Hon­est Hunter

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I’d like to thank Jamie Chan­dler for his ar­ti­cle last month about the size of his day’s bag, say­ing hon­estly that he only shot one, pi­geon de­spite all the ef­fort he put in. When I read about all these peo­ple who go out and shoot stacks of quarry ev­ery time, it can make me feel that per­haps I’m not good enough to call my­self a hunter. It’s not that un­usual for me to come home with noth­ing at all. I bet lots of other peo­ple are like me, so thank you to Jamie for show­ing what air­gun hunt­ing can re­ally be like. KEVIN

Hello Kevin I’m will­ing to bet that there isn’t an air­gun hunter alive who hasn’t come home empty-handed. I re­mem­ber all too well when I was get­ting started in air­gun­ning that I’d come home with an empty game bag more of­ten than not, and that when I was suc­cess­ful there was usu­ally quite a lot of luck in­volved. Per­haps a pi­geon would land close by, or an un­aware squir­rel would sit still as I bum­bled along. It takes time to build up the field­craft and real-world ri­fle skills to be­come suc­cess­ful, so please don’t be de­mo­ti­vated as you read sto­ries of suc­cess­ful hunts. I hope the tips and tech­niques the writ­ers share will be ones you can put to good use and that your suc­cess­ful days will soon out­num­ber the bad. Ed.

Even one rab­bit or pi­geon can make your hunt­ing day

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