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Old 02-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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My brother and I want to plan a swan hunt some time in the next year or two. Was wanting to know if any of you have done it and what state you went too. We are wanting to do a guided hunt.
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No guide needed, just walk up to a slough pick out which bird you want and pull the trigger.

Or find a slough when swans in there, set up two swan decoys and wait for them to swim up to them and pull the trigger.
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No guide needed, just walk up to a slough pick out which bird you want and pull the trigger.

Or find a slough when swans in there, set up two swan decoys and wait for them to swim up to them and pull the trigger.
Sounds fun do you ever use a high power to make it even more exciting?.......North Carolina and Utah would probably be a couple good options.
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Just a 12 gauge aim for the head. I did shoot one that was flying once, big birds, mostly feathers though.
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saw a ton this year by me. saw them almost everytime I went out! wish I woulda had a swan tag/license
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Sounds fun do you ever use a high power to make it even more exciting?.......North Carolina and Utah would probably be a couple good options.
If you want a mounter you have to go south. They are full of pinfeathers up in North Dakota. I would recommend Conman's guide service. He is religious, ethical, & affordable. If you go late in the year you can hit the sea ducks too. If you want that option I would recommend Jenettes Guide Service. I would book a couple days, & let the first few flocks land so you can look their legs over good for bands.
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Just a 12 gauge aim for the head. I did shoot one that was flying once, big birds, mostly feathers though.
Huh, that's funny. I used hevi shot 3" #4 out of the sbeII on my swan. @ roughly 30yds flying. Folded on the first shot, hit him again on the way down. I took the 10ga up to ND for a swan, but didn't have it with me when they came in.

I decided not to get a swan tag last fall, might this year tho. I will agree, you don't need a guide. Especially for 1 bird a piece. I'll disagree with the above tactic of walking up to them. Might work ocassionally, but its only as sporting as you make it.
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A swan is the second dumbest bird out there, almost as dumb as turkeys. There is zero hunt involved that I can see.
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And the first?
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Turkeys are by far the dumbest bird that one can hunt. They do everything the exact same every single day. Drive 2.5 hours, 4 guys equals about an hour of shooting depending on how many tags everyone has, sometimes its only 15 minutes of shooting or can be about 2 hours of shooting and then 2.5 hour drive back home.
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Turkeys are by far the dumbest bird that one can hunt. They do everything the exact same every single day. Drive 2.5 hours, 4 guys equals about an hour of shooting depending on how many tags everyone has, sometimes its only 15 minutes of shooting or can be about 2 hours of shooting and then 2.5 hour drive back home.
sounds like your one hell of a hunter. i have been hunting turkeys for three years and yet to kill one. lol. maybe you could start a guide service for turkeys and swans?
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Pretty easy to kill turkeys when there are about 150-300 depending on the year and time of year, that use my friends feed lot. Swans are dumb because they hardly get hunted, so they haven't learned to avoid people. Turkeys are dumb because they are creatures of habit.
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Pretty easy to kill turkeys when there are about 150-300 depending on the year and time of year, that use my friends feed lot. Swans are dumb because they hardly get hunted, so they haven't learned to avoid people. Turkeys are dumb because they are creatures of habit.
so not all turkeys are that dumb? just have to have a feed lot and keep feeding them..
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