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This must have been horrific for the parents, and it shows you that Africa still a wild place.  Terrible news.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / FB Zuckerberg a hunter???
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:41:28 AM »
This is very interesting, but it does not change how I feel about FB at all.  Check it out:


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / 7mm Weatherby Strikes Again
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:08:46 PM »
I finally scored, and got myself a big body 8 pt whitetail deer.

Yesterday I took the day off to go hunting, feeding times were going to be real good both AM & PM. Sat in the stand all morning, and all I got to see were fat squirrels, and nothing more. The afternoon came around, and I was in my stand by 4:30. Around 6 PM, I was texting with my wife, and out of nowhere there was doe standing no more than 10 yds to my right. I put the phone away, and stayed motionless for which seem an eternity. Then another doe pops up from the same area. Since it was still early, I decided to pass on the does, and wait a little longer. I told my wife I had two does, and her text was "shoot one" LOL!!! The does walked the length of the field (about 265 yds), and stayed on the far corner for almost 20 min. They both turn around, and started heading my way. I told myself that if they got to the feeder, I would shoot one.

As I'm checking the does, I noticed that one is looking in my general direction, but not quite looking at me. So, I turned my head slowly to my left, and there Mr. Buck stood less than 10 yds away. He was looking straight at the does, and not moving. Seems like an eternity had passed, and finally the buck decided to move in the directions of where the does where standing. He was walking away, and I didn't have a shot. Finally at around 85 yds the buck turned around, and stood broad side. I aligned the cross hairs and press on the trigger until the shot surprised me. As I reloaded, I noticed that the deer was standing there not moving. I'm like WTF, I couldn't have missed. As I'm about to hit him again, he takes about 10 normal steps, and then he wobbles and fell to the ground. He was down for good.

Took him to get process, and the owner of the place estimated his weight 185-190 lbs. I'm very happy, and wife is happy that we have venison in the freezer. Life is good.

For those who have not seen this.  I think it is very important that we share these moments and thanks these heroes for what they have done.  These heroes do not have endorsements by Nike, UA, et al.  Very few actually survive and receive the Medal of Honor.  Enjoy!


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Bill Ruger Jr. Passes
« on: September 19, 2018, 05:10:31 PM »
I didn't see this any where here, so I figure I share it.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / In memoriam - Jason Hairston
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:29:09 PM »
Jason Hairston founder and owner of KUIU passed away. Very sad and tragic news.


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Burris MTAC 6.5-20x50?
« on: August 13, 2018, 01:28:48 PM »
Does anyone have any experience good or bad with the Burris MTAC 6.5-20x50 scope?  Thanks!

With a heavy and sad heart that I announce to you the passing of our four legged family member Savannah.  She was a faithful companion, a family member and a great hunter.  We will miss dearly, but we know that she is running in the green fields of puppy heaven without any pain and suffering.  Cancer and severe arthritis on her hips & back took a toll on her, and the quality of life was not there any more.  I owed it to her to take care of her even if it broke my heart.  We will miss her dearly, get the birds Savannah, get the birds. 

I was looking at Maven optics, and got into their Twitter page, and came across this article about hunting decline in the US.  The article it's a little long, but worth reading.  Based on the number of tree huggers, and their quest to stop hunting, I do foresee this actually happening.  I also believe, that it is our obligation as hunters to teach our sport & values to our next generation. 



Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Excellent video
« on: April 10, 2018, 06:32:23 PM »
This is a very good and true video of the success of conservation in South Africa.  SA has more game now then they did 20+ years ago.  The PH in min 3:43 of this video was my PH when I went to SA in 2012.  Great kid, and worked his butt off to get me on some quality trophies.  The Vanguard 300 Weatherby and me did our part in getting those trophies.   ;D

Sorry guys for not including the video.  Let's try this again. Here it is:


Like the title states, Bullets. com is going out of business.  Check it out:


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / A Conservationist's Cry
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:04:26 PM »
This is a well done video, and shows you how we play a huge role in the conservation of wild life.   I do not see the antis agreeing with the facts. 


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby Logo
« on: January 28, 2018, 10:10:11 AM »
Dear Weatherby; 

I traded my truck, and my old truck had the Weatherby sticker.  Now I have a new truck, and no Weatherby sticker, do you happen to have one stashed somewhere?

Nation, if anyone has one, please let me know if you are whiling to help a brother out.  ;D  I thought I had an extra one, and I flipped my house looking for it, and can't find it.  :'(

This is the one I am looking for, and it came in white:


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / My military career
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:14:14 AM »
Good morning everyone.  It is with a heavy heart that I announce to you the end of a wonderful career in the greatest air force in the world.  Yesterday was my last official day in the in the uniform, and I will officially be retire by 14 Dec.  Throughout my career, I had the privilege and honor to serve with some of the best men and women in the world.  I also lost a couple of friends and great Americans along the way.   I would like express my most sincere thanks to all who served with me, and thanks to all who supported me during all these years.

By the time it's all over, I will have served a total of 34 years, 9 months & 28 days.  All I can say is, where did it go?  If I had to do it all over again, I would sign up without any hesitation.   

I'd like thank our wonderful Nation for opening the doors to my parents, and for giving me the privilege and honor to serve in the best military in the world.  God bless America!

I will continue to work, and I landed a straight civilian job here on base.  I will continue to be involved with military one way or another, but without the uniform.

It's a bitter sweet feeling now that I will not have to wear the uniform.  Go Air Force!!!!!

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