Ready, Aim, Fire!

We were all hapy with our shotsJonathan located a bullet in an unfortunate tree which happened to be behind the targetHunting season has finally arrived. Knowing it is always wise to sight in your gun and check it out ahead of time, Dad decided to get our his muzzleloader, 44, and 308 last weekend for some target practice as a family. James and Dad made a target and nailed it up about 50 yards behind the barn. Then we opened fire!

Both Jonathan and David’s shots were remarkable! I didn’t really do that great, but overall everyone did very well. Dad and Michael agreed that of the 25 or so shots we fired, almost all of them would have brought down the deer.

Everyone holds their breath...David concentrates on the target...We were all grateful for the opportunity to familiarize ourself with Dad’s firearms, prepare for hunting season, and just enjoy the thrill of pulling that trigger. We were also reminded of how fortunate we are to be able to exercise the freedom granted us in the 2nd amendment, and how thankful we should be for its supporters.

Bullseye!We are all itching to get out in the woods and do some real shooting!


  1. Donald November 26, 2007 at 12:56 am #

    That was definitely an unfortunate tree behind the bullseye. Jonathan it must have taken some searching to find that bullet in the tree! Good aim everyone!

  2. Jonathan November 29, 2007 at 8:05 am #

    That was so much fun. If we all would have gone hunting we would all have gotten a deer! I’m really thankful how careful Dad was–even when there was an accident nobody got hurt. It is better to be safe then sorry!

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