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Author Topic: THE CLOCK IS TICKING, THE GROUSE CALENDAR IS COUNTING DOWN  (Read 5782 times)

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Re: THE CLOCK IS TICKING, THE GROUSE CALENDAR IS COUNTING DOWN
« Reply #105 on: September 10, 2018, 08:44:20 PM »
4 with the mathews  8)   5 with the ruger 10/22  :tup: :tup:   mmmm...  brown sugar bacon.  And a nice muley it was a good week over east
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Re: THE CLOCK IS TICKING, THE GROUSE CALENDAR IS COUNTING DOWN
« Reply #106 on: September 11, 2018, 07:42:43 AM »
4 with the mathews  8)   5 with the ruger 10/22  :tup: :tup:   mmmm...  brown sugar bacon.  And a nice muley it was a good week over east
Nice work. I never have got one with the bow yet. But I have lost some arrows. 😆


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Re: THE CLOCK IS TICKING, THE GROUSE CALENDAR IS COUNTING DOWN
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2018, 07:08:09 AM »
A first for me, Blue with a Glock 19.

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Re: THE CLOCK IS TICKING, THE GROUSE CALENDAR IS COUNTING DOWN
« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2018, 05:37:01 PM »


Just a question, and nobody needs to answer this, but how many out there have missed shoulda-been-easy shots on grouse over the years?  It's happened to me more times than I care to remember..(Yes, Virginia, even an old dead-eye fart like me who writes about this stuff can miss occasionally!) but it goes with the game I guess.
 
Never be too embarrassed about missing a shot. It happens to all of us on occasion.

My problem was I wanted to noggin-shoot a blue with my 10/22 for a photo. (I've head-shot grouse with rimfires before, including a Ruger All-American .22 that made for a helluva story illustration a few years ago in GUN WORLD, but you know how us writers are...we need fresh images  :chuckle: :dunno: )

I'm a fellow Wilson Ram, class of '71
Several years ago I was bowhunting out of Sequim and slowly walking a game trail when I noticed a ton of black dots in the lower branches of several conifers about 12 to 15 yards ahead. I couldn't figure out what those black dots were but I was certain conifers didn't have berries! I brought my binoculars up and focused on at least 12 or 15 grouse just sitting there! I pulled a judo head out of my quiver, nocked it and took careful aim. Now I'd been shooting a lot of target archery and stump shooting over the years and I knew exactly where that arrow was going to hit, but just as I released the arrow, the bird I was aiming at moved and I shot over his head. None of the birds moved so I nocked a broadhead and rushed the shot and missed it too! Long story short, I used all 6 arrows and had nothing to show for it ! I was completely flustered! The birds.........they continued sitting there like statues!! All I could do was laugh!

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I tried to headshot one last year with a glock 34. Missed :(

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Re: THE CLOCK IS TICKING, THE GROUSE CALENDAR IS COUNTING DOWN
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2018, 02:48:52 PM »
Went out scouting a new area this morning for deer and elk.  My buddy brought his 10/22 and I had my 22 wmr.  Found some grouse on the road and after my buddy couldn't hit one with his 10/22 I took aim with my wmr.  One shot and I learned that hornandy 30 gr vmax are a bit too much for grouse.  :chuckle: :chuckle:
Forgot to take a picture, but hit it square in the back by the wings, and it had no back left at all! Which was good as I didnt ruin any meat at all.  All in all, a good morning in a new area.  Saw some deer and brought home a bird for the grill.
Right wing shooter, I aim for the left!!!

Nowhere in your incoherent rambling did you come close to what can be considered a rational thought. Everyone is now dumber having heard it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

 

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