Pot guts vs the Leshiy.
Last time out I was using a Huben semi auto. this time I went back to a single shot Leshiy in a .25 caliber. Normally this late in the season it's slim pickings. I got lucky and there were plenty of the little vermin running around.
There was a particular spot they just kept coming by. I'd shoot one and another would come to see what was going on. They also like to drag their brothers out of the area or take a bite of them. So the more I'd drop the more would show up. The Leshiy is the ultimate pester. For me it's the easiest to off hand shoot. Most of these were 40-50 yard shots. I was walking around an active area and just turn around and there would be more checking out their buddies. Wide open easy shots.
This one was a monster size.
Thanks, for what ever reason the Leshiy just makes off hand shooting easy. I wouldn't try it with other guns without sticks. Pot gut, ground squirrel are what we normally call them. In South West Utah they have prairie dogs that are protected for some reason. Look similar to the ground squirrels. These are in a farm area in the Utah/Idaho border. Just hundreds of them. Farmers hate em because of the holes they dig. Before the grass gets high it's like whack-a-mole. There is a field where they just keep popping up. I was using a .30 FX Impact and a tri-pod swivel shooting stick. High capacity magazine and an extra bottle. That was an afternoon of a lot of shooting. 😎