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Nebraska's Sandhills hold a bunch of coyotes. 1/2012
Javelina were abundant on the first day of the King Ranch pig hunt. 9/2012
John took two javelina, a racoon and a 150-pound boar with a fancy-grade Cabela's Winchester Model 70 in .257 Roberts. 9/2012
The Sandhills are one of the emptiest and most beautiful areas of the Lower 48. 1/2012
John shot a nice pig on the King Ranch. Don't know if you can see it: it was pretty dark, and the pig was pretty black. And we don't like the 'deer in the headlights' look a flash would give it. 9/2012
Eileen got her nice whitetail buck on the first afternoon of a late November hunt in southeastern Montana.
John hunted mule deer for a couple of days, passing all of them up before deciding to hunt whitetails--making sure it was smaller than Eileen's!
Eileen took this whitetail doe with her old German combination gun, a 16-gauge over 9x72R, on our annual Old Gun Hunt in northern Montana.
John got this Old Gun Hunt doe with a Sauer drilling, a 16x16/6.5x57R.
We camped with a dozen friends on the Old Gun Hunt; soon the trees were filled with deer.
John lived in this tent camp for over two weeks on his September hunt in Tanzania.
Where in the world is John?
Rifle Trouble-Shooting and Handloading
One early October day Eileen and I went to the Virgil Binkley Shooting Complex, to try some new handloads, shoot some new-to-us rifles, and sight in other rifles for Montana’s big game season. It was a perfect day for shooting, cool enough so that barrels didn’t get hot quickly, and almost completely calm. Turned out, it was just the calm before the storm--or just another day at the range.
It all depends on how you handle your rifle’s little mysteries.
Obsessions of a Rifle LoonyA half-century of hunting & shooting
John Barsness has written for every major hunting magazine published in North America, and some not so major. More importantly he’s known among a few of his close friends as the Bull Goose Rifle Loony. He wears the title proudly.
Here is a collection on John’s musings about hunting, guns, bullets, and such, some new and some published in places you may not have a subscription to. (Have you had trouble keeping up with his travels the last two years? Well, here’s your chance to catch up!)
Soft Cover, 328 pages: $23.50
Rifle Loony Hats
Despite some controversy about the preferred word to describe a person who really likes sporting rifles (afficionado, enthusiast, fan and other politically correct suggestions have been made), the majority of readers prefer the term rifle loony, used in many of my articles—and now, those of many other writers and rifle lovers everywhere. (Available in dark sage, slate, cobalt blue, red/white & blue, a tasteful blaze orange, and camo.)
Slice of the Wild