Originally Posted by yotefever
That's great, nice looking antelope!!
One thing I noticed in the pic is your safe hunting practices after the hunt. Your action was open and you were wearing glasses.
Our Specialty Pistols WY antelope hunt is in honor of one of our members that died in a hunting accident.
Keep up the good work!!!
Thanks. I always open the chamber when a gun is around, or I explicitly tell the folks I'm with that I'm on an empty chamber. When I was just starting out, maybe 12 years old, I left my loaded shotgun propped on a fence while I went off to the truck to get something. I was hunting with the "big guys" and I thought myself pretty grown up. When I came back, I noticed that the action was opened, which I had not done. Somebody that I greatly respect quietly told me, so no one could hear, that you never, ever leave a gun with a round in the chamber. He said that was a good way for someone to get killed. Now, no one got hurt, and nothing happened, but this was a lesson I should have learned in hunter safety or even earlier. Never the less I was embarrassed and I was ashamed; I was not as grown up as I thought, at least in the eyes of those around me. Luckily the only thing damaged was my pride. I have never forgot that lesson. In any case the older I get the more careful I have become. I can't imagine not being able to hunt, but just the same we all have a lot to loose.