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The Lie-ingest Gent’man

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Printed Date: 11 November 2019 at 20:30


Topic: The Lie-ingest Gent’man
Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Subject: The Lie-ingest Gent’man
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 10:06
     
Who tells the biggest outdoor whoppers?

I was chatting with a guy the other night, who adamantly insisted that fishermen were the gol- darnest liars in the world. Actually, he didn’t say “gol darnest.” But you get the idea.

Me, I just snorted. When it comes to all-out, no-holds-barred fabrication, fishermen aren’t even in the running. So they add a few inches or pounds to their catch. Big deal!

When it comes to stretching the truth, creatively, and even believably, you need a quail gunner. Heck; those boys (I number myself among them, you understand) are making up their tales before they take their guns out of the cases.

Here an example: First, the facts. A few years back I had the great pleasure of attending a plantation-style quail hunt down at Live Oak Plantation, on the Georgia/Florida line. I mean this was full bore: mule drawn wagons, picnic lunch in the field, only a brace of dogs (in the South, "dog" means pointer, just as "bird" means quail) and two guns at a time, a black lab sitting on the wagon, waiting to retrieve the birds, cuz pointers are too proud to do it, and coveys like you wouldn’t believe. Good thing I wasn’t paying for it, cuz, back then, it was $1,200 per gun for such a hunt.

So, I’m up. The dogs went on point. I mean those quivering points, with one of them on the birds and the other honoring. I walked in and flushed the covey, which exploded as only a bunch of Bobwhite can do.

As an aside, can anyone tell me how a 5 ounce bird becomes a 747? But I digress.

At any rate, I chose a bird, got down on it, and pulled the trigger on the 12 gauge. And it started raining quail. Or so it seemed. Felt like I’d fallen into a Nash Buckingham story. “Who else shot,” I demanded, even though I knew nobody had. When the smoked cleared, as it turns out, that “rainfall” was only three birds. Still and all, it hardly ever happens. And is always a surprise, nay a shock, when it does.

Obviously, just as I shot, two other birds had crossed behind my target. Me, I stood there with my lower jaw on my chest.

Those are the facts.

By the time I got home, those five birds had their afterburners on, and were barely in range. And I’d managed to pick off one of the side-flyers from the covey with my second shot.

I was writing an outdoor column in the local paper, and when I wrote it up, those 7 birds were merely specks on the horizon, cuz I had intentionally waited for them to cross, dropping them cleanly with the 20-gauge over/under.

If you asked me today, I’d tell you, straight faced, that after intentionally knocking down those 12 birds and the side-flyer, I quickly reloaded the 28 gauge side-by-side and took two more out of that covey. Well, 18 if you count the singles we hunted up afterwards, two of which were a right-and-left double.   

Any fishermen in the group think they can top that? I’m listening!


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But we hae meat and we can eat
And sae the Lord be thanket



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Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 10:07
BTW, just to keep this on-track, those 22 birds, deep fried and served with biscuits and honey, made for an incredible dinner party.

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But we hae meat and we can eat
And sae the Lord be thanket


Posted By: Hoser
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 13:15
You sound just like an old firefighter reminiscing about his most exciting days on the job, and his most harrowing calls Brook.
You brought a quick smile to my face with that one.
Clap


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Go ahead...play with your food!


Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 14:10
I love it!

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