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06-14-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,052
Posted By GordonGekko

pattern your gun...with divers/sea ducks you want...

pattern your gun...with divers/sea ducks you want to put as many pellets (with good energy) in them as possible or you will lose them; a crippled skunkhead can get under water more easily than a...
09-30-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Swan Hunting

I haven't been...yet. It is a weekend trip planned for '09 though...one of my friends took one with a recurve bow the last time he went, I think I'll stick to the scattergun for my first trip though....
09-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: hey what do you think of hevie shot

You are absolutely correct that some folks will try "barrel stretcher" shots if they are using Hevi-Shot....those are usually the same folks that shoot kicks high-flyer chokes, Federal Blackcloud, or...
09-23-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,204
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Mossberg 930 Vs Benelli Supernova vs Remington 870??

Out of those three, the 870 has been the most reliable in my experience...it is rugged and reliable as you say, but it can fail...take good care of it and it will last a good while though.....
09-23-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Echo Duck Calls

good group of guys, good calls...can't say anything bad about Greg Hood (Southern Game Calls) either, but I don't blow his calls as well as Echo or RNT....

which double reed did you get, the...
09-23-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: hey what do you think of hevie shot

Hevi-shot (and the heavier than lead alternatives)work real well.... comparing them to steel is like comparing a Yugo to a Corvette, they both do the job, but one is much better at it than the...
09-19-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 37,204
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Mossberg 930 Vs Benelli Supernova vs Remington 870??

None of the above would be my choice....I guess if somebody told me I could only hunt with one of those I'd pick the Nova.... for most folks use they will probably all do fine, but if you are really...
09-12-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: I know there are 100 different Decoy post, but....

gads and bald pates certainly won't hurt anything, but they aren't necessary to kill ducks.... I like using greenwing tealblocks because, for one thing,I like a bit of size variety, and I love it...
09-11-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: I know there are 100 different Decoy post, but....

if you are hunting puddle ducks (sounds like you are for the most part) start with Mallard decoys and then a few teal and be done with it until next year....

according to my friends at Avery the...
09-03-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: how much do you pay a season?

I don't really want to add it up....suffice it to say I could buy a brand new 4-wheeler every year for what I spend...but then what good would a 4-wheeler be....
09-01-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: How do you patch neoprene?

i've always used shoe goo and a patch...it holds up about as well as any patch, meaning you'll need a new pair next year anyway....
09-01-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Old gun but no steel.............

sure you can use lead shot, but that won't be legal for geese....non-toxic will probably pattern poorly with a full choke and possibly harm the barrel....

last I heard Ithaca was still in...
08-31-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Old gun but no steel.............

well if it is an SP-10 it can't be too old (they didn't start making them until 1989)...somehow that makes me feel really old....

for a waterfowling gun you need a more open choke...be a pretty...
08-26-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: SWD Back in Arkansas

Spinners aside, there is a growing disparity between the "haves" and "have nots" in duck hunting. Case in point, last year I was able to hunt with some clubs who had record harvest years. And these...
08-26-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,254
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: How many birds have you taken with bands?

Amen...location is key. And luck...If i remember correctly the odds of killing a banded Mallard were around 1 in 300...I think it is greater for snow geese...based on those numbers I'm due a few...
08-25-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: SWD Back in Arkansas

Okay, I'm going back on my word here. I will try my best to remain civil. First, let me say I agree with pretty much everything else that you posted, we do need to focus on other areas as well....
08-25-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,254
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: How many birds have you taken with bands?

3...only kept one though, from a Speck (white fronted goose)...other two were given to clients when I was guiding (yes they asked me to shoot with them)....
08-25-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: SWD Back in Arkansas

I am going to only make one statement, because I'd rather not get kicked off this website.... This change (spinners) is a prime example of game regulations being a reflection of political pressure...
08-25-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By GordonGekko

08-22-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,916
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: getting started

although I shoot 3.5's I will tell you, from a pump shotgun do not worry about it...shoot the 3" loads.... I believe the 3.5's do offer some advantage, but that is only if you can bear the recoil,...
08-22-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: help for beginner

we don't unless you want to hunt a "preserve"...I usually spend 4-5 days chasing roosters in Mitchell, SD every year....also you'll find that most folks pheasant hunt with lead and comparing steel to...
08-21-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,700
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Arkansas duck hunt?

I want to say they only implemented that 4-5 years ago...but I could be wrong about the time frame....I clearly remember when it used to be legal, just can't remember how long ago that was...may have...
08-21-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,260
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: teal

umm...not exactly.... many don't and won't use a Mojo.... I refuse to use one personally, even where I can still legally do so...and I prefer Blue Wing teal decoys during BWT season....

get out...
08-21-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: help for beginner

to the original poster...keep shooting...there are fewer BB's in a shell than 8's, so there is more change for a small clay to fly through a pattern unscathed (that is what Swampcollie was getting...
08-21-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,700
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Arkansas duck hunt?

Okay...seems I can't find my post about Arkansas guides....here are the ones I know and trust in a nutshell....

Adam Lyerly, I have hunted with Adam and call him a friend. Adam is honest,...
08-21-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,700
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Arkansas duck hunt?

Well, I have spent more than a few years hunting Arkansas and in fact rarely even hunt Mississippi.... I think I did a rundown on Arkansas guides in another thread, I'll see if I can link that for...
08-09-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: beginner calls

Haydel's DR-85...once you can make a quack work on your cadence.... then if you want add versatility switch to a single reed (but that ole DR-85 will kill a ton of ducks)....
08-09-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Decoy question

it is going to depend partially on where you hunt.... I often use certain goose decoys, particularly snow and specklebelly (white fronted), to keep ducks from working over a certain area.... while...
08-09-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Are these decoys any good

as the others have said, rags are generally used to supplement shells/fullbodies.... check some of the waterfowl forums you might be able to pick up some decent used shells/fullbodies on their...
08-09-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,260
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: teal

everybody is pretty much right on...no need for large shot on teal...4's will be fine if you use steel.... decoys are a good idea and if you get their attention teal willusually buzz your decoys.......
07-15-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Case of shells will they work for everything?

if you can get them to throw a decent pattern have at 'em...i have used BB's a lot over the years they do just fine...but if they aren't choked properly the pattern may get a little thin....
07-05-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,161
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Favorite kill'em saying

Boom...Boom...Boom...."Why didn't ya'll shoot?":D

another one that absolutely cracked me up was two season ago we were hunting out of on of Charles Snapp's blinds, and had a handful of gray...
07-04-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Do you switch chokes?

I shoot light mod for everything, except dove and sporting claysand then I shoot IC/light mod. cause I shoot my stackbarrel.... most folks would be fine with light mod or less choke....

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07-03-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,604
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Federal Black Cloud Shells?

driftrider...sorry....we took that WAAAY off course[:o]but when this get into your blood a little you'll be booking that trip to Canada in no time:D

if you can get on a skeet range where you can...
07-03-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: hunting the river

yes, it depends on the river, but generally I don't like to shoot ducks in the evening...just my personal opinion, but let the birds have a little rest....
07-03-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: river ducks

you talkin' about the Ouchita? I know a little about it, what is the nearest city to you?

generally speaking ducks like rivers just like any other waterway, you just have to learn how/when to...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-30-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,908
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: My "bow only" poll

I think Germ and Virginiashadow make very powerful points, and lets be honest the fewer hunters there are the worse off we, as hunters, will be. I see fewer and fewer people in the sport every year...
06-30-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Hey Ohio... YOU SUCK!

Swampcollie, you've got it now.

I'm not sure exactly why this law would be passed, but if I had to guess I would say they are merely trying to ensure that a state which bans Ohio residents from...
06-29-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Hey Ohio... YOU SUCK!

Whoa, where did this come from? Specifically what section of the Ohio Code did this come from?

The only thing I was able to find was able to find in the code is a reciprocal restriction which...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-29-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: A few more.

Louisiana Tomkat, correct me if I'm wrong, but the deer doesn't have to be killed in Louisiana to enter the contest does it? Isn't it possible to kill a buck in Saskatchewan and enter it in a certain...
06-29-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Question

Good info, the density is the same as the company informed me when I put there back to the wall over a year ago (maybe because they had already been through that because of you:D). I was curious if...
06-27-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Question

Swampcollie, it sounds like you've got a little experience with the Hevi-shot. Have you measured the "duck" loads yourself? If so how did the density compare to Lead or Hevi-Steel? I only shoot the...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-27-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,320
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Just Some Ramblings About Hunting With Friends.....

I agree 100%...and that is one of the reasons I enjoy waterfowl hunting so much, the social aspect. I pretty much grew up in a deer camp. My dad and I were good hunting buddies, when his hunting...
06-27-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Question

get some hevi shot number 6's and you can wear them out...number 6's give more pattern density and have plenty of penetration to shoot a duck at 40 yards.... with steel the pattern gets thinner with...
06-25-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,604
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Federal Black Cloud Shells?

while I personally haven't shot it much (just a handful of shells, not enough to constitute real experience IMO) I shared a blind with more folks than I care tocount shooting it...and there were...
06-24-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,604
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Federal Black Cloud Shells?

well...shoot whatever makes you happy, but nothing compares to the heavier than lead shot (costs aside)...field testing or otherwise.... i don't shoot it at light geese during the conservation season...
06-24-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,604
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Federal Black Cloud Shells?

cjwink...I thought that too until I actually started doing some experiments with hevi-shot (which is far from round in many cases)...it patterned very well in spite of being much less uniform than...
06-23-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Waterfowl hunting in Mexico

if you can't get any info from him shoot me a PM, I have a good buddy who is an outfitter, and also another aquiantance who is an outfitter....I know for a fact that one of them offers duckhunting in...
06-23-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,604
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: Federal Black Cloud Shells?

as for the black cloud, i don't have any personal experience with it...for my money all the fast steel loads do a good job, and kent fasteel is a proven performer as is the old federal premium high...
06-21-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,112
Posted By GordonGekko

RE: best gauge to use for waterfowl

Phil is definitely a character...pretty good marketing guy too.... I hunted with some of his Buddies for 10 years or so and met him quite a few times, evenshared a blind once on a teal hunt....he's...
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