Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm about to be gone

No not for good...

But for 9 days at least. Hunting. A lot of it. 

This is the time of the year that I love the most. The cold. The quiet. The rifle. The reward. 

Funny, how being in that reticle makes the rest of the world go away isn't it? 

2 days from now, this:

Will be this again, and all will be right in the world of Stackz :

I am chasing this guy :

He's the big dog on the block. I never saw him once last year, but I know he's there. He's a nocturnal kind of dude. The big ones are pretty smart. They don't show themselves until after dark, on infrared game cams. I patiently await our meeting, for it will be his last with me. 

I didn't get him last year, but judging by the markings on his face and around his eyes, I got one of his offspring :

I will have my spotter with me again this year. She's gotten pretty good at ranging and being my extra set of eyeballs, but she's not ready to take a shot yet with a big bore rifle. It's all good. She's still learning the craft just like we did starting out with small rifles and working our way up. When she's ready, she'll let me know :

Which of you swinging dicks and ladies will be out and about on the chase for freezer filler this coming up week?

Send me some pictures at the email listed top left of the page with your stories and kills and I'll post them up here.

I have been thinking about maybe having The Bearded Backyarder's First Annual Online Big Buck Classic Contest. I'd need to know how many of you are interested in order to make it official and arrange a prize for the winning contestants. 

What say you guys and gals? Any feedback is appreciated.


stevierayv said...

Good luck bro!

Paul, Dammit! said...

Ditto. Not going this year (working), but maybe going to get a gator when I go home.

North Texan said...

Clear sights and crisp triggers.

Anonymous said...

No love this year for me :^(. Had a heart valve replacement two weeks ago and won't be able to lift my rifle nor climb a blind ladder until very late December. By then, most deer are spooked big time and so, my deer year is pretty much a bust! Its okay, I'm sorta old and have lots of great memories of deer camp and hope that next year, much better times.

You and little Miss have a great time!

Stackz O Magz said...

You can kill what, 3 or 4 deer a day in Bama? I bet you're covered up out there.

Stackz O Magz said...

I've got gator all around me down here in the gumbo mud and Cypress knees. I like fried gator tail, but it's got to be done right. Did you draw a tag for your gator hunt or is it different over there in the Gunshine State?

Stackz O Magz said...

Never had one walk away yet!

Critter said...

As a matter of fact, I'm in the blind right now. :)