First Squirrel Hunt on opening

NNNN Senior MemberPosts: 23,967 Senior Member
What a cluster! If it could go wrong it did.

I use a boat to get to the area, because it is less walking.
The launch went well and the lights worked.
The motor started easy, too.

I got to the spot and could not get to the shore because of low water
and sunken logs. I did get to the shore after a little searching in the dark,
but, no tree to chain the boat to, I had to tie up to a rotten log and back
that up with the anchor.

While putting my gear on I noticed I left my knife at home.

Then I loaded the shotgun as the base is shotgun only in that area.
I had checked it yesterday for a plug and it looked go to go.
Not so!

Seems Remington has gone back to the style plug with no enlarged
flat end so now the plug can slide down in the mag spring.
My 11-48 I got at age 11 had a wood one like that.

So I fixed that issue hoping I would not lose a part, I did not.

From then on it was a reasonable few hours except I did not get any
squirrels as the leaves are still heavily on the trees.

I did find where they are feeding and have a better stand picked for another

I saw a bunch of deer scrapes, so I guess the pre-rut is going strong.

Tomorrow the plan is a new spot so I can check out the black gums
to see if they have berries.

Oh and the gas tank vent screw now has striped threads.
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  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Thought you told Mr. Murphy to go ahead an stay home, you were only gonna pick up leaves outa the yard.....:tooth:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
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