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Author Topic: Mulberries are ripening and plentiful this year  (Read 184 times)

Offline MichiganLouie

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Mulberries are ripening and plentiful this year
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:06:12 PM »
As the subect line states, our mulberry trees are doing well, and many animals enjoy the bounty.  Deer, turkeys, rabbits, squirrels and birds love eating the berries.  Even woodchucks like them, which gave me the opportunity to pop another one earlier this afternoon.  This time it was a little different.  The spot where the chuck was feeding is on a slight slope leading away.  It was totally out of sight from my usual shooting spots.  I went around the front of the house, to the south and got behind a large spruce.  I still couldn't see the chuck, so I moved closer, staying behind a large maple in the backyard.  From there, I could see the chuck feeding, about 40 yds away.  I got a bit of a surprise when I looked through the scope.  It was cold from being in the basement and when brought out into 90 f and high humidity, the scope fogged right up.  After a short time, it cleared enough to see and I just lined up the crosshairs and squeezed the trigger.
If you enlarge the pic, you can make out the mulberries
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 07:08:34 PM by MichiganLouie »
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Re: Mulberries are ripening and plentiful this year
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 07:16:27 PM »
Nice shooting Louie .  --09--0
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Offline yari

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Re: Mulberries are ripening and plentiful this year
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 08:10:35 PM »
you are on a roll. keep it up louis
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Mulberries are ripening and plentiful this year
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 09:23:29 PM »
Good job Louie!   My place is loaded with mulberries too.  We don't have chucks but lots of raccoons.  One evening a few years ago my better half was doing the dishes and told me there were raccoons in the mulberry tree right over our LP tank (straight away from the kitchen window.)  I grabbed the .22 and went out on the deck, and just like you experienced, as soon as I brought the scope up to my eyes it was so foggy you couldn't even see the tree much less the varmints from taking my cool scope out in that muggy air.  After a couple of minutes I had enough of a hole in the middle to see through and I started picking them off - it was raining raccoons for a while there - lost count.
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Offline King Ben

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Re: Mulberries are ripening and plentiful this year
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 08:30:49 AM »
Ha, nice title.  Keep dropping the hammer Louie.   -0078


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Re: Mulberries are ripening and plentiful this year
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 03:53:58 PM »
Nice shooting ML
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