Woodsmen & Cannons at Cussin' Bob's
When teaching children to shoot, targets that move help keep them interested. Shooting things such as tin cans, McDonalds prizes, and old fruit is not only interesting, but it also teaches a bullet will penetrate and destroy what it hits. Having the proper mindset and safety consciousness from the beginning is imperative. I always review the Four Rules with kids first. If the child does not know the rules, they do not shoot until they do. Even with informal plinking, I establish a firing line, and watch the muzzle like a hawk.
One of the curiosities my daughter enjoyed at the Flat Creek Debate Society was a wild boar. Several of the members caught this pig last year. The intent was to butcher it and roast it in the ground for Thanksgiving.......Then Christmas....Then Mardi Gras... The pig is still here. Like the hound dogs watching people eat around the fire, the pig seems to have found a home.
The biggest bang of the afternoon came from Cussin' Bob's improvised cannon. It was loaded with soup cans that were filled with concrete. The cannon was able to fire these projectiles well into the treeline.
Unfortunately, our recoil absorbing device was not totally up to the task. We will have to work on that.
Labels: Neophyte Shooters