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JBOhio’s Texas Safari Extravaganza!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,467 Senior Member
edited January 19 in Hunting #1
I’ve known the guy about 15 years and this is the first time we’d met!  But, texting, talking, or posting damn near every day for half that time, you kinda get to know one another. 
He’s a damn good dude!! 

But, I planned on running him ragged and not wasting time. There was little sleep.  No down time. And a lot to do. So, we hit the ground running. An hour after he got to the hotel, I picked him up and we darn near never stopped for 3 days. Hell, we did so much crap, I’m just going to post a photo montage with some highlight descriptions. Trying to write a detailed post would be a novel. So, here we go. 

Welcome to Texas, Joe!!


Hunting deer with a handgun he’d never shot!  He borrowed my Ruger SBH Bisley Hunter (has one of his own in Ohio) and after some dry fire practice to get used to the trigger, we hit the stand. 

His first deer with a handgun. 
.44 Mag
240gr XTP handload
65yrds +/-
(MLD Permit)

Met Bucky. 

Then went pig hunting. Used my short .308 Winchester and 168gr ELD-M factory ammo. Again, he’d never fired this rifle before. Just dry fire practice. And, he’d never hunted pigs in total darkness under NVGs. 
After a fun stalk, 2 shots and 2 pigs. 


By the time we finished cleaning everything up, I think it was 2am. 
That was day one and the first 11 hours together!
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    This is wonderful.
    Has he caught up on sleep yet? B)
    Sounds like a lot of joy in a short period of time.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,467 Senior Member
    edited January 19 #3
    Day 2 and we did some long range shooting. 
    300yrds
    Accuracy International AX
    .308 Win
    168gr A-Max


    700 yrds


    Deer hunting with the goal of taking his longest shot on game. 


    Just shy of 300 yards!
    1 shot. 
    (MLD Permit)

    Then, we went pig hunting again!
    Another long stalk and a great shot from a standing tripod at 150yrds in darkness. 


    It was a little cool. So, we warmed up by a fire. 

    I don’t know what time we finished day 2. 😳
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    Love It!
    That was a trip he will always cherish.
    Several years worth of hunting in a few days.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,209 Senior Member
    Glad you got to hang with JB and vice-versa, he was looking forward to trying your equipment, everyone lives too far away
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    Wow, what a great time!  Congrats!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    Looks like a GREAT time was had by all! :)

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,145 Senior Member
    What a fast n furious couple of awesome days
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,362 Senior Member
    Wow! That's fantastic! New and different guns to shoot, plenty of game, good food and beverages, a chance to shake hands with a friend you never met, That's one for the hunting publications. Heck, the TV folk don't even put on hunts like that. 

    Kudos Zee
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,554 Senior Member
    Wow! what an adventure.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,128 Senior Member
    Glad you showed him a good time-----met him -----he is a likeable guy.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,467 Senior Member
    edited January 19 #13
    Love It!
    That was a trip he will always cherish.
    Several years worth of hunting in a few days.
    He laughed and said he killed more things in Texas those 2.5 days than 4 years hunting in Colorado!  😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,467 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Glad you got to hang with JB and vice-versa, he was looking forward to trying your equipment, everyone lives too far away
    I agree. The disadvantage of an international forum is……..distance to good folks. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,467 Senior Member
    Freezer said:
    Wow! That's fantastic! New and different guns to shoot, plenty of game, good food and beverages, a chance to shake hands with a friend you never met, That's one for the hunting publications. Heck, the TV folk don't even put on hunts like that. 

    Kudos Zee
    I had a blast and I’m glad he took the time and effort to make it down. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,119 Senior Member
    Out Freakin Standing!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,032 Senior Member
    Outstanding!!!
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    I'm still tired.

    I had the time of my life!!  It was amazing. Zee is an awesome dude, great guide, shooting coach, and just plain fun to be around!  Every hunt was awesome,  Zee works his butt off!  
    I am literally still smiling.   
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,332 Senior Member
    WUFF!  My feet hurt just reading about it!   :D

    Well done kids!
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,467 Senior Member
    jbohio said:
    I'm still tired.

    I had the time of my life!!  It was amazing. Zee is an awesome dude, great guide, shooting coach, and just plain fun to be around!  Every hunt was awesome,  Zee works his butt off!  
    I am literally still smiling.   
    You were a trooper. I didn’t want to disappoint. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,666 Senior Member
    An Ohioan wearing gloves and a hood in Texas???



     ;) 
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,046 Senior Member
    Looks like a great time!  
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    Someone needs to make up for the lack of Zee's attire B)
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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