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With no chance for success, you would not hunt. Without the prospect of failure hunting would have no merit. I don't hunt to kill, I kill because I hunt. Remember a moderate hit is lots more effective than a high powered miss. Best of luck.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Anesthetic Hallucinations

Hello/Buenos Dias Friends/Amigos,

I was recently in the hospital for a heart procedure {8 days ago}.  It went well and the Dr. told me to take it easy for 10 weeks.  What is easier than shooting chizzlers?  Bounty Hunter 6 took me to "rehab" today in Iron County, Utah.  He set up the squirrel-o-matics in the back of his truck.  He handled my rifle and backpack for ammo and peanuts.  All I had to do was load magazines and take aim, gently press the trigger while holding a steady X on the vermin stealing the farmer's profits and wait for the reaping to begin.  It was a great day at "rehab"!  We took maybe 250 - 300 profit bandits out of the field permanently.  We started reaping at 9:30 a.m. and shot until noon.  We had a great time and the wind didn't really play a factor in our shooting.  Bounty Hunter 6 was using his good ol' .17 HMR explod-o-matic Savage HB and I used my HB Savage .22 lr.  Great fun with a great guy and I actually feel better this evening.  I hope we can go to rehab again tomorrow.

In regard to the Title of this Post --   I don't drink or do drugs so the anesthetic hits me pretty hard and quick.  The anesthesiologist Dr. said he was going to give me a shot in my I.V. to calm me down and it may feel a little cold.  That is the last thing I remember for five hours until the hallucination came floating over me.  Kind of a different reaction to the medicine but kind of entertaining.  I kind of was dreaming of hunting zebras when I was coming down from my anesthetic.  Let me show you the picture.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


I tip-toed into Tonapah and found a secret entrance to area 51 for truly exotic chizzler hunting. I could only see a few creatures far off in the hazy distance.

I put on the 'stock' of all stocks and got to within 300 yards of this old herd bull chizzler exotic.  I settled in on my bi-pod and ever so gently pressed the trigger. My scope picture was maxed out. The exotic was at the very bottom of my verticle crosshair. I could just see his eyelashes at the very bottom of the sight picture.  When the rifle went off I didn't know if my shot was true. I continued my stock closer and closer assuming the animals had not bolted away.

When I got close enough for bare eyeball view I could see this old rascal laying down for the glow-in-the-dark dirt nap. What a stock, what a shot, what a beast!  My only trophy is this photo.  Just how could I explain to the armed guards about carrying out my mountable chizzler herd bull while hunting in restricted area 51?

I will never forget. The photo is my proof.

Monday, April 2, 2018


The Supreme Commander retired from teaching little monsters and/or second grade students for 24 years last May.  She had some health issues to address and now is feeling pretty darn good.  I asked her if she wanted to go shoot chizzlers on March 29th.  She said YES!

We went up to Iron County and found a few old pals, Bounty Hunter 6, Mr. Bob, et.al, in a good field laying waste to vermin de jour.  We greeted them and then went to the north about a mile to not be in their way.  We set up the squirrel-o-matic on a circular pivot irrigated field and started to do our duty to protect agricultural profits.  NOTE:  The Supreme Commander grew up on a cattle ranch in Idaho and is well accustomed to the problems of finding profit in agriculture.  She doesn't have an issue at all with reaping chizzlers to increase alfalfa yields.

For the first 15 or 20 minutes the S. C. was having a tough time seeing the little rascals. They are indeed well camouflaged.  Unless they are moving, at times they seem to disappear.  Finally, we {she} got the vermin in the 3-9X scope.  We started laying waste to them.  There was not really much conversation due to the quantity of targets presenting themselves.  We shot .22LR rifles with scopes and were shooting pretty much as fast as we could load magazines.  We shot for about 2 1/2 hours going through about 500 rounds of ammo. and I said "maybe it is time to roll up and leave".  She quickly and specifically said "I am not ready to leave yet".  She was having a great time.  We shot for about another hour.  Finally we were at the point were the chizzlers were thinning out.  We decided to take a couple of photos and head home.

It was fun to be with my #1 girl and hunt for awhile.  I highly recommend it.  We will go again soon.
Supreme Commander and some vermin 70 yards out

128 yards from the truck. I'm kind of proud of these shots.

Monday, March 19, 2018


Bounty Hunter 6 and I went to Iron County, Utah to reduce the chizzler population on 3-19-2018. We arrived in a field of endevour at 11 a.m.ish. It had been cold and wet for several days and we were forced to stay on established roads or farming paths to not chew-up the fields with 4X4 tire tracks.

The chizzlers, although huge in size, were not out scurrying around. They were under ground sleeping and resting and reading The Chizzler Gazette over tiny expressos.

Bounty Hunter 6 and I did harvest maybe 75 big boys each in 3 hours of shooting. It was a fun trip. It is quite satisfying to nail an old herd bull at over 100 yards with a .22LR round. Not much wind but really cold today. Glad I had on multiple layers of clothing.
112 yards out 1 shot .22 LR

Monday, March 12, 2018


Saturday, 3-9-2018, J.L. and I went to Iron County to help the farmers by shooting a few hundred profit eating -- hay field infesting vermin.  We arrived on a dormant half circular irrigated alfalfa field at 10:20 a.m.  We set up the squirrel-o-matic and a card table in the back of my pickup about 125 yards into the yet to sprout out green alfalfa field.

The carnage began almost immediately. We acquired targets with the scope sighted 22LR Savage rifles, pressed ever so gently on the trigger until a round discharged. The intended target, usually a big old male chizzler, would then pop up in the air, or roll over several times, or do the break-dance of death.  YES, sometimes we would miss and the chizzler would look around through his near sighted eyes and wonder what that noise and dust kick up was?  Over all I think we connected with our intended targets around 65% of the time or maybe more.

We shot a combined 730 rounds of ammunition.  Small idle talk among shooters was at a minimum. We did utter the maniacal laugh often heard from chizzler reapers as the result of an excellent shot from time to time during our spree of dealing out death.  We were anxiously engaged in a good cause.  My phone alarm went off at 1 p.m. and we rolled up equipment headed back to civilization. I had obligations in the afternoon to take care of.

Great conversations with J.L. and a fun day hunting chizzlers. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Went with Bounty Hunter 6 and two of his pals from the Mid-west to reap a few chizzlers on Friday 3-8-2018.   We had very comfortable weather -- 60 degrees and little or no wind. Everything combined into a great outing.

We shot for about 3.5 hours. I went through 400 + rounds of .22LR ammo. BH 6 about the same quantity.  It was more or less constant shooting for the entire time. Only pause in firing was when we had to reload magazines.  I hit around 50% of the time. BH 6 out shot me with maybe 70% success for rounds fired.

Really fun day. Good conversation on journey up and back. All in all a day to remember.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Bounty Hunter 6 and I went to Iron County to harvest vermin from the farmers fields as a public/community service effort.  We drove up at 10:00 a.m. and the weather seemed foreboding.  We continued on even thought the temperature outside was 28 degrees and there was a 10 mph wind blowing.  We both had worn various layers of clothing to fight the cold. Long johns and under armor to the rescue.

We started shooting off the squirrel-o-matics at 11:30 a.m. or so.  We shot .22LR and 17 HMR rounds at the foe from 30 to 130 yards for about 2 1/2 hours.  We did our duty with gusto. All-in-all maybe 500 profit stealers were taken out of the mix.

We drove home congratulating ourselves for braving the cold and shooting so successfully even given the cold weather.  This is what I have been waiting for -- REAPING CHIZZLERS.