A Bird In the Air Is Worth One In The Hand

At least according to this hunter in the Ukraine. He shoots a duck and he catches it without hardly moving. Pretty lucky shot.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


  • Anonymoose

    Wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it. There’s gotta be a wire there somewhere…

  • Phil Hsueh

    In Russia, no need for dog to retrieve duck, duck retrieve itself.

    • Phillip Cooper

      No no.. “In Soviet Russia, Duck retrieve you!”

      • CS

        In Russia, your goose is cooked.

  • Ken

    Usually a good way to get your hand stabbed by broken bones.

    • Lee Enfield

      That only happened once in the 50 or so times that I catch them like this.

  • Joseph Goins

    Holy schnikes, Batman.

  • derfelcadarn

    I had an experience like this years , I was hunting waterfowl along the eastern seaboard and shot a gadwall that landed in my lap in the boat. I definitely was not sharp enough to catch it. I had thought that was amazing this is incredible. Indeed once in a lifetime

  • John

    I’ve heard of catching your dinner but this is ridiculous.

  • SP mclaughlin

    Baikal might be up to something with duck guns…

  • Twilight sparkle

    That happens all of the time with doves, I haven’t done it but I had one hit the chair I was sitting in

    • Nicholas C

      I recall a guy shooting doves and it came in like this bird. But he turned and opened his vest back pouch and it went right in.

      • Blake


  • Bob

    I like the way he looks back a couple of times, like he is not sure that it happened the way it looked like it did.

  • Bierstadt54

    Shoot it and it comes down on you? Sure, it happens. Have the presence of mind to actually catch it? Epic.