A friend of mine, Bob the Farmer, had a tree rubbing his power feed wire. He
mentioned it to Bucky, who was there to unload his septic pumping truck on
Bob's field. They have an arrangement.
Anyhow, Bucky suggested to shoot the branch down. Bob tried a shot or two,
but no success.
I arrived an hour or so later, and Bob mentioned this. I asked which gun,
and what loads. he'd used a shotgun, and #7 shot. I suggested that since
shot spreads out, he oughta use a deer slug. He went back in the house, and
got a deer slug shell, and a shotgun. And handed them to me.
I walked once or twice around, looking at the tree. Figure if I missed,
what's the backstop. (none). So, what's about 150 yards away, where the slug
will fall. I lined up a good angle, shouldered the shotgun, and squeeze
slowly. The gun went off, and the branch fell out of the sky. This was in
maybe 1992, and no, I didn't get a picture.
Bucky has died since then, and I'm not gonna give out Bob's number. Not even
sure if he remembers this.
Christopher A. Young
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