Out Foxing Charlie 19
The Tale Of The Scaly Tailed Ratticuss
Before I go further into this article, I have a couple of parish notices as we say in Freemasonry, first off we have an awesome international event that I and my company Really Wild Adventures is heading up, we are putting on a brilliant Thermal Night at The Long Ashton & District Rifle Club, in association with The Night Pearl Thermal Company, they are flying in from the Czech Republic to help put this event on, its suppose to be a trade event so all shops etc are invited, but we have opened it up to the general public too, there is a Face Book Events Page especially for the event, you can find it by liking my Really Wild Adventures Page then click on the event itself, full details are on the flyer below too, if you have any problems drop us a line, we are making this like a micro shooting show, there will be trade stands on site as well as a fully functioning cafe and club room, Shooting using the Night Pearl Thermal Systems outside and indoor a have a go air rifle and air pistol range too, bring the whole family as kids are most welcome, my Really Wild Adventures Marksmanship Team will be running the ranges in association with the Pass It On Young Sports Organisation.
Well yes I am human and yes I make mistakes, but never with firearms safety I might add, a very old VIP client of mine called me to say can I be on site asap, basically now this minute or even better yesterday, what was the problem I asked, I cant write what he actually said, but those gosh darn Charlie Foxes are killing his prize Guinea Fowl and other rare breed fowl, as you can imagine he was not too pleased, we both still think these are town released ones as they have scars on them etc, but I will leave that right there, he also said I have rabbits eating more grass than his cattle so can I deal with those too.
I was in such a rush as my morning rounds were so hectic, I was also out till the early hours dealing with a rat job with the awesome Air Arms S510 Ultimate Sporter and the brilliant Night Pearl Seer 35 and Scops Max II Thermal Spotter, I really wanted a a night off, but when a client calls you must go, so later that day I grabbed my rifles, the 223, the .22lr and the Air Arms S510, put the Night Pearl Seer 35 and Spotter out ready to go, I made m usual flask and sandwiches, then I was off for over an hours drive down the motorway to get to my clients farm.
This was when disaster struck, the rooky mistake was I had not taken the scope bracket for the Night Pearl Seer 35 that would fit my scope on the 223, what a complete dime bar, I was OK with the Air Arms and the 22lr as they had the same size scopes on, but the 223 was 10mm bigger, I wont tell you the words I called myself, but I did cuss and curse a lot, now I had a predicament, how was I going to deal with these chicken Thieving Charlie's when the night falls??? good ole me as always I never leave home without a good hunting lamp, my green pill Night Master Venom and scope bracket are in my truck, phew that was a lucky one, so the foxes would have to be taken old school this night, this was going to be very difficult indeed as it was so light there with the security lights from the adjacent trading estate, plus the fact it was a full moon, but never mind head up chest out and get on boy, you have the tools, the skills and the field craft knowledge.
There was still a little battery left in the Scops Max III thermal spotter and a fresh battery on the Seer 35 Thermal Scope, the rabbits did notplay ball this night so I left them be, but the foxes did, all I will say is The Ole Hedge Creeper Filled the bag and got the job done it was a bitterly cold night I was glad of my Jack Pyke gear to keep me warm and concealed, The Night Pearl Thermal Systems and The Air Arms Rifle Combos never missed a beat, again watch the videos with this article they will tell the stories far better and than my humble scribbles, my client is on there telling of the wonderful attributes of the awesome Night Pearl Thermal Systems.
Out Foxing Charlie 19 & The Tale of The Scaly Tailed Ratticuss
By The Ole Hedge Creeper