Its the weekend! Time for some practice. Its one thing to repeatedly shoot at the same target, but to better our skill we have set up our own range with a couple of 3D targets that we move around into tricky spots on the hill, shooting through trees on different angles.
It's amazing how much you can appreciate something so seemingly simple. This knife was given to me this week by my father. It was given to him by his father and to him by his. Four generations in this family serving a single purpose: cleaning deer. This year we were able to put it to work. I look forward to many years of using this knife before one day passing it on down the line. Deer season isn't only about hunting and conservation. It's also about tradition and heritage.
Today is a day I will never forget and a story l will tell many times. Some say did you catch anything? Well I caught a very respectable buck and a lion after dragging the buck only 50 yards.
I did my usual river crossing and straight up hill an hour. When I stepped over the ridge, I saw a doe that kept looking in front of her. I looked in front of her and saw some G2's (2nd point) coming through the brush. Wanting a better look, I dropped my pack, took 3 steps down and one left and he was staring right at me. I dropped the cross hairs to his shoulder and squeezed. He took off and I found him 70 yards dow the hill. No ground shrinkage on this guy. The rest of the story with my next post.
I’m far from a “Go Pro” but I captured my rifle opener on my head cam. I floated down stream to a sanctuary and caught about 13 deer off guard. One blew and almost all took off. The mature buck held back in a thicket and then bolted through the woods stopping in a small opening giving me clear shot to his vitals. I Fired 2 more follow up shots landing one behind and one above the shoulder. Was a great way to start my year on a blow up kayak! #whatgetsyououtdoors