I just reread this entire thread just for kicks. Surprising how many of us old farts are ex military or law enforcement or both and still play with guns. All in all, we are a very diverse group with some amazing jobs. I think it's great that we can share our experiences and services. Keep the work in the family, so to speak.
I went on my first plains game hunt in April and caught the usual flak from the bambis when I got home. Kind of shut them up when I told them I am not a killer, I am a Purveyor of Fresh Meat to the Local Population. Most of them understood better when I explained the situation of the native people. I plan to continue that service next year when I return for a buff hunt (hopefully).
Retired in 1999 from manufacturing engineering and program management. Most of my career I designed tools of some kind or another from simple holding/assembly fixtures to automated machines and HASS fixturing.
I'd like to add just a word of thanks to all you military veterans, firemen and police officers for keeping us free and safe to do our jobs!
Mule deer and Colorado elk seasons almost done! Hunters driving farm roads, looking for racks, their PH driving them along, I ask that you not pull into my drive. The buck behind me, on the boundary line of the GMU somehow knows. The hunter laughs, I would invite you in to see my Searcy rifles but social distancing prevails, darkness arrives and the buck slides away into secret tree grove...