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I have hunted ducks with a double of one sort or another since 1985. But, I was given a gun with a lot of family history, a 1956 Sweet Sixteen, and used it some for duck hunting. It just seems that an Auto-5 is the quintessential waterfowl gun. Anyway, it's become my September gun. I've been deadly with it all year but missed twice on the only draw I had on Monday. When I remembered the third shell the second bird was already mid-river. The bismuth #5's proved deadly...


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Hey all, well, took a half day off work to do some hunting around the home place. Went to one of my local honey holes and it sure paid off. Lady luck was with me today. Started out at 1pm and was done by 1:45.

Got a single within 15 minutes and was able to get a double when a covey of about 10-12 flushed. Sure was fun.

My 18 month old GSP Addie did very well today, nice retrieves and worked the birds just fine. Very happy with her!

Used my 16ga FN



Addie taking it easy after the hunt



And...Addie again!



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Originally Posted By: Rubberhead
I have hunted ducks with a double of one sort or another since 1985. But, I was given a gun with a lot of family history, a 1956 Sweet Sixteen, and used it some for duck hunting. It just seems that an Auto-5 is the quintessential waterfowl gun. Anyway, it's become my September gun. I've been deadly with it all year but missed twice on the only draw I had on Monday. When I remembered the third shell the second bird was already mid-river. The bismuth #5's proved deadly...



Great pic! I had an opportunity to own an 16ga A5 recently, and shot it at some skeet. That mechanical auto action really takes some getting used to. Once I figured it out though, I started hitting with it. Neat guns for sure, and quintessentially American.

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I finished working on my H&H 16, and took her out Monday for a spin, with her first shots on birds, resulting in two stoned roosters. Very happy.






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We just got back from the Sandhills, where Mocha completed his first three dog bucket list items: get sprayed by a skunk, step on a snake, and get a nose full of porcupine quills.

Bird numbers were a little thin, but Kirk was still able to get some in the bag. Mocha pitched in on the locating and retrieve, his first sharpies.






It was very warm, and the dogs were carefully watched, watered, and rested





Especially on the way home:



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Heyáall, well today was the resident opener here in ND.á It was a successful one for myself and my son Jim.á We each limited out with our 6 birds a piece plus I got an additional 2 Bluewing Teal, for a total of 8 for myself.á Jim didn't want to shoot his extra Teal and was happy with his regularábag limit.á In fact he limited first, he even got a great double today.á Darn proud of that boy!

So, here are a couple pics fromátoday.

Jim with his birds.á He was using a 12ga Brittany (made by Zabala)



My birds.á I was using my 12ga Merkel 147E



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Greg,
Looks like a fantastic opener indeed!
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Ducks are about... A few succumbed to my Cashmoor hammer gun. In fact, I didn't miss any at all - unusual for me.

Gus would rather be pheasant hunting. Only 4 wks away.



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Looks like the season is off to a good start!

And thanks to David Williamson for his comment a page or so back! I should check here more often

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