I just scored a local permission!!

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    Bob_O
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    Local being 30 minutes from my house instead of 2 hours.  It's a small cattle farm that I was driving past to check on a potential permission about an hour away when I noticed the peak of the barn roof line with pigeons.

    I took a couple of pictures from the highway and then noticed two pick up trucks pull into the driveway.  So I pulled in and introduced myself,  told the farmer what I do and what I had to offer him and he told me to "have at ''er, get 'em all."

    So I'm heading home right now to grab my equipment and then head straight back there.  ?

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    cahil_2
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    Nice.  Just got to ask because you never know.  

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    Bob_O
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    Turns out this old timer farmer knows the dairy farmer where I've been shooting all along.  

    If can get 10 of the at least 20 I saw hanging around there in a couple of hours I will be very happy with that and it will definitely make for a good start at this new place.  Needless to say there will be scope cam. ?

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    Bob, that’s great!  Seeing that it’s so close I’ll be expecting a lot more videos ?

    btw, I thought it was cool that Joe Rhea, used some of your footage in his latest video. He gave you a real nice shout out. 

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    Bob_O
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    I'll be sure to take a bunch of pictures and video before shooting.  This new place could be more challenging due to the lay out there as well as it being right next to the highway compared to the other Farm that is wide open and in a very rural and remote area.

    While I was mostly focused on the pigeons there did not seem to be any shortage of Starlings there either.  Unfortunately the farmer also mentioned a problem with skunks. ?

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    Hajimoto
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    This is great news!! I'll meet you there!
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    Hotbrass
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    Awesome. One presents themselves in a respectable manner, explains while holding a small pellet in hand for property owner to see. I have been turned down far fewer times than granted permissions.

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    Buckeye
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    That's great news Bob!

    You will be able to shoot alot more because of it being closer.

    You will have never ending targets.

    Good job

    Scott

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    Centercut
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    Great news @bob_o. Similar story for me last weekend in Descanso, CA. I was shooting at a horse ranch permission that I’ve shot at for the last 1 1/2 years. I was taking a shot next to the dirt road that runs parallel to this ranch (about 20 acres) and the large ranch next door, probably ten times that size. I had just taken a very long shot (111 yards), while kneeling and resting the .22 Cricket mini Carbine on a fence. Well, here’s what happened next…

    After the shot, I set the gun down next to the fence and walked to make sure the squirrel was dead.
    The owner of the next door ranch drove up in his four wheeler and asked how things were going, and I said pretty good, and bent down to pick up the squirrel. He said he saw me shooting but couldn’t tell at what (those ground squirrels have amazing camouflage).
    Then he asked from where exactly did I take the shot?
    I point back to the fence, behind some trees and bushes.
    He said… WHERE???
    I said that wood fence, way back over there…
    No shit?
    Yep, 111 yards.
    How do you know?
    Laser rangefinder.
    From 111 yards.. with an AIR GUN???
    Yep, .22 caliber pellet, DOA. See the squirrel? See the head?
    Yep. Damn, that was some freakin’ shot!!!
    Yeah, a little lucky, since almost no wind…
    Can I see the gun? (we ride back to where my gun was in his four wheeler)
    Sure, take a few shots.
    Wow, very nice, I need to get one of those.
    Sure, let me know and I’ll help you pick one out. Probably break barrel to get started.
    Cool, well, have fun, and you can shoot here anytime, the entire ranch (points over to his property)…
    Great, I’ll let you know next time and bring a spare gun for you if you want.
    OK, sounds good…

    So now I have another permission, a couple hundred acres with LOTS of ground squirrel, rabbits, etc… And another shooting buddy.

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    Gaberossi
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    That is absolutely awesome man! We need some folks like that down here in south florida! 

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    Bob_O
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    18 pigeons and the farmer is tickled to death.  I told him "I can stop by again and keep chipping away at them if you'd like" and he said "stop by whenever you want as much as you want til they're gone".

    I listened to some stories he had then a handshake later and I'm on the way home.

    🙂

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    markT
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    Congratulations Bob on finding a new place to hunt and getting "permission" from the land owner..

    You know, we all are anxious to watch  some of your  wonderfully narrated "impact" videos of you whacking those "sky rats!"

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    Bob_O
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    I'm working on a video right now.  

    I just transferred the files and saw that half of the videos are in 720p……WTH?!?!?!   I set the camera to 1080p to start the day but it obviously switched on me at some point during the shooting.   Should be decent either way.  I hope to have a video done before bedtime (have to get up at 5:00 a.m. for work).

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    Turns out all the footage was standard HD and 60fps…….sorry guys.   It would be hard for anyone to be as disappointed as I am right now.  But I'm trying not to let it overshadow what was actually a great day.  I'll make sure the app isn't glitching out next time.   At least with this permission being local, only 20 miles from me instead of 115 with my other permissions, I can make more frequent visits being I don't have to devote an entire day to it.

    I will still visit the other farms on a regular basis, as there is more freedom and variety of shots there, as well as opportunities on woodchucks and coyotes.  And of course crow season starts August 1st so I'll be scouting out the spots I want to shoot from come that time.  🙂

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    Bob_O
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    Centercut,

    Awesome story!!  🙂

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    Hajimoto
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    First and foremost, awesome work getting the new permission, 2nd great shots and really productive day of pesting. Lastly, I completely understand and can relate to wanting the best quality product you can produce shared. It gets especially frustrating when you know that the equipment and execution can and has achieved it previously, I get that but I would like to say you are too hard on yourself, folks like me are watching very specific subject matter which is entertaining, original video content in the comfort of our own environments 100% free of charge, trust me no one is complaining else they need to pack up their video cameras, batteries, stands, tripods, microphones and hit the road to offer some content of their own. I sincerely appreciate the time, money and effort that goes into video production and thank you for sharing with the community. Most people do not realize what goes into a shot. I do and thank you for doing what you do, keep up the great work Bob.

    @centercut – Loved the story +1 for you my friend.

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    Bob_O
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    Thank you Haji.

    I paid a short visit to this farm last evening.   While the resolution in this video is nice and clear, the slow motion isn't as smooth as it should be.  The app must have updated the best that I can tell, as normally I can set playback to 1/8 speed and have it be smooth, but the best I could do for today's footage was 1/4 speed for some reason……any slower and it doesn't look good.  

    I'll keep working with the app until I figure out what's going on and get things back to the way they were.    I figured I'd make a short compilation video from this most recent visit.  I ended up with 10 pigeons before I called it quits on account of missing a handful of easy shots on starlings.  I put a few shots on a tree at 20 yards with no wind and each shot was off to the side by about one-half inch.

    So I'll clean the barrel tomorrow and head to the range for some bench shooting to make sure she's shooting straight again.  🙂

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    Droptine26
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    As always, great video! We all appreciate you sharing with us.

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    Damn good shooting Bob, and I loved the ominous soundtrack. I hope you figure out what’s wrong with your gun and I hope it’s a simple fix. Now I have to watch that video again. 

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    Alejandroo
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    Hi Bob, nice getting a new permission, as Hajimoto said the to hard on yourself the videos are amazing even if they are in 720 or less, I see them not only for the quality on the video I enjoy the video production voiceover and narrative previous to shot it kinda puts me right there behind the gun like I was the one hunting, I don't wanna sound weird but like a most of us hunting is a passion !!!.

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    Bob_O
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    Thanks Boog.

    I clean the barrel this morning and was surprised at the amount of lead that came out on the patches, I mean actual shiny lead.

    I reinstalled the X liner with the O-rings on the barrel and headed to the range.  I zeroed it on a quarter inch  oramge diamond at 25 yards and it is shooting very straight.  

    I took a run by the farm but they were hardly any birds…… I think it is due to being mid day as well as 90° out.  I had to run a quick errand and now I'm headed back there for a couple of hours.

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