Wood Bore Wars

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Wood Bore Wars

Postby Moon Tree » 20 Apr 2018 22

Every now and then opportunity presents itself to have a little fun. Such was the case this afternoon while I was working on the dog kennel in attempts to keep Daisy from climbing out and eating any more chickens. A wood bore became WAY TO ANNOYING. Sure, I could have grab the bug stray or picked up a tennis racket, but I could hear my Ruger Bearcat begging to come out and play.

With the deliberation of Josey Wales I loaded all 6 chambers with rat-shot. Music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was playing in my head as I stepped out into the yard at high noon, determined to rid this yard of those buzzing scoundrels.

I will admit that I missed the first 3 shots. In the heat of buzzing wings and buzzing bullets, I didn’t get my front sight in the rear notch properly. I shot high. But, those shot were close enough to send yellow streak down their fuzzy backside.

I took advantage of lull in the fight to reload. I spun the cylinder and closed the loading gate just as 3 ruffian bees came flying by. They were flying and fighting is a tight ball. I’m guessing it was argument over a card game of slap yellow jack(et) or a dance hall honey bee. At the crack of my trusty six gun, all three fell to the ground. Bad Bart Bee got airborne again, but drop within 6 feet, succumbing to his wounds.

I noticed bees coming to check out Bart’s lifeless body. I shot one who showed some attitude. Two bees got into a fight over Bart; about 2 feet over him to be exact. I believe they were fighting over his bee-bee gun. My Bearcat growled and both hit the dirt.

When the chambers were emptied, 9 wood bore laid belly up. Peace was restored in my backyard. I spat on Bart as I reloaded.

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Re: Wood Bore Wars

Postby 9x80Drilling » 21 Apr 2018 11

Moon, as I believe I've noted before, your well-written story-telling is engaging, and entertaining to the point of be(e)ing hilarious at times.
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Postby Moon Tree » 21 Apr 2018 15

Thanks Drilling you comments are greatly appreciated.
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Postby jdl447 » 21 Apr 2018 15

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Postby GasGuzzler » 21 Apr 2018 16

I have no idea what kind of bugs you're talking about.
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Re: Wood Bore Wars

Postby Moon Tree » 21 Apr 2018 17

Wood bores are a little bigger than bumble bees and they bore holes in wood. They are very annoying and can cause major structural damage to wooden structures.
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Postby Ranch Dog » 22 Apr 2018 06

Great way to deal with the WBs and great story telling!
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Postby ksmoose » 22 Apr 2018 08

Another enjoyable read Moon. I have always used a tennis racket but your new method sounds like way more fun. I am going to give it a try when they begin to appear on my farm.
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Postby akuser47 » 22 Apr 2018 16

Great shooting and great story as always +guns
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Postby Ohio3Wheels » 22 Apr 2018 18

AKA carpenter bees, wish I could use this here but don't think next door neighbors would approve.

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