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I got a late start on the day, I left the house at about 10:30 am. I brought a pouch of marbles, a pouch of .044 lead balls and my new moose antler slingshot. I also brought the .22 rifle I got on my 8th birthday.

In total I got 3 spruce grouse. One of which was taken with the flip at a range of 12 paces.

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A few miles later I spotted a high altitude beaver (porcupine) He was about 10 feet up the tree. I put a .044 lead ball into the side of his head and he fell down out of the tree. He was thrashing about a bit so I finished him off with the .22. I suppose I could have finished him off with another lead ball, but a big ol' ball of spikes gets the adrenaline running, even if it is the death twitches... He is a good sized porcupine, I carefully skinned him, quartered him and took the back straps. I had the straps with dinner tonight.

.22 for scale.

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At about 7 pm I headed back to the truck. In the fading light I saw some white ears twitching in the undergrowth off to my side. a slow creep later I could see that the snowshoe hare was facing away from me, and one quick thwap and he was slumped on the ground.

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I snapped a quick pic and put him in my bag... which was made out of my undershirt and a stick (lol)

I headed out in the near dark with about 6 miles to go I took an interesting picture of the sunset and turned on the headlamp and walked home to begin processing some food for the upcoming week. It was a very exciting and productive day. According to my gps watch I covered about 17 miles. Which means my dog probably did 30 with all the dashing about in the bushes.

I am tired, but well fed. Enjoy the sunset, back on the hunt tomorrow evening after work.

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I am pretty pumped because my brother gets here on Wednesday and we will definitely be getting a lot of hunting in over the next couple weeks! Hopefully more pics to come.

Msturm
 

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Awesome shooting man. You really took off running with the sling!!

Awesome post.
Thanks Island made! It has been a blast. It is light, easy to carry and very effective. Plus, if I lose my most expensive ammo I am out 11 cents. That beats losing a 13 dollar arrow all day, so a flip it is for close range small game.
 
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