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9/12/03 @ 10:53 AM
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150class
150class
USER since 8/24/01
Let us know where youre finding the birds, what were the conditions, what type of terrain.

Lets here some good dog stories as well.

Can we attach pictures in this forum now?

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10/30/18 @ 6:56 PM
Jared
Jared
USER since 7/22/01

I was always a Browning guy until I hunted with this LT-20. 

I did however have an 870 28ga, that I wish I never would have sold.

That being said, I can't say enough about that LT-20.

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10/30/18 @ 5:28 PM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12

You guys have me drooling for another gun. Problem I see, after shooting nothing but Rem 870 for 45 years and conditioned to pump fast as I can pull the trigger I would instinctively rip off the forearm of any other gun I tried.

Edited on 10/30/18 5:28 PM
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10/30/18 @ 4:12 PM
Drahts
Drahts
USER since 9/8/17

That likely is the perfect grouse/woodcock gun Jared.  I have an old Rem 1100 in 12 gauge that I sawed the barrel off to 21".   That's what I've always used.  They used to make a Special Field that was 24".  I haven't looked around at used guns, maybe that's the direction I should go.

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10/30/18 @ 12:53 PM
Jared
Jared
USER since 7/22/01

Drahts,

Are you willing to go to 20ga?

My Dad, stole this LT-20 for $200 with a bunch of extras and was passed down to me. Short barrel and super light. It's my go to grouse gun now. I used to hunt with a browning A5 in 12ga,  but this thing is so light and quick, I love it.

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10/30/18 @ 12:35 PM
Drahts
Drahts
USER since 9/8/17

Thanks pool.

How long is the barrel on the Beretta Birdboy?   I've been looking for a 24" barrel (or even shorter), everything is 26" or longer made today.  I don't want to spend the big money though, I know Benelli makes one.

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10/30/18 @ 11:21 AM
RainbowRunner
RainbowRunner
USER since 5/31/02

It's sort of "endlessly frustrating" to have spent four solid days (10.23.18 - 10.26.18) tromping around the Nicolet National Forest (Oconto county) and Marinette county forest land without flushing one stinkin' grouse. I mean absolutely nothing. Then I read about other guys flushing dozens of grouse and woodcock in a single day.

These are areas where I would normally flush at least five grouse per day without a dog (she died in 2013).

By my reckoning, there are absolutely -zero- ruffed grouse in the Nicolet National Forest this year.

RR

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10/29/18 @ 11:03 AM
Pool8
Pool8
USER since 1/27/17

It will close December 31.

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10/29/18 @ 10:42 AM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
USER since 8/24/07

Thanks.  It's a Beretta 12ga AL391 Technys.  Had it about 14 years and love the gun.  Lighter than most 12ga and it fits me well.  I also have a couple of Benelli autoloaders and used my 20ga Montefeltro Limited a few days last week.  Taking them apart and cleaning them today after the last two weeks in the woods. 

I know the season is ending early but not sure if it's November or December.  I don't usually hunt past the end of October because I don't like trucking through the snow.

Edited on 10/29/18 10:45 AM
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10/29/18 @ 10:08 AM
Drahts
Drahts
USER since 9/8/17

Very nice shotgun Birdboy, Benelli?

There was talk about closing the season end of November, is it still open through December for grouse?

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10/29/18 @ 8:59 AM
Birdyboy
Birdyboy
USER since 8/24/07

Just closed my last day for the season.  Saw lots of birds in two days hunting the week of the 15th and four days the week of the 22nd.  All told flushed 109 grouse and only 10 woodies.  Managed to connect on 7 grouse and 4 woodies.  My Weimaraner is 11 now and while old Lucy has slowed down, she managed some amazing points and retrieves.  I found some new, very nice cover that produced birds and will explore those areas further next year.  Always love spending time in the woods.  Hunted Iron, Price and Vilas counties.  

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