I am writing this pretty well worn down from three days of nonstop pest control with my hunting buddy Scott in Arizona. Scott has several dairy farms lined up, and they want him to do one thing …. remove as many birds as possible.. They number in the thousands, and do huge financial damage to these businesses. It’s not the prettiest environment for hunting, but man is it a blast and you get lots of shooting. At one point I took 56 Eurasian Collard doves in an hour, you do the math, that is pretty much non stop action.
So what makes this better? When I arrived in Phoenix I stopped by AOA to pick up my new Daystate Wolverine type B .22 rifle and a load of pellets! Took a springer along for the run and will report on both of these guns in upcoming blog posts. In addition to the birds, we shot tons of high quality video and I’ll have some good stuff posting on my YouTube channel in the coming days.
Scott was shooting his FX 500, and this guy is a bird shooting machine. He records his kills and gun details in a log book, and has taken over 6500 birds in the last two years…….. But even with these numbers I think it would take a couple hundred clones to make a major dent in these populations.
What I’ll tell you about the Wolverine Type B right now is: very accurate, high power 30+fpe, trigger is a dream, stock is ergonomic, high shot count, one of the more exciting new rifles I’ve shot in a while. I have a Hawke 3-9X 40 scope, and it is a hot varminting set up. Having shot hundreds of birds in a concentrated period of time, I am really getting dialed in with the combo.
As I’ve mentioned, we’ve got some great footage so keep checking for release of the videos. And I’ll post a bit more later in the week. I need to go to sleep now, I fly out tomorrow at 3:00 pm and we’re going out for one last run early tomorrow before I have to run to the airport….. catch you all later in the week!