Taking The Wife To Cabela's Is Dangerous! - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > The Lodge
The Lodge Meet other hunters and share hunting stories, tips, and tricks.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2012, 04:34 PM
soupy1957's Avatar
soupy1957 soupy1957 is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 97
Default Taking The Wife To Cabela's Is Dangerous!

Today, the wife wanted to see the Mosin Nagant 91/30 that Cabela's was holding for me.

I told her it was too big a gun for her 4 Ft. 11 In. self. She's got M.S. which is another complication.

So we went into Cabela's and then she had a chance to see and feel up close, the size and weight of the gun. She was decidedly changed in her thinking.

So much so, that the next thing I knew, she was out at the used gun racks, (mind you, this is a gal who has NEVER held or shot a gun), looking at old single-shot .22's from some old year (Winchester).

Next thing I knew, I was up at the counter buying her the .22.

This meant yet another paper trail, since all I have at this point is my CT Conservation ID, (no Hunting Safety classes open right now, and that's a prerequisite to a Hunting License, as you all know).

So while we were waiting, naturally, we had to "shop!" I ended up with two boxes of 45-70 shells; one box of .22 Winchester "shorts;" a blaze vest (insulated); a Bushnell (XLT?) 3x10 Scope; a weaver Scope Base and a set of Weaver Scope Rings; a pair of inexpensive binoculars; a gun strap; a butt shell band (holds like 9 rounds); a lockable Ammo Box; A lock; a First Aid Kit; A trigger lock for her bolt action .22; a cable lock for my 45-70; a Cleaning Kit; A camouflage backpack; a USGI Compass; ......
(and I think that's it?!)

Do I have to wear a "blaze" hat??????


-Soupy1957
__________________
"If the river sounds; somethings coming"
-annonymous
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Kansasdoe Kansasdoe is offline
B&C 120 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 269
Default

Sometimes I think Hubby wishes he wouldn't have got me hooked on hunting.......but I did hear him tell his buddy the other day that its a good thing I started cause now he has better gear. Yes, its dangerous to take me somewhere like cabelas too.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2012, 10:22 PM
timberghost's Avatar
timberghost timberghost is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,909
Default

Some states require a certain percentage of orange but you'll have to check your states regulations. Sounds like you did alright in Cabelas.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2012, 03:08 AM
soupy1957's Avatar
soupy1957 soupy1957 is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 97
Default

The thing is, (I haven't read CT's laws very closely yet) they talk about "X" number of square inches of blaze, and yet I suppose the more the better, in terms of safety.

The wearing of Blaze-colored clothing evokes mixed emotions in me.

This morning I opened up the Ammo box and got out a .22 caliber shell and one of the 45-70's, and brought them to the wife for an object lesson. First I handed her the .22 and said, "here's what you'll be shooting." Then I gave her the .45-70 shell.
She got the picture!

-Soupy1957
__________________
"If the river sounds; somethings coming"
-annonymous
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2012, 11:14 AM
timberghost's Avatar
timberghost timberghost is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,909
Default

Deer cannot see the blaze orange like we can...so the more the better in terms of safety.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2012, 01:03 PM
soupy1957's Avatar
soupy1957 soupy1957 is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 97
Default

I have heard that deer are color blind, yes. But they would see a spacial rift like we can, and I figured that perhaps a large blotch of (what would appear to them as) nothing, but raise an alarm in them. Thus the Camo Orange, (which I guess is legal in CT if I'm reading the rules right), but increases the odds that you and I COULD be more likely to be shot at. The "hat" part seems like overkill, but I'd rather wear it I guess, than to get "head" shot. Besides,..........on cold mornings, I sure would like a warm hat!!

-Soupy1957
__________________
"If the river sounds; somethings coming"
-annonymous
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7660
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595409
timberghost3909
joel the signman3608
tator3174
gfdeputy22813
delbert1503
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
Hunting
WisconsinDeer
Hunting
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8