Waterfowl Season’s Big End.

photo 1Went out with our favorite Guide, Capt Froggy and his son Capt Randy.

Slow season, but I shot a banded Green Wing Teal drake.. with my Remington 11-87 20 gauge I named, “The Dirty Chicken”.  It’s a heck of a duck slayer.

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Bellow, banded pair of Green-Winged Teal, I got the Drake, and fellow hunter got the Hen.. both on the same blind and about 2 hours apart, both banded!. Amazing..photo 3

Gear:  Remington 11-87 synthetic Sportsman (black)  “The Dirty Chicken”

Kent #4 Steel 3″ shells 20 ga

Coffee!.

NY Steelhead, on the fly…

The Crew off in NY…after some Steelhead!  Enjoy the pics…

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Above, Lance giving some advise..

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Above, Lance still giving some advise..

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Above, Lance casting real close to some ice, mind you, it’s melting and falling all around us..

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Above, break!  Lance and his dad enjoying a little down time.

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Above, Yes, it was that beautiful..

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Chillin’ by the big boat, then at the big reservoir..

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What a work of art…

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Bellow; Stevo landing his first Steely..

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Releasing that beautiful creature which lives in wata..

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I got two, one landed the other threw the hook while being guided to the net..

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Time to eat!!!  Crayfish boil..

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Time to head out again for some steelhead action, this time, Lance spots two and guides his father to a hit..

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Our final destination, New River Gorge.. Amazing!

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Thanks for spending a little time here, looking at the pictures and enjoying the show..

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Season of the Duck

Well, Nay and I decided it was time for us to explore “the duck hunt”, in doing so, for first timers we’ve been very very successful in our quest..  see…  From Mallards to sea ducks, to wood ducks in the swampy timbers..  Using my Winchester SX3 12 ga. with Kent Steel 3″ No. 3 Steel loads.  I think I’m liking wing shooting more than big game hunting..

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Dove Hunt 2014 Video

I love dove hunting, well, I kinda love the outdoors.. can you tell?

So, the big question, how do you get good at this?  Go to your local sporting clays range and practice, practice, practice.  It pays off in the end…

Here’s Nay and I with our Dove Win!  We had a competition with other shooters, best hunter gets $5.00 from each of us!  Well, Nay and I tied!  He’s a pro, which makes me a pro, and we are both $5.00 richer!

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Kids shoot off!kids competition

Here’s my CZ 720, only bad thing, some shells jam more than most, but they all jam..  I clean it constantly, but still, it jams. I oil it constantly, but still, it jams.  I change the ammo type, but still, it jams.. oh the joy.

But the gun hits what I tell it to, on first shot, else, it’s not going to shoot again.. hahahaha.

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From Smallmouth to Dove

Yes, we hit them small mouth hard, then, we went after fast flying dove.

This year, the dove were not plentiful, but, the ones we saw brought enough fun to keep us there, lol..ALL DAY. It was hot, 93-95F, with no sign of cooling off.

Anyways, enjoy some pictures while you’re here.
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Early morning start for those little fast flyers!  I think we got in at 5am, we were definitely ready for the day’s hunt.p4

 

Hot and slow, but fun non the less.

I’m using a CZ 720, it’s a semi auto 20 gauge, retails for about $500.00 and it’s a Matte finish, so no “Shininess”, and hits exactly on target!  I hit some dove at 30+ yards flying full speed, folded them!

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I loaned Nay my American Arms Inc W/F 12 gauge over under, it shoots up to 3 1/2″ shells, but today, we used 2 3/4″ shells!  LOL.  Nay’s gun was unresponsive, luckily for him,I always take a spare (just in case).  He finally started hitting those winged bullets and the fun began.p7

 

Mojo Dove in the heat.. I think it was sweating too.p8

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Transition- sporting

Hi all, been some time since I’ve made post.

It’s that time of the year, We’re moving from Summer time Smallmouth right into the Dove and early Goose season. I call this the “fast flyers school of wisdom” and “how to make and excuse for missing”. Then in the coming week we begin the Deer Archery season! wow, this is the exciting time, where we spend many long hours staring at either the sky or the dirt and leaves around us, yes, I do enjoy that.
People ask me why I do what I do? Let’s keep this short and simple.
The same reason you have interests that you like to follow and be active/inactive with.
And there we go, prepare for the opening season of, Total Outdoors!

First time smallies

 So, Steven and I had our first time Small Mouth fishing trip, and it was a success!   I even caught a big Rainbow trout.  Then I went back two weeks later with my co-worker Lewis, and he got his first NC Smallie, and I caught a larger smallie than usual, close to 2 lbs I think..  New River, NCIMG_0016

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My First Smallie (small mouth bass)

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My first Red Eye (Big Mouth or Rock Bass)

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So, I thought it was going to be a huge Smallie, NOT..  It was a big rainbow!

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Stevo’s Smallie!

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Chub a wub bub.

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Sucker fish.. huge!

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Monster Small Mouth, from our usual size!  this was my second trip there with Lewis.

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Here’s Lewis with his first NC Small Mouth, congrats bro!!

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Friends and their outdoor fun

So, I’ve been meaning to get some pictures up of friends doing their personal outdoor adventures!  Enjoy;

Here’s one of our local outdoor pros, Josh is the go to guy at our local Dick’s Sporting Goods store here in Greensboro, NC.  Hey, if you visit the store, ask him how that Tuna trip went!  Man he has a story he can tell you about that Hammer Head shark..

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One of the local hunters in my side of the woods, Matt, well his wife is just as good as he is when it comes to the outdoors!part-0_2

Ha, little man J, he wanted to do a 3D target for his BB riffle practice, he’s getting ready for squirrel season with this piece of art.  I asked him if it was a fox?, and he looked at me funny…(Yes Dad, duh)  I love my son, he’s so creative.

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