A snipe is a small shorebird with a long bill. Kinda similar to a killdeer.....fun to shoot as they fly very erratically and they taste good.See link for pics and specifics.www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/...300id.htmland if you decide that they are something you want to chase, there is even a snipe hunting site.www.snipehunter.com/ There is a fine line between a hobby and insanity.
Kind of a "Did You Know?", the word Sniper comes from the old term for a hunter that managed to shoot a snipe in the 1800's (I think this was with a rifle, but I don't know for certain.) It took tremendous skill to do, and thus the presant day usage of the word "sniper" to signify a highly-skilled, and highly trained Marksman.
For those that may not have seen a snipe or two, another feature that Shotgunworld has is pesonal photo galleries. You can upload pics of your favorite shooting iron or shots of successful days afield.
You can find them by clicking on a username and on the right side will be a hotlink to their gallery if they have one.
Snipe hunting opened here on Sept 1 but the hunting has been a little slow. Usually I hunt them in the pasture out the back door but it has been so dry that the fen has dried up. The backwaters are tough also in that there is a lot of gooey mud to slog through which tries me too quickly and makes decent footing problematic. In Nebraska or Texas I should get better shooting, I hope.
Hello, I see that this is an old thread but thought a few people might be interested in a snipe hunting forum. I have been shooting snipe for nearly thirty years but find very few others that hunt them. If you are interested please join me. I will post a link below.
Took my first snipe @ 20 yrs. ago and have never had a crowd in any of my hot spots. Most people don't have a clue. Am i selfish for not sharing this most noble and anceint sport? Guess i'm just afraid it will end up like duck hunting in these parts, with too much pressure and not enough birds. Thanks for posting up Snipe Hunter, i would enjoy some snipe talk.
Chilled shot, there are a few snipe hunters around. I live in the southeast and was introduced by a neighbor when I was twelve or thirteen. I wasn't sure about dropping a spam post like I did but I don't know how else to let people know that there is now a forum that centers around snipe. Our season opens in a few days and I hope next Saturday will be my first opportunity to hunt. Down here we walk the muddy shores of our natural lakes. I have a few old pictures that I will post on my forum. I hope you will stop in and check it out.
It's a rare, rare occasion that I get to brag, so I ain't gonna miss this chance!
I have never missed a shot at snipe.
(In my lifetime, I have a one-for-one record. Thought it was a skinny woodcock til I got out the bird ID book.)
Sure glad I never saw another one... woulda really messed up my average.
And the bird WAS DELICIOUS!
///olde 8) pharte///
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