Friday, 30 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
We like to get after it far from the beaten track whenever possible, though we’re not immune to a little luxury now and then, more than likely in the form of a good cigar and a flask of bourbon on the tailgate. Now temper this brew with a generous dose of dry irreverence and appreciation for the absurdity of our pursuit – an ingrained, hardwired obsession that truly haunts us, no less than our dogs, for half the year while we wait for opening day. You won’t find any “how-to” articles here, though you may find the occasional example of “how-not-to.” Besides, there are plenty of other places for that sort of information – some of it even useful, in our experience. We’re here to celebrate the “whys” and delve deep into the soul of this thing. So throw your gear and your dog in the back and let’s go. We’ll try to be back by dinner time…
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Wow! A hundred of you have been gracious enough to use the google follower function to keep up to speed with my journey. Thanks for your support. I'm stoked.
PS as usual when there's a cartoon involved The Terrierman got there first.
Monday, 19 April 2010
As I started telling you in the last post I met up with another blogger last weekend: Bambi Basher is a massive military history and firearms buff who I'll be taking my deer management cert. with. He's recently become the latest delighted owner of a rifle made by Rigby of (first Dublin and then) London. I think of myself as the kind of bushwacker who likes his tools to be tools, but made in the 20s or 30s this one is pre Carbon and Fiberglas, so it's stocked in Walnut, and I was surprised how taken with it I was. Svelte in the hand, and older than both of us put together it's obviously been cared for, but bears the marks, scratches, and dings of many adventures. It's chambered in .275 Rigby (7x57mm Mauser) which many of the internets gun nuts seem to regard as a wonder hunting round having a slight edge over the more common .270. Here's a video from last weekend - much more to tell you about my weekend with the him but that'll have to wait.
Sunday, 18 April 2010