Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Oh and did I mention the Roe Rut has started!
Sunday, 27 July 2008
At least the weather was good, too damn good for an outdoor event, I didnt spend much, exchanged some boots at Trekkers, (very good bunch in thier). Met Dr Stealth and picked up some powder at Norman Clarke Gunsmiths followed by a 5 minute tease over my next custom rifle. "Anything can be made for a price!" Not a bad quote that!
At least the day before we got down to the beach at Normans Bay and let the dogs have a swim, all good for the ones recovering from injuries;
This saturday morning was spent phoning round the syndicate for next seasons shoot, organising a work day and squeezing money out of people. I am hoping tpo order the birds tomorrow for a late August delivery. That will give us a couple of weeks to hang the wire for the new pen and deliver the water!
Yesterday afternoon saw us in the wood with some friends doing an introduction to clay shooting along with a little rifle work afterwards.
Coaching an old friends Girlfriend or Wife can be interesting, at least this time she didnt wear a plunging neckline allowing hot empty brass to land where I'm not allowed to stick my mitts.
Still the tea lady had a good go and cross eyed rifle shooting is to be marvelled at;
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
I have though been fruitful a juvenile seagull with the Tea Lady's truck this morning and I have also just returned from shooting a Feral Pigeon in a local warehouse.
I dont normally bother but it was a favour as they couldnt go home as walter the pigeon kept setting the alarms off. Needless to say one round one kill!
Despite it being too nice to work I did finish mounting the birthday buck and also Damians first!
I may even post a pic in the morning!
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
Next out was the 6.5 swede in my CZ 550. It needed a check and surprisingly wasnt too far out.
A quick rezero and a blast with a flyer again and also 3 rounds using the set trigger just to remind me why I dont!
Nothing spectacular apart from the shot and it was of course his first!
And the DVD player died!
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
That leaves that wood down to one buck for at least two does, time to leave that wood alone for a while!
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Sorting out clients records for databases that will probably be binned but who cares as long as they pay?
Monday, 14 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
I will probably do a last minute thing an order them in for august, maybe late in the month as we wont be shooting until mid to late October at the earliest.
A quick check on the weather forecast shows that Thursday evening should be good for stalking so I'll try and get around 2 woods if possible. The damage caused by that buck was a lot for one deer, I'm sure there are more there!
The tea lady is moaning about the Autumn Game Fair at the South of England showground as they are being awkward about allowing us a stand there!
Still Friday pm will see us setting up at BASC Michelham Priory Game and Country Fair. We will be in the dog field where all the dog handling events are taking place instead of the main arena like last year!
There you go a post packed with links, one more before we go;
Congrats to any Gunners as today is the anniversary of the first VC won by the Royal Regiment
Also greetings to his namesake!
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Friday, 4 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Maybe its a hint about some gardening? Who knows and who cares?
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
We took a wander further around the edge of the new plantation as the wind was not helping us blowing across our backs. I took us through as much dead ground and cover as possible, my old platoon sgt would have been proud of me!
A painstaking approach of about 2 metres a minute through beds of dried leaves ensure a silent and scent free approach. There was the doe ahead, about 100 yards ish. as Damian was trying to confirm her sex I spied ye olde fallen log trick deeper inside the wood. It was the Buck lying down with his back to us. Only lifting his head to take the air. I put Damian onto it and let him line up. It wasnt much of a choice, a neck or texas heart shot.
I squeeked on the buttalo to get him to lift his head long enough for a shot and Damian centred his .243 Remington 700 on Bambis neck.
Bang! down his head went and his body kicked a few times the stopped.
We waited about 5 minutes for the Doe to leave and silently approached the deer pacing out along the way.
The shot was taken at around 85 yards.
A good shot and as the entry wound shows bang on for the money, a shot I would have struggled with and one I would have expected more experienced shots to have problems with.
About 50 pounds weight dressed out.