The scoop on Hell divers? (Pied Billed Grebes)

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by jimposten, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Shlwego

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    Last year on the mid-zone opener when we got back to the launch we saw a grebe on the back bumper of a CO's truck, along with a shotgun and a box of shells. The officer was in the process of writing the citation, and the guy getting the ticket looked pretty sad and embarrassed..... Heard later that he told the officer the morning was pretty slow, and so he decided to shoot a "coot." Whoops! :D
     
  2. William H Bonney

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    Do you remember the pic's of the "coots" on the tailgate that someone on here posted from the Youth Hunt with their kid?? :hide:
    Man,, that dude got BLASTED on the site here for that one. :lol:
    I can't remember if that was last year or the year before..
     

  3. anon12162011

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    are you really itching that bad to kill something other than ducks, coots, or geese? If so, maybe you are in the sport for the wrong reasons
     
  4. waxico

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    Happily for Jim Postin, instead of Grebes, you will be surprised to find out that English sparrows and Starlings are legal too. No closed season, invasive species. Look in the small game rules.

    By that logic, Mute Swannies too?
     
  5. jimposten

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    Easy there:rolleyes: You are reading way to much into this.

    I didnt say I was going to start shooting anything that moves.

    If you dont ever sit in a blind and and wish for something to shoot, what are you out there for?

    An itchy trigger finger is part of hunting... its part of the fun, and if you arent having fun, then maybe you are in the sport for the wrong reason.;)

    I dont know anyone that leaves the blind saying "whew, I sure am glad I didnt have to pull the trigger today"

    JIM
     
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  6. jimposten

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    How bout GULLS there should be an open season on them... they need to stick to the mall parking lot where they belong.:lol:

    JIM
     
  7. WAR EAGLE

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    They taste like Bald Eagle with a hint of trumpeter swan...mmm yummy!
     
  8. duckhunter382

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    Just a question and I am sorry to say I know the answer. Are you sure that they taste bad? When my dad and I started duck hunting we didnt know what a grebe was and we shot quite a few of them. If you bake them they are one of the tastiest birds I have ever eaten. Now that I know they are illegal I wont shoot them but I have eaten them and I thought they were quite good.
     
  9. Cobra

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  10. William H Bonney

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    :lol: Well,,, as long as we're confessing..... I will admit I've never eaten one. :evil:
     
  11. twoteal

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    Sandhill cranes are awsome with a little A-1
     
  12. wallyg

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    What if You own a pond and stock minnows for your fish. You have tried everything to chase the grebes out, and all they do is dive? Can You shoot them then.........?
     
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  13. Duke

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  14. DecoySlayer

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    They are a protected bird. Why? I have no idea, you would have to ask a biologist.

    They decoy to anything, maybe that's why, too easy.
     
  15. AaronJohn

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    They keep em around for landfills or something silly


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