Originally posted by NOFEER
as a quail and pheasant hunter (got my limit 3 weeks ago) when ever you are crossing another hunters path or line of site, you announce your position, behind, front, left right, etc. it's hunting etiquette. i've been peppered because i didn't. you work the field as a team, and define who has front, left right, NO ONE shoots front to behind. besides, he was using a 28 gauge with 8 shot, stings and can get under your skin, if not the face then, it's just an unfortunate side of hunting birds. my questions, what choke did he use, what gun and prep and oh did he get the quail. these city slicker reporter had not a clue about this hunting thing from their questions it made him out to be a terrorist and stalker. i quess they don't have enough news to work. it's a minimal story. more people get injured falling from tree stands than shot. and it was a quail hunt.... no big deal. media is making it into a mountain,
That's a good point NOFEER.
On the one hand segovious has a point about breaking your weapon to a fault, but that's almost more appropriate while shooting skeet or trap; in which case, depending on the crowd, it's almost mandatory. I've hunted a lot of ducks (but never quail) jumping them from pools/tanks, so there is a lot of walking about with firearms, but when it comes time to 'jump them' you know where they are. You know who's going to shoot first depending on where they head, that sort of thing.
In any event, whatever you are doing or about to do in the field, you need to let everybody know
. No one wants to be known as 'that guy who....'.Totally off-topic, but I just found out by accident that Apple-; in the post editing window, will highlight your spelling errors; right click to fix them. Nice