Monday, October 29, 2007


Hunting: 2nd weekend.

My sons and I went quail hunting this past weekend. My younger son shot at several quail and 2 rabbits but it seems that he missed them all. I missed one quail and shot one down -- but we couldn't find the later. Ugh. (Older son didn't shoot at all.)

Next time, we'll make sure to start first thing in the morning: we started around 7:30AM and it was really hot by 9AM. We walked around around carrying our shotguns, with long pants (yours truly started with shorts and got scratched up badly enough to create some red lines across the legs) so with the sun shinning down, it got hot quick. I also need to make sure I carry enough water in my camel back since I drained it long before I was ready to finish (around 9AM although we didn't get to our car until about 9:40AM).

Next weekend the goal is to try deer hunting: only 2 weekends left to take advantage of the deer tag we won (via lottery).

For worship, we did home church Sunday night. We discussed the meaning of worship and I thought it went rather well. Need to think and plan better to have worship. My wife wanted me to make things more fun and interesting but then I'm not that eloquent. Sigh.

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Friday, October 26, 2007


Hunting Trip

My sons and I went on a hunting trip this past weekend. I mean, we've taken few other trips, including the weekend before (when the deer season started), but this weekend was the first time we walked around with our guns (loaded). I carried my 9mm pistols (one in my pocket and one in holster) and a 12 gauge shotgun. My eldest son carried a 20 gauge shotgun while I brought the wrong barrel for my younger son so he roamed around freely.

Some gears we got for deer hunting over the past few weeks: 3 orange caps, 3 orange vests, 3 Garmin Rino 110 GPS + Walkie Talkie (my oldest son already cracked the screen), rope, game bag, gutting knife, and book on deer hunting. The Rino 110 is a very cool toy: we use it mainly to talk to each other but we can also send each other locations via GPS information so the display will show who's where. I've read online that some people weren't happy with the color models so I've decided to get the cheapest one and see how it goes -- 3 GPS/radio unit adds up quickly in costs and if all three were a dud, I would have felt bad. For the money, it's worked out well.

As for the hunt itself, we didn't see one single deer. Unfortunately, the fires in San Bernardino National Forest the past few days have locked us out of hunting area we plan to visit again (we were there 2 weekends straight and the original plan was to continue for the next 2 weekends).

For this weekend, I'm thinking of going quail hunting at completely different location, since the season just started and lasts until Jan'08. Since deer for adults are Oct 13-Nov 11 and for youth Nov 17-25, I was thinking December for quail hunting but looks like we'll get
the chance sooner (or if we "whack" a deer earlier, then we'll have free weekends, as well).

Like fishing, it takes finding a good location and then waiting a lot. We found deer foot prints but I guess they didn't travel often enough in the areas we were at, to see them (let alone a chance to shoot).

We attended a local church Sunday night to worship as a family. Not what I expected (more like a bible study) but it wasn't off the wall, either.
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