What is this? Do you know?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Eaglet, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Marlon, my second son, and his friend got deer tags for Nevada. We hunted from Monday 13th to the Friday 17th. We saw about 32 animals but only two bucks, a spike and a forked horn. We did not get anything. I figured I give you some pictures since we did have some quality time with my son and he did let me know he loved his dad. That's good enough for me. Marlon is 24 y/o, a communication supervisor for the Sheriff department in Carson City.

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    In this photo, we had a rifle sling but I forgot the screw that holds the sling, yep that's bad! I know! So I came up with this set up by taking Marlon's sweater out of the pocket and place the rifle stock in it. Then placed the sweater behind Marlon's neck. It would have taken about 3 or 4 seconds for me to break it loose. Marlon by himself would have been in trouble.
    I was impressed to feel how heavy his backpack was!

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    Does any one have an idea what kind of bug this is? It's about 1.250" long.
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    We all have to photograph some kind of sun set. One photo was exposed for the sky and the second was exposed for the foreground resulting in this composition. Just quick hand held work.

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    It was a pleasure using the Swarovski that geargrinder loaned to me. First time ever to use one. I really liked it. At the end of the hunt a big boulder at 1112 yards had a small black spot about center mass; I let two rounds fly and I was very pleased with the results. I think the Swarovski goes nicely right along with my Nightforce 5.5-22X56.
     
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  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    In New Zealand we would call that bug a weta, our ones have really spiny bacl legs and can hit you with them, gives you more of a fright than anything.

    Stu.
     

  3. slymule

    slymule Well-Known Member

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    Any bug that big and ugly, we'd call it a "squashed bug" in Colorado!
     
  4. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    It's an "Earth Baby", or that's what I've always heard them called. It's a Jerusalem Cricket.
     
  5. jde512

    jde512 Well-Known Member

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    In Wyoming we call them Sand Crickets, You find them mostly in areas with lots of damp sand. Big ugly and nasty and they will pinch you.
     
  6. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    KRP is correct, that's a Jerusalem cricket.
     
  7. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    Bait. Catfish or bream. You choose.
     
  8. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I would say you got plenty on that trip:D
     
  9. TheReeper

    TheReeper Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what their biological name is, but I have always been told there called a Potato Bug. That's my 2 cents.
     
  10. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

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    We have them in New Mexico too. Always called them "children of the earth".
     
  11. shorty

    shorty Well-Known Member

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    Don't know, but would have guessed it was an uninvited guest at a Barry Bonds picnic.
     
  12. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    Always called them Mormon Crickets
     
  13. bwaites

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  14. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

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    1+ potato bug as a kid. Just recently herd they are Mormon crickets.