My husband Dan was recently invited out on a hunting excursion, something that doesn’t usually happen too frequently, this is his account of the trip.
Last Saturday I got the chance to have a day out hunting close to home. I was allowed out by a Hunter from around here and of course I grabbed that opportunity with both hands.
Even before the yacht was blown, thick sweaters were all stored away because the Sun was in full force of the party. So far, I’ve experienced this season no hunting in the typical cold autumn weather that I associate with the hunt. The late summer seems to continue. On the one hand, such weather naturally pleasant but on the other hand ensures that also for the wild much more coverage is present than normally around this time of year. And that makes the task of the floaters more. During the first drift, saw the floats a dozen pheasants in the mustard. But despite that the piece with enough floats and good dogs scoured was twice, left only a pheasant cock entice themselves on the wings.
Also in the forest, turned out to be very lush yet still cover the floats there this time in to a lot of pheasants in the direction of the guns. I got myself a nice chance, but shot unfortunately wrong. The shooters abilities of my fellow hunters turned out to be a lot better and the happy tableau began to grow.
A little later I got a beautiful place and I could get my first pheasant of the day stretching with a nice shot. I had my rifle and had just reloaded as a second pheasant came my way. Also this I could. Up there my beginners luck because a third pheasant came there.
It was also good to see that outstanding dogs in no time my two pheasants came to their owners.
I will not deny that it gives me great satisfaction to be able to shoot a pheasant but where I might still enjoy most is that every hunt day me always a piece of National Geographic Live. This time I saw for the first time just a few meters from me an OWL on pass. And as if one owl was not enough, I got to see another one later in the day.
One had warned me in advance that, despite the loose informal atmosphere within the hunt group, also an iron discipline reigns in security field and clearing. During the whole day was there repeatedly pointed out by the lead and that’s all good for me. For each drift was there a clear briefing given and both the as the fellow hunters were always ready to answer my many questions.
Sometimes I hear stories about drunk hunters, unsafe situations and arrogant jerks. There will be remember cowboy practices happen, unfortunately. But fortunately I hear from people who have long been hunting, that this unfortunate exceptions. And also in this hunt group safety. Clear rules and responsible hunters hunt once so make it pleasant. And so is also set an example to the youth.
During the penultimate drift I got my third pheasant of the day and I could also enjoy some excellent shots of my neighbors. I realize that I still have a lot of ge need to practice to be an equally good shooter but it gives me lots of satisfaction that my much more experienced hunters, seemed to respect me.
It may be coincidence, but he was very often close to me. If I were in his place, I would a newly novice Hunter who you do not know, also good. On parting he said me that I had missed and also good hit. But that I had kept everything safe and above all with a lot of respect for my fellow hunters had hunted. That makes me a lot of fun because I’m always afraid to stupid rookie mistakes. Finally, he said that if there was ever one of his partners dies, he would let me know something about the vacant place. I consider that as a compliment.
One had perhaps slightly more expected from the tableau but in the end the result was still not wrong. I remember especially that I have had a very nice day and again a lot of interesting people have been able to. Finally, I would like to send a big thank you in the direction of the person I should replace.