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I’ve never seen a huntable population of snipe and at best I might of SEEN 3-4 in a day. This year I stumbled upon a ton of snipe bunched up where I’ve been working on a big flood area for duck hunting. Was wondering how many people actually hunt snipe or attempt too? They’re a blast to shoot kinda like a cross between quail hunting and duck hunting. You can shoot them on the ground walking when they bust like a covey of quail or if they bust early just hold tight to watch a flock circle multiple times and drop out the sky like ducks in a waterhole... They certainly are tasty too!
 

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I've never seen any in the wild that I know of. That's amazing to me that you have such a pile!
 
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I have a lot of them on my place this time of year but they are always alone. I’ve shot and ate a few, pretty tasty.


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Is it the cold that has them bunched up, seeking ground that's not frozen?
 
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I believe it's just like ducks or Dove. They congregate in the best feeding grounds.

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PickettSFHunter":nld5vh0y said:
I have a lot of them on my place this time of year but they are always alone. I’ve shot and ate a few, pretty tasty.


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If they are singled out they are likely woodcock
 
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Chaneylake":12ob34vx said:
My last lab "Bunk" was trained to sit on flush as I fired away

I remember your posts of Bunk well as he was a dog I admired on here.

This was Busters first time working “flushing” birds but after the first couple vollys you’d of thought he was finished for upland. At the seasoned age of eight he’s still willing to learn/adapt to the hunt at hand...
 

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Seen more snipe/ woodcock this year than I ever have before on Cumberland plateau. We used to have lots of snipe and grouse but they have dwindled down drastically . Haven’t seen a grouse in a couple years here
 
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We had pretty good numbers in the swamps back in SC. They were always the first to fly... even before woodies in the morning. I've thrown up on several but never shot one.
 
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I went "snipe hunting" with a girl named Sheryl one time, we had a really good time.
Didn't kill any though. ;)
 
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catman529":1ficob48 said:
PickettSFHunter":1ficob48 said:
I have a lot of them on my place this time of year but they are always alone. I’ve shot and ate a few, pretty tasty.


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If they are singled out they are likely woodcock

I thought woodcock and snipe were the same thing. Are they not?


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PickettSFHunter":3f4iz80d said:
catman529":3f4iz80d said:
PickettSFHunter":3f4iz80d said:
I have a lot of them on my place this time of year but they are always alone. I’ve shot and ate a few, pretty tasty.


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If they are singled out they are likely woodcock

I thought woodcock and snipe were the same thing. Are they not?


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woodcock and snipe are 2 different birds.
 
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Headhunter":3dkhona6 said:
PickettSFHunter":3dkhona6 said:
catman529":3dkhona6 said:
PickettSFHunter said:
I have a lot of them on my place this time of year but they are always alone. I’ve shot and ate a few, pretty tasty.


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If they are singled out they are likely woodcock

I thought woodcock and snipe were the same thing. Are they not?


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woodcock and snipe are 2 different birds.
Learn something new every day.


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I mentioned these birds in a recent post on float hunting the Loosahatchie River. When we have snow and ice covering the ground there's always an "edge" of dirt between the edge of the snow or ice and the water's edge. The birds line up along the river on this edge of bare dirt. I suppose they don't seek to find food buried under the snow and ice and head straight to the bare areas along the water. I would imagine the same thing happens around any wet areas. You could kill a sack full of these things with just a BB gun while floating the river and as close as you can get to them I wouldn't doubt you could do the same with just a dip net. I never shot any and know nothing about eating them. Does anyone know if there's a limit on snipe?
 
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when there was a February season I hunted for woodcock every year. Loved hunting those birds.
 

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