Bear season opened up, I'm going to try and get me a rug. I heard they are tough to stalk but we'll see, I have only seen a couple bears in the wild and they were hightailing it away from me, I've seen many at campsites eating out of garbage cans
My shoulder feels good, I sighted in my gun with 1 1/8 oz (490 grain) Brenneke magnum slugs, they are not "low recoil" but I don't have to worry about any large game going far after getting hit with one of these slugs. At 80 yards one went through a heavy metal hubcap, through a old Honda motorcycle tank which is 4 layers of steel, through an old metal Realtor sign, and went about 6" into the maple tree stump that is the backstop. I had some frozen milk jugs out there and it absolutely exploded them. The kids got a kick out of it. I still have a buck tag to fill so hopefully I see something. Opening morning, about an hour after the season opened up, I saw a nice small 6 point young looking buck not 30 yards away and I got buck fever, I never even raised my gun I just stared at it. It was snowing and I was walking up to get settled into a comfortable spot when I saw it in the pine trees, I looked at him and he looked at me and we stared at each other for about a minute and then he walked away casually. It was such a beautiful sight I'll never forget it, I'm glad I didn't kill it even if I do have to go hungry.