Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's What's For Dinner...

The British blokes (I'm looking at you Suburban Bushwacker and Rabbit Stew ...) aren't the only ones who can break out a little air power.

You know what's magical? Rediscovering a simple, unadorned and largely forgotten joy that you thought you'd left behind years ago...


  1. Squirrels are delicious and fun to I'm with you on this all the way.

  2. Air rifles got me back into hunting 3 years ago. I grew bored with punching paper, and decided to see what it would be like to try hitting moving targets. Turned out to be a lot more fun than I remembered.

    Probably my favorite thing about using an break-barrel pellet gun is how quiet they are compared to anything short of a suppressed rimfire. It's not unusual in the instances where I miss for the squirrel to look around and then just go right back to munching acorns :-)

  3. you should come hunting with our hawks its even more fun catching squirrels

  4. Nice brace of Greys!

    One of these days I will get me a .20 cal and see what I can do with it!

    Best Regards,
    Albert A Rasch
    The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles: High Fence Hunting; Is the Public the Problem?

  5. I just realized that you used open sights to take those squirrels. That's hard core!

  6. Hey Chad thanks for the mention,
    I'm in the process of selling off some of my swag to buy a very special new air rifle (not as special as the one i featured, but still very cool). BTW I'm really liking that knife. Dozier?


  7. I hunt my Eastern greys with a .177, but I know Albert is into big-bores, so I'll let that go.

    I love squirrels. You keeping those hides? Because I can tie flies with those, too (if you haven't already sent along the feathers)!

  8. Bobby, I actually have a scope for it but rarely use it, but on .22s I'm pretty much all scope all the time.

    SBW, that's actually a Charles May swamp oak scandi in D2. Sweet, sweet bushcraft blade that I'm going to try to re-handle in mosaic pins and some nice tigerstripe maple. The scales are a little thin for my taste and I'm not a big fan of linen micarta.

    Josh, I forgot to tell you I might hold off on sending those feathers for another week or two. I've seen a few more woodies around (unfortunately not while hunting) so I might be able to send you a few more if I get another. They're generally gone by the time we get our first really cold blast.

  9. Many fine memories of whacking squirrels in the hardwoods of Missouri as a young boy. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  10. No problem, I'm not going anywhere.

  11. Dang it, now I really want an air rifle...