I remember scenes like that in all my relatives' homes when I was a kid. I started hunting about age 6 or 7 with my cousin in Louisiana, he had a new ($6.95) J.C. Higgins 22 bolt action single shot. We'd each spend 50 cents for a box of 50 rounds of 22 short - because Long or LR was too expensive. We hunted nutria in Louisiana where there was a 50 cent bounty on them. Took about 50 shots to get the lucky one in and nail one. Great endless entertainment. If you didn't hit the critical spot, the slug would bounce off of them.