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Non-specific Critter Control

One of the common questions I get is ” Are you scared to be by yourself way out in the middle of nowhere when you boondock?” In a word, NO. I may offend some of my more liberal leaning readers, PETA advocates and other causes with acronyms in lieu of meaningful names but it just is what it is. I don’t even think about apologizing for my viewpoints any more.  I am sick to death of people who refrain from speaking their mind because they fear they will violate some rule of polite correctness.

Colt 45 Automatic - Gunsite Custom Model with Sambar Stag grip panels

“God created all men, and Sam Colt made ’em equal.” Of course, that references the inventor of the Colt revolver. I may be out in the middle of nowhere boondocking, all alone, but I am well heeled at all times. Even though I tend to be a trusting soul who most often naively sees the basic good in all men, I am not an idiot.

The start of any job is always slow as we gather up the equipment and the logistic wheels slowly grind. I am usually not far behind the first piece of equipment with the Old Girl. Even though we are trusting souls, we are not stupid (see above). It just pays to see after your stuff in these remote boondocking locations.

Sighting in the Remington 7615

So I have rifles and shotguns and pistols. I have them in the Old Girl and I have them in the Suburban. We run into all manner of critters, two legged, 4 legged and crawling and some of them just need to be gotten rid of. No apologies or excuses needed.

Remington 7615 with Mueller 2-7X32 scope

Remington 7615 Pump in .223 with Mueller 2-7x32 scope

My habit the last few jobs is to make my presence known as early in the job as is possible.  An intimidating or daunting presence is a good thing. Criminals are not stupid; they will move to the next easy mark if they think there might be some unwanted complications if they target us.

Some of the mean old local boys that might have the inkling to cause havoc on our job site aren’t stupid either. Today was the day I decided to make my presence known. I had watched the pick up trucks slow down as they passed the entrance gate for several days now. It was obvious to anybody that there was goings on down this driveway. I have a Remington 7615 in .223 that has a new scope on it that I acquired in trade over the winter. Today was the day I decided to sight it in. For 30 minutes, it sounded like I was doing a jihad on a bunch of Al Queda’s up one of these open draws. Good enough. Point made. I felt better.

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End Note: I am listening to Charlie Robison’s Loving County from the Life of the Party album. Whenever I hear this song I think of my daughter who is far distant in miles at this moment. Though we are separated by many miles and an entire ocean, she is close in my heart always and forever. No man could have a better daughter or a truer friend. I love you Cait.

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4 comments to Non-specific Critter Control

  • That Colt is gorgeous 🙂

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      It is a shooter. Like so many other things in life, it was made for awhile and then went away.

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  • I hear you. Compared to yours my Bersa is just a plain Jane.

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      As long as it reliably goes bang…..

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