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I consider myself to be quite a conservationist.Always doin whatever i can to keep our beautiful state clean.I make sure that No trash is left behind when i leave the woods/water.What i want to know is how many people actually pick up their shells after a hunt?Especially after a dove or duck hunt when the shells are flying.And how many of yall feel the same way as me?
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Thats easy
ALLWAYS NO MATTER WHERE.
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shells
i know i do. its because im on other peoples property most of the time and i want to leave a good impression on them. i always try to leave it better than i found it which is what all sportsmen should do. ill even pick up my .22 shells and throw them away when i get home.
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definetly
Your right..no matter where.Gotta protect the earth and show love back,cause she sure shows love to us!good luck to all.
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trash
I usually end up with more trash than I should because I pick up stuff that other people leave behind. BTW--I love the trash trappers being sold for boats. They really hold the stuff in and easy to empty when I get back to the launch.
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clean up
I agree with you completely. I have learned to load my own shells now. So after every duck hunt i make a walk around the blind and pick up my shells and re-use the good ones for next hunt
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nice
imma have to learn how to load my own shells too.How much cheaper is it to do that and how effective?
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reloading cost
I just did a little math. reloading barnes X triple shocks in my 30/06, i am spending right at $0.90 per round. (.70 for bullets, .18 for powder, .02 for primer, and everyone is willing to part with old 30/06 casings they fire when sighting in their guns: totals $0.90) Now compare that to how much it costs to buy a box of 20 federal vital shocks ($40). you save over half the cost. Now, also take into account that i am reloading with premium ammo. It costs me at the absolute least $35 for a box of 50 bullets. If you reload something like nosler accubond or good old sierra boat tails, you can knock roughly another $0.30-.35 or so per round off of my stated cost. Now I don't have any experience reloading shotgun shells, so i can't really help with any info on reloading them. however, I would be willing to bet you would be able to see a similar savings on reloading shotgun shells. All i know is that reloading for deer hunting gives me a better quality load at a much cheaper price. If keeping our outdoors clean is not enough to make you pick up your shells, then this kind of savings should be.

As to picking up shotgun shells, i clean up after dove hunting, as we are hunting over a farmer's field. Duck hunting, i try as hard as i can to pick up all that don't sink, but that's a little harder.
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a cut above
Congradulations to those who pick up..you're a cut above the rest. I pick up also...that's just how I was raised. I am very proud of that and proud of all of our La sportsmen/women who do. Unfortunately, you just look around our woods and waters, especially waters, and you quickly notice that the vast majority do not clean up their mess. I hope by pushing the issue harder and teaching our children, we can change it. Kudos to those of you who leave it cleaner than they found it and "have a great day" as Les would say.
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trash
I hunt out of my boat and 90% or so land in my boat or the boat blind. I try to pick up all of my hulls.
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Count me in
I would say about 95% of my hunts are done on the NWR system. Better believe I am 120% fighting to keep that public land clean and enjoyable for years to come by removing not only my shells, but anything that I happen across that I can pack out that isnt part of the natural scenery.
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Plastic Water Bottles
I pick up my empty shells also whether its dove, duck,, or squirrel I'm hunting but in the last few years it is the unbelieveable amout of 16 oz. plastic water bottles I come across in the woods. I hunt public property so there is a huge influx of people on opening weekends and the trash that they leave behing is incredible. It is especially bad at the parking areas and atv trails. Lots of beer cans also.
We pick up what we can but I would need a trailor to clean up some of these areas. I wish others would catch on to packing your own trash out!
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Typical Louisiana Jerks
The jerks I hate (and u know em too) are the ones who buy 6-8 bags (or maybe only 1) and empty the bags in a ice chest and then leave the empy bags in the back of the truck to blow out on the hiway. And you know there is a trash can not more than 50 ft away.

The Louisiana Wasteland
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Hand Loads
Ive been hand loading for so long!!(50 yrs+)that is second nature for me to police the area im hunting in !That not only maintains the invirement, but saves me a lot of money !It only costs me 4 cents to reload my 22 K Hornet shells, and about 15 cents for my 45/70. So its a GOOD Habit to get into !! LOL and believe me you can get a lot better loads for your weapons at home then you can get from the factory!! Just my 2 cents Capt Bob and as far as trash go's ! my daddy aways said "carry out more then ya brought in !"
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