Hubby recently decided that he needed a pellet gun. It lasted about one week, before he decided he needed something a little more powerful. he got a BB gun, and now has upgraded once again. I think it may be a mid life crisis, his all of the sudden desire to shoot things, or maybe it's just me, literally.
On Thanksgiving Day, at his parents house, he decided to take his gun out on the property and shoot 2 squirrels. I'm not sure I'm for this idea, but since he gave them to the neighbor, Uncle Jack, who will apparently eat them, I guess it's not needlessly killing.
If this trend is going to continue, which I'm pretty sure it is, I think looking into the Nikon Hunting Christmas Promotion might be a good idea. Their Ultimate Hunter's package includes a ProStaff rifle scope, ProStaff 550 Rangefinder, and a DVD with hints and techniques on mastering the Nikon BDC reticle. These toys would not be sufficient for hunting on his parents property. To use these, he could plan a "man" trip, hang out with serious Hunter's who go out for days (or at least a whole day) and catch some large animals for more than sport. Right now he enjoys hunting in 30 minute -one hour spurts, maybe a whole day...or a weekend, would get it out of his system.