How much can a guy lose in a season?

I turned 30 just a few weeks ago, and my mind is already circling the toilet. Whether it be a equipment from work (taser…which I eventually found after 3wks), or hunting gear I cant seem to find anything this year. I’m now ready to send a search party out for my Sitka jet stream lite (that I scored half off from a RMEF website sale). I’m gathering gear for a chukar/hun hunt that Im heading out on next week…I need that jacket.

So I guess I’m going to tell the wife to buy some of that ginkgo biloba stuff and keep looking for my all the shit that has disappeared.

I haven’t forgot where my bird spots are, thank God. Or that I’m heading to Texas in January for a one in a million public land aoudad hunt.

 

 

Small Game Fun

I’ve always wanted to take my .22lr and go out on a small game hunt. I look back at all the time I wandered the woods back in Texas and didn’t hunt squirrels. I decided to change that this year, albeit in a much different setting compared to Tejas. I also enjoy practicing with and shooting rimfire rifles. Its great fun, and helps you brush up on fundamentals.

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And then headed back to the pickup…

I ended up bagging the two I shot at (in three shots). The fist (pictured) was a single head shot at about 75yds taken from a kneeling position. My .22lr is a Savage MKII F. I cut the barrel down myself with a hacksaw (to 16.5″..its legal), flat filed it, and recrowned it with a brass screw and drill. It shoots lights with Eley ammo

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I have some stew going right now.

Some days….

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Exceptional Hun numbers were found in some of the most beautiful country I’ve hunted. No partridge were harmed in this hunt because of a couple of reasons: 1. Cover was sparse leading to them flushing wild 2. Molly found, pointed, and promptly bumped several coveys before I could get down to her. Molly’s shortcomings as a bird dog is my fault, as I didn’t work her all off season due to being stuck in a hospital for 3 months. Oh well it was a great day, and a great workout for both man and beast…..we’ll be back.