Trump, birds and guns

March 6th, 2016

IMG_0558There is so much going on in our political process right now, people should be excited they have an opportunity to be part of it. This is the time to make a difference. To break the cycle of establishment candidates just to send a message. Mainstream media and both of our major political parties are in disbelief and so out of touch how Donald Trump can gather so much support for speaking people’s language. The fear of not being able to control candidate amongst the media and political elite is very obvious. I am for one huge (in The Donald’s words) supporter of him. There are three main reasons. He has been successful in private sector (he has failed many times also but there is no success without overcoming failure and this fact is forgotten by many). He is not an establishment candidate and I believe he truly loves America for the opportunities it has given him. I must say I still cannot believe the dislike President Obama and his wife have for the country I call home.

No, the United  States of America is not a perfect place. There is none, just like there is no perfect human being and our Founding Fathers knew that. The system they put in place allows everyone to succeed or fail according to their desires. Some have said how can we run a country based on a document written by men wearing powdered wigs and walking around in high heels? I say they were much more intelligent and aware of human nature than any of the “intellectual elite” of past fifty years. Their efforts to create this “American experience” were  so grand it will stay in effect long after last few generations of liberals/socialists/communists and weak without a spine republicans be gone. It already has.

 

I went off the subject here little bit.

 

In the end of January I was part of another taping of quail hunting show for Gundog TV with Randy Lack. This time we hunted a Scaled quail in Southwestern desert. Never hunted Scaled quail before and hunt it was. There is not many places where wild quail is hunted anymore but the southwestern desert had a year to remember. The numbers were incredible just like two months earlier with the Gamble’s quail. You can see the show called “Cactus Quail” on Gundog TV or always  on YouTube.

 

I brought along the Super Scroll combo that did so well on the waterfowl two weeks prior. You never know what kind of hunt it’s going to be. It was a wild hunt for a very wild quail.

 

The action was non stop. We had hardly any points not because the dogs were not on but because the quail would not hold at all. These were the  wildest birds I have ever hunted. I shot several boxes of shells over the course of two and half days but only two or three quail over a point. Dogs were finding hundreds of quail but the birds were flying before the dog had a chance to point. Initially we were expecting and waiting for points but quickly realized it won’t happen.  So we followed dogs all over the desert. You knew there will be birds flushing if you stay behind the dogs.  Hunting Scaled quail means walking longer and further, sometimes running after a covey that is moving really fast on the ground  right in front of you. The lack of cover allows you to see them and them having to run. You also sometime need to hustle to close the distance for a quality shot. Quail hunting is always lot of work just different kind of work specific to each species.

 

The shotgun is a piece of art that shoots like a well refined machine. At this point I was six for six on the last six birds I saw. I finished the duck hunt with my first double and then started the morning of the quail hunt four for four. My confidence was high due to lot of practice and best gun I have ever shot in the field or on the course. I finished the first day one bird shy of the daily limit. Fourteen birds is a lot of birds, yet there is always some that get away. The second day was pretty much the same, double digits again. I kept shooting the twenty gauge barrels from the combo the whole time. The wind, the distances and the terrain decided that for me and I was happy with my choice. The 28 gauge barrels got their work done in Louisiana on the teals.

 

The third morning turned out to be quite exciting. We hunted a huge field of few hundred acres if not more. There were birds everywhere, yet we worked harder than previous two days because there was even less cover. At times I could see twenty to thirty quail running in front of me and I tried to get them fly. I ended up with six birds by eleven and had to leave because of two-day drive back home. Could I have gotten the limit that day? Possibly, but that was not the point. The point was great hunt with great friends, great dogs and great guns.

Bobby Holik

Bobby Holik, Czech American NHL Legend teamed up with CZ-USA in 2011 to promote the CZ line of bolt action rifles, semi-automatic handguns and handcrafted shotguns. The ice hockey center began his U.S. career with the Hartford Whalers, won two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils and went on to plan for New York Rangers and Atlanta Thrashers. In his 1,314 career NHL games, Holik scored 747 points (326 goals, 421 assists) and became of the the most productive Czech born players in the NHL.
Like his grandfather, Bobby treasures our outdoor heritage. At home on his ranch in Wyoming, Bobby understands our responsibility as custodians for the land and wildlife on a first hand basis.

CZ-USA

CZ firearms are imported to United States exclusively by CZ-USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ceska Zbrojovka, a.s. Uhersky Brod (CZUB) of the Czech Republic whose history dates back to 1936. CZ firearms have been available through distribution channels in the US since 1991 through independent importers and in 1997 CZUB recognized the need to control its own destiny and established CZ-USA with its headquarters in Kansas City, KS. All distribution, sales, marketing, warranty and parts support operates from Kansas City location. In 2005 a great opportunity came to CZ-USA by acquiring Dan Wesson Firearms, traditional American manufacturer of premium 1911 style handguns and unique revolvers with interchangeable barrels.