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  1. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Wingmaster HD 4s.

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    Hevi shot 4s

    Steel 2s

    Steel BBs
     
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  2. Holman_04

    Holman_04 Senior Refuge Member

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    No better load for geese than #2 Wingmaster HD. A true 60yd combo.
    I thought they quit making it?
     
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  3. wildfowl4444

    wildfowl4444 Elite Refuge Member

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    They did. I heard it is what caused Remington's bankruptcy 8)

    Thanks for all the info
     
  4. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    This guy gets it. Easy bird to kill. Got mine in Canada with steel 3's in my 20ga.

    Now, if you want to stretch it out to 60 yards, and think you can hit them that far out, by all means go with the HD stuff and a tight choke. Lots of guys use lead, but the advice about other waterfowl being present is well said. 4's would be plenty big enough.
     
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    Holesinthesky Senior Refuge Member

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  6. PorkChop

    PorkChop Elite Refuge Member

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    we boil the legs to separate the meat/tendons and use the meat for barbecue sandwiches. Lots of meat on those legs!
     
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    hotbeer Senior Refuge Member

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    I second this, I’ve tried but it’s not worth it. The thighs are worth taking though.
    I killed some Wed/Thursday of this week with 3” Lead 4’s. Fun
    Have killed them with steel BB’s and 2’s as well. Wasn’t duck hunting yet when you could shoot lead so I wanted to try it out. Worth it for me. Good luck
     
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    oleww Elite Refuge Member

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  9. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    This was circa 1996.
    I remember an ol boy telling me to forgo the legs and I recall thinking what a waste but all I remember are the tendons.
    The thighs?..yes, and I shoulda mentioned that in my earlier post.

    Neat, noisy birds.
     
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  10. PorkChop

    PorkChop Elite Refuge Member

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    I was at Eielson from 94 to 04.

    Definitely awesome birds! I love to decoy them!
    As a kid I was raised that we only saved the breast meat on ducks and geese. I’m guessing about five years ago one of my kids wanted to try the legs. I now feel ashamed of all the wasted meat over the years. My kids will fight over duck legs. We boil the big honkers as well but lessers and Snowgeese we cook a number of different ways.
     
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