Re: From Western Skies
Yes, royinidaho, I firmly believe in one shot, one kill. When I was stationed in Germany back in the early 90s, I took the German hunters course at the Rod & Gun Club. It basically taught, among other things, the German hunting philosophy of one shot one kill. I did quite well over there but the longest shot I had was around 125 yards on a Chamois in the German Alps. Most of the shots from stands were from 50-75 yds. Of course their philosophy is related to the fact that all German hunters are market hunters. What you kill goes to the local restaurant or butcher shop. All you get to keep are the trophy parts which vary a little depending to the animal. The other thing about hunting in Germany is you'd better be 100% sure of your target before you squeeze the trigger. That's why in Germany you can drive down the autobahn and see hunting towers erected along it and right outside of towns. I recall sitting in a raised blind one morning when, shortly after sunrise, I heard a faint rustling in the woods. The sound was slowly coming towards me and sounded like a deer moving cautiously through the woods. I sat there anxiously waiting to see what would appear when, after about 10 mins., I saw a little old man with his face fixed to the ground gathering mushrooms. He passed almost right under my blind, oblivious to me being there. Oh, well, he was not the nice Roe Buck that I was hoping to see that morning. I could tell other stories, but enough for now. BTW, did you get drawn for anything?