As many of you will recall I built an airplane display for a company
that transports heavy cargo all over the world. My display is in Las
Vegas this week, who knows where after that.
Anyway it seems to blend in with the "Pro" commercially designed booth.
Cool that your display is now on display!
...and yes, spell checkers can do some interesting things to the written
word! I recall an embarrassing one when "Browning Citori" (a shotgun model)
LOL ... Great shotgun, if you can find it. ;)
Here's mine in action over 30 years ago:
"Swingman" wrote in message
wrote: >> ...and yes, spell checkers can do some interesting things to the written
Yup... got a 20 and a 12. Seldom use the 12 any more as I primarily upland
bird hunt... the 20 is my "magic gun." It's pretty much a "See bird, See
bird fall" thing where I don't even notice what happens in between. The way
it should be... ;~)
I have an old Remington Model 11 (Browning patent) 20 ga (which I got
when I was 11 years old); a 1950's era Browning A5, 12 ga; and the
Citori O&U (full and modified choke) 12ga, magnum chambered.
The Citori is my favorite ... like you, it has become an extension of my
arms and eyes.
That said, I don't hunt much any longer, but I did more than my share of
dove, quail, duck and goose hunting for 50 years.
I did the below twice a year, with clients, for a good ten years ...
don't think it is even possible to do this any longer:
In South America they have dove hunts... I think the standard package is two
cases of shells per day but you can buy more!
I've thinned out the inventory... down to the two Brownings, a 20 gauge S&W
Gold Elite English stock, and a 28 gauge CZ Ringneck. The Gold Elite is all
I used the past two seasons... great woodcock and grouse gun where action is
fast in tight cover. I do better with the Citori on the relatively slow
flying pheasants in more open cover but the Gold Elite carries so nicely I
carried it for them too... missed a few though. ;~)
Amusingly I used the Gold Elite at the Boy Scout sporting clays fundraiser
last fall at Orvis Sandanona... worst score I ever got, a 50, but that got
me first place in the "beginner's category" which we determined by the
median score...! LOL That gun was totally out of place amongst the 12 gauge
O/Us but I was there to have fun with the Gold Elite and I did. One of the
trappers was giving me crap about shooting from a low gun during warm up.
When my team showed up at his station during the shoot he started in again.
He didn't say a word after I hit 5/6, from a low gun at a difficult uphill,
tight, fast station where many got 0-3. That gun is made for that kind of
shooting... those big slow 12 gauge guns were handicapped there. ;~)
Sort of on topic... I'm working on a fitted case for the Gold Elite... oak
frame and exterior with a cherry interior. I made one but am not crazy about
it... it was a good learning experience though. I'm going to strip the
Brusso Quadrant Hinges and Gerstner leather handle and compartment (drawer)
pull and make another one.
Envy you the upland game shooting. The closest we have here to that
experience is Bob White quail in the Gulf Coast area. I used to load hay
bales for a neighbor farmer, all day in the hot summer sun, in exchange for
for the privilege of being able to hunt his acreage during quail season. I
grew up devouring the old "Field and Stream" mags and dreamed many a night
of pheasant and grouse hunting. :)
It is fun for sure... and it's not about the numbers it's about the
experience. Habitat has become an issue as development and maturation of the
forests has cut the number of birds. When I was a kid wild pheasants and
grouse could be found in our large yard at times. Now my parents have
turkey.... which is an outgrowth of the maturation.
Regarding habitat I've gotten involved with the Ruffed Grouse Society as
treasurer of the Mid-Hudson chapter and my son Jesse is the secretary--the
youngest officer in RGS history. We had our inaugural fund raising banquet a
few weeks ago and had 73 participants. We've had discussions with the state
department of environmental conservation and NYC watershed folks and both
have indicated they would allow us to develop habitat on their lands.
Things are looking up!
We get a chance at quail on one piece of state forest preserve land. It is
stocked a couple times per year... don't think I've ever gotten more than 3
or 4 in a season though. It is a good place for stocked pheasants and the
woodcock flights keep things interesting. Ruffed grouse are the toughest to
find.... and kept secret!
The Volga reference reminds me of a song from my youth:
Ik ben Olga van de Wolga
Ik drink wodka tot ik kapot ga
Ik eet kaviaar als een moordenaar
Omdat ik zoooveel van je hou!
I am Olga from the Volga
I drink vodka until I go kaput
I eat caviar like a murderer
Because I Looove you that much!
So sorry, you have to have had some ...
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