While millions of people in the San Francisco area were watching the Super Bowl, my friend Jerry and I went to the Squirrel Bowl. It was the kind of day you dream of to go shoot a few ground squirrels, bright sun, blue sky, green hills and moderate wind.
The squirrel density wasn't heavy but, we found pockets here and there on the ranch. About a dozen on the dam of a stock pond, probably 20 on a hillside pasture and a half dozen while moving from place to place. Saw one coyote but, I was slow finding ammo so, El Coyote will get to steal a few more chickens.
The old 223 with the new barrel and the brand new Choate Ultra Varmint stock was like a precision instrument today. That is, it was after I got back in the groove. At the end of the day there had been several 300 yd ground squirrels to add to the tally.
So, who was playing in the super bowl?