It's weird that my season is over already. How can it seem so long and so short at the same time? I hunted pretty hard through archery season, passing up two small doe the first Tuesday, and then never really getting another one close the rest of the season. I was lucky enough to seal the deal on a nice eight point early the first day:
What's the rifle? A CZ? I've always had a soft spot for those little mannlichers...they just have a look...sooner or later one will follow me home and jump in my safe..
It's a Ruger Model 77, .308. My dad got it for me in 1991 at a gun sale at a local fire company for $350. I've killed a lot of deer with it, I love carrying it, compact and lightweight.
My great uncle was down Saturday and Monday to hunt and mentioned a few times I needed a different gun to hunt with so I could keep that one locked up, but to me, the value of a gun is in the food it provides for the table and the experiences it's a part of.