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Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Outdoorxj, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    So I am thinking of getting into hunting. Birds and small game. I read the sticky's and some of those free magazines that are issued from oregon. But i would like a little bit more advice specific to bird and small game. I plan on attending a safety hunter class and look into a gun and rod club.
    I have a 22lr and a 12 and 20 guage shot gun, also a 30-06. so i think its a good start.

    I am looking for information on:
    Lingo and terms
    Locations specific to the hunt
    Tips, advice
    books/videos
    Gear
    anything else i should know

    I've read other post but they seem to get hijack or go off topics. I just want a kick in the right direction

    Thank you,
    Joey
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Really need more info.

    Types of birds: grouse...ducks...geese...pheasant....qual.......

    small game: rabbits...squirrels....

    What shotguns, chokes, age of each.
     
  3. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    I dont really know, i wanted a good book that will let me know a little of both. I think mainly duck my family likes duck. But for small game I've heard you can hunt wild animals like racoons and coyote, but what do you do with them after you hunt them?
    I have an old remington 870 magnum and a H&R tooper 20 guage. They are both use and older models if thats what you mean by age?
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    If you are wanting to hunt duck you will need a newer shotgun as the steel shot required will not be good on the older barrel. You also want full choke for ducks/geese as well as taking another class to identify species so you only shoot what you can (read the regs book).

    The shotguns you have would most likely be OK for all other birds but only in certain areas still OK for using lead.

    You can eat coon if you wish but most people don't. Check the regs (I am not up on them all) for what you need to be able to sell the pelts.
     
  5. Outdoorxj

    Outdoorxj Wilsonville Active Member

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    How new are we talking?
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Do some research on them before buying there is no definite date or brand to specify.