I was born and raised in Sacramento, California. I hunt most of California and Northern Nevada.Where are you from and where do you hunt varmints or predators?
Yes, yes and yes! I wish I could say I only had one of each of the above but like days in a year I have too many to list. Just ask my wife who I think is more important.Do you use a bow, rifle or shotgun? What kind?
I taught myself to hunt varmints and predators technically. My grandfather had a ranch with walnuts which had ground squirrels and crows. But he and my uncle were hunters and passed that skill onto me. My grandfather would give me say ten .22LR's rounds and say bring me back ten of something. That was when I was nine or ten about 1962. It taught me to shoot straight using my old J.C Higgins .22. I moved onto yellow bellied marmots in the late 60's when I discovered them while trout fishing some lakes in the Sierra's. I bought my first real varmint rifle in 1969 a Remington model 788 in .22-250. I had a Trashco 3-9 scope on it but could pop those marmots with ease. No more having to put the sneak on them to within .22LR range. I still have the gun and it is a tack driver to this day. That old Tasco is history though. I'll never forget the first ground squirrel I shot with this gun. I pulled the trigger and it basically disappeared. I saw something flying and I thought maybe I hit dirt. That is until I went to the spot and found small pieces of remains. I was hooked! Predators were just a logical step and I shot my first coyote with my .22LR while hunting jack rabbits. I was hooked immediately. I still have the first book I bought about varmint hunting. THE VARMINT AND CROW HUNTER'S BIBLE by Bert Popowski. That was hundreds of thousands of rounds ago. I've shot competitively in trap, skeet, rifle and pistol. If it has to do with shooting something sign me up.Who taught you how to hunt varmints or predators and when was your first hunt?
My old Weems and Circe Calls were my first and favorite. But I have to say my FoxPro is fast becoming my favorite as the animals are so pressured these days.What is your favorite call?
Every hunt is a good hunt. I guess a dream hunt would be go back to the days of marmot hunting when I was a kid. There was something special about those days.What is your dream varmint or predator hunt?