Archive for February, 2010

Who Wants To Shoot Squirrels on 6000 Acres of Hay?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Guess what we might have access to? Remember 2 years ago, when the winning team at the Unity Squirrel Shoot came in with 996 dead squirrels in 5 hours of shooting (They quit picking them up at 1pm, when they thought they had a thousand dead squirrels, and then just kept on shooting squirrels for the next 3 hours.)? And then last year, when I was all up and excited about the 700-1000 squirrel that the Verminator, a newbie and I shot in an 8 hour day? Well, squirrel shooters, that hay ranch might be willing to let groups of hunters reserve days if they’re willing to pay for it.

Before you get all uppity about paying for shooting squirrels, remember how it sucks driving around all day and not being able to find a rancher that’ll let you shoot on his place, especially when the weekend already cost you $400 in gas, hotel, food and licenses? Remember how he took one look at your pretty pickup or shiny SUV, and just knew you were a Portland or Seattle hunter, and didn’t want you within 20 miles of his stock? Or, the 3 years that you waited to get a team into the Unity Squirrel Shoot for $450 bucks, and then only ended up getting 23 squirrels in 8 hours, and that was split between 6 shooters (real story)? So quit your bitchin about the money already….

I’ll let you know when I know more.

No 4H Fundraising Shoot This Year at Oakes Ranch

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Last year, on the Sunday after the Unity, Oregon Annual Squirrel Roundup, the Oakes Ranch had a 4-H fundraising shoot for anyone who wanted to come. They were doing it for local 4H kids to help with travel expenses, and it was great chance for teams from the Squirrel Roundup to show off their shooting and help the local community.

I called and asked if they were doing it again this year, but since there aren’t any 4H kids traveling overseas this year, there wasn’t any call for the fundraiser. So, you guys that were hoping to win some money doing long range shooting on Sunday, are going to have to find something else to do…