My first cotton tail on air rifle
Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:20 AM
Walk around the field and saw the first bunny jump right out of bushes and stop under the tree about 50~60 feet. I lay down on the ground and took the shot. Right in the head and it drop right away with both legs kicking. My first cotton tail on my air rifle.. I was happy.
Me and Tom keep walking and plan to got one each before sunset. Finally we saw another one at the corner and Tom got his first cotton tail with his Ragel .22 he just got last week. We both high five and begin to walk back to the car. on our way back around 6:50 we saw another chance to take shot and we both got one and Tom got another one before we enter the car to head home. It was fun and had some rabbit meat for the weekend.
Beautiful sunset before we heading home
Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:41 AM
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:53 PM
Don't limit yourself to morning and evening. While they are out in better numbers, they are still out all day long, I promise. I have a hard time not reaching through the screen and choking someone when I hear that they are only out at those times. 90% or better of the ones I take are in the middle of the afternoon . It's not as cool or quite as productive as the mornings and evenings, but still very productive. But i also don't have the luxury of being one of those fair weather (only) hunters, nor an opening day (only) hunter .
Also, you may want to try turning the power all the way down on your scope, if you have not already, it will allow you to see as best as it can in the darker times. It has to do with exit pupil, objective diameter, and a whole bunch of other crap I don't want to get into .
Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:56 PM
Bisley. I will learn how to adjust scope and try more when it is low light. and will spend more time duing the day to search for rabbits. I did see them jumping around in the day time but they seem more caution and spot us easy. I will need to learn how to get close to them quitely.
This is the meal for tonight with rabbits and some sanddads that I caught on Thursday. yummy !!
Maybe going out again tomorrow. ^^
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