Your first Rooster?

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I think I was around 10 and used a feathered dart out of a Benjamin .22 pellet gun to snipe an April Rooster. I broke his wing and it took me a while to run him down and dispatch him with more pellets. My house is on the spot I got him. At times I'd see half a dozen roosters on the 4 acre-plot back then. They're quite rare now.
 

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It's sad how the population has crashed. :(
 

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Spent the night before in bed of my 1969 Ford truck with camper top.

I hadn't thought about that hunt in a long time
 

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The only time I shot one without a dog...
Rose Lake Game Area outside of Lansing Michigan (1979)
 

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Probably 10 or 11. 20 ga mossberg. Grandpa popped it up right in my face and I destroyed it. I had to shoot another one to actually get it mounted
 

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I was 12 hunting near Holcomb, Kansas. We hunted there every year till I was 25 and moved to Illinois. We had friends that farmed about 6000 acres and we would always go opening weekend and hunt with the farmer and his sons. That's me on the left, two of the farmers kids with me. The middle kid was our bird dog for the most part, he died about 10 years ago.

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On my first legal hunt after I passed the Hunters Safety course, I went 5 for 5 wing shots with a High Standard pump one of the hired guys had left behind. I was small and the gun was way too big. I was in Junior High School. I remember dad driving me around on a spot and flush and being so proud of me. Talk about beginners luck. The 6th bird took an entire box of shells and I have not improved much since.
 

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that reminds me of hunting goldeneye, Caleb and I got 14 goldeneye with 14 shells one day, no cripples, just one shot kills. The next time out I shot nearly two boxes of shells to kill 5. I think the most difficult time I've ever had shooting upland was prairie chicken on crossing shots, they are deceptively fast.
 

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