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Topping up the ferret food at the paddocks

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Well as I’ve ran out of rabbits in the freezer to feed the ferrets, I needed to do something about it! I dusted off the little s200 which hasn’t been used since last Julyish, when I also nipped to the paddocks to stock up on bunnies before ferreting season started. 
I charged the batteries for the night vision, and this evening, plugged it all together to give it a check over. Well it didn’t work, the screen and camera were dead. A quick test with the multimeter, and the lead between the battery and everything else was open circuit. Well a quick visual, and you could see where the wire comes out of the plug, the insulation had a crack. This was opened up, and one of the copper cables was sheared. So out came the soldering iron, and a bit of insulation tape, and everything was working again! 
The van was soon loaded, and a 20 minute drive and I was at the paddocks. The forecast wasn’t right, the wind was blowing from the entrance, all the way along the paddocks, which wasn’t good for me, as they could smell me coming. The plan now was to walk to the far side, see if there were any daft ones, move along the back hedgerow to the far end, then come back along the middle of the paddock, tight to the wire fence with the breeze in my face. 

Well lucky for me, there were a few daft 3/4  grown rabbits along the hedgerow that soon got bowled over. At the far end, with the wind in my face, I sat there for 20 mins, had a quick fag and let the moon get behind the shadow of the trees. There’s enough light here already with the street lights, without the moon helping too! I then moved back along the middle of the paddock, getting a shot in here and there until I got back to the carpark at the entrance. The head torch was flicked on, and I walked back to pick up the bunnies. Unfortunately I couldn’t find 2 or 3 in the rough area at the far end of the paddocks, which frustrates me, as I don’t like killing and wasting anything, but I suppose the local foxes will get a good feed tonight. Well a count up in the carpark came to 14 rabbits, so a quick pic to send to the paddock owner for a few brownie points. As I turned around, I caught a few eyes glistening in the head lamp right near the carpark. The s200 was soon back in the hands, and a little walk to where all the horse jumps are only took a minute or two. A quick scan around revealed a group of two, and a group of 3 a little further along. Well the first bunny was soon in the cross hairs and rolled over. The one next to it hardly moved, so that one was also soon dispatched. Another scan, and the group of 3 was now 2, so I moved slightly closer and    the nearest rabbit was bowled over. The other 1 legged it, so I decided to call it a night with 17 rabbits. It will top up the freezer nicely, but I may need another trip out with the old s200 again before ferreting season starts again. Happy with that, and so was the paddock owner. Nice little outing.

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S200 smashing the bugs for sure. Easily holds it own with any ‘higher end’ PCP. Nuff said.

And the WT granite is porno sexy. Dropping all them on a 30/30. Shooting mate that. 

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