Sunday, May 30, 2010

We Will Remember Them...

"Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them."

I've always liked this line from the "Ode of Remembrance". The "Ode of Remembrance" is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon's "For the Fallen", which was first published in The Times in September 1914. The poet wrote "For the Fallen" while sitting on the cliffs between Pentire Point and The Rumps in north Cornwall, UK.

On Memorial Day this year I would like to remember my friends and roomie Emilio (Marty) who died on 28 February 1984. Steve Ray, Eddy Clark, Larry Rainey, Jonathon Goerling, Roderick Gress, Emilio Martinez, and Victor Valle were killed during a parachute training mission when a U.S. Air Force C-130 transport plane, while attempting an emergency landing, crashed into a snow swept mountain in Spain about two miles northwest of the village of Borja.

Blue skies Steve, Eddy, Larry, Victor, Marty, Roderick and Jonathon. Pic is Steve Ray, we were so young then. Steve was one of our greyhounds, he could run forever at a pace you wouldn't believe.

FYI about Memorial Day: There seems to be some confusion out there about Memorial Day and it's meaning. Memorial Day IS NOT another Veteran's Day. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. We honor those who are currently serving or have served on Veteran's Day in November. This Memorial Day issue was brought up on several veteran boards this week. Some vets mentioned cringing when folks wish them a "Happy Memorial Day". We know they mean well but Memorial Day is a somber day when we remember friends and buddies who died while serving. It's a day of retrospection and mourning for us. Many vets head to the cemeteries to pay their respects to the fallen, that's where you'll find me on Memorial Day.

Monday, May 17, 2010

JHO At Fort Hunter Liggett Tule Elk Hunt 31 Dec 2009

This video is of our trip to Fort Hunter Liggett last New Year's Eve. I went to hog hunt but the hogs had other plans that didn't include me. This also was the weekend the lucky CA Tule elk tag holders were chasing the elk around the fort.

At the end of this video is an amazing find in one elk, a complete, almost perfect copper slug lodged up against the spine. The skinners found the Federal Premium Barnes Expander Tipped copper slug as they were sawing the the main elk body in half. The slug was complete with even the little blue plastic tip still on the nose of the slug.

If you'd like more info on elk hunting:

For elk hunting books please click on the books below.

Bowhunting Modern ElkElk Hunting Guide: Skills, Gear, And InsightThe Complete Book of Elk Hunting: Tips and Tactics for All Weather and Habitat Conditions (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)Elk Hunting SecretsThe Ultimate Guide to Elk Hunting

Monday, May 10, 2010

First Look At The Konus Sight-Pro Atomic Red/Green Dot Sight

JHO takes a look at the new Konus SightPro Atomic Electronic Red/Green Dot Sight


1X magnification
Weight: 3.8 ounces/110 grams
Rugged enough for shotgun or magnum revolvers
Weaver-style 7/8" mount & 3/8" rimfire adapter
5 intensity settings for both green and red
Perfect for handguns, bows, shotguns and rifles
Battery: 1 each 3V/ CR2032
Great co-witness sight
Length: 63mm/2.4"
Color: Matte black
Unlimited eye relief
20mm/0.7" objective lens
Made in China
Manufacturer: Konus 7247

Discuss this gun sight on the JHO Gun Optics forum here

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Crossbow Used To Free Entangled Whale

This is so kewl. Some good press for archery and crossbows. Lord knows crossbows take the heat as being too easy for some in the bowhunting community.

Good save!

The full scoop at the link below.

Photo Northeast Fisheries Science Center