Starling Hunting

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  1. pintail_drake2004

    pintail_drake2004 New Member

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    Hey Gents,

    A few weeks ago, I started my 5 week vacation. I am a little bummed that I won't get to duck hunt as much as I anticipated because of my 1yr old daughter. I still have that drive to go shoot something though. I decided to carve some starling decoys and see how well they would work. I have been impressed with the results this far. This was my 1st attempt of carving and painting, but I don't think the birds cared much.

    foam body mostly shaped out
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    2 restle coats of saw dust and Titebond 3. painted UV black. I then added mallard green, and iridescent purple
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    my decoy spread and some of my first starlings over my dekes.
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  2. pintail_drake2004

    pintail_drake2004 New Member

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    The baby was home sick today. SO while she took a nap, I decided to have some fun. Shot 21 while the baby was sleeping. There were 5 more that I couldn't recover, they went in the lagoon.

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  3. skiebuster

    skiebuster Elite Refuge Member

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    dude thats pretty cool! keep up the good work!
     
  4. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Kill all them suckers! Whereabouts in S. IL are ya?
     
  5. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    They anywhere cows are being feed.
    Now shooting them can be as much fun as duck hunting with no limits and you can use your lead reloads.
     

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