2013 Summer Biathlon

A couple buddies and I ran the Summer Biathlon this year. This is my 3rd time, but the first for both of them. Let me tell you, if you’re a runner and/or a shooter, this is a lot of fun. Best way to combine 2 of my favorite past times.

If you’ve never heard of this event, basically it’s the same as the Winter Biathlon, only you run rather then ski. It’s a 5k and you shoot between each mile. Believe me, it really tests your skills.

My buddies are Ed and Keith, both first timer to a Biathlon. And this year it was pouring! Still was a great time even though we were all soaked to the bones. Here’s some photos of the event.

Dry and happy before the race
Dry and happy before the race
Me coming in after my first mile
Me coming in after my first mile
Keith shooting prone after the first mile
Keith shooting prone after the first mile
Ed shooting after the 2nd mile
Ed shooting after the 2nd mile
2nd round for me
2nd round for me
2nd round for Keith
2nd round for Keith
Finishing up
Finishing up

 

Gun Appreciation Day

If you’re a regular reader, you know we don’t get political on this blog really. But this is to important to pass up. Saturday, January 19th is Gun Appreciation Day. If you’re a gun owner, That’s the day to show your support and solidarity for the 2nd Amendment. Go to your state capital at noon 1/19/2012. The following links have more information:

So, go out this Saturday, show your support.Write your representatives and senators, state and federal.

Keep your powder dry!

UPDATE 1/15/2013: President Obama will announce his gun control proposals Wednesday, 1/16 at 11:45 AM EST. Listen up! Tomorrow we will know where things are going and finally have a picture of what lies ahead.

Benelli Shotgun Cancer Relief Raffle

Update: Just wanted to let everyone know that we raised $8,100 for Keith and his family. Way to go everyone and I hope the winner enjoys his new Benelli. I know that I’m totally jealous, that was one beautiful shotgun.

As you know from my last post, Keith has been battling cancer since the beginning of this year. As is the case with any family going through this, it’s very hard on the family budget. A raffle has been started to help the family out with their finances. The prize is a Benelli Franchi Renaissance Field 12 Gauge shotgun. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 6 for $50. The drawing will be October 9th, 2011. There will be a table set up at the Chisholm Trail Gun Show the weekend of October 8-9, 2001, with the drawing taking place @ 4 PM October 9th.

Please stop by the booth and pick up your tickets. Here is more information on the raffle: gun_fundraiser_flier

 

Hey, Where Have You Guys Been?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. I suppose I should explain.

My partner in crime on this blog, Keith, was diagnosed with cancer early this year. For the last few months, he’s been going through chemo and radiation treatments. It’s been difficult to write about hunting, when one of your hunting buddies is down. Just hasn’t felt the same.

He’s doing good considering, but he and his family can certainly use your prayers. He’ll be done with the treatments in a couple of weeks and then the long road of recovery comes next. The doctors have given him a great prognosis and the latest tests show that the tumors have shrunk considerably. But there’s still a ways to go yet.

So no, we haven’t disappeared. Just in a holding pattern for the moment. Thank you all and keep your powder dry.