Thanks for the new category and I hope we have a lot of member contribution.
I have to say Tommy's post will be hard for anyone to top. Kudos to Tommy for his contribution. If anyone went hunting today then hopefully you will share the good, the bad, and the ugly or in some cases the stinky.
On a bear hunt once, got up the next morning to a doe in camp. Pointed my Ruger Blackhawk 357 at her and she just looked at me like "you know I am out of season" and went back to eating grass. Stayed in camp about 20 minutes while I made breakfast. Then just wandered off.
For one or two seasons (been so long ago, can't remember now) we made some extra money **** hunting / trapping. We got about $25 per pelt.
Good money back at that time.
One night we weren't seeing very many ***** but we were seeing lots of possums.
My hunting partner had the bright idea that we could probably get about half as much for possum pelts. Really? Yeah, hadn't you ever seen a possum coat.
Unfortunately I knew a young lady that had one so.....
Sounds good, $10~$15 per. Lets do it.
We got a Bunch of them..... My knife stunk for weeks afterwards.
And what did we get for messing with all them slimy critters?
FIFTY CENTS per pelt!!!
All of our buddys got a laugh out of it and my knife finally got over it.
To this day, every time I see a possum it reminds me of 50 cent pelts.
At the time I posted my great adventure I was really kind of embarrassed however I figured someone would find some humor in it.
I guess as time passes, old wounds will heal. But the embarrassment was a whole lot worse at the time it happened and the aftermath I have had to live with and it's been many, many years ago. Funny how when something happens, your friends always seem to have memory that just won't die. I still get guys who remind me once in a while about it and I have to laugh with them.
Sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves along with others. It is better if we can admit we had a funny moment that didn't seem funny at the time. If it had happened to someone else most likely we would have split a gut laughing also.
Well I have never experienced a dove season this quiet. I didn't hear a single shotgun fired all day Friday or Saturday or even this morning. This is strange to say the least. Last few years the week prior to dove season the line at the Wally World sports dept. for getting licenses and ammo was stacked up. I am guessing it wasn't this year.
I am going to drive around checking for nearby property newly posted for no hunting.
Yep we live in a litigation society these days. Last person target shooting at my place had to sign a document of his accepting full liability for any personal injury of any kind he might have occur while on my property. I don't know if it would hold any legality but from what I have heard if a person signs a document then they are held to it.
Something sure has happened though for hunting around here to have been halted.
^^ Iowa is like that too. You go to the farm store and get a sign that says "This is a Domestic Livestock Facility. Animals can be dangerous. Enter at your own risk." Then it lists the legal code. It's a shame that people are dumbed down so far that they can't realize 1000 pound animals could hurt them...
Dove season here so far has been almost a cease fire it seems. The month is almost gone and I have only heard maybe a dozen shots fired.
Any of you hunters gone dove hunting this year and what was the experience like?
Had a decent squirrel season so far but I've had better,have only gotten 4 or 5. The Mrs. went with me a few times,she hadn't been out hunting since she was a kid and loved it. Deer season may be interesting since she has week bones and a sensitive shoulder. The only gun I have that's legal and I think she MIGHT be able to shoot is the T/C G2 Contender 44 mag. rifle,if it's too much for her I don't know what to do. We need to get her her own guns by next year somehow.