Did some coon doggin' a long time ago with some buddies. Lots of fun.
Just last year we started calling for coons at midday, with some success.
Going to try more of it this year. Find what might look like a good den tree, set
up fairly close, do some coon calls, and wait for one to come out of den to
investigate. Helps having a buddy along to do the shootin' while you do
the calling or vice versa.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...