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#489752 - 09/10/17 03:48 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: 67galaxie]
Geo. Newbern Offline
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Loc: Georgia, USA
Originally Posted By: 67galaxie
That's something I'm really trying to find help hunting in my area


My best luck locally has been the odd wet winter when low lying cow pastures flood. The lakes here are so thick with vegetation and gators along the shore, snipe are safe from me...Geo

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#489758 - 09/10/17 06:42 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: RichardBrewster]
GLS Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
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Here's one reason I don't use my dogs snipe hunting. This photo was taken while snipe hunting in February, 2012. Pretty big ricefield lizard.

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#489769 - 09/10/17 08:49 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: RichardBrewster]
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Skeet and Mod has downed many Snipe for me.
Brushy/weedy fields with a sheet water understory provide close shots.

Open field snipe hunting is a full/full endeavor.
Wet pastures are prime areas during migration, but they get up long, and are small, so fxf there. They will circle back over you after the initial climb.

Best day ever was 8 for 25 with #6 steel.

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#489774 - 09/10/17 09:08 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: RichardBrewster]
billwolfe Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Loc: Tennessee
I met a guy last year who hunts nothing but snipe with a sub-5-pound H&H Royal single shot in 20 choked IC. I'll be going out for them this season using an MF Ideal 16 choked R .003" and L .015".

Fortunately we're still north of the alligator line in most of Tennessee, so my working cocker Gilley will be coming along.


Edited by billwolfe (09/10/17 09:09 PM)

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#489868 - 09/12/17 07:10 AM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: RichardBrewster]
Alder adder Offline
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Any reports on eating them? Fun to shot for sure and I have dropped a few in my younger days for the fun of it but confess to never having taken one home. Not proud of that.

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#489876 - 09/12/17 09:31 AM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: RichardBrewster]
GLS Offline
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I've heard accounts of three hunting dogs in this area nabbed by gators, but not in the winter while hunting snipe. I don't know if gators actively feed in the winter but I don't want any of my dogs to prove a point one way or the other. The bigger threats where I hunt snipe are water moccasins. I know of one dog, a Brittany, killed and a Lab seriously injured by snakes while hunting snipe in the same area. The Lab that was not killed was later cut up pretty bad by a wild hog. Hogs, snakes, gators...pick your poison.
As far as table quality, I consider snipe to be my favorite table bird as far as taste goes, cooked rare to medium rare, especially ones drawn and plucked which leaves a tasty fat layer between skin and meat. No, Geo, they don't taste like liver on a stick. wink Here's a limit of snipe cleaned by using the melted paraffin method more commonly used on ducks:

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#490025 - 09/13/17 06:54 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: GLS]
Geo. Newbern Offline
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Originally Posted By: GLS
As far as table quality, I consider snipe to be my favorite table bird as far as taste goes, cooked rare to medium rare, especially ones drawn and plucked which leaves a tasty fat layer between skin and meat. No, Geo, they don't taste like liver on a stick. wink


You do me an injustice! In fact I also love snipe, especially picked rather than skinned. I cook'em like doves...Geo

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#490028 - 09/13/17 07:30 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: RichardBrewster]
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Good to know. I always skin woodcock, because the woodcock fat under the skin has a bad flavor. Glad to hear that snipe are different.
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#490035 - 09/13/17 08:27 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: RichardBrewster]
GLS Offline
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I suppose taste is the taste buds of the beholder as I prefer plucked woodcock as well. Gil

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#490037 - 09/13/17 08:35 PM Re: chokes for snipe [Re: GLS]
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Originally Posted By: GLS
Here's one reason I don't use my dogs snipe hunting. This photo was taken while snipe hunting in February, 2012. Pretty big ricefield lizard.


The universal small birdie choke combo is 1/4-1/2 aka skeet/IC and Modified. With respect to large reptiles they have found 14+ft American Crocodile in the Everglades. That is well into man devouring category so actually your situation could be a whole lot worse. I'm not sure how aggressive such beast is in comparison to saltie or African Nile ones, but I sure as hell would not want to find myself bird hunting or fishing near one.

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