I went hunting again on Sunday. Did I mention that hunting is now allowed in Virginia on Sundays?
It was a beautiful day to watch the sunrise. The temps were warm and in the 40s at dawn. With my new clothes I was nice and warm. I hunt in a county that allows the season to go through March 27 this year. They forgot to update my favorite map.
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. ― Stephen King
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken
liberty...means freedom to choose foolishly as well as wisely...If this is not true, the word ‘freedom’ has no meaning. – Ben Moreell
Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty. – Dr. Walter Williams Giving a politician access to your wallet is like giving a dog access to your refrigerator. – Tim Barber
I went to the Nations Gun Show today. I didn't buy anything but saw something for the first time. The DP-12, a double barreled pump action shotgun. It looks like a lot of fun, but for $1500 there are several other shotguns I'd buy first.
Specifications and Features: * 12 Gauge * Fires 2 3/4 or 3" shells * Two 18 7/8" barrels * 29.5" overall length * Unloaded weight is 9 pounds 12 ounces * 16 Round capacity, 14 rounds in the magazines and two rounds in the chamber * Two shots with each pump * Single trigger * Machined from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum * Thermal coated receiver * Inline feeding * Ambidextrous safety * Ambidextrous pump slide release * Two Picatinny rails for accessories; seven slot rail on the bottom by the foregrip and a 13.75" 34 slot rail on top * Co-Molded non-slip rubber grip * Slots to attach MOE rails * Shell indicator window * Shock absorbing spring loaded recoil mechanism * Synthetic stock * Rubber recoil pad with dual spring loaded recoil * Both barrels include spreader choke tubes with Tru-Choke thread pattern * Choke tube wrench * Heavy duty lock * Instruction booklet and warranty card * Composite foregrip * Front sling attachment * Sling swivel attachment on stock * Erogonomically designed to balance the weight of a loaded gun for quick and efficient handling with minimal recoil
My brothers widow has cancer. It had been in remission for several years. Every six months I take her in for review of her scans just in case. Usually she is in and out and we are high fiving and going out to lunch.
Not this time.
Her cancer is back and aggressive, in three places. I got her sorted out with appointments for a PET scan and a surgeon, drove her home and settled with her daughter to care for her.
Be advised: I have little tolerance today for whiners, trigger warnings, offended pussies, or stupid hippies that don't realize how fucking stupid they are.
--If I could, I'd stay home today. I would be safer for the world...
Today is opening day of deer hunting season (shotgun) in Virginia.
Twelve minutes after dawn I harvested this nice little eight pointer.
By 7:30am I was washed up and drinking coffee in my sisters kitchen.
I had a knew knife and I was amazed the ease it cut through the rib-cage, sternum to collar in one slice. It was a K-Bar my wife gave me for Christmas last year. The only problem I had with the field cleaning was my rubber gloves had dried out, so I just worked with bare hands. Not too messy.
This one was big enough to have professional butchering done. That makes my wife happy. It keeps my kitchen from looking like a crime scene. I am a better hunter than a butcher. Just sayin.