When the pegasus flushed, I shot it without thinking.
I was pretty surprised when it folded up and went straight down. I was using my standard quail load, 3/4oz of 7.5s in a 28ga, which in hindsight didn’t seem sufficient for a giant, flying horse.
Never-the-less, there it lay, it’s wings splayed out in a patch of tall grass and dead as a doornail.
It was at that point that I got really nervous.
What will everyone think? Did I need a special tag for this? Did I have my license? Did I have a migratory bird HIP number? Did I need a migratory bird HIP number? How ridiculously high is the fine for shooting a flying mythological creature?
Pre-season dreams are weird.
6 thoughts on “Pre-season jitters”
You might need more ventilation in the room where you clean your guns. Then again, who am I to say…
Sounds about right. Lol.
I’ve done that in real life with hen pheasants…
Each man to his own preferences, but I’d recommend No. 4 or at least No. 5 shot size.
28 Gauge is overkill.