Once again, this year turned out to be a whopper. 17 guns, 3 days shooting, 3 drives per day and plenty of meat and salt in between.
Like last year, the first drive of the first day was where I downed my first (and only) piggy. It may be a first in the 10 years Frank at Basswood has been taking hunting trips to Croatia, but every single gun saw and shot at wild boar. Only 2 of the 17 didn’t drop one. I think the final bag must have been in the 30′s region (I will confirm).
I definitely made contact with two more (using slug) but they were at a fair distance, quartering away and tanking it over open ground (they sure can run fast). However, they both tumbled to the 150+ yard shot of one of our Canadian friends (great shooting PeeWee).
As always, the assembled mob of reprobates were a good craic and the social side was fantastic. The hunting lodge we stay at has even had a dart board installed – this made the evenings so much better.
Not much or a report I know, but Basswood will soon have one up on their website and i’ll link to that. It’s also rumoured there was a journalist in our midst… so look out for a review in one of the nations great shooting magazines…
All in all, great shooting, great company, great food and drink and most importantly, great pocket-meat! See you all next year… (with a 6.5×55)