Journal Entry 11/2/2012

Gun:  CZ 452 Ultra Lux

Scope:  Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32AO Duplex Dot

Ammo:  Aguila Super Extra Subsonic 38gr. HP

Went hunting this morning at a church members property, and boy was I in for a surprise.  Pulled in before sunrise and setup my camera gear.  Saw the first squirrel around 7:30 am, then the second 5 or so minutes later.  Second squirrel was right over my truck.  What I thought was acorn cuttings hitting my truck was actually that squirrel going number "2" on the hood of my truck.  When I got up to give chase, (here's the surprise) that's when the church members newly acquired "sooner" commenced to barking .  She proceeded to do so over the next 3 hours.

I decided then to go after another squirrel I had spotted and missed it 3 or 4 times.  Just really tough shots on a well hidden squirrel.  At that point I noticed my "ribz" pack (thing I tote squirrel gear in) was at the rear of my truck.  So I abandoned the squirrel  to find that "Annie" the dog causing all the fuss, had chewed my camera bag handle almost half in two.  She also dumped the contents, and chewed a box of 22's I had in my pack.

 

I ended up taking 2 squirrels, working in a willow oak with one shot a piece.  I've had better days with the Ultra Lux.  Just still too much foliage on the trees.

Ultra Lux 11-2-12

Afternoon

Gun:  CZ 452 American #1

Scope:  Clearidge Ultra RM 3-9x32AO Duplex

Ammo:  Federal Automatch 40gr. Solid

Took my two puppies out to the family farm this afternoon.  To preface, Sassy (mountain feist) is a much better hunter than Koda (treeing feist) and has never been gun shy.  Koda on the other hand is more of a cheerleader for Sassy when she trees a squirrel.  Now my dogs aren't high class squirrel hunting machines.  They are fun to have in the woods and will tree squirrels on occasion, but not like a highly trained, great bloodline dog will.  I spotted a squirrel on the ridge-line and had decided to take a shot when Sassy heard the squirrel on the forest floor and went over to tree it.  Koda was very vocal on this squirrel.  Took some maneuvering  on my part to get a good shot.  When the shot sounded off Koda didn't lock up and tremble like normal, she went straight to the tree.  After 7 years of working with her on being gun shy she may finally be making the turn.

Took a total of 3 for the day.

Sassy Koda 11-2-12

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