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#16 chess

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 10:57 am

First woodcock I ever shot was with an airgun http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


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Posted 07 November 2008 - 11:14 am

Correct,I am not christian :victory: There used to be a beautiful marshy area on the side of a stream,always held woodcock during hard weather,I think I was about 12 or 13,it was with a webley Vulcan Mk1,there was thick snow on the ground,I spotted it because of its beautiful limpid eye,open sights,end of story,beautiful looking bird :thumbs: Lamlash bay was on TV last night,wild looking place :blink:

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 01:07 pm

Correct,I am not christian http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... There used to be a beautiful marshy area on the side of a stream,always held woodcock during hard weather,I think I was about 12 or 13,it was with a webley Vulcan Mk1,there was thick snow on the ground,I spotted it because of its beautiful limpid eye,open sights,end of story,beautiful looking bird http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Lamlash bay was on TV last night,wild looking place http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


You were a renegade from an early age then M :thumbs:

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 06:43 pm

I didnt get a shotgun till I was 14 Chess,single barrel folding pedretti,otherwise I would have shot it on the ground with that,kids eh,I would never shoot one now though,their russets and browns are absolutely stunning,beautiful birds :victory:

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:18 pm

I didnt get a shotgun till I was 14 Chess,single barrel folding pedretti,otherwise I would have shot it on the ground with that,kids eh,I would never shoot one now though,their russets and browns are absolutely stunning,beautiful birds http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


to easy! PUSSY! got mine, age, 10, highscore air pistol, crawled under pine trees on belly!
when i got it in my hand i nearly stared crying,it was so beautiful :icon_eek:

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:23 pm

i rember my first woodcock i was out with sounder out for pheasant he was on one side of a break and i was on the other
the bird got up two shots and you know the rest of the tail no bird only dust :notworthy:

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:26 pm

I didnt get a shotgun till I was 14 Chess,single barrel folding pedretti,otherwise I would have shot it on the ground with that,kids eh,I would never shoot one now though,their russets and browns are absolutely stunning,beautiful birds http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


to easy! PUSSY! got mine, age, 10, highscore air pistol, crawled under pine trees on belly!
when i got it in my hand i nearly stared crying,it was so beautiful http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I would never shoot one again to be honest,something about them :blink:

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 08:51 pm

I didnt get a shotgun till I was 14 Chess,single barrel folding pedretti,otherwise I would have shot it on the ground with that,kids eh,I would never shoot one now though,their russets and browns are absolutely stunning,beautiful birds http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


to easy! PUSSY! got mine, age, 10, highscore air pistol, crawled under pine trees on belly!
when i got it in my hand i nearly stared crying,it was so beautiful http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I would never shoot one again to be honest,something about them http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

They are stunning with that huge liquid eye but its something i do only a couple of times a year. Ive stood by a fire check in a plantation in the Western Isles at dusk and seen them pour out in huge numbers. Once had a party of German guns shooting and there wasnt a sound at all, no gun shots, nothing. Went to see what was happening and asked if they hadnt seen any birds. "No only large bats" came the reply :doh:

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:32 pm

I love the woodcock shooting & aim to get at least 1 for my season. There is a few just come in this week saw a few today beating so it must be the start of them. Here is a pic of 3 i got in 1 drive last year at end of season but still no right & left yet.
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