Not as good, but still good and fun
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:47 PM
And just so you know, he's not afraid to touch them, he just loves using his official duck-in-the-creek removal tool, grandma's reach extender . I took them both out later this afternoon to shoot more rabbits, but only under the condition that he start using a rifle and not a shotgun. Took an hour or so, but he finally connected. Now that's what I'm talking about! Great grampa's old Marlin 25 .22lr bolt action, gotta love it.
And you have been hearing about it or a couple of days now, so I thought I would show you my beautiful little "duck walk". Where else can you shoot quail,duck and rabbit in the same place with no problems. And BB size steel shot didn't do as much damage as I thought. Frank, you should recognize a lot of this since you could see where we took most of them at from where you were at in one of the spots up here last month.
We just walked creekside and puddle-jumped the birds. It was especially great right where the water was calm by the man made dams in the run-off. Easy walking, great view, perfect weather (high 60's), and lots of ducks that get next to no pressure. What else could you ask for? Sadly my trip come to an end early tomorrow . We'll see if I take the kids riding in the morning, or I may sneak out and try for the last three I wanted today and spend a couple alone minutes looking up at the hills on both sides of the valley where my grandparent's and father's ashes are spread? Who knows? I can only wish everyone had a holiday weekend as great as we had. The pile of feathers and truck hood that was used as a late night cutting board shows you how much fun we had
I never realized until after reviewing this post how much the shadow of my Stetson shows up in the bottom of the pictures
Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:12 PM
Frank, you should recognize a lot of this since you could see where we took most of them at from where you were at in one of the spots up here last month.
Yep, sure do recognize it, & know exactly where these pics were taken, Bob... Great write up & pics as always too.
And, yes, see lots of pics with the stetson (shadow) in them. Almost can't hide from that. LOL Anyway, have a safe trip coming home Sunday. You'll be bringing home some great, life long memories.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:08 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:15 AM
Your nephew is looking like he's having the time of his life. No doubt he'll remember those times forever.
That area is one of my favorites. I've spent a lot of time on both sides of that valley, some on horseback, other times in a jeep with my brother, and some hunting it. I know that little spot well. I had a friend that worked in a now defunct gun store that frequented that area for coyote. Pretty little spot where you'd least expect it.
Life is too short to hunt with an ugly dog or gun
Maintain a balance of nature, use a beautiful gun when shooting a beautiful bird
Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:01 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:06 AM
Time waits for no one--
treasure every moment you have.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:26 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:03 PM
Pretty little spot where you'd least expect it.
That's the best part about it, last place you would ever expect to find anything. And I have called bobcat and coyote in there, along with shooting quail and now duck, plus we have scared up an occasional goose and Tule Elk from there. A little piece of Eutopia. Almost makes you forget you are in CA.
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