How old are you? When I was a child, time D R A G G E D .Is it me or are the seasons seeming to merge into one? Or is it time just seems to go quicker and quicker?
It only seems like a few days ago I was hunting in the cold dark short winter days and now its nearly May already!
Anyway it's been a warm sunny day without any wind here, ideal for the hmr but nope, it had been over a week since making smoke so I went rabbit hunting with the little 45.
It was going to be one of those days when you nearly wish you had not bothered!
First off, annoying noisy walkers everywhere ! Living on a cramped island is a royal pain in the rump!
As if that wasn't bad enough my stubbornness had me bring along the last small amount of really course powder. After two shots at squirrels the third missfired on a nice buck rabbit, then the fourth rabbit! I crammed some fine powder in the nipple and shot it at a fence post at about forty yards. The 3/4oz of #5 peppered the post quite well.
Feeling disheartened i reloaded as the sun was close to setting and headed to an area with a few rabbits i spotted on my last visit.
I found a very abliging buck and made a successful 20yd shot.
There was enough light left for a another try but on reflection I thought no, I'm going home !
Maybe I can revisit tomorrow after work and have a more regular session on my preferred powder granulation of powder.
Oh yeah, the photo.
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Yeah some places are covered in them.Brit, When I lived in Lincs' I used to get some walked up Hare days.The "rule of the road" was them as shoots em carries em. One 8 or 9lb. Hare was enough for me any day, but Not seen rabbits around here for some years.. OLD DOG..
Boundary walk up days with a couple of spaniels and a party of 4 guns can be a good days sport for mixed gameBrit, When I lived in Lincs' I used to get some walked up Hare days.The "rule of the road" was them as shoots em carries em. One 8 or 9lb. Hare was enough for me any day, but Not seen rabbits around here for some years.. OLD DOG..
Yes , Not unusual to see what look like a whole Mountain side covered in Soap Stone that gets up and runs away. Feltwad,I hope they were harvested with an M/L or a Classic on that boundaries day.. OLD DOGYeach, some
Yeah some places are covered in them.
Nor to many where I am so I leave them.
When I stalked deer in Scotland regularly I use to bring a blue hare home for a gent regularly too.
They are a little smaller than the brown hare.