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.
Tags: Upland Bird Hunting, Upland Feathers, Remington,16 gauge Shotgun, Grouse,Blog Review