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Early Morning Quickie.......

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Halinfax, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Gentlemen....

    A lack of sleep and terminal insomnia often keeps folk awake during the long quiet nights when out bodies should slumber and recover from the abuse that we put ourselves during the toils and arduous events of the day...

    Not so for me ...... I just don't sleep much anyway!!! so that means early starts to my day and late finishes....

    So.. after an arduous 28 mile mountain bike ride is the GLORIOUS sunshine that bathed West Yorkshire and the hills over Hebden Bridge.... I thought that I might sleep like a top... Nay, NAY and thrice NAY.... I was to bed at 11pm (somewhat early for me) and I awoke at 4.17am with a knowledge that I would be going to one of my local permissions...

    So at 5.15am and by torchlight, I was setting the feeder and decoys at my local Ancient Woodland hide...
    Sitting in the darkness of the woods and my covered hide... I relaxed fully as the sounds of the morning started to unfold....and the auric senses were fine tuned to hear any sound....

    By 6.10am there was enough light to see my 30 yard target card... so I was able to set my zeros on both the R10 and the Ultra...

    The open pen of pheasants emptied and the hungry game birds were surrounding the hide and my shooting areas... but .. it was nice to watch them..

    By 9am, I had concluded my session in the woods and was getting my things ready to get home and partake in a hot bowl of porridge.

    Both the R10 and Ultra performed perfectly with the spoils on this occasion going to the R10 (2 tree rats and a crow) and the Ultra (1 woodie).

    DAMN.. I LOVE the mornings......

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  2. sabc

    sabc Donator

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    Nice shooting
     
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    C3PO Engaging Member

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    Lovely story!
     
  4. Figgy

    Figgy Very Active

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    Nice shooting and pics, 28miles on a MTB around the dales and you couldn't sleep.
    Bad case of insomnia there fella.
     
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    Rossiwelsh Busy Member

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    Nice one mate another productive morning
     
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  6. Fusty Fieldcrafter

    Fusty Fieldcrafter Posting Addict

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    September mornings are amongst the best too! Nice shooting.
    I used to live in Hebden Bridge. :facepalm:
     
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    its great Hal , to be back reading your great reports!!, keep them coming!!
    atb brian
     
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  8. Marcus Iddon

    Marcus Iddon Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting. Nice mixed bag and a woodie for lunch.
     
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  9. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Heyup Brian.... nice to have you back mate... you have been conspicuous by your absence....:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Nice write up,
    nice result,
    lovely gun!
    :up:
     
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