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Hunting: New .22-magnum brings down woodchucks

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If you’re a hunter/shooter in the senior citizen category, chances are, somewhere along the line, you had a .22-magnum in your gun case. I got my first .22-magnum rifle in 1967 when a friend gave me an old bolt-action. It was my first-ever hunt, and the game was woodchucks in the orchards of Columbia County. Back then, there were woodchucks all over, and it was easy to get permission to hunt. Since then, their population ...

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June 12, 2014
8:58 a.m.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this story, Ed. Over the past year I have been unsuccessful in purchasing 22 shells in the Capital District. Very frustrating. Yesterday a gun shop told me that they only had a supply of 100 rounds each for those who purchased a 22. Do you know what the explanation is for this shortage? Steve Powers, Scotia.