David Blanton and Tyler Jordan looked a little frazzled. They were working the action of their Gamo air rifles as fast as they could, aiming back to the top of a very tall oak tree and pulling the trigger. Unfortunately for them, and our team, they weren’t connecting with their target, a very fast and very agile gray squirrel that was showing off with treetop acrobatics. This squirrel was good, he was fast and he wasn’t sticking around to get shot at anymore. This little tree-dwelling rodent was gettin’ out of Dodge.
Under full disclosure, I could have been shooting too, and should have been but I was trying to take pictures and video, so I was no help with the squirrel. Our dog handler for the day, Tim Cosby, stood watching the whole show with some dismay and offered words of encouragement like, “Boys, will one of you please hit that squirrel!!” The 4-H shooter in our group, Danielle Chapman, was on the other side of the tree no doubt thinking “Good grief, I could do better than these guys.” And she could, I saw her shoot.
Read the rest: The Squirrel Master Classic and three Rs for the win