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  • Punt guns.

    It's a wonder there was anything left to eat.

    https://www.wideopenspaces.com/duck-...past-punt-gun/

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    Amazing firepower 99, living on the north part of the eastern shore of Maryland , I have seen many of these guns . I have never saw one shot though, now I see why they were so devastating . I have read reports of killing 100 ducks or geese with one shot. Much of the work was done at night for stealth reasons . The common practice of paddling a punt ( small canoe like boat ) with a lantern on to relax the waterfowl into a false sun rise. True flock shooting on the water. Good stuff 99

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      Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
      It's a wonder there was anything left to eat.

      https://www.wideopenspaces.com/duck-...past-punt-gun/
      Not really. There were a lot more nesting habitat at the time so the waterfowl could replenish faster.

      Waterfowl populations may be at high numbers currently, but high numbers don't necessarily mean healthy numbers.

      https://www.news-leader.com/story/sp...ter/376946002/

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            Here is a video of a hand-held punt gun in operation.

            https://www.wideopenspaces.com/shoot...n-slow-motion/

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              Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
              It's a wonder there was anything left to eat.

              https://www.wideopenspaces.com/duck-...past-punt-gun/
              Good post 99,a lot of shot had to be pulled out of them ducks.

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                I'd love to see some photos of what birds hit by it looked like. Being as they were used by market hunters to maximize the number of bird hit, seems like it would be unprofitable to shred them or leave a lot of shot it. But they might have considered that the cost of doing business. If they get 90-100 on a single shot, one or two completely shredded might just be how it worked. Dogs gotta eat too.

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