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How is everybody in the Heart of Dixie!?

I sure am looking forward to the upcoming hunting, trapping, varmint shooting time of the year! Unfortunately I don't really know why... Circumstances and health issues make it probably that I won't get out much.

Heck, I haven't been to the farm in months! It's a 4 hour drive to south Jawja but I'm thinkin' I'll leave my old dog with the vet, drive down to Alma, get up early and do as much of what needs to be done as I can before it heats up or my back gives out, then drive back.

How are the rest of y'all doing?

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Everything on hold until cooler weather , Still got a lot of meat in the freezer that needs eat'in , So I got a [ itll be here when it gets here ] attitude .
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You sound a little down Tom. How ya doin'?

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How is everybody in the Heart of Dixie!?

I sure am looking forward to the upcoming hunting, trapping, varmint shooting time of the year! Unfortunately I don't really know why... Circumstances and health issues make it probably that I won't get out much.

Heck, I haven't been to the farm in months! It's a 4 hour drive to south Jawja but I'm thinkin' I'll leave my old dog with the vet, drive down to Alma, get up early and do as much of what needs to be done as I can before it heats up or my back gives out, then drive back.

How are the rest of y'all doing?
I ain't in the heart of Dixie but the smell is in the air here too. I spent Labor Day in the woods. I watched the sun come up while hunting skirls and even bagged a couple for the pot. Then I went to yonder side of the timber where there is a big pasture to the west and called for coyotes with my 243 at the ready. I had a coyote talking to my pup in distress call but he didn't show himself. However a feral cat wasn't as wise and did come sneaking into the dying rabbit call. He went to cat heaven.

I ate my lunch and then went to work on mending, upgrading and moving tree stands. About 5 PM after draggin a big wooden ladder stand a couple hundred yards I started to have some chest pains and had a little AFIB going on. I called it a day and went home ate a Nitroglycerin pill, got the usual headache and went to bed. I got up the next morning feeling perk as a ruttin buck. This hunting tomfoolery will probably be my demise one day but I'd just as soon die out in the woods or in a weed patch as anywhere!
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I'm actually doing surprisingly well for someone that has cheated death three or four times now. But I like to be fairly close to a pot since my last colon cancer surgery. I am taking a medication that helps a whole lot unless I go to bed early and forget to take it.

I don't hunt much if any anymore, and seldom go fishing, but haven't lost my love for doing either. But I mostly go to the range and shoot paper and steel. I still am fire forming loads for my 30/30 A.I. and my 30-06 A.I., and have that '06 sighted in just in case someone wants to take me hunting.
I just changed the rings on the 30/30 A.I. so I have no idea where it will shoot. And I put a recoil pad on it due to me getting skinnier than I was a few years ago. Not nearly the cushion on my shoulder now as before.

I do a lot of handgun shooting. One of the range officers and I were talking and I told him about my loads with a Lee 310 grain bullet and the H110 load. He said that he'd never fired one that heavy and the next time I came to the range I brought it. We were shooting steel @ 168 yards with iron sights. It took me two shots to get the range, the next four hit the steel sillouettes. The RO was impressed. He fired about six or eight rounds and had enough.
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