Dubs??????

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  1. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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  2. KSRedleg

    KSRedleg Elite Refuge Member

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    A shot of camo paint and you'd be set.
     
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  3. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Is anyone in an area where steel shot is required ?
     
  4. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, sir. Public land.
    I choose to shoot it on my buddys private small field as well.
    Cheap steel 7's.
     
  5. Clark

    Clark Elite Refuge Member

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    Steel is required in some areas that might have seasonal surface water and waterfowl. I grabbed the wrong box in the dark the other day and did not realize it until packing up after the hunt. During the hunt I noticed that I was picking up more cripples and less outright dead birds, but they were short shots and the birds came down.
     
  6. Allan

    Allan Elite Refuge Member

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    We’ve had to shoot steel for doves on state land (DE) for what must be 20 years now. Not that big of a deal, shoot 7’s or 6’s, but given the choice I still prefer lead 7 1/2’s or 8’s.
     
  7. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Fiochhi high brass #9’s

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  8. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    Public areas here as well...

    I do not like steel #7's, as past 30 yards it is like shooting water. Steel #6's are fine on dove under 40 yards, and a wounded bird is easier to find on the ground anyways...

    For valley quail, I have not had such success... A crippled valley quail is all but impossible to find, and the few times I have shot steel at quail, I was "discouraged" at best.
     
  9. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    We were hunting next to a cotton field the other day and didn't have a dog with us; bird drops in there it was pretty much a lost cause trying to find it!
     

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