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Old 11-30-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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A warning would have been nice....

Sitting at my desk and reading the news this morning......pretty much minding my own business. Then I hear a loud gunshot......very loud..... I quickly spun my chair around to see my son standing at the back slider with the barrel his 50cal muzzle loader stuck out the back door.

First day of gun season for deer.......the harvest is hanging on my back porch right now. Tomorrow it will be in my freezer....... Heart and liver are soaking in the fridge.......my dogs are gonna love me. I'll braise them up and thicken the broth with a little corn starch for a gravy.

I did tell my son to at least warn me if he ever does that again.....

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Old 11-30-2015, 03:31 PM   #2
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But then he'd scare the deer away!
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:48 PM   #3
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But then he'd scare the deer away!
They stand along the fence line and watch us watching them.....not tame but not all that scared.

I told the kid to put the gun away for the day. He's working on his vehicle and I'm in charge of the meat dept. He needs to go to the store and get bags for the vac sealer. I don't plan on going into town til tomorrow.....I was going to today but he changed my plans for me.
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:10 PM   #4
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If that happened at my house, I might need a little defibrillation. Sorta takes the fun out of going out and building a deer stand up in the trees, packing a bologna sammie, thermos's of hot coffee, layers of clothes and the beauty of hiking through the woods.

I don't hunt but a friend often treats us to deer sausage and deer jerky when he and his boys have a successful year.
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:38 PM   #5
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OK.......hiking through the woods is a plus. I haven't done that for years. Using rolled bales of hay for a blind on a cold snowy day I do not miss at all. My oldest son still does that and gets set up well before daybreak with his tree stand.

Defib?? Nah.......I raised 5 children....... Gotta admit that my son did get my attention this morning.....
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We don't need a deer stand around here either. If I wanted to, I could shoot a few off my back deck. We see them daily. Don't think my pellet gun would get us much though.

Beagle almost got a rabbit today, they're very tame and prolific. She's on a leash at all times, and the bunnies know it. They will stretch, groom themselves, and take a nap right in front of her. Not sure what she would do if she caught one.
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Life in the country. If there was a gunshot here, I'd be hitting the deck.
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Either that or switch to PCP rifles and use the powder burner out in the field.
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Back in the late '80's, I went with an XGF to visit her relatives in West Virginia at the beginning of fall. The next door neighbor went deer hunting. He just sat down to a fresh cup of joe, then went outside while the coffee was still hot, shot an eight pointer and came back to finish his coffee. All within 10 minutes. His coffee was still piping hot and the buck was hanging in an oak tree to be cleaned.
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Back in the late '80's, I went with an XGF to visit her relatives in West Virginia at the beginning of fall. The next door neighbor went deer hunting. He just sat down to a fresh cup of joe, then went outside while the coffee was still hot, shot an eight pointer and came back to finish his coffee. All within 10 minutes. His coffee was still piping hot and the buck was hanging in an oak tree to be cleaned.
Sounds like my husband #2. He grew up in the hills of W.VA. If tey had no food for supper, he and his brother would go out and shoot something. Squirrel, coon, deer. Anything that was meat and could be skinned. So glad I met him after he became civilized.
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