Re: Spring bear season
It has been a few days and few dry runs since season opened, but last night I managed to spot another bear. Looked him over for a minute and ranged him at 338yrds. Just a little over my 300yrd limit for my TC Contender. My partner got excited and wanted to take him but asked if he could use my rifle. When I eased it out of the rig I heard and felt something as I tipped the barrel skyward to chamber a round. As I opened the bolt I discovered that as we were hunting that day my 5 year old son had discovered a screwdriver bit on the floor of the rig. I guess he figured it looked like a bullet as he slipped it down the barrel of my rifle. Well the bit went into my pocket for a later discussion and a round went into the chamber. I got Bo set up to take the shot and settled in, with my son Tommy, to watch the show. Bo let it fly and the bear just kinda launched itself into the air and over backwards. After a few seconds of rolling down the canyon it was over. Tommy was impressed with the bear and the shooting but was a little down after the discussion about the screwdriver bit. Well back at 'em again in a day or two.
[ 04-13-2004: Message edited by: Birdshooter ]