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Welcome, 2016!

I’m so old a new year is becoming tedious but I have plenty of reasons to embrace 2016. I’m not so old I can’t have ambitions and achieve them in a new year. Last year, TLW and I got a … 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 Six

This day, I dressed more lightly for walking. The forecast was for gusty winds but it was almost calm. I just walked a bit when I became cool. It worked. I was very comfortable. The worst event of the day … 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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The Hunt 2015 – Day Two

I love hunting. It’s a great excuse to get away from The Little Woman and the grandkids and just be me. I went out a second day of muzzle-loading season and had another great adventure. The first action was the … Continue reading

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