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> From: <Prizma_at_aol.com>
> To: <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> Date: 12/16/00 1:46:38 PM
> Subject: NANFA-- my last hunt
> my father was a hunter. still is. we target practiced all the time when
> brother and i were boys. he reloaded all our ammo and blew up things w/
> blackpowder. we hunted deer, doves, squirrels, rabbits... wild hogs. my
> cooked them all too. i really enjoyed the taste of vension... taking them
> school in my lunch bag. i learned what worchestershire sauce was (and how
> say it)... dousing my venison sandwiches with it. once mom put cloves in
> the rabbits. i rolled those little balls around my plate for quite
> sometime... thinking. i was very familiar w/ game trail signs. :) and
> squirrels in wild rice. she didnt like to cook them tho... thinking they
> little rats. but she did and we were grateful. i did enjoy hunting, the
> marksmanship, the stalk, being in the woods.
> well im not sure... i still eat meat and too much of everything including
> twinkies. im not a vegitarian and i am not anti-hunting. i personally
> wane from the hunting/killing tho. i much enjoy seeing creatures live and
> that all stops instantly w/ a well placed shot.
> my last experience was over 20 years ago. for some thought, tho by that
> i had begun to step back from hunting, i took my 22 automatic in the
> see if i had still retained the skill. i eased into the trees along a
> creek... just behind the farm. almost immediatly i saw tree limbs shake
> squirrel leaps. i eased up and sat at the base of a tree and watched 2
> squirrels play and chase one another. i carefully positioned myself and
> watched... waiting for the perfect shot. crack. the squirrel fell from
> tree, tumbled in the leaves and rolled to the creek bank's edge...
> falling into the water. i did not move. the other squirrel chattered and
> danced back and forth on the branch. i did not move. then it began to
> through the branches, peering intently to the bank's edge. it seems like
> minute or 2 passed. i still did not move. it eased itself down the tree
> and with a few cautious, small squirrel hops came to the creek's edge and
> peered over. crack. 2 perfect shots. perfect stealth. perfect hunting. i
> like an assasin... a sniper. all the skill and marksmanship was instantly
> removed w/ this cold feeling. i did not eat them and have not hunted
> perhaps i would again if i lived in the country and wanted to show my
> children where meat really comes from. i do not resent other hunters tho
> listen to their language and attitude. my father's hunting words actually
> disturb me more now. (who can talk to their father?)
> on a lighter note...
> ed scott hunts tva parking lot deer w/ a bag of popcorn and a baseball
> just kidding, but you can repeat it :)
> i once witnessed a bunch of grown men cracking open little broiled
> skulls w/ a spoon and eating the thinking part. are you what you eat?
> its been awhile since ive played spatterball. its a blast!... provides
> the excitement, skill, stealth and marksmanship of hunting except you
> eat your victims.
> often while sitting in a micky d's drive thru i get a sense of unease
> the memory of stalking squirrels wanders into my brain. ( remember steve
> martin's "stay away from the cans, he's shooting the cans!" from his
> have fun, merry christmas, be patient w/ each other, and keep learning!
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