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Warning! This blog contains more bird hunting adventures. If you are a big game hunter and think we are sissies for shooting little birds stop reading right now. You will not get pleasure out of me describing how challenging it is to find grouse in mountains of Western Wyoming. The state I call home is not exactly famous for bird hunting. It is hard to beat the scenery as you walk or hike to reach the Ruffed or Blue grouse habitat. There are parts of the state with good,not great,chukar and hungarian partridge populations. I can not say I have heard anybody talking about Wyoming pheasants but when it comes to grouse, it is an another story. Buy yourself an expensive comfortable hiking boots, affordable double gun from CZ-USA and you are ready to get some birds.
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These I believe are few issues we as nation are facing today. I have no problem starting a conversation with anybody, actually I enjoy talking to all kinds of people traveling across the great country of ours. Learning how others think or what their core beliefs are is very important to me. I have learned from my own experience and throughout lifetime of learning about history many reasons why societies have tried to control people several different ways. Whether it’s through gun control, restricting freedom of speech because of political correctness, taxation and regulations in the name of environment (this is the latest attempt by big government) or downright controlling the people’s thought process through “public education”. To battle this disease (radio talk show host Michael Savage’s word) we as a nation should emphasize the US Constitution as a “rule book to follow” not as a piece of document to interpret as we need fit to our time. I will use a quote of our local Tea Party leader (he possibly is quoting someone else but I’m using him as a source) “The Constitution was written based on human nature and principles. Principles don’t change and human nature doesn’t change.”
There is time in your life when you have no expectations of finding new passion and it comes at you like a speeding train. I have bird hunted for the last couple of years and just recently realized the wing shooting is what I truly want to do come hunting season. It does not matter whether it’s doves over milo field,grouse,Chukars in the high country or ducks on the bayou. My latest adventure was teal wing duck hunt in Louisiana. These smaller in body ducks are terrific flyers and even better dinner. It was my second trip in eight months to hunt with very good friend of mine who is “the man” when it comes to waterfowl in this part of Louisiana. Meeting great people and making friends always enhances the memories but the bird hunters,for most part,have been fun bunch to say the least.
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I have been a gun owner for several years now and very proud member of the community that is standing up to the attacks from big government, liberal advocacy anti gun groups and most people who do not believe in self reliance and think individual should be protected only by federal law enforcement. I made the last point after listening to a radio program and the host (Michael Savage) made tremendous revelations. President Obama has much disdain towards local, county and state law enforcements around the country because he can not control them through any federal laws, rules or regulations. It makes lot of sense to me. This article is not about our issues with federal government, this is about community that comes together every time there is a need for it.
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The following comments are made by an immigrant who has lived in this country for 25 years, has loved every one of those years and can not imagine having better life anywhere else in the world. I will not point fingers, look for excuses why sometimes things were harder than should have been or blame others for anything. Life is our individual journey yet no matter how hard you work, how focus or determine you are, there is always lot of people who contribute to your success. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings, coaches, teachers etc. It can also go the other way when they’re not there to help guide and support.
We are living in very interesting times in our country’s history. There is a sustained movement to preserve our country the way it was and there is a movement to change everything. Both sides have dug their heels and threw common sense right out. I was thrilled to be able to attend the NRA’s Convention in Nashville on behalf of CZ-USA. Most of my friends were curious about all the new products being introduced to the market. That part of the convention is, quite honestly overwhelming. My intentions were not to “window shop” but to meet and talk to as many people as I possibly could. I’m always very curious to find out what like-minded folk are thinking. Most of our conversations centered around products but also on the state of our republic, the talk about the potential presidential candidates, the money spent on campaigns, gun rights, environment etc. I would like to touch on some of these subjects and also briefly review my new favorite products.
One of my favorite things to do is to drive throughout our country and celebrate the cultural and geographic diversity. Most recent trip brought me to Southwestern Louisiana to hunt ducks and Texas panhandle to chase some quail. It turned out to be great hunting trip and even better time making friends. People are what make places fun, interesting or sometimes bad. I met, for the first time, real Cajuns and true lifelong Texans. What an honor to spend few days with them all.
The duck hunt
The atmosphere in the United States have improved a lot as far as society’s attitude towards gun owners and the great tradition of gun culture we have here. It’s here to stay and even political discourse will not change that. I have mentioned this fact before but it seems I meet gun friendly people more often these days whether shooting clays, hunting or just plinking. The trip to Louisiana was not an exception.
I am very passionate about reading. It is one of my favorite hobbies, if not the most favorite. The good habit of reading was created at very young age seeing my grandfather to mark off the articles he’s read in daily newspaper so he did not read them again on his cover to cover consumption of information. The fact he read Communist Party daily called Rude Pravo (Red Right) was not important. He did not have access to anything else. Propaganda newspaper, propaganda books, propaganda radio, propaganda TV programming. The good habit of reading was instilled early in my life.
We are very fortunate to have choices. Good, bad and the ugly. It’s our responsibility to sort through them and decide for ourselves. The other morning I went to my favorite news web site (not published in U.S., less bias) and the headline said “Obama to ask Congress for more money to battle Ebola”. The following morning, it was Monday and the weekend was full of real events that could fill newspaper from front to back but there was a half page article in the front section of USA Today about one of the staff writers finally meeting Brad Pitt on Red carpet. Are you kidding me? I know there are lots of Brad Pitt fans out there but half page article in the main section on Monday? Where is the in depth coverage of the job market, the financial situation, the military-industrial complex (air war against ISIS), naming more Tsars in last decade than Russia has had in three hundred years or another incompetence of large Federal agency called CDC? In depth coverage means asking questions we might not like the answers or the administrations will try to avoid answering. I never see enough of it. Yet we know what our “celebrities” had for breakfast.
My first experience was with CZ-USA crew in Riggins, Idaho. I enjoyed it so much I’m going back there to visit Andy Savage and his outfit Heaven’s Gate Outfitters in the next couple of days. The well-proven CZ Upland Ultralight is coming and I’m also bringing the extremely accurate 28 ga O/U Canvasback Gold. There will be another write up about the world’s best Chukar and Grouse hunting. What makes it special is the terrain and the people. I understand this is very subjective opinion but the action, birds, dogs, guides and scenery is hard to beat.
In the meantime the season is on and I’ve gone out to look for birds few times. Some time successfully, some time not, but always returning tired with big smile on my face. I just could not wait for the Upland bird season to open in the West. There are plenty of species to hunt. It just takes lot of work to get to them on most occasions. The challenge only enhances the experience.
latest industry news
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® has in ten years awarded $4.7 million in grants to 40 state wildlife agencies to fund projects providing novice and experienced hunters with more opportunities to go afield and new resources to plan hunts. Some 121 grants have been awarded over the past decade, including some to regional wildlife agencies. read more »
Some of the early reports from SHOT are already up. NSSF reports that the 2012 show was a record breaker with over 61,000 in attendance. Buyers were checking out the new products and the media was there in full force as well. Lots of friends stopped by the CZ-USA booth to take a look at their favorite models and see what the news was on 2012 releases. Dan Wesson fan Ted Nugent happened dropped in for a visit, of course Tom Knapp was a regular at the booth as well. read more »
The Gunsight rules are well thought out and have gained many followers and endorsements. read more »