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I have learned over the years that snipe hunting requires different tools and methods in different parts of the country.  Locally I was taught that snipe were best caught using a crab net and that the blast of a traffic whistle would disorient them as they ran toward you.  Of course more senior hunters would be sent into the woods surrounding your clearing to drive the snipe towards you.

How is snipe hunting accomplished where you're from?


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Burlap sack, a stick, and ambush tactics.

Best done on a New Moon at least 100 yards away from any camp that has drinking parents standing around a ground fire.
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Pillow cases is what we have always used.  

And the key to a good snipe hunt is keeping very very quiet as the snipe are driven towards you.


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Make sure you have dead batteries in your flashlight.
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Yep, pillow case and a weak flashlight.  You hunker down and we'll drive the snipe to you.

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I've been on a snipe diet for the few weeks, so far I've lost 25 pounds but I feel a little weak, maybe I shoulfkeucnnnnnkdne0rhfbehd.;'
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Burlap sack, a stick, and ambush tactics.

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btw, snipe season is Nov. 14- Feb. 28 here. Bag limit 16, and daily limit of 8. Get your sacks ready!
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Burlap sack, a stick, and ambush tactics.

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btw, snipe season is Nov. 14- Feb. 28 here. Bag limit 16, and daily limit of 8. Get your sacks ready!

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Yep, a burlap bag, some gullibility and an overpowering desire to hang with the older cool kids.  We were instructed to keep a rope stretched tight between us to keep the snipe from breaking through our ranks.
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Burlap sack, a stick, and ambush tactics.

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btw, snipe season is Nov. 14- Feb. 28 here. Bag limit 16, and daily limit of 8. Get your sacks ready!

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20 ga. O/U, hip waders and a good retriever that works well in swamps.

Oh, wait! Y'all are talking about the practical joke. Never mind.
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Do they stick in a titanium pot?  Are they good with onions and peppers?
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Is this what you are looking for?

Otherwise known as the Common Snipe. Hardly worth the trouble, not much meat on those skinny bones at all.


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Is this what you are looking for?

Otherwise known as the Common Snipe. Hardly worth the trouble, not much meat on those skinny bones at all.

Not much meat on a dove, either, but they are good eating.
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A dear friend of ours tells a wonderful tale of his days as a very cocky older Boy Scout at a big Jamboree.  His scout-leader father decided that his attitude needed an adjustment, and when our friend complained about the smoke from the campfire, his father suggested that he ask a nearby group of scouts to borrow their smoke deflector.  They didn’t have one, but they sent him on to the next campsite, and he made it through the whole campground before the truth dawned on him.

And yes, he was a bit subdued after that.
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Is this what you are looking for?

Otherwise known as the Common Snipe. Hardly worth the trouble, not much meat on those skinny bones at all.

This is the bird that is responsible for the name sniper
Military marksmen would try to shoot this bird from long range to prove how good they could shoot, this later brought the name sniper to military sharp shooters.

I once was instructed to use a pillow case to catch this hard to catch critter, I was young and did not know any better, love the prank.


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A right of passage in my family, not to say I was gullible, but Dad sent me out 3 nights in a row on one family camping trip.

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I haven't done it in years. Last time I hunted all night and didn't catch any, very disappointing. Would someone please take me to try it again?

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I haven't done it in years. Last time I hunted all night and didn't catch any, very disappointing. Would someone please take me to try it again?

Absolutely.  Good snipe hounds are born in the late fall, so see if you can get a brace and we'll have the winter to train them.

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We did that and we also went out "shining"


*shining involves farm roads, beer and usually girls
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They are endangered, please don't hunt them.

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