Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year everyone

After sitting for the holidays, Libby and I are planning on another trip to Neb. for Pheasant hunting. Just bought the new hunting license for 2008.

Today will be spent getting ready for trips, over the next 2 months.. more posts coming...

Monday, December 17, 2007

Bald Eagle visit today

On Saturday we had a visit from a bald eagle, they have a nest not too far from us, and I have seen him flying around our pond in the fall. This time he decided to perch in a tree behind the shop.

European Pheasant hunt

Went to Kiowa Creek for a monthly event called European pheasant hunting (really shooting)

How it works: There are 12 pits (pictured below) in a circle pattern, in the center is an old grain silo without a top, shooters are positioned in the pits, and the birds are tossed out the top of the Silo, when the birds reach the top, they will fly in any direction away from the silo, past one of the pits. About 35 birds are tossed out in rapid fashion at a time, so it is a pretty busy time, shooting and reloading. This is done 6 times, each tossing of approx. 35 birds is called a flurry.
After each flurry the shooters rotate to another pit location, so everyone shoots from a different location in the circle. After each flurry retrieving dogs are used to find and collect all of the downed birds.
It is alot of fun.

view from one of the "pits"

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Not hunting this week (got snow)

The forecast was for 1-3 inches of snow, low overnight 5 deg.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Hunting on Nebraska

Sleepy Libby after hunting

The saying goes do not spoil your hunting dog