Friday, November 28, 2008

And you thought Cabela's was cool!

After are recent foray into the fields of South Dakota we stopped at Cabela's to support our inner mall ninja. Did you know that Cabela's does not allow open carry? In a open carry legal state? It's okay. I have a big orange shirt on! Take that Cabela's.
I received all kinds of funny looks, but, that is what I was going for. The pistol is a 5 1/2 inch Ruger Vaquero in a Cross draw leather cowboy holster. It's horrible as a CCW gun but it makes an awesome field gun. Shoots to point of aim and is heavy enough to drive nails with.

Monday, November 24, 2008

South Dakota Deer Hunt part 2

It's hunting not harvesting!

I must say that other than the full moon screwing with the deer movement, it was an excellent trip.

We stayed at the Prarie Creek lodge for $35 per night per night, per person. It was clean, had a full kitchen and laundry room. The added bonus was the hot tub. It was very nice after a 800 mile drive.

The weather was warm, that made for mud. Does anybody know the good things about mud? Yeah, I don't either.

The deer were moving about all night long. It made for hard hunting. I did however get a shot at filling my second tag. I had traded the high power rifle for my very first rifle. A Thompson Center Contender in 357 Maximum. As a brief aside, I have never killed anything bigger than a rabbit with this rifle. It has a maximum effective range of 150 yards. The key word is 'Stalk'. I saw plenty of deer between 163 and 242 yards. I did see a decent 3x3 at 140 yards. I attempted to get closer, but to no avail, we always saw each other at the same time and he disappeared into the trees. As the sky was turning red with the setting sun, I spotted a doe to the West. I fiqured the range to be just over 150 yards. I was standing. I leaned my off side against a fence post and rested the crosshairs high on her back> I squeezed the trigger and the rifle bucked against my shoulder. The rifle settled back down and int the sights I saw something almost shocking. The deer was just standing there. I reloaded and she was gone. It was not to be. I spent a half an hour looking for blood when I checked the range it was 113 yards. I shot over the top. That's why they call it hunting not harvesting.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Truth, From the Mouths of Babes

While driving thru town, the car was packed full of various family members. They were entertaining themselves by reading the various signs along the way. One sign said 'Gentlemens Club'. Without skipping a beat my daughter said:
"My Daddy doesn't go to those, he goes to a shooting club."

She doesn't know how true that is......

Thursday, November 20, 2008

South Dakota Deer Part 1

It was a cold windy morning in central South Dakota. The moon was full and hung in the western sky as the orange glow from the rising sun filled the eastern sky. I sat quietly in a small tree grove. The tree grove was a small comfort as it blocked most of the wind.

Suddenly movement to the east attracted my attention. I looked and saw a stunning sight, a large whitetail buck, his antlers highlighted by the rising sun. He stopped suddenly, head up and alert. He tested the air. His superior senses told him that something was amiss.

I dared not move, there was no way for me to get my rifle up in time. He was a mere twenty yards away. Surely the pistol would be a better choice? Something spooked him and he ran.

I quickly rose to my feet, removing my gloves and raised my rifle. He had stopped and was looking backwards. I would later learn that it was 59 yards away.

The grass covered the bottom two-thirds of his body as I decided to take a neck shot. The rifle was steady as I squeezed the trigger. Another fine animal will live forever in my memory and for a moment in my belly.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A @#$%ing German Sheppard?

A German Sheppard? I mean, come on. It's about 90% accurate, but couldn't I atleast have been a hunting dog? However, I am happy that it didn't come back hound dog, I don't think that Mrs SigBoy likes it when I sniff other dogs butts....

On the bright side I just got compared to Teddy "The Man" Roosevelt, how cool is that?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Points of Wisdom

20 Ways to Maintain A Healthy Level of Insanity
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and Point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It 'In.'
5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.
6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Sexual Favors'
7. Finish All Your sentences with 'In Accordance With The Prophecy'
8 Don't use any punctuation
9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.
10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go.'
12. Sing Along At The Opera.
13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme?
14.. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds All Day.
15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.
16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.
17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won!, I Won!'
18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot, Yelling'Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!'
19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go'
20. And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity.. ......Copy this and send it someone......
One not included that I personally do:
1.Look at the wife in the store and yell, "Woman, your gonna find the stairs tonight!"
Just remeber to avoid doing it in front of little old ladies. They get violent.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tragic Accident

There has been a horrible tragedy in the SigBoy household.
Last week at work I broke my trigger finger.
I would like to thank you all for your support during these difficult times.

p.s. Tomorrow I shoot left handed.
p.p.s. Look closely at Halloween pictures for proof.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Firepower

So I was asked this last Halloween how much firepower I was taking trick or treating. I replied, "a blaster and a light saber." Apparently I was not believed so here is the proof.

As an aside the kids were well protected and the lightsaber did not have to come out to fight evil. I also found that this kept sigboy jr from taking his lightsaber and chasing all of the other children that were frolicking about. I had to constantly remind him to only use the force for good and to only take out his lightsaber when evil was present.

However, I was secretly hoping to find someone dressed from the 'darkside' (I wanted to use the lightsaber, not the 226 blaster).

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