Monday, December 04, 2006

I'm Back in Town

While Kal and RW were glued to the Bears/Patriots contest, I was discovering...
Murphy's Rule Of Deer Hunting #197:
"In that rare instance when mindful scouting, and careful planning, actually does result in a 10 O'Clock shooting position, the targeted buck, upon perforation of his upper ventricle, will immediately run through two barbed wire fences, across a steeply banked creek, over more barbed wire, and collapse half-way up a heavily wooded slope, where the only path of retrieval is through a nearly knee-deep mud bog. All in about 6 seconds."

I had a great week.
Too bad it had to end.

But I did get an invite to a wild pig hunt in south Georgia sometime in Feburary.
I may need a bigger freezer.
Will keep you posted.

8 comments:

kingdavid said...

Welcome back. Glad to hear you had a great trip. I'd think about the pig hunt. In all the fantasy books I've read, whenever the king's party goes out on a pig hunt, someone is killed or severely injured; usually the king or the young prince. I don't want to be reading in FoxNews about killer Georgia pigs taking out some guy named Gino. (of course they just had swords and lances in the books; but still, those pigs are nasty)

Gino said...

never hunted pigs before david, but from what i hear, yes, they are mean and nasty beasts.

Mercy Now said...

Welcome back! Wow, I knew they move fast but not that fast. I guess if I wuz running for my life I'd do the same & go thru barbed wire except much more slower.

Gino said...

mercy:
ever heard the expression 'runs like a deer'?

the explosive action is more reflex than actually running in fear. like i said, he had a big whole in his heart. it was as dead-on a shot as i have ever made.

if you miss the shot, they lower their head, keep low,tail between legs, and run the way they came.
generally, anyway.

Kal Jones said...

Wild Pig hunt, eh?

There's a really nasty joke about nights out at Punters Pub in college, but I'm far too much a gentleman to make it...

Gino's future son-in-law said...

reflex my ass! 7mm Mag at 50 yards...no slogging or tracking at all

Gino said...

let me guess...
you likely blasted out the shoulder.
am i right?

7mm?
my god,boy....

gino's future son-in-law said...

Nope after skinning I found that I blew a fist sized hole in him and that was the entrance wound. The bullet exploded, sheer hydrostatic shock killed him.