Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler
When my sister had horses, she stopped riding the forest roads during deer season. Too many stories of horses and cows getting shot. I knew hunting bubbas dumb enough to swear "that black and white deer I shot had a saddle on it!"The squirrel skunk is over. Got one this morning. Looking to go back this afternoon once the mountain bikers and dog walkers leave.
Since it's also Fall turkey season, thought to try a different load than the #6- high brass #4 with a mod choke. Did pretty well at 25 yds.
just an observation, but there's a special kind of naivete that seems to be pretty freaking common with city people walking their dogs in a National Forest. Several of these people let their dogs run free during archery season. Some of these dogs are deer colored.
Wouldn't hurt my feelings if they gave the hunters a break and closed the forests to bikes and dogs during hunting season.
Sometimes when squirrel hunting, sitting under a tree, I'd hear a noise behind me. It was a deer almost close enough to spit on. Had to shoo it several times before it would leave. Pesky critters. I had no deer tag and only ammo was 12 gauge #6. She was safe from me, and she seemed to know it.