Me and a friend went for a quick hunt. Left at the crack of noon. I didnt think we would get anything but I needed to get out of the house. I brought along my ruger 10/22. I got it last year and so far the thing has been quite the small game bagger. I just use the iron sights, cci standard ammunition and it hits what I point at.
My buddy brought a 870 20 gauge. He doesnt shoot much that I can tell. Cause he blew some easy shots. I ended up getting 4 and finishing off one he clipped for a total of 5 for the day.
Now this is the first time I have hunted with this guy, well successfully anyway. Ive known
him since highschool. I dont think he hunts much. well anyway. we saw 9 grouse that day. we came home with 5. He wanted to get those other 4 in a bad way. He went bounding deeper and deeper into the woods chasing the escapees. I told him dont worry about it there will be more.
So at the end of the day he is just stewing about how those 4 got away and asked "doesnt that bother you?" I just say no. We got plenty and now we know there is still at least 4 more for next time. Besides that he told me he doesnt like the way they taste!
then I yammered on a little more about not needing to kill everything blah blah.
So the next day I cook them up for him and his wife using dsldogs zesty italian, bacon and jalepeno recipe. Well after he gets a bite of that we are back to square one. He says with a big grin on his face "now all grouse must die!" MATTGROUSE.jpg
Geez it needs to snow so I can start skiing and lose some weight!