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Old 12-31-2017, 10:21 PM
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NO, a snipe is the size of a dove And flies like a boomerang if you stand still And love puddles of water in a field or any other open space. google their pictures and you can easily see the difference. A wood cock is bigger and loves any place they can sink their beak in and suck up a worm. When flushed they make different sounds on the flush👀
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:02 AM
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Here's a Wilson snipe or "snipe". It's the smallest game bird, about 2/3rds size of a dove with both dressed out. Very sporty and great to eat. They flock up in groups and are in open wet fields with standing water. Gil
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Thanks guys , I was just wondering because I have a place I deer hunt that has a big lake , maybe 20 acres , with fairly thick grass around it and I can walk around it and literally flush a few dozen of what I call snipe , could they be woodcock ? I donít think they are any bigger than a dove and flush like a quail ! Troup co.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:23 PM
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Those are snipe. You won't find woodcock in that habitat nor will you flush that many in a small place in Georgia. Gil
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:23 PM
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Pop and Sadie. Or is it Sadie and Pop? The nose knows.

You couldnít ask for a better premonition of things to come this morning. Just before turning off the pavement on to the property, we saw a woodcock standing on the fog line, head bobbing back and forth. Little did we know he was the early warning system. We only found one bird, but lots of splash. This cold weather has them on the run. Gil
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:44 PM
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Gil, me and Drake will know if they headed our way tomorrow afternoon
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Nope TOO COLD today maybe Thursday
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Preacher don't let a little cold and snow keep you in. Let Drake do his thing.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:33 PM
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Stacy he did great in the ice and snow today
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:00 AM
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Mike, the snow dog cometh! Good to see you had success.
More from the sunny south: I had another work "snow" day yesterday so what's a fella to do? I met up with a buddy for an afternoon woods walk under conditions that gave me concern about finding birds. I had to four wheel it through the snow from my house to the main highway to the hunt site. Surprisingly we found 6 birds; unsurprisingly they were in tough spots to shoot, but Abby and Willa found them. It was sporty shooting. 20 ga. Darne R-10. Gil
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Glad to see you guys are finding some birds. was wondering if they would move further south. Snow probably confused them for sure.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:32 AM
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Mike, the snow dog cometh! Good to see you had success.
More from the sunny south: I had another work "snow" day yesterday so what's a fella to do? I met up with a buddy for an afternoon woods walk under conditions that gave me concern about finding birds. I had to four wheel it through the snow from my house to the main highway to the hunt site. Surprisingly we found 6 birds; unsurprisingly they were in tough spots to shoot, but Abby and Willa found them. It was sporty shooting. 20 ga. Darne R-10. Gil
Great Job Gil-- Yes it quite a different situation
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:26 PM
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Finding birds in new areas. Four birds found today by Pop and Sadie; shots fired at 3 and one bagged. Floyd's Woodcock Wand of Woe, 20 ga. Ithaca SKB, 25" barrels, IC/M. Gil
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Floyd and Jeff on the edge of the rivercane waiting for Abby’s and Willa’s bells to stop ringing. Cool for down here in the high 20’s at 10 a.m. when we started.

We found a few birds. Snow and palmettos?? Not something we see around here usually. The only thing that might be just as rare are other woodcock hunters. The Ithaca SKB 20 of Floyd’s, my MF Ideal 302 16 ga., and Jeff’s Uggie all have in common factory 25” (+/-) barrels.
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Looks like y’all are having a grand season.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:07 AM
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We aren't finding the concentrations like we found over the past two years. Gil
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I canít say how good itís been as I have had a spinal fusion in the month of December for each of the past three years. I have been watching a couple of woodcock in the edge of the yard which is encouraging.
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Office and College today, More hearing aids in Dublin tomorrow, Wednesday Office and Hospital Visits --- BUT--Look out Thursday cause Me and Drake will be after the Doodles 👏👏
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I canít say how good itís been as I have had a spinal fusion in the month of December for each of the past three years. I have been watching a couple of woodcock in the edge of the yard which is encouraging.
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Ouch! Hope that's the last fusion. Cool seeing the wc's in your yard. Gil
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:46 PM
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Though wet today, me and Drake snuck out to see if we could flush one......... WELL
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Mike, beautiful bird. Hope to hit the woods this weekend hard as well. After the weekend, work is about to seriously encroach on the season for me. Willa is on injured reserve until midweek. She developed a high fever overnight after hunting Sunday and developed pustules on her belly. It's baffled the vet and we await lab results. She's on antibiotics and the pustules cleared up and the fever resolved at the vet Monday. There's a range of possibilities. I did notice fire ant beds along the woods road where we hunted, but right now, no way to tell what happened. Biopsies were taken and stitches are in place keeping her out of the woods this weekend. Abby will do fine by her lonesome in rotation with Floyd's Britts. Gil

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Old 01-12-2018, 09:39 AM
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Hate to hear that Gil, hope it's nothing to worry about, keep us posted👍
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Vet just called to tell me the cultures indicated staph infection and it was the type which responds to the antibiotics she is on. Vet (and I) glad no indication of an auto immune disorder which would have been worse news. Until staples come out from biopsies she will be riding the bench. gil
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Shot my first ever this week in my yard. They have been around my house for several weeks. Just came inside from getting firewood and stopped to listen and watch them display right over my head. Pretty cool bird for sure
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:00 PM
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fullstrut, we do have cameras for such moments
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