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Rat dry spell is over

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But the last crust of bread from the morning egg sandwich did him in the old wood pile went dry after a 4 rat night in late OCT and it's been rough rats caught wise and didn't come to the grain until i was long asleep .Today that changed this fat boy came for my scrapes what amounted to about 2 pieces of bacon and 1/4 of a roll with some scrammbled egg. After about 3 hours, nothing to be honest there was crows around also but they where busy with a red tail. At around 3 this afternoon after the snow has melted it was warm for the first time in 2 weeks 37deg.While having some coffee i noticed the egg and a big chunk of bread missing i thought to myself crows would have left nothing and then he was there loafing along across the woodpile and then he was gone . Knowing my pile and rats i knew this guy was comming back and it wasn't for the pork .The little scrap of bread waited 45 minutes and so did i then he popped his head out from where he went giving me his head and shoulder only i reached for the AA410 the window was left open and the oil burner was singing the whole time . He was content and i took my time after all it's a solid 63 ft shot Hahahhaaha i beaded him and slowly sqwezzed 18.1 grains of jsb lead at him the pellet enterd behind his ear and exited out his belly all he did was close his eyes dead and lay flat . So worth the wait 1strat09.jpg no blood the heat sealed the wounds 13inchrat.jpg

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Good shooting amigo!

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Good shooting at that extreme range. What was the B&C score on that'un?

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Hey great shooting Chris! That's a plump one and good length to it too. Nothing more fun than rat hunting on a summer night. That one has been bulking up at your feeder.

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hey shooter post that link to the zapper that was neat. I was after a rat once but i got tired of waiting for him to out so I poisoned it.

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Thanks one shot i love the gun at 63 ft i really should have used the 17 cal VH but i had the 410 out for some crows earlier in the day for some reason i got lucky he was even there and he was dead with either gun. It gets dark early and they pick up the scraps at night but i have an aluminum tray now and have been bringing in the food when i'am knot home or it's dark so they will show if there hungry .It's going to be cold here so they burrow, for the next 2 weeks the ponds and lakes should frezze so the ducks come up to the wetlands 2 weeks of 20 degrees should help save a sad duck season.Me and my bro are getting out tommorow on a sweet spot

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