It was a great day because I finally got to see that thing in the sky that is bright and gives warmth...I forgot what it's called though.
I can't quite tell if I'm hunting rabbits or "The Thing"? Either way, I took my short barreled Remington 597 along for the ride today.
I didn't care for the GI bindings so I swapped them out for this version that Faber makes. The toe stirrup is made of kydex and the nylon webbing is suburb. So far the heavy duty plastic quick release buckles have held up.
Right off the bat I can into some coyote tracks. I have some .223 rounds I need to send his way.
Crossing the marsh to get the swamp edge.
Something else had the same idea.
Today's gear load out.
The Ontario 499 PSK (aka "The bolt knife") This is my modified version of the famous USAF pilot survival knife. It's a rugged, no nonsense blade. I've been carrying it for all of my outings so far this winter, and I've been impressed by it's utility. This is an unusual version of Ontario 499 the knife. It lacks the fuller and sharpened swedge on the clip that the standard models have. The absence of the swedge grind makes for a stronger tip in my opinion. The obtuse factory grind has been re profiled into a convex grind with a scary sharp edge.
Me pretending to do what I wish I was really doing...shooting at game.
Walking through some tag alder jungle goodness. But where are all the rabbits? Probably laughing at me, unseen from 20 feet away.
I seen one grouse, a hairy wood pecker, nuthatches, chickadees, and one red tree rat. For racks I seen grouse, fox, coyote, snowshoe hare, and squirrel. All in all it was a slow day devoid of almost all game. But that's okay because I enjoyed the time out and the fresh air did me good. I still can't believe I haven't shot a rabbit yet this year and thought for sure I'd get at least one today, but My time is coming. That's why they call it hunting and not shooting!
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