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    what is a snipe and how do you hunt it.

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    Snipe are birds with a long bill. They hang out in marshy enviroments. You hunt them like quail using a shotgun. The term 'sniper' and 'sniping' comes from hunting these birds.

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      Check out http://www.thesnipehunter.com/
      Don't get fooled by someone taking you snipe hunting without guns. They are a hard bird to hit. I have killed one in my life, forty five years ago. It was a lucky shot with a .22.
      Johnnie is correct. The word sniper came to be in the 1820's and comes from someone who could shoot a snipe at long distance. These men were chosen for their extreme marksmanship and became snipers to pick of the enemy soldiers. There is a long military history of snipers dating back to the 1600's.

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      • #4
        Getting a good meal from a snipe is akin to filling up on hummingbird tongues. They are tiny birds that inhabit the shore lines of most marshes and sloughs in the prairies. They have a distinctive call of alarm as they break into flight. They tend to fly low to the ground along shore lines and are not what I would call a sportman's game. Why?? because they are just to easy to shoot with a shotgun while in flight. If you missed you would see your pattern hitting the shoreline mud or shallow water making it pretty simple to adjust your lead. If anybody out there enjoys killing these little guys you will have to fill me in on the good points.. what next, robin hunting???

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