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#1 JDog

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:49 PM

For those of you who do not know the climate of the east coast it can be chilly even when the wind is the prevailing wind from the south west. 

 

Today it was cold and blustery with winds averaging 25 mph so when I decided to find a flight line my normal cap was forsaken for a fox fur hat. This proved to be good and bad. Good in that I kept my head warm and bad in that the bits of fur at the front showed every time I mounted the gun put me off my stride. 

 

That was my excuse anyway for an abysmal performance with the gun. I picked ten birds on the line, all full of wheat. It should have been more.

 

This evening I shot six at roost all of which had empty crops.



#2 SNS

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:10 PM

I think we need a picture of the hat really

#3 aga man

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:28 PM

Yes i agree this post needs a picture.



#4 ditchman

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:53 PM

Yes i agree this post needs a picture.

 

 

and then  we can all say in unison...."wot the fox hat"................

 

 

 

where are your bucaneers.........underneath my bucan hat.................(the old ones are the best)



#5 pigeon controller

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 07:10 PM

I've heard that your a bit of a silver fox ??

#6 Whitebridges

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 10:16 PM

A picture paints a thousand words. 

 

Last year I purchased a "skin" fur hat when I visited the Great Wall of China when the temp was minus -22 c.

 

I'm glad I did but when we returned to base the liver soup didn't put a smile on my face.    



#7 Wilksy II

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:10 PM

I'm imagining a Davy crocket style number with a fine white tipped brush hanging down the back!

#8 TIGHTCHOKE

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:19 PM

Like this?

 

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#9 OJW

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:49 AM

We need a picture! 



#10 old'un

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 01:04 PM

Like this?

 

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Looks like a road kill



#11 JDog

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 02:20 PM

By special request - a picture. Note, I am not brave enough to wear one with a face, teeth and a tail.

 

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#12 kaunda

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:31 PM

Funny coloured fox.



#13 marsh man

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 06:55 PM

Look the dogs ******** to me Mr JDog , ideal for those old Easterly winds , is it , or was it a dog or vixen ?  :yes:

#14 Wilksy II

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 07:01 PM

Nice comrade!

#15 silver pigeon69

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 08:44 PM

Thats one old wall behind you!    1890's?



#16 JDog

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:58 PM

Thats one old wall behind you!    1890's?


Possibly 1872 like the oldest part of the house.

#17 Velocette

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 03:24 PM

For those of you who do not know the climate of the east coast it can be chilly even when the wind is the prevailing wind from the south west. 

 

Today it was cold and blustery with winds averaging 25 mph so when I decided to find a flight line my normal cap was forsaken for a fox fur hat. This proved to be good and bad. Good in that I kept my head warm and bad in that the bits of fur at the front showed every time I mounted the gun put me off my stride. 

 

That was my excuse anyway for an abysmal performance with the gun. I picked ten birds on the line, all full of wheat. It should have been more.

 

This evening I shot six at roost all of which had empty crops.

 

Round here "Put some fur round it " is the traditional retort to one who needs an aid to improve their aim !   Its a thought.



#18 Blackpowder

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:52 PM

Funny coloured fox.

Russian perhaps?

 

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