'bout a month ago went on a UTV woof scoutin' trip. The UTV was completely open. Was lucky I had a shooting mat along which shielded snow from the rear. To remedy the situation I spent the last couple of days fabricating a snow cover. T'was my first attempt at such a task. Preflighted it this afternoon. Temp was in the teens. Put 16 miles on it. Was pretty sweet. Snow blowing in was not a problem. Was comfy with light jacket and no gloves. Whoo Hooo! The downer part is that I head to the hospital tomorrow to get rid of another body part. I suppose it will be weeks before I'll be "allowed" to venture into the mountains after a woof. The end of March will come way too soon. I'm going to have what's left of that kidney saved in a jar and as soon as I can fire a shot I'm gonna set it @ 200 and smack it with the 375 AM. I'll teach that sucker to mess with me.