Words Of Wisdom For This Season

“The lazy do not roast any game,┬ábut the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.”

Proverbs 12:27

Nice! Let’s go hunt!

2014 Kansas Pheasant & Quail Outlook

Kansas Wildlife and Parks have released their upland game outlook for 2014. Number are up across the state on average. Looks good for this year! Can’t wait for the opener in November. Banner year baby!

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Kansas Deer Season Kick Off

Well, deer hunting kicks off next week here in Kansas. I’m looking forward to it, more so then years past. Mostly because the rifle is built, sited in and ready to go!

And because I really need some time in the field. It’s how I recharge. There something about being out in the country, away from the city and the noise that energizes me. I can’t wait.

Anyone else going out next week?

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Wearing of Blaze Orange

Just read this article here at Deer & Deer Hunting magazine where they’re discussing the pros and cons of blaze orange during deer hunting season. There’s a few interesting tidbits in there, especially about UV and blaze orange camo. Some of the hunters in our group have tried adding black lines on their blaze orange vests to break up their lines. I’m not sure of the success that has had.

What’s your thoughts? Have the deer spotted you in your blaze clothes or not?

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Rifle Build Is Done!

I was wondering if I would ever make it to this point. But I have finally finished the Hawken Rifle or Plains Rifle, whichever. It’s not a true Hawken, but pretty dang close. I’ve put a few rounds through it, and it didn’t blow up! Need a bit more work on sight adjustments and then I’ll give a range report. I never thought it would take me this long. I think it turned out awesomely!

It has some neat little touches that we did to make it unique. The front site is an old Mexican silver coin. We poured a pewter for-end cap. Had to add some metal around the lock as it didn’t line up. The walnut wood grain is beautiful and took the stain and finish well.

I’m really looking forward to taking it hunting this year.

Here’s the beginning

Here’s about midway through it

Below are some pictures.

Full View

Full View

Cheek Rest

Cheek Rest

Right side of butt stock

Right side of butt stock

Pewter foreend cap

Pewter foreend cap

Front sight

Front sight

Left side of stock

Left side of stock

Lock

Lock

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Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas. May your new year be blessed!

Pheasant & Quail Season Kicks Off

Kansas upland season kicks off this Saturday. Anyone heading out? What’s the outlook in your area? Surprisingly, they’re seeing some birds in Southwest Kansas where I usually go.