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Did anybody do ANYTHING today?

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I did!! For the first time in a couple years I went trap shooting. After about a 20 year lay-off four clubs are getting together to revive the Hangover Trap League. I shoot for the skeet team at one of them so what the heck. Today was the first shoot and happened to be at my club. There's a total of eight shoots, two at each club, and a shoot-off. $2/week/shooter goes to prizes, so I don't think many ringers are going to spoil the fun. All four of these clubs are just around the north end of Seneca Lake from me. Three are within 10 miles and one I've never been to is maybe 30 miles down some beautiful country roads. I hope spring gets here because the top-down Mustang is ready to roll!

I don't think I ever posted a pic of my home-made custom trap gun. I found this in a little Mom & Pop gun shop when I was killing time at the Waverly NY Auto Auction. Paid $200 NIB never fired. It's the Nat. Wild Turkey Foundation raffle gun from 2007 made by H&R. I put the custom pad on with a spacer for some extra LOP, not a bad do-it-yourself effort, if I must say so! I added some serious weight in the stock, those H&R's kick like mules! Got a hammer extension, an IM choke, and I load really light 7/8 oz. loads.

First station today I missed three birds, then nailed 18/20 the rest of the way. I kinda forgot how to float the birds. Ended up with a 37/50. I'll take it. I had a blast!.........................the Mailman

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jer901 said:
Sunday - chased and shot some quail, toured RedStick properties north end, drank some beer and a little Woodford Reserve

Monday - chased and shot some more quail, toured more of RedStick properties, ate a fine knock-off of a Turducken - a piglet stuffed with venison backstrap and bacon and piglet backstrap.

Tuesday - drove home............
{hs# enjoyed having you and Curtis for a couple of days! We found a few birds in the hot weather and had a great time just hanging out! Iam so glad Curtis came back and wrapped up the season with Trixsie! The oysters, pig, fish, etc were good....and so were the libations! Enjoyed having you guys again John! Curtis got him a few birds for the freezer, and you didn't even mention your 43 yard shot on that quail with the 28 Dickenson yesterday either!!!! :shock:
Constructeur said:
I find it funny when folks tell me that shorthairs shouldn't swim .
I don't find that's hilarious :lol: you know only Labs can duck hunt! (Sarcasm of)

Iam a NADKC member. They do a great job with versitility testing, as does NAVHDA
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cdb1097 said:
tbeaux, of the topic a little, .............. How did they deep fry the quail we had Saturday night, any seasoning, and how long did they fry them for? Also (temp).

We use Zatarins Chicken Fry, lightly salt and pepper before. Deep fry 3 1/2 to 4 minuets @ 325 degrees
Picked up a Atlas 250 Tri Axis Wobble trap today. This thing is sweeeet! Tried it out at a couple of locations this afternoon. You can check a video out on my Facebook page also. Hopefully some of you guys can try her out this fall if not sooner!

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{hs# hell yea! Wear that shirt with pride Chuck!!!!! Looks like your starting that grand boy off good too!
Over the past few days since I returned from my road trip to OK and staying a few days with Riflemeister, we've been repainting the lodge and and planting some late grain sorghum in some of the fields. It's been raining every afternoon since I made it home Friday.

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Me and jer901 rode down to Westley Richards & Co today in Gulf Breeze. We had a great time with L.D. McCaa talking guns and looking at some very nice doubles and o/u's. Here is John looking over a nice bespoke double 20!
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Riflemeister said:
Thanks for sharing, but thankfully they probably don't have any SXS's with single trigger and POW stock configuration. Me and my wallet are safe for now.
They would be happy to build you one to your specs. Lead time is only 3 years. :D

The McKay guns were super nice, but there was also a pair of W.W. Greeners that were made in 1908 that looked basically new. Unbelievable to see a gun 109 years old in that shape.
The double rifles were interesting too. Along with all the original photos and paraphernalia in the shop. Nothing is reproduction, even the old UMC cartridge board in the photo behind John is original and complete!
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