It seems that a local farmers eight year old experment has turned on him and killed a horse, mule and tore up the barn and escaped to raise havac at the neighbors place as well. The subject is a half Yak (Scottish Highlander) half Herford bull. He weighs 2 tons and sports a set of horns that span 5 feet.
Just 4 years ago a local well known and well liked young strapping farmer was killed by a Black Angus bull that was half the size of this cross breed. This being still fresh on the minds of folk here abouts makes people nervous. The owner of this rogue bull called me today and asked me if I would assist in dispatching of him before someone gets hurt. My reply was well if that is what has to be done.....when inside I'm thinking goodie goodie goodie I getsta kill something big and bad.
I tracked him a little ways this afternoon and he has wandered into a thousand acre tract of land that is pretty wooly. I have obtained permission to hunt all of it.
The best news is I just got my 458 back from Wild West Guns today and "The Kid" did a bang up job on it. I couldn't be happier with his work. He even remounted the sight and since shortening the barrel resulted in front sight being off on point of aim he cut a 3/8 dove tail in the front ramp where the millimeter dove tail was and installed the correct front sight. It looks real good and it now balances perfectly. I am installing a Timney trigger in it tonight as I have one on hand and it will suffice for now.
Tomorrow morning its off to the range to sight in the 2.5 power scope and then I'm going in the bush. People usually have to pay for hunts like this.
Wish me luck!