DSC_3986_00031 by peterlgrave

DSC_3986_00031

Another shot of the bull rides.I reckon these blokes are mad.
On the Saturday 24th for my birthday my daughter & partner took me to a rifle club and i had multiple shots at targets.I hadn,t had a shot for 40 years and thoroughly enjoyed it.I was taught to shoot from 8 years of age on dairy farm and at 10 years of age i would shoot on my own and it was more or less expected that one would bring home a rabbit or two to supplement the food supply.If it hadn,t been for rabbits lfe would have been a lot harder.
Another lovely action shot Peter, like you I learned to shoot at an early age on my dads farm, I had a circa 1940's Webley & Scott 410 gauge garden to learn with, I've never fired a gun of any kind since leaving home:)
November 25th, 2018  
I think mad is an understatement! :)
November 25th, 2018  
Great capture
November 25th, 2018  
There's nothing like watching the action at a rodeo.
November 26th, 2018  
@pcoulson Thanks Peter.I had a few different 22 caliber rifles ,the last one being a 15 shot Miroku lever action and a Boito under & over 12 gauge shotgun for the ducks.
November 27th, 2018  
@merrelyn I agree Merrelyn.Its a wonder there aren,t more injuries.
November 27th, 2018  
@randystreat I like a local rodeo Kathy where they have barrel racing,roping,bull riding etc.A bit of variation
November 27th, 2018  
Nice action shot
November 27th, 2018  
I often intend going to the rodeo to take some shots and haven't got there yet.

Hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year Peter.
January 3rd, 2019  
You guys OK with all of your weather up there Peter?
February 5th, 2019  
@pcoulson @merrelyn @bkbinthecity @randystreat @ziggy77 @terryliv @gilbertwood @koalagardens @777margo
I just wanted to pass on the sad news that Peter has passed away. His funeral was today.
My condolences to his family and friends.
March 15th, 2019  
@bella_ss Thank you for passing on this sad news Sheralee. Condolences to Peter's family and friends.
March 15th, 2019  
@bella_ss Thank you for letting us know Sheralee my condolences to his wife Christine and his family so sorry to hear he lost his fight against throat cancer:)
March 15th, 2019  
@bella_ss Thank you letting us know Sheralee. Please pass on my condolences to his wife and family. I only logged in to 365 to see what comments were being made about Christchurch only to see your posting. :-(
March 16th, 2019  
@bella_ss I have thought a lot of him in the months since this and wondered how he was doing. I'm sorry that he died but I know he was not well. If you talk with the family please give them my condolences. Thank you for sharing this news.
March 16th, 2019  
@terryliv @randystreat @pcoulson @merrelyn I'm hoping his family will see your messages. I did know Peter personally but not his family other than his son-in-law and he doesn't live here anymore. I was shocked to read the funeral notice. 74 is too young as I'm sure you will all agree.
March 16th, 2019  
sorry to hear the sad news. My condolences to his family.
March 16th, 2019  
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