Category Archives: hunting

Commentary on hunting, the ancient art of survival and the sport of kings.

Pests

OK, I’ve dealt with mosquitoes in the yard but in the last two days I’ve picked up several wood ticks. I don’t yet have mature trees. These guys walked ~100 yards or so from the neighbours’ yards. They climb up … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve probably had the last snowfalls replaced by April’s showers. I’ve started hundreds of tree seeds sprouting indoors. A bunch of trees from nurseries and other perishable stock are being queued up to ship … Continue reading

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This Dog Don’t Hunt

“Fingerprints of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam have been found in a Brussels flat raided this week, Belgian prosecutors say. State broadcaster RTBF says he may have escaped during Tuesday’s police raid, in which one suspect was shot dead.” See Brussels raid: … Continue reading

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Shooting Prone – No Method For A Gentleman…

I went shooting today. Actually, I mostly did a lot of fetching and carrying and a young man tested some ammunition I’d made up and a new rifle. The weather was beautiful: just above freezing with some sun and very … Continue reading

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Grouse

Folks here have a lot to grouse about. I have actual grouse in the yard. Here are some right by my doorstep. I just opened the front door and shot them, photographically. Hunting is not allowed in my neighbourhood however, … Continue reading

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Why I Love 8mm Mausers

Chuckle. I just got banned from a forum on firearms. The resident troll was the moderator. So, I guess I’ll be writing here more often about firearms. One of the first rifles I ever bought was a Mauser 98k in … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Eight

We dressed very warmly today and went out once again. We saw nothing of interest but a poacher and lots of fresh tracks. The poacher was sitting in a truck with a rifle handy and high-beam lights illuminating “our” opening … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Seven Point Five

Well, we finally had a break in the crazy non-winter weather, a real, honest to Goodness, Colorado Low brought in a bit of snow, cold temperatures and wind. As unpleasant as that is for hunters, it’s also unpleasant for deer … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Seven

Well, this is a new record, seven days of hunting deer without any good chance. I think the deer have won. It’s not fair… They’ve had the slowest start to winter ever. No snow. Not even cold. They’re just lying … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Five

Today, I did half a day at a new location. It was relatively beautiful, pristine and free from hooligans… We hiked around a bit and saw some signs of bucks cruising the pine forest. We sat down to guard a … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Four Point Five

Well, this was supposed to be a warmer day but I was chilled to the bone even with an extra layer of pants. I waited, I walked and I waited some more. I saw some beautiful trees: pines, poplars, birches, … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day Three Point Five

OK. I did another half-day of hunting with the muzzleloader and had no fun at all so I didn’t feel much like writing about it. Then followed days of rain and wind… So, today was the first day of “general” … Continue reading

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