Accidentally got into a bunch of snipe today. WOW what a blast. First time ive ever shot them, talk about challenging! Was using steel 6's (have to use non tox here) in search of teal/doves and ended up walking them up in a flooded pasture. The first flock i thought "snipe?!?" but didnt get a shot because i wasnt positive on the ID, after getting close enough to see that they in fact were snipe i was then able to ID them by the way they flushed. (Also killdeer and other shore birds around also). They are a spooky bird, but when i was able to sneak within range it sure was fun. Not a slow flushing bird by any means, and with such small vitals I'm surprised at how well the 6's did. They were in groups of 6-8 and would flush together, fly about 20 yards and land again. When shot at, they would go out a ways and then come back into the other end of the pasture. I sure hope they taste good! Ive shot them before (pass shooting) while duck hunting but always gave them away to others. The meat looks a lot like dove breasts, only more pale in color. If they taste good, i know what i will be doing this week!