Saturday, November 6, 2010

Time to get ready

Girlie Bear and I got our packets from Hunt Control at Fort Knox last night. I was getting worried. This is the latest we've gotten our notification. We got drawn for the first weekend, the 20th and 21st of November.

I made the customary horse trade with her mother to get her that weekend, so we will both be able to go to the woods.

This weekend I'll get all of the gear out and prepped. The clothing needs to be washed and descented. The blind needs to be set up and left in the yard to air out. My rifle is clean, but I'll take her to the range and check the zero, then give her a good cleaning. I've been really impressed with the Thompson Center Omega and the cheap 3-9 Redhead shotgun scope I put on it. It holds zero very well, and hits well within minute of deer at 150 yards.

Don't know if I'll get MREs again this year or just make soup and sandwiches. I'll figure that out based on the time I have in the next couple of weeks.

I love going to Knox, and last year was even better than normal because Girlie Bear was along for the hunt. If she continues to improve with her shooting, next year she'll have her own rifle.

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Old NFO said...

Enjoy the time with Girlie Bear while you can! And shoot em good :-) We expect pictures! :-)

DaddyBear said...

If I see one, I hope I don't get buck fever like I did last year and actually get a shot off. Pics will be forthcoming.

Julie said...

Sounds like a fun time. Enjoy!

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