Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grouping the .22

The other day I sighted in my .22, and today I thought I would shoot a box of 50 shells In a target and see what kind of pattern I got. So I put up a target at 60 yards, and set up a shooting bench. There was about a 15 mph side wind so the bullets drifted left. The target is about 4 inches across. Not bad for a rifle that all I paid is 90 dollars for. I didn't know that a .22 could group like that. I wander what kind of group I could shoot if I put more money in to a .22?
Click on the image to enlarge, then you can see the target just to the right of the tree at the edge of the grass on a blue piece of foam that I staple targets to.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Badge Help

I am having trouble putting the badge code up as a display on the post, it keeps showing it as a link. Does any one know how to help me?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Turkey Hunting Comes to Close

Today my turkey hunting season ended with a empty tag. the last two days have been Thunder Storming so I did not go hunting yesterday or today. We have got about 3 1/2 inches of rain in the last to days.

Having had extra time this weekend I made a header and a badge for my blog. If any one want to have the badge on there blog her is the code. I cut the code in half so it would fit so wen you put it in the html/javascript you will have to where it goes from AAAAA to AAAAD4 put it together in order for it to work. let me know if it works for you and how you like the header and the badge.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Turkey Hunt Update Day 3

Sorry that I didn't post this last night but I was tired and went to bed.

I got setup by about about 5:00 yesterday morning. their isn't much to say about yesterday, I didn't see any turkeys. It was 80 degrees about 9:00, that was very hot to sit in. the fist to day it never got over 45 degrees. I stopped hunting at 11:00 and went home and got some my brothers and sisters and went fishing at a pond on the property I was hunting on.We didn't catch anything in the pond, so we walked down to the river that is about
75 yards away from the pond. At the river they caught some chubs. We spent the rest of the day fishing.

There was fish in the pond because I saw one. But there are quit a few turtles in the pond. Yesterday I caught a snapping turtle that was about 18 inches across, at the edge of the pond. I put him in the river.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Turkey Hunt Update Day 2

I got set up in the field at about 5:00 this morning. The first cupel hours hunting was pretty quite at about 8:00 I hadn't seen a turkey yet and didn't hear much all morning and I had to go pee so I got out of my pop up blind relieve myself and but wen I zipped up and turned around, It Happened Agin. There was a hen about 70 yards, so I suck back into the blind. Luckily it didn't spook.

As Othmar Vohringer said in my last post:"Now that right there is funny because something like that happened to me a few years ago"

I guess if it happens to days in a row that must make it hilarious. About
15 minuets later 4 hens and a tom came out into the field. I was able to call two of the hens into my decoys and keep them there for about 5 minutes, but the tom followed the other to hens and I was not able to even get him to stop with my calling. I didn't see anything the rest of the day.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Turkey hunt update

I got in and set up at about 4:45 this morning, the turkeys where already gobbling even thou shooting hours did not start until 5:25. I saw my first turkey a hen at about 5:40. It was 8:45 and I hadn't seen anything sense then and I had to pee so I got up and walked about 5 yards and went, but wen I turned around and there was a tom at about 60 yards out in the field. He saw me turn around and started to run around trying to figure out ware to run so I went and grabbed my gun and took a shot! I MISSED! If only I had sat for 5 minutes longer he would have came right in to my decoys. I sat the rest of the day and saw one more hen at about 1:00. Shooting hours were done at 7:45 so I figure that I hunted 15 hours today. After shooting hours were done I sat at a pond on the propriety I was hunting on until it was completely dark. This pond is kinda in the woods and about 1/2 an acre, and wen I was sitting there for Wood Ducks came landed right in front of about 10 feet out, that maid the hole day worth it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Geared up for Turkey Season

I spent most of the day today getting ready for turkey hunting. My 5 day turkey season starts tomorrow. I am still not shoer where I am going to hunt in the morning, I have a couple of places in mind I will make the final diction in the morning. I will try to make a progress report post at night the next couple days.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Google Earth as a Tool

Google Earth can be a very useful tool for the outdoorsmen and outdoorswoman. Whether you hunt or hike if you use it right it a grate way to help plan your trip. I am going to tell how you can use it to your advantage.

Google Earth is a digital global map of the world. It uses aril photographs and satellite imagery to form a map. Google Earth also utilizes the ability to have to have terrain in 3D. From mountains to the smallest hills are visible. This forms a map that isn’t only round and flat but is allot like the real earth.

You can use it to keep track of your stands and other points of interest.

You can plan your path in or a hike by placing your path on the image. this is a hike I planed in the Peshtigo River State Forest.

You can also see the whether on it.

This is just an over view of all you can do with it. Google Earth is a grate tool to use in addition to the rest of the your other navigational tools such as your compass and topo maps. Google Earth is a free download at http://earth.google.com/.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Why I Joined the Outdoor Bloggers Summit

I joined the OBS (Outdoor Bloggers Summit) to connect to other outdoor enthusiast and learn from other people on hunting, fishing, and just blogging because I am fairly new to blogging (my first post was on December 30, 2008). The OBS also has a grate wealth of blogs linked on the sight. You can find blogs on anything that has to do with the outdoors from outdoor photography to falconry. I am vary happy with my choice to join the OBS. I strongly recommend joining the OBS if you aren't already a member, and if you haven't been to the OBS sense april 2ed you should visit them now at http://outdoorbloggerssummit.com/. the new sight is grate they aren't restricted to a single slide page like this one, it has new grate look as well.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Baiting Question

The Baiting question has been kicked around for a couple of years now. In Wisconsin there are some management zones that you can bait for deer, and some you cant. Most of the zones that you can’t bait in are zones that CWD (chronic wasting disease) has been found in, and the zones around them. But lately the state has been talking about banning baiting deer in the whole state. If this goes thru the only animal that you will be able to bait in Wisconsin is bear.

Baiting can be a vary effective way to hunt your desired game. There are many different ways to bait, and their many types of bait to use depending on the game you wish to hunt. The most common game animal baited is probably deer with corn or apples.

I am writing this to see what you guys and gals think about the subject. Do you think that baiting should be band? Should you only be able to bait only certain game animals? And what should we consider baiting, should we consider food plots baiting?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Poles are Closed

Last night at midnight the poll How Many Yards Will You Take A Shot At A Deer With A Bow? closed, there where 10 people voted here are the results.
Up to 25
2 (20%)
Up to 35
5 (50%)
Up to 45
1 (10%)
Up to 55
1 (10%)
1 (10%)

Thank you for every one who voted. I am going to have these poles as a monthly polls. These polls will always close at midnight on the last day of the month. This months poll is going to be Do you think that baiting deer should be band? Yes or No.