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That remined me of a friend who lived in the country on a wheat and sheep property. They had been losing sheep for a while and couldn't figure out what was taking them.

One day the local primary school kids had a show n tell of what they did on the weekend. A few kids got up and spoke about their adventures and then this little Aboriginal kid gets up and starts telling the class about how he and his uncles went hunting wild sheep on the weekend. They got 3 of them.

The news spread to the local Police station and they went out to pay the sheep poachers a visit and found sheep ID tags in the bin. They matched the tags to sheep from my friend's farm. Problem solved.

Be very very quiet. We're hunting wild sheep :)
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It isn't against the rules to post pics of hunting rifles, but I probably won't post one because people get all weird about guns, even simple hunting arms. @Fishmanic and @connorlindeman It's a Winchester model 70 (though mine is made by Savage), .270 caliber, with a left-handed action and a 3x9 scope. You can image search Winchester 70, imagine it with the bolt on the other side, and you'll see exactly what mine looks like.
 
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I am often very grateful that my ability to feed my family does not depend on my ability to harvest game with a primitive bow. :lol:

Between some very adverse weather and very limited mobility, I knew my odds were even lower than usual this year. The wind roared for three solid days, which makes it impossible to hear the elk, and tends to make them hunker down and move about less. Incidentally, it also makes camping out a lot less fun. It was COLD. And my foot is still in a cast, and pretty sore, and I have to carry a stool to sit on, all of which severely limits where I can go and how far I can hike.

But it was a good, safe hunt, we both stayed healthy; I got to spend many hours gazing at beautiful things, hanging out with chickadees and ravens. So I'm not complaining. And rifle season is coming up--that's not nearly as fun, but it's when I generally put some meat in the freezer.
 

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I am often very grateful that my ability to feed my family does not depend on my ability to harvest game with a primitive bow. :lol:

Between some very adverse weather and very limited mobility, I knew my odds were even lower than usual this year. The wind roared for three solid days, which makes it impossible to hear the elk, and tends to make them hunker down and move about less. Incidentally, it also makes camping out a lot less fun. It was COLD. And my foot is still in a cast, and pretty sore, and I have to carry a stool to sit on, all of which severely limits where I can go and how far I can hike.

But it was a good, safe hunt, we both stayed healthy; I got to spend many hours gazing at beautiful things, hanging out with chickadees and ravens. So I'm not complaining. And rifle season is coming up--that's not nearly as fun, but it's when I generally put some meat in the freezer.
That's what matters. Having fun in nature.
 

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