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May 20, 2005, 09:28 AM
I am going on vacation to missisippi and I found a skeet range that has duck flush. Can anyone tell me what is is and explain the game to me? How many shots? Fun?

Thanks

sm
May 20, 2005, 03:51 PM
Duck Flush?

Oh that means something else from down here around the Duck Capital of the World. :D

Never heard a clay game by that name, and I've shot most all sorts. What I am thinking is a Sporting Clay set up , shooter in a boat, or blind , and one shoots a Flurry of Ducks. We used a two man team - gets a bit crowded in a 14' johboat, and careful you don't "tump".

We did Greenheads , then later Rising Teal. Oh...we had white clays "no shoot" and green ones " bonus points".

We called it "Smoke on the Water" - From the old Deep Purple Tune...Because we were burning and churning....shotguns getting hot and the water churning from spent hulls. :D

Let us know for sure, and have fun!!

johnbt
May 20, 2005, 04:35 PM
This is the first thing I found, sounds like fun. JT

http://espn.go.com/outdoors/hunting/s/g_fea_shooting_sports_Clemons.html

"ROBINSONVILLE, Miss. — The anticipation was getting to me as we waited for the first flurry. From beyond the berm and over the small pond they came, in singles and pairs and very quick rapid-fire bursts. Clay targets, flying silently like an attack of tiny orange-and-black spaceships guided by little Martians, were coming our way.

You should have heard it: "Left! Left! Got it! Right! Almost down! Good shot! I'm outta shells! Middle! Arrrggghhh! I'm out! Left! Two in the middle! On the right! Good shot!"

In just two minutes, 75 targets had been thrown from seven traps at the "Duck Flush," at The Willows shooting sports facility at Grand Casino Tunica here.

Two or three shooters, or maybe one if he's feeling froggy and confident, can take the two-minute drill for a burst of adrenaline with a couple of boxes of shells close by for fast reloading.

"The Duck Flush is one of the most popular games we have," said Bill Daniels, director of shooting sports for The Willows. "Sometimes people spend a day just shooting it with their friends. They leave with what we call a 'perma-grin,' because it doesn't go away."

johnbt
May 20, 2005, 04:50 PM
Careful though, don't hit Baby Huey...

http://home.att.net/~thft/huey.gif

sm
May 20, 2005, 06:24 PM
In just two minutes, 75 targets had been thrown from seven traps at the "Duck Flush,"

:D :D

Okay, THAT was called " Smoke on the Water" where I played. Sitting in a Jonboat, with a Lady Pardner - " burning and churning" . Then we shot from a "blind" another Flurry stage. I hope yours throws some rising Teal as well.

You are gonna have a blast!!

kudu
May 20, 2005, 07:04 PM
That is simialr to what we call a Flurry at our club, and set up on an overlay skeet/trap field. We usually do 30 birds in sixty seconds with a 2 man team.

sm
May 20, 2005, 07:15 PM
Yes...but have you ever done it in a boat...err, lets try that again...shot this from out of a Jonboat? :)

kudu
May 20, 2005, 07:54 PM
We had another game in our yearly fun shoots that we had a 12' jon boat on 2 tractor intertubes. One shooter was in the boat and 2 people were the waves at the back of the boat. Each shooter got 15 random targets from skeet and trap houses. No more than 2 targets were in the air and the shooter wasn't given another target untill his gun was loaded. That jon boat went through hurricane force winds whenever I was the shooter. :D I still managed to win more than my share of events. :D

sm
May 20, 2005, 08:20 PM
BTDT - With the 5 stand set up :p

...Still ain't figured out why I was always thrown a pair of Wabbits. [ I do know...I hate the wabbit, always dust the teal...that wabbit used to give me fits]

I also did " real well" [ read: I ran 'em ] when we set up the "Pickup Truck" dealie on the 5 Stand field....'You've shot this before - haven't you?"

Sitting on a stool- old mentor of mine, "looking away" , playing dumb and taking side bets at the same time replied...

Umm...not exactly :D