Easter Egg Hunt


April 23, 2003, 10:47 PM
There comes a time in a boys life where he is somewhere between a boy & man. He is almost sixteen years old and about to move from the world of video games to the world of girls and cars. Before this change comes about it is the duty of a father to teach his son the way of the hunt. Not the typical cottontail or pheasant hunt he is already accustomed to but big game. Dangerous game. An animal to which the instinct of fight is stronger than the instinct of flight. The Feral Easter Egg.

The Feral Egg is an elusive creature, huntable only in the early spring. The theory is that they develop from Common Easter Eggs that were left unfound and unattended after the ritual Easter Sunday egg hunts. The eggs survive by reverting to the wild ways of their ancestors, sometimes growing to proportions equaled only by the ovum of ostriches or emus. Though they may be colorful and fragile looking, one must show them the utmost respect.

Feral eggs can be found in city parks, athletic fields or in your own back yard. Back yard hunting is probably the most convenient as getting permits for public parks can be difficult if not impossible. We decided to hunt our back yard this year. Our neighbors have a larger yard with more cover but they are still a little upset about last years hunt. Get permission before hunting on property other than your own!

The first step in a successful hunt is to scout out the territory for egg nests and locations for placement of decoys. Once a good location with a good egg population is found, the hunt is on!

Typical egg nest

A buck and doe make their way to cover

A mating pair is discovered. Only the buck
Eggs may be taken legally. Bucks are distinguished by their blue color

Hunting over bait is prohibited but the use of decoys is allowed. I have discovered that Lawn Gnomes make the best decoys. For some reason feral eggs are attracted to them and seem to feel safe while near them.
We borrowed this particular gnome from an elderly lady down the street. We will return it sometime after sundown and hope she hasn’t missed it.

Hidden in our blind, I spot a nice sized buck. He is done mating and is returning to the gnome decoy, probably to take a nap.

Son takes careful aim using a Savage 111 in 25.06. 22 rimfire works fine on domestic eggs but you need something a little bigger for the feral variety.
I’m providing backup for him with my Mossberg Persuader 12ga. First four rounds are slugs, next four are 00 buck shot. You can’t be too careful when dealing with a wounded and angry feral.

Nice shot!
It was a good clean kill, the 110 grain Nosler Partition did what it was designed to do.

When the hunt is through, this Bud’s for you!
Some like their feral egg boiled, fried,scrambled or poached. Personally, I would never poach an egg, I always hunt in season and with a permit. I like to grill them with mesquite and some carrots on the side

I am taking reservations for guided hunts next spring. Cost for a two day hunt is $800*.
All I need to hold your reservation is a credit card number, your date of birth and your mothers maiden name.
*$800 fee does not include transportation, meals, lodging, licence fees, decoys or ammuntion. Fee is non-refundable. Don't call me, I'll call you.

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April 23, 2003, 10:53 PM
That was classic!! :D


April 28, 2003, 02:31 PM
Should have that one mounted! Definitely a Boone and Crockett.

April 28, 2003, 03:18 PM
I can't beat that one!:D

As a side note....

Those cute little "Peeps" that taste like toxic waste make great targets.

I've shot them with:

BB gun ( not much fun )
.22lr (More Fun)
.17wmr (Pretty cooool)
.223 (Where did it go?)
.22-250 (Did you see that?)
12ga, 8 shot (ROTFLMAF)
12ga 00 (oooooooooooooooo)
12 slug ( yeehaw, what can we shoot it with next?)

April 28, 2003, 03:45 PM
I 'borrowed" the idea from a local gun dealer. He lives in the country and it's an annual traditon for the family on Easter to put the colored eggs out in the yard then hunt them from the front porch with milsurp rifles. :what:

April 29, 2003, 10:40 AM
Smoke- you are too funny- sound like a like minded person to myself! This and your coon story will sustain me for a while.


April 11, 2004, 11:11 PM
:D :D :D

Very nice! Thanks for sharing that with us n00bs.

April 11, 2004, 11:25 PM
Thats great i love it know what were doing next year

April 12, 2004, 01:10 AM
The day had been pleasnt besides the stress that had been created earlier by a misplaced shot. The client, an American from Texas had hastley and without warning shot at a running feral egg and sent a bullet squarly into his gut.

From the watery blood trial I could tell that this was no ordinary follow up but the most dangerous kind. A follow up on a gut shot feral egg in the tall grass............:D

OK ok I'll stop. It's just good to know that there are some other sick people in this world...;)

April 12, 2004, 01:11 AM
Laughed my ass off! That was great!

April 12, 2004, 08:34 PM
Wonder what a .470 NE would do to an Easter Egg? :D


April 12, 2004, 10:05 PM
Me and my inlaws did that a few years ago with traditional ML's. It's a great magic trick! .54 ball @ 2000 fps and the egg disappears!;)

Great story

April 13, 2004, 08:50 AM
We didn't get any Easter eggs this year.


April 13, 2004, 01:22 PM
That is a nice trophy. I need to find the pics I have of a double yoked buck I got a few years ago. He was a fighter, charged me after the first shot, but I got him with the second shot. Right between the eyes.

April 13, 2004, 04:15 PM
Wow, a double yolk? You should have turned it in to B&C for the record books. That's Betty Crocker, not Boone & Crockett.

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