Have you ever hunted all day only to "unload" an already unloaded gun at your vehicle at the end of the day?
Have you ever hunted all day only to "unload" an already unloaded gun
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More than once I have decided to discharge my gun after several hunts and it hasn't gone off. It hasn't cost me a big buck yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time. It's a crappy feeling.
this duh moment came from a friend of mine, not once,not twice, but three times. my buddy was having a terrible time trying to kill a longbeard a couple seasons ago. me, being the guy i am, offered to lend a hand. the first outting, sun beaming down, just a little bit of a chill in the air was all it took, 5 minutes after set-up, he was out cold, almost to the snoring point. needless to say, here came the longbeard, all the while, i was throwing acorns at him to wake him from his deep-dream...no luck, he was out. he did manage to wake when the 3-1/2" alarm clock went off...he was furious, but so was i. i was there to help him, but when you refuse to wake...a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.
2nd scenario. me,the land owner and my buddy got on a hot bird...shortly after set-up...you guessed it. here come the longbeard strutt'n it up. me and the land owner was setting beside one another while my buddy was to our left about 10 yards or so...we kept anticipating the shot that never came..after a while had passed, i got up and went over to my buddy and asked why didn't he shoot the bird...he said, " what bird, ain't no bird come out here"...me and the land owner fell over laughing. he wouldn't believe me if i told him what happened but when the land owner told him...i think he listened...that was another one that i could have taken but didn't want to rub it in after the last incident.
3rd scenario...me and my buddy set up about 60 yards apart...the longbeard was hanging up for some reason before this hunt took place so i set him up at that point and i went further back to do the calling...here we go again, not one, but two longbeards came out to the dekes, strutted around then lost interest..i was furious at this point, knowing full well that my buddy was sleeping again.
he denied being asleep again...that was kinda the straw that broke the camels back for that year.
i did manage to call him in a bird opening day of the kentucky season this year..i did have him within arm's reach though....he closed the deal and was a happy man.
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