The best migratory birds for hunting in S.Florida are back. Snipes scouting this morning , revealed about 30 or so birds this morning. This is one of the best hunting bird ( next to doves) and more common, than quails. If you don't mind getting slightly muddy and wet then this is the bird for you. The tools you will need are #6 shot, 12ga or 20ga ( bigger is better ) and either tall mud boots or hip waders. You will need alot of energy dragging your rear-end thru the wet marsh, shooting at every angle possible. This bird is a real challenge to hunt. BUT is active thru out the day. Some of the best areas are in the semi-wet marsh, where hogs laid down and rutt'd around in. These smal over turned dirt/mud attracts bugs which the Snipes eats off. You walk these areas with SG mounted and slowly approach them in hopes of spotting the snipes or just being surprise when they shriek and take off the ground. You only have about 2secs to get a shot off before their out of range. One common joke around these parts, " If a snipe has a options A, B or C to escape... He always takes option D". AS he his unpredictable. ;f They cook up pretty much the same as doves but don't tastes as good. I made a mistake last year and didn't realize that snipes feathers, sales pretty good on ebay or fly ties.