I just purchased a used 20 gauge for my 14 year old daughter. I hunt mostly state land for pheasants. It is a 2 3/4 auto with interchangeable chokes.
What size steel shot and choke tube would you recomend for her?
I just got back from a work trip to MI. I could not believe the difference in ground cover. We traveled all the way from Dearborn back to Bemidji heading through the U.P. Most of MI had very little ground cover but WI was flush, green everywhere! I only got to check a few spots at rest areas but I never saw a thing. The ground was dry at most spots on the way home. I'm gonna go hit my spot tomorrow, hopefully it hasn't been picked yet!
Took the kayak crappie fishing opening weekend and when calm always bring with the DSLR with. These turtles are glad the weather has finally consistently warmed up. I always find it funny seeing turtles stacked on top of each other and found a few along with multiple species which was nice.
Haha, sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and great perspective, Borch. Plus, I think it's good to be upset about missing! It motivates a guy to take more selective shots and make better shots. My shot selection was ok, but my execution was not good. I made a good shot at a stationary target, but the target was walking. D-U-M, dumb!!! Such is life! Next year Morgan and I will shoot turkeys (as long as I can still get her out there).
It reminds me if the first year I took my son turkey hunting. He had several close calls but didn't get a bird. He was upset. I said, "Why are you upset? We got to hunt together for several days and had several exciting encounters. If you shot one the first day we would have missed all that fun together" He thought about it for a while and he smiled. The older I get, the less its about the kill. Reframing what I thought success was has added to my hunts. Now, if I could get less upset when I miss a bird I'd have it all figured out.