The Hunters of Kentucky

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Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a former writer and contributor at Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar James Hanley
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    As a Hoosier, I’m always reminded of the classic line from the Simpsons, when George Washington visits Lisa in a dream.

    We had quitters in the Revolutionary War, too.  We called them Kentuckians!

    Heh, heh.  Seriously, though, glad you got you some rabbits.

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  2. Avatar Leah
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    I did not realize that this was not an original song in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson 

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  3. Avatar Robert Cheeks
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    With kith and kin among those green rolling hills, with Wendell farming down on the Kentuck River, with a history of fighting not only the Shawnee and Cherokee but the damn Yankees as well. What’s not to like about that great state and her people?Report

  4. Avatar mac
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    I used to hunt quail and grouse and the occasional woodcock in Northern Virginia in the late 70’s and early 80’s with German Shorthaired Pointers. Dove hunting was also a frustrating favorite. 4 to 5 birds per box of shells was the average. I’m told that’s pretty good for dove. The ground birds are gone and nobody knows why. I haven’t seen a covey of quail in 15 years and the canned hunts just don’t appeal to me. The speculation is no-till planting; feral cats; Ice stormsReport

    • Avatar Mike Dwyer in reply to mac
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      Mac – I don’t know how they do it in Virginia but here in KY if it takes more than 2 boxes for a limit of 15 birds you get razzed for the rest of the day. I know a few guys that can shoot 1-box limits.

      As for quail – we still have birds around here but it’s extremely hard to keep them in healthy numbers. The biggest problem is loss of habiitat. Managing property for quails requires a lot of work and it doesn’t jive well with agriculture.Report

  5. Avatar mac
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    I should have tried harder…   or maybe Va. Birds fly faster. I sure do miss it/them.Report

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