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Offline Daryl

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Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:45:35 AM »
Beautiful day, slightly over cast, was raining but quit.
Norm, one of our smoothbore shooters who hit more targets than many of the guys with rifles, took the picture
then mailed it to me. I was going to take a group picture, but my camera batteries were dead. Guess I should
have checked them.
Taylor, in the bowler, is shooting, I'm loading.
Out of the 10 of us, there was one caplock, & he shot amazingly well, named Martin, the photographer's lad.


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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 05:59:23 PM »
What's that stuff on the ground?
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 08:13:21 PM »
Nice picture -- any more?
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 09:36:43 PM »
That's The Great White North!!  We're experiencing a very mild November, and have been able to get out and shoot several Sundays this month.  It's nice to shoot without your fingers going numb.
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 04:00:34 AM »
Nice picture -- any more?

I send a note to Norm- hope he can send some more.
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 08:56:19 AM »
Where is this shoot, Daryl?

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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 12:39:29 PM »
What's that stuff on the ground?

Yea...Looks COLD...!!!

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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 02:57:06 PM »
Beautiful day - way overdressed, I was.  Didn't need gloves. I think the temp was up over freezing by 2 degrees.

The trail is blow the main range, Richard. We have some 54 targets along about a kilometer long trail through the bush. Taylor has just shot at close to 100 meter 'pail', I think. Target 14 is one after our 92yard 'heart' shot.  The pail is a heavy steel cylinder, looks like a 1/2 gallon pain can.  Pretty easy target. I think it's either than one, or maybe the 100 meter turkey.
Heck- I've shot that course enough, you'd think I'd remember what #14 was Good grief - this getting old deal!(that's my excuse and sticking with it)
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 10:37:13 PM »
I am guessing a few bracers whilst standing around the fire ! Looks like you blokes had a fine afternoon, I to wonder what that white stuff is !! We are heading into a hot Summer again.

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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 08:43:04 AM »
Richard, this trail is on the property of the Prince George Rod and Gun Club, Prince George, BC.  We shoot it frequently, but attendance has been thin because of hunting season.  With the weather warm like this, we are getting a good turn out, and it is a lot of fun.  We built the trail in 1982.  Every so often, we change targets to make it interesting.  Closest is likely horizontal strings or the coroplast sheet full of 12 gauge hulls end-wise, about 10 yards, and furthest is a 14" circular disc at 109 yards.  There's a steel duck target at about that same range too.  The flying goose is a challenge...about 40 yards and moving fast right to left.  You have about 4 seconds to shoot but it picks up speed the longer you 'aim'.  It's been a long long time since anyone 'aced' the trail.
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 04:43:15 PM »
Thank you DT, It is a Long time since I was up in Prince George!
Lovely country it is.

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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 08:57:46 PM »
Considering where you and Taylor live, not a great deal of snow.  Here's a pic from our front yard just a few Novembers ago.  Central Va.


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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2017, 04:45:44 AM »
Yup.  We live 500 miles north of Vancouver, and last winter, they got more snow than we did!  Unusual.  We haven't had a decent winter in years.
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2017, 08:25:58 PM »
That's why I've always loved Georgia winters; you get to wear a thicker T-shirt.
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 11:51:28 PM »
Being up north this time of year isn't so bad because the mosquito's only pic on people who use a blood thinner.   ;D   :)

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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 03:59:03 PM »
Looks like a great time to be out on a woods walk!  :)
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 05:59:46 AM »
I'd give my one  tooth to shoot that course.

Just because where it's located..God's country

Keep the pictures comming!

Got as close ad Mt. Robson last fall.

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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 08:18:06 PM »
Waterfowl:  I appreciate your endorsement, but the truth is, Prince George is in the Central Plateau of the Province, and rather uninteresting as far as topography is concerned.  But mountains are close by east and west.  Robson is iconic for mountain beauty - no argument there.  We'd be happy to entertain you here though.
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Re: Had a Good Showing, Yesterday on the Trail
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 05:08:06 AM »
Thank you Taylor!.....Love to see new country!
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