Shoot time question

Discussion in 'California Flyway Forum' started by Jim Dandy, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. sdhunter

    sdhunter Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,022
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    Location:
    Lincoln CA
    I guess I go to the extreme...I use a gps to tell me what time sunrise is for my exact location.

    Just to add, I've been really impressed so far this season on early shooters within ear range, except for this past Sunday, most folks seem to be pretty good, this past Sunday I heard a good distant volley about 10 mins early.
     
  2. J-Duck

    J-Duck Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    3,074
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Location:
    CA
    wth -30 wth clown
     
  3. WaterFoulHunter

    WaterFoulHunter Refuge Member

    Messages:
    81
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2016
    Location:
    Hayden, ID
    Years ago, at Sac refuge, my buddy shot about 4 mins early (according to my watch). I gave him a bunch of **** and said, "You'd better hope the warden didn't hear that!". His reasoning was that he wasn't "the first shot" as there were several just before him. Sure enough, about 9:00 am, some guy comes wading out and I'm thinking, how come that guy isn't carrying a gun?? It's Mr. Warden and he asks if we were the guys shooting early that morning. I said, "Not me!'. He then tells me that he was standing in the parking lot and that he could have sworn the shot came from our pond. He proceeded to talk to my buddy fifty yards off. I about laughed my a** off.

    I now program my alarm on my phone to chime at shooting time- as listed on my iPhone weather app: sunrise-30 minutes. It keeps me from neurotically checking my watch.
     
    bojingles likes this.
  4. bojingles

    bojingles Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Location:
    California
    Did the alarm thing ONCE on a stormy day as wanted to keep my phone dry. Accidentally set it 10-15 minutes early (cant recall, but it was way early).....was extremely, dark. When my alarm went off I had a mallard floating overhead, alarm went off, gun went boom. Fortunately, I missed the bird. Naturally the dark would have signaled to me it was early but given how stormy it was I assumed the light was attributable to all the cloud cover and rain. Got back to the club house and had a bunch of people ask me why in the world I shot so early. It was embarrassing to say the least, particularly since I don't make a habit of shooting early. First and last time using the alarm trick. I know "run" a wrist watch--no need for aimlessly reaching into the coat pocket to grab the phone.
     
  5. Calikev

    Calikev Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    12,042
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2000
    Location:
    Oakdale, Ca , USA
    Saturdays will be listed on the shooting times chart so when hunting Weds just split the difference between the next Sat and the last one.
     
  6. mark seaters

    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    12,300
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Location:
    JUST ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF CALIF.
    So did your buddy lie..or man up and take the ticket ?
     
  7. WaterFoulHunter

    WaterFoulHunter Refuge Member

    Messages:
    81
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2016
    Location:
    Hayden, ID
    I think he stammered a denial. No ticket. It made it all the more funny to retell the story because I actually said, "You'd better hope the game warden didn't hear that."
     
  8. Ducks Bucks&Bulls

    Ducks Bucks&Bulls Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    780
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Location:
    Ca
    5 min early or late and the judge will laugh
    case dismissed
    My old college roomy was a fed and he would never right a ticket for x amount of min early or late for that reason
     
  9. morduks

    morduks Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,719
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2000
    Location:
    Mmmmh, Pliny!
    Morduks says: Shoot early, shoot often.
    Tom B.
     
  10. Kevin Burroughs

    Kevin Burroughs Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    14,593
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2001
    Location:
    Sonora CA
    Don't shoot the lead bird, its always a hen.

    We can't hardly see birds at shoot time so its pretty much a non issue with me and my older eyes. November and kids that might not get a bunch of shooting, I will call them up a little early. I'm pretty sure where I'm going when I die , global warming isn't a issue and shooting early ain't going to tip the scale one way or the other. Morduks, I will save you a seat.
     
    WaterFoulHunter likes this.

Share This Page