Sunday, July 29, 2007

Upland Birds and Shotguns

This morning I visited Upland Feathers only to find a glowing review of my blog. I blushed heavily and hasted to write, as all blog visitors should, a short comment thanking Robert for the plug and the kind words.

Then I quickly moved on to an article that caught my interest. In Unboxing: Remington Wingmaster Robert shares with us the arrival of his new hunting tool, a Remington Wingmaster 16 gauge.



I immediately asked myself, “Why a 16 gauge and not a 12 gauge?” Then I tought a bit about it and came to the conclusion that perhaps the 16 gauge shotgun might be a better choice for some upland bird hunting. Especially in cases where the gun is shot often all day long. The 16 gauge gun is a bit easier on the shoulders then the hard kicking 12 gauge a valued consideration if you’re, like me, on a lean side.

Here is a picture of a grouse – Ditch Chicken – that fell to my .22 rifle last year in November on a mule deer hunt. I never got a deer but supplied a few grouse for the camp kitchen. I am looking forward to go out again this year and who knows maybe it will be a 16 gauge shotgun instead of the .22 rifle ensuring that there will be fresh meat on the camp dinner table.











Looking at this picture now I must say that grouse make beautiful fans. Perhaps I should have mounted the fan of this grouse. It’s definitely something I'll consider doing the future.

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12 comments:

Matt said...

Good post. Did you just happen to bring along the .22 on the muley hunt or is that standard practice?

Matt said...

What's the deal with your Google ads? ChooseVeg.com?

Just giving you a hard time. I get some wierd ones on my site every now and then also.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Hi Matt, thanks for stopping by.

Google looks for keywords in the text. So if I write animal r…. or veg……. Then the ads will come up. I could go into AdSense and filter them out. Actually there was a time I did this on my meat information website, but as a fast as filtered all this anti junk out as fast they kept coming up with new websites. It was a never ending task.

You could say taking a .22 along is standard practice. At least it is for me. There is so much small game and upland birds here that it would be a shame to pass them up. These critters always add welcome variety to the camp kitchen, shooting them with a .270, the .7mm mag or the .30-06 would be a bit of overkill - don’t you think so too? Usually I sit in my stand early in the morning and then again later in the afternoon. During midday I take the .22 and hunt small game.

-Othmar Vohringer-

Michele said...

Nice review Othmar!!

Kristine said...

The review was accurate and well deserved. You are a valuable resource for and a true supporter of the hunting and outdoor blogging communities.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Michele – Thank you for stopping by and the kind words. I know I have not been a lively visitor on you blog, or anybody else’s for that matter, but that soon will change as my workload gets lighter in the coming weeks.

Kristine – Thank you too for the kind words. I enjoy being part of the blogging community and find it just great how people that never have met each other in person can pull on the same end of the rope.

-Othmar Vohringer-

darrell said...

Beautiful fan. I'd proudly hang it on my wall! Wouldn't mind tasting it, either!

Othmar Vohringer said...

Sure is Darrell. Gruse taste very nice, the meat is soft and tneder.

-Othmar Vohringer-

Dana said...

I sure wish we had grouse in my area - my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Or, er...well, maybe I wish I could find the grouse that are IN my area!

Othmar Vohringer said...

Hi Dana, thanks for stopping by. I do not know where you from in America otherwise I could tell you if you have grouse or not. However, I am sure you have pheasants in your area, and they are just as much fun to hunt perhaps a bit more challenging that grouse. One look in the hunting regulations or your states DNR website will tell you pretty fast what upland bird hunting is available to you.

- Othmar Vohringer -

robert said...

Nice fan on your grouse. Looks like a mini turkey fan.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Robert – I have shot quite a few grouse but never looked at their tails until last November. Immediately upon seeing the fan I thought too that they look a little like a mini turkey. I particularly like the doted rump feathers.

-Othmar Vohringer-

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