Fieldtester did you have to get sponsored to get in. I had someone that was gonna sponsor me but I never jumped on the opportunity. Suffolk trap and skeet has an unbelievable sporting clays course. This sport is getting costly again because now im in the market for a new over/under. Ruger red label looks sweet.
after I'm done trapping up at Sandanona. I usually run out of time and just end up shooting a box off the wobble trap just so I can at least break a few targets. I did an office outing up there and everyone has been hounding me to do another one. They told my manager they would much rather go shooting up there than do a golf outing!
Fieldtester they have a great 3D archery coarse if your into that. I shot there many of times, it was part of the 3D archery circuit that I used to do. I heard they had a great sporting clays coarse. They also get some real nice puddle ducks on the river in there. Good luck with the club.
Congrats. My father is a lifetime member in PRSC. He's been trying to get me to join for years, but I have so many friends into the hunting and fishing we do around here, I haven't felt the need. I used to run my dog at the tower shoots there, ever since I was a kid. It's a nice place, but don't count on the duck hunting there too much. The last few years I have shot more birds in a season alone than that place has tallied for all the blinds combined. The lake and river needs some serious habitat restoration.
Steve, we go out to my friends tree farm every so often with four of five cases of skeet and a couple of hand throwers and have at it every so often. Even got the girls from work into now. I'll give you a call next time we go. Just went last weekend to brush a few folks up for an upcoming preserve pheasant shoot we're doing in Feb.
Hey Chris where are you doing your pheasant shoot. I used to go to Catskill pheasantry. Let me know when you go out shooting clays I'll hook up with you guys. I'm gonna hit the sporting clay course hard every weekend as soon as duck season is over.
Don't forget that goose season for the Western Suffolk zone stays open after duck season closes this Sunday. Goose is open till Feb 6. And then we get the late goose season along the North Shore from Feb 7 to the 14 with a bag of 5/day. Your spots are all in these areas so keep killing those honkers. Got a goose, a black and a widgeon this am. Funniest part of the hunt this morning was when my dekes iced in, and I had a black duck come dumping in next to them (after I shot my bird already), he was caught off guard when his feet went through the skim ice and he toppeled over on landing. I swear I could see the confusion in his face as to why all these birds were sitting in ice lol. Going West tomorrow morning to try and get some other birds. With the ponds freezing up, it should hopefully push some birds out onto the bay.
As for the pheasants, I have my father getting me 20 birds from the club and we're going to put them out ourselves on the property there and hunt em up. A little post birthday present to myself. A ditch parrot extravaganza!
I'm going to try to get together with Mike from the flag pole place this coming week and weld a set-up to mount the two ground traps I have to that will fit into the receiver of my truck, so we have a nice machine thrower to use along with the hand throwers. I'll probably be looking to try it out soon after so I'll call you when we do.
And since we're on the subject of a little duck hunting. . . here's a couple pics from Monday morning. I took one of my co-workers husband and 13-year old son out for their first duck hunt and found the brant to the West to be more than cooperative. The kid didn't complain once about the 20-degree weather.