I needed more "chill" time...and judging by some of the argumentative posts, am not alone in that.
It's a hobby...it's suppose to relax you.
Took my "pig" out for a short (20 yard) walk at the home range, checked zero, then refilled it and took a short road trip and a longer walk though the trees. It's like 76F down here, everything green and gowing.
No fill gear... just what's in the rifle (30 good shots) and 3 magazines (10 shots each).
Get wrapped up in the new toys, experiments, mods, etc. and tend to neglect some of the older guns in the safe. All wound up in energy, efficiency, looking for that last 1/50th of an inch in accuracy, changing this or changing that, etc. Fun on most days.
Pretty enough pig: chunky, short and heavy. Didn't see the harm in mounting a heavy scope, wasn't really going to be a slim/trim rifle no matter what.
But I wasn't walking far or heading any place fast, so "Porky" didn't slow me down or wear on me. Didn't have any particular critter in mind (if any), and wasn't in the mood to pound away shot after shot plinking or paper shooting.
Spend a lot more time sitting and watching than sighting on anything.
You know (hopefully you remember)...just enjoying the day, being out in the woods, even if nothing gets shot.
Never finished the first mag. Actually, shot 7 times, the 8th time was into the dirt back at the Jeep (as I just don't like keeping one chambered while I transport).
Spent a spell sitting in the back corner of the yard, watching for groundhogs in the hayfield.
I managed to get two whistle pigs, but in the meantime there was a red belied woodpecker worrying the bejeebers out of a dead tree about 15 feet from me. He moved around within like 50 yards of me the whole time I was out back.
That crazy pecker was calling the whole time, and I heard one answering him from across the creek about a hundred yards away. Pretty neat watching him searching for grubs and bugs.
A big Redtail hawk nailed something in the back corner of the field about 200 yards diagonal from me and I watched him tear it up for a bit.
The neighbors about 100 yards away had a fire going from cleaning up the winter yard debris, and the smell was quite pleasant.
Fired twice with a Diana 54 in .22, gave two pesky hole diggers a dirt nap, but had more fun just sitting in the spot. I do believe that I am going to put a semi permanent seat back there and spend more time just sitting and watching.