Category Archives: hunting

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

The Last Charge

In the 1970s, I began to do business by mail-order with a company called AmmoMart in Ontario, Canada. They supplied powder, primers, bullets, cases, reloading tools and scopes to shooters far and wide. I’m still using bullets, powder and scopes … Continue reading

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The Day Is Done

I had a strange day. I did some of the usual puttering around when a visitor arrived early in the afternoon. We went shooting, first at a rifle-range and then at a gravel pit. I checked out a Mauser 98k … Continue reading

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Absence Of Grouse

One of the privileges of growing old here is that the province exempts us old coots from getting hunting licences for grouse. We have to follow all the other rules and carry ID showing age. Today, at sunrise, I went … Continue reading

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Search For MH370 – Desperate Measures

“Phase one involves setting adrift ocean drifter buoys used in the Global Drifter Program along with models of the flaperon which have been fitted with satellite trackers. The models will be tracked to establish the rate and direction of drift … Continue reading

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On Retirement

I’m feeling a lot better about retirement these days. It’s a big transition going from travelling in remote parts of Canada to be told what to do my directors of education, principals, students, and parents to being told what to … Continue reading

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Going Batty

“The town, North Hempstead, has approved the construction of boxes that function as bat houses in several parks to attract more bats to the area. “Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour,” Judi Bosworth, the town supervisor, said. “That’s … Continue reading

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Not A Sniper

“This was a mobile shooter who had written manifestos on how to shoot and move, shoot and move, and that’s what he did” See Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed, suspect ID’dThe title of TFA quoted on the right is simply … Continue reading

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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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