I haven't posted anything in almost a month due to the holiday season and frigid temperatures. However, this past Monday, I met up with a good buddy of mine, Matt Reilly, at a local farm pond. Our day consisted of a planned, yet long awaited clay shoot, just the two of us. Taking turns and chatting about different things, the topic mostly being both of our passions, the outdoors.
We got started around 1:30, an hour and a half later than originally planned. Wind gusts up to 20 mph, didn't stop us from disposing of a 135 count box of White Flyer sporting clays and roughly a half dozen boxes of size 7 1/2 shotgun shells.
We hit some and missed some, but nonetheless we emptied the box of old clays.
We shot the last 6 clays around 4:30 PM, picked up the empty shells, and all of our trash, to take home and properly dispose of. We love the outdoors, so it's not like either of us to do anything to harm wildlife.
After we loaded up the thrower, trash, and shotguns, we found ourselves talking for another hour or so, catching up, since we hadn't had an actual conversation in person since probably middle school.
The highlight of the day had nothing to do with shooting at all, actually. To me it was something more valuable than that, spending quality time in the great outdoors with a good friend.
Here's the video I put together January 5th Clay Shoot 2015
As I always say, you don't hear elderly folks reminiscing about the awesome time they played video games or watched TV together when they were younger. Memories are made in the outdoors.