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   A trio down this time fox squirrels,

         Early before it got hot this morning I decided to go pull a couple cards out of trail cameras. Threw the .25 over the shoulder thinking squirrels may be on the move. Nothing until I cleared the timber to a pasture. As I followed a tree row along the fence line here one came. I waited and he finally stopped and I gave him a pellet to the head. One down,

thumbnail_1005180821 - Copy.jpg I continued towards the back and changed out a card then headed back towards the house to change another. As I got back to the corner of the yard I heard on barking in a small one acre bunch of mature oaks I call the bear woods, bear woods you ask? Long story. Close to thirty years ago when getting ready for a spring bear hunt I put up a stand and around that stand tied up several small round bales of hay between trees. My bear hunt practice place. For all these years it is now known as the bear woods. I slip in looking and listening. i know he is close but cannot pinpoint him. Then movement way up I find a tree for a brace. Track him coming down then he stops. Lead meets head two down. Still one barking in the area I begin to stalk when an owl comes up from forest floor. Then it gets quiet. A few more steps and movement. Kerwhop another pellet meets head. I am liking this .25 cal. pellet. The gun is quiet and when it hits there is that kerwhop thumping sound. Three down, three shots,

thumbnail_1005180840 - Copy.jpg  One sure did not want to give up his acorn,thumbnail_1005180840a - Copy.jpg    All males. The first one had no nuts yet a youngster just out in the world. Bad for him but good for me. The second one a bit older guessing born in the late winter and just out this Spring. Third one magnum sized nuts the old geezer. You can really see the size difference on the cleaned carcasses,

thumbnail_1005180930 - Copy.jpg   I had a plan for the little one it was going to be lunch. This size if prefect for a quick fry in a tablespoon of fat. I used some of the goose fat reclaimed from where I had confit the duck legs. Seasoned fat. A dusting of flour and in the cast iron and hot fat. Brown one side and flip,

thumbnail_1005181243 - Copy.jpg    Can of green beans too :) . The sweet meat fell of the bones. I love the outdoors and what I am given by our maker.  The other two will need braised another time,

   BilletHead

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    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

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Planning on heading out that way likely on the 20th. Plan on being in MO through the end of the month. Planning on a couple of days to hunt/fish. Want to get into some gray or fox barkers 😁. Turkey if I come across some or better yet a bow killed deer!

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