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Going hunt'en, how about you?

By jdclyde ·
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Well, rifle season is upon us again.

I am a little bummed out that only Thing One is going with me this year. Thing Two is going through "growing issues" and has decided he doesn't WANT to go this year. I am not about to make him, but it sure isn't going to stop me from having a good time.

Got a cabin lined up, so a warm, secure place to watch DVDs, sleep and eat is all set to go.

Will by my bud, myself, and Thing One this year.

Still no snow here in Michigan, and looking at the forecast it doesn't look promising.

Took the boy to the range over the weekend to get Grandpa's old 30-30 sighted in and get him used to handling and shooting it (in that order. safetysafetysafety.) I had to make one adjustment to it because it was shooting high, and then I was knocking out the bullseye at 50 yards. Then was the boys turn, and he was jerking the trigger, so we had to work him through that. by the end, he was getting a pattern about the size of a quarter, but about five inches to the right. I think that is the difference between me shooting right handed and him having to shoot left (he is left-eye dominate).

Heading up Friday night. Got too much going on to make opening day, between his school and my work. Not a big deal, so I took off the following monday to make it a three day weekend. Oh yeah, friday nights is fish fry and sat is prime rib at the local mom/pop restaurant.... mmmmm. Besides that, we make out own.

The next weekend? Got to be home for Thanksgiving ( The boys are stuck with their mother for thanksgiving day, and I will rescue Thing One that night so we can leave first thing Friday morning.

Looking forward to getting out in the woods, and to be able to share this with my boys is a real thrill, and something I never got to do with my own dad (cancer Aug, 1980)

We didn't get to go bow hunting this year because of my shoulder after my accident a few weeks ago. Still can't pull back a bow yet. ( which was a real pain because I have TWO new bows that I have not been able to shoot!)

Will you be hitting the woods this year? Maybe Small game? Bow? Muzzle loading?

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Darling jd.....

by gadgetgirl In reply to Going hunt'en, how about ...

You just know what was going through my mind when I read "muzzle loading" don't you.....

Pass the screen wipes.....


No hunting where I live..... shame, considering the cost of venison over here!

Have a great time - and be careful with the shoulder even with the gun.


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Loading muzzles

by jdclyde In reply to Darling jd.....

is always a good thing! ;\

Shoulder is fine because it is the LEFT shoulder that bothers me, and I shoot right handed.

So, is there hunting AT ALL, just not in your area?

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Not really....

by gadgetgirl In reply to Loading muzzles

There doesn't appear to be enough space for us humans to live on, and animals too. There are a few select places but they're mainly now considered to be an "upper class" type of thing

(unless you're well in with the local gamekeeper)

Scotland still does huntin' shootin' and fishin' but again, it's not as prolific as it used to be.

Oh, and every licence costs half a fortune.....!

Oh well. Back to throwing darts at the rubber duckie....

I knew which shoulder - but recoil affects BOTH shoulders (compensatory) just in different ways.... I'd take a heat pack, just to be on the safe side, ok?

This is all your fault. I'm sitting here thinking how long it is since I had veal and venison and grouse and peasant and phartridge..... bloomin' starvin' now!


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Who, ME? :0

by jdclyde In reply to Not really....

I haven't had any venison since last night....

got the heat backs all set to go, as well as my heating pad that I ALWAYS take with me. I like to throw it in my bed about 20 minutes before time to crash so I have a warm bed to hop into!

As for recoil, I went with a lower grain this year. For where I will be, I don't need the big boys. I also wear my vest OVER my cloths for extra protection. Grandpappies old 30.06 that he gave me kicks hard! With any luck I won't have to fire? ;\

Some nice venison tips DOES sound so good right now.... or some venison fajitas.... mmmmmmm! B-)

If I want, I could hunt about 5 miles from my house, but we head up further, about an hour and a half up. Plenty of hunting in Michigan, just a shortage of public land in lower Michigan. Still leaves over 90% available.

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by gadgetgirl In reply to Who, ME? :0

Now I'm abso-flamin'-lutely starving!

Just when I really fancy venison, I'm going home to roast gammon...

and yorkshire puds, roast potatoes, asparagus, sugar snap peas and cauli.

oh, nearly forgot - gravy too.

Hope that made you as hungry as you made me!


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My problem

by jdclyde In reply to AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! ...

is I have been thinking all day of the carrot cake ThingOne wants me to make for his Cross-Country banquet this wednesday.

I can't believe things have gotten so bad in the school district that the banquets have turned into a half pot-luck for the sides and deserts.

Anyways, got to cook the cake tonight so it has time to cool to frost for tomorrow and take in on Wed. Probably make TWO. ]:)

Note to self: need carrots and cream cheese..... and walnuts.....

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Deer season is over here

by Tig2 In reply to Going hunt'en, how about ...

Well- not exactly correct- it is over for us. He went up first and second weekend. I stayed home. Just wasn't up to climbing a tree this year.

Small game is open to the end of the year. We may get out for grouse yet again. Maybe even bunny but they are way more difficult to find.

I think that I will hang out in the truck in my blaze orange (looks good with my hair) and re-read Wicked and Son of a Witch.

Or my OS X books. Yeh, that's the right thing!

Have fun with the Thing. Maybe the other Thing will come along and spend his day in the cabin. Maybe he needs to hear that he doesn't have to go out and kill anything, just enjoy camp.

A thought.

Edit. Missed a capital.

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It isn't the kill

by jdclyde In reply to Deer season is over here

I think it is more him not wanting to be away from being able to IM his little friends, because there isn't any internet.

He has chosen to do that over many other activities over the last year, so I am to the point where I make it clear that the internet will be disconnected while I am gone because sitting in front of the computer all day long is not an option, unless your getting paid for it.

But was not going to make a fight about it right now, so he will be stuck at his female-parental-units sugardaddies loveshack instead.

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by Tig2 In reply to It isn't the kill

You and I need to have a conversation.

Email me a number.

Think I know what is happening here.

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peer mail sent

by jdclyde In reply to JD

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