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gw-smith
12-18-2002, 01:06 PM
Here's a picture of the brant with the red tarsus band that I shot last week in Chincoteague, Virginia.

gw-smith
12-18-2002, 01:07 PM
And here's a picture of a few limits of brant taken off the coast of Hatteras Island on Saturday.

Pete S
12-18-2002, 01:57 PM
Nice shooting gw.
Pete S

RIPFOWL
12-18-2002, 02:07 PM
One of these days!

Sinkbox
12-18-2002, 02:31 PM
Alright GW...a little "salt water action."

Sinkbox <><

kygoose
12-18-2002, 05:36 PM
Good job GW, I never seen a brant band.

featheredfriend
12-19-2002, 08:44 AM
Wish we had Brant up here......... :CY: :bh:
Sweet pics!

DrBob
12-20-2002, 05:36 PM
MMMMMMmmmmmm somebody's gonna be eatin' good for christmas!!!!!

Bwahahahahahahaha!

In case you guys don't know, you can use your goose calls and make a BRRRRRRRRR sound in them by chattering the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth and make a PERFECT brant sound. the stupid bastards almost always hook and come in. i just use canada floaters and they finish well, too well.


Awful table fare though! :tu:

gw-smith
12-21-2002, 05:40 AM
You're right about the brant I shot up in Virginia - they had a foul odor to them and tasted terrible. The brant from North Carolina are good though - actually most of the locals consider them a delicacy. If think it has something to do with what they are feeding on - in Virginia they are eating mostly sea lettuce (cabbage) and in North Carolina they eat eelgrass. I do know there was a big difference in the birds - my dog wouldn't even eat the brant from Chincoteague.

DrBob
12-21-2002, 07:38 PM
Maybe the guys in north carolina were drinking ripple!!!!!!!!

no offense to anybody (but i joke on anyone who tells me they eat brant!!!!!):rof: :rf:

Brant jerky.....

here's the deal....

first chew - ah the salt....
second chew - ahhhhh the teriyaki
third chew - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! the brant!:tu:

GOOSEHUNTING101
12-24-2002, 02:59 PM
Hello GW- Smith, what happened to you. waited for you to go kill some birds, give me a call if you still want to go. I have plenty of land to hunt on, so much I cant hunt it all in one season.

gw-smith
12-26-2002, 11:56 AM
I'm heading out to Mexico to hunt for awhile. Will try to call you when I get back Rick. I'm on call at the hospital over X-mas and can't get out but should have time in January to hunt.

DrBob
12-26-2002, 02:45 PM
I know of a guy who shot one when out with a friend of mine a few weeks ago around CT that actually had a radio transmitter attached to its foot along with an ankle bracelet. The radio transmitter evidently was dead but the bird was tracked with it for quite a long time. pretty cool i thought.

GOOSEHUNTING101
12-26-2002, 06:10 PM
That will be fine with me gw- smith. I have a good friend that has a guide service in zecatecas mex, they have 42,000 acre hunting ranch. Call me we will kill some geese.

Hillbilly Honker
01-04-2003, 09:11 AM
Congrats and great pictures;

HH