High shooters

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  1. Flyfisher

    Flyfisher Elite Refuge Member

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    Ask my boy Phyto if he was there shooting at 8o yards all morning in 1970.... please. maybe he was, I don't know.
     
  2. Squaller

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    Yeah... That is not what I see.

    I have had the opportunity to hunt on a few clubs, and there are always guys that shoot at high birds, all the time... And they do a considerable amount of hunting.

    We all take that occasional long poke that we should not (due to mis-judgement, frustration, or desperation) ... But the better (and more ethical) hunters keep it at a minimum. There are a lot of hunters who shoot at long birds all day... If one comes over low, they shoot at it; if one comes over high, they shoot at it... And then they complain that birds will not work, or that "this club is a pass-shooting club." And God forbid that they kill one of those 80 yard shots, cause it only serves to encourage them to take more and further shots.

    Hunting my own club, and my father's club, I know who I will share a pond with gladly, and who I will try to avoid shooting near...
     
  3. Kwack

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    I see this as well.
     
  4. Dek

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    I saw it yesterday and literally had to laugh. Huge waves of snows going back to the CZ being shot at with large volleys. The geese were so high they did not even flare. I would guess 150 yards plus, not sure.
     
  5. Squaller

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    A couple of years ago, I would thought you were exaggerating... Now, I see it all the time. The club next to me has members that shoot at birds so high that often times guests I am with do not believe that those are the birds being shot at.

    I could understand a 10 year old kid doing such seeing his first flock of geese ever... But this behavior is repetitive by the same people over and over... And they are full-grown adults that can afford a blind lease at a duck club.
     
  6. Ravenanme

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    And your Range Finder needed to be calibrated , not all shooters shot at 80 yds plus , I know Tom didn't !
    You just ranged the Bad shooters of the time , you know , the unsuccessful ones more than likely , Hah ?
     
  7. MattGrima

    MattGrima Senior Refuge Member

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    Saw this at HSacramento yesterday, feeling we Hmay have watched the same Hgroup. 150 yards is no exaggeration. I left on their 3rd Hshell Hrun.
     
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  8. Dek

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    I had some of these fellows near me recently. I must say they were pretty good hunters and shot fairly well. The frigging amazing thing was that their yellow lab could understand what the he'll they were telling him to do!
     
  9. California Flyway

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    The only time high shooters really bother me is when they unload on Snow Geese at clearly 100 yard or so when I have a group of nice big ducks working.
     
  10. API

    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Wisdom and understanding is the key to eliminate sky busting. Look to Yoda.
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