce) and an I.C. choke. Call me an uncivilized savage if you must. 👺
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    Anyone finding any 16 ga Shells

    All I see are 28ga and 16ga, but hard to find 12. I've been going to the same store for 2 months and the sames boxes of subgauge remain on the shelf.
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    Prairie Chicken lottery

    I'm gonna be honest, you are ahead of me in your research. That being said I have done some, and was lucky enough to get good advice on general habitat to look for from someone who has done it a long long long time in other states. Upland hunting has always been a challenge for me, and that's...
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    Prairie Chicken lottery

    Well, I went ahead and put my name in for the prairie chicken lottery. I don't know much about them, and I've never been to that part of the state at all(other than passing through on the interstate). If I get drawn my days I can hunt would be the last two days of the season.
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    Steel Shot

    Oops I meant lead and bismuth. Both are softer metals. Another bonus I just remembered bismuth has over TSS, you can shoot it through any gun and not worry about damage to the barrel. I don't have an older gun yet, but hope to someday get a classic american pump or an early model 1100.
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    Steel Shot

    As was mentioned earlier, a big bonus for both lead and bismuth, they won't crack your teeth if you miss a pellet while cleaning a bird. TSS and steel could be a very spendy dentist visit.
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    Steel Shot

    Yeah I use bismuth now for non-tox areas, size 4 or 5. It works a treat. I doubt you'll be able to find any for this season. Boss is out for the year. Finding some steel 2s or 3s is your best bet. If your only going to take really close shots over a pointer then you could go with 4s.
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    Steel Shot

    Here's straight from the horses mouth. Length of shell doesn't matter. Get a decent shell and go with either #2 or #3 shot. Generally 1 1/4 ounce is a good payload for 12 gauge. I've heard great things about Kent and Fiocchi. I've shot some federal black cloud, but only because there was a good...
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    Rail road tracks

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    Rail road tracks

    I've read a few books on pheasant hunting and the authors (who are older than the hills or dead now) all mention walking tracks growing up as a kid to hunt pheasants. I think between 9/11 and the increasing legalization of our country have pushed the railroads to post a lot more of their tracks...
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    Rail road tracks

    I really wish you could, but everything I've read seems to be the answer in "no" across the entire country.
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    Game Fair 2021!

    We went today and it was hot. Had a great time checking everything out. Good deals on duck hunting clothes and decoys. Seen a few old buddies, and a good time was had by all.
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    Game Fair 2021!

    I think me and a hunting buddy are going on the first Sunday, the 15th. Only been once, but it was a good time!
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    First time to SD - lots of questions...

    I was listening to the "It's duck season somewhere" podcast and subject of hunter numbers came up. Waterfowl hunters nationwide have been dropping very fast. The question was asked, "if there's so many fewer hunters, why is it a common complaint, "I can't find anywhere to hunt?" The answer was...
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    Montefeltro fans

    I just called it's not there anymore:cry:
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