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#1 glenway

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:40 PM

Excited!  One word says it all.

 

Was granted permission to small-game hunt at a 200-acre parcel that turned out to be a hidden paradise.  A large cabin - all constructed with lumber milled from the site - a custom sauna, and a spring-fed pond full of healthy, HUGE brown trout.  Water never freezes but stays at 55 degrees.  Trout prosper and grow there. Lots of hilly - some rather steep - terrain.  All less than 10 minutes from home.

 

Ah, but I'm in it for squirrels.  Broke out three .22 rimfire rifles for the occasion that begins state-wide 9/15 (Sunday).  My favorite, a Golden Original 39 A Marlin lever topped with a Leupold fixed 4 power rimfire scope. 

 

Another beaut is a 50s vintage Mossberg semi-auto with a beautiful walnut stock redone by me and yes, another Leupold atop.

 

And, a more utilitarian Ruger 10/22 stainless with Nikon glass.

 

Here's the best part:  They are all dialed in the center X at 50 yards with the same ammo, Lapua Center X.  Unbeatable consistency and accuracy and that's all I have to say about that part.  The only reason any fool would spend over $10 for a 50-round box of .22 ammo.  It's that good.

 

Bullwinkle doesn't have a clue what he's about to fall into.  I made sure to ask permission for him just to make sure I don't break any rules.

 

Guess where I'll be Sunday before dawn.

 

 



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:26 PM

UUMMM.....picking up Bullwinkle ?

Nice score on that ground. The landowner made a wise choice letting a responsible hunter in


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#3 catcapper

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:53 PM

Glad ya got a good hunt area close to home Glen--- cant hardly wait for the pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:58 PM

Sounds like a great piece

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:22 PM

Geez, liking winning the lottery.



#6 glenway

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:45 AM

I've known the ol' boy for over 20 years.  He's a big tractor collector, mostly really old and big stuff and owns a tractor repair and sales shop locally.  Actually, I've known the family from years of doing business there - lots of business.

 

Dropped off some garlic there yesterday and his mother was getting ready to prepare a big lunch for the crew and said she knows what to do with that stuff.  If you ever saw her boys, you'd know what she means.  They are all big men and she made them that way.  Been in the back room of the shop and had lunch with them before.  They don't fool around.

 

Today, Bullwinkle's heading to my place to sight in a rifle and I'm sure he'll be back Sunday morning for our first hunt at the new place. 

 

I would have taken some pics yesterday, because I sure had my eyes full.  Didn't think it would be right at the time, however, as I was being escorted about.  You'd never know the place was there unless you were flying over.  

 

I recall entering their shop many years ago and one of the two brothers/owners said, "Are you the same Glen Wunderlich that writes for the newspaper?"  We've been friends since.

 

Can't wait.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:51 PM

No worries on the pics, I'm sure we'll get plenty when the time is right. Looking forward to it.

Good luck on your hunt !


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Never kick a dead coyote, especially one that ain't dead when your gun is still in the kitchen. Just ask your favorite Yooper what will happen. But if its a bobcat in a 330 coni and you think he's dead,,,,,Think again.. And we know you were wearing less than your PJ's on the last one you shot !

                                                       

                                                         

20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please God, don't take Kevin Bacon !

 

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#8 glenway

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:49 PM

Thanks, YD.  I was thinking of mounting my movie camera to my scope.  A bit awkward, but I sit most of the time anyway, so it wouldn't be a big deal.  That scoped Marlin is the same as carrying around a big game rig.  Maybe more than most of them with the bull barrel and small bore.  But, I can take the camera off, if I choose.  Worked great in the past.

 

Just when a person doesn't do it, he wishes he had.

 

One way or the other, I'll get some photos.

 

Bullwinkle canceled today, so we'll get him dialed in tomorrow and I'll take him over there.  That way we'll have an idea where to start in the dark Sunday morning.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 03:29 PM

It real special to get new places like that.






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