I am a reader of the "Fur News" and certainly think it is a fine magazine. There is nothing I like better than to trap, therefore I enjoy reading about adventures of my brother trappers. I have been reading the "Gun Rack." I have used many different kinds of guns and I will say my favorite is the .22 high-power Remington for hunting big game. For hunting grouse and small game I use a 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun.
I will tell of the first time I ever shot a- big gun other than a .22 rifle. I was about nine years old. I was working in the corn field on a very hot day. I Began to get thirsty, so decided to go to the house and get some water. I had to go through some timber. On my way through the timber I scared up a bunch of grouse. I immediately became excited and struck out on a run for home. I grabbed the shotgun and started on a run back to where I saw them alight. I found two sitting in a tree and raised the gun to fire when a horrible thought struck me. I stopped and braced the gun against a tree, took aim and then shut my eyes and fired, expecting to pick myself up from the ground. But not so; the tree had received the shock, not me. I heard something flutter and opening my eyes I saw a fine big grouse lying on the ground. I eagerly seized it and proudly carried it home. It aroused my trapping blood and it hasn't settled down yet.
B. A. Rainwater.
Union County, Oregon.
Fur, News. Fur News, January 1916.
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