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Ilse's first squirrel hunt

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:22 pm
by Vonz90
She has gone with me a number of times both squirrel and rabbit hunting, and I have even been letting her tote a firearm along, but this is the first time that I have actually given her rounds for said firearm other than in a target shooting environment. Sadly, she has not quite gotten used to getting the thing on target in a reasonable amount of time, so no squirrels were harmed in the endeavor, but still a big milestone for her (especially considering the mess she was when we got her from Russia).

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:39 pm
by First Shirt
Outstanding! Tell her it does get easier, with practice.

Congratulations on your new hunting partner!

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:31 pm
by randy
Much Coolness! Bravo Zulu

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:28 pm
by Cobar
Very cool

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:02 pm
by Steamforger
You should have seen me on my first dove hunt. The first dozen or so birds that flew by were absolutely in no danger of being harmed. The 13th was brought down grudgingly on all three shots.

By the end of the day I had it together in an acceptable fashion and nothing was getting by except for one particular and crafty dove who saw me, pulled his wings in, dropped to 1.5' AGL, and hit the afterburners.

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:06 pm
by randy
Steamforger wrote:...particular and crafty dove who saw me, pulled his wings in, dropped to 1.5' AGL, and hit the afterburners.


Lucky for you he wasn't carrying HARMs or ROCKEYEs :mrgreen:

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:52 am
by First Shirt
One of the more "memorable" discussions I had with my grandpa about hunting regulations came about when he caught me shooting doves off of a power line with a single-shot .22.

Hey, I went six-for-six before he caught me!

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:52 am
by rightisright
First Shirt wrote:One of the more "memorable" discussions I had with my grandpa about hunting regulations came about when he caught me shooting doves off of a power line with a single-shot .22.

Hey, I went six-for-six before he caught me!


Hey Ho! The same thing happened to me. But it was a .177 cal bb gun. Those doves can take a LOT of bbs before falling. And the neighbor called my dad. He was NOT happy.

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:14 am
by First Shirt
It was worse when he caught me calling in quail and shooting them on the ground with the same .22! Didn't see the rifle again for a month, and didn't sit comfortably for almost as long!

He was pretty sure that 8-year-old kids were not fit for civilized society.

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:17 pm
by Weetabix
Nice, Vonz!

My kids were killing doves in the back yard with a ELGS blow gun. I showed them how to cook them, and told them don't get caught. ;)

Re: Ilse's first squirel hunt

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:19 am
by Windy Wilson
rightisright wrote:
First Shirt wrote:One of the more "memorable" discussions I had with my grandpa about hunting regulations came about when he caught me shooting doves off of a power line with a single-shot .22.

Hey, I went six-for-six before he caught me!


Hey Ho! The same thing happened to me. But it was a .177 cal bb gun. Those doves can take a LOT of bbs before falling. And the neighbor called my dad. He was NOT happy.


Interesting. Our neighbor 50 years ago was doing that with an air gun, shooting the doves off the power lines in the alley. The woman across the alley wasn't happy about that at all. I think that's why the city forbids discharge of an air rifle within city limits now.
We all had 50 by 150 lots, so it wasn't a rural setting.

Re: Ilse's first squirrel hunt

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:31 pm
by blackeagle603
BZ!