Hunting is great, but you have to remember it’s inherently dangerous. I was reminded of that today.

I was flanking at the edge of our group about 50yds ahead of the line. Rooster jumped up and somebody shot across the field at a diagonal...

...right at me. Nothing quite like hearing a whole lot of birdshot whistling through cornstalks and right passed your head...

...or in this case into it.

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That spot in the middle of my forehead is the result of a no. 5 shot from a 12 gauge shotgun.

I got lucky, and I’m glad I was wearing shooting glasses. Hurts like a sonofabitch.

Update: woke up and took a shower this morning, looked in the mirror and noticed something

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Did a little self surgery and:

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Look at that. It was still in there. Now it’s not.