Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dove Season Approaches




Attention Sportsmen and Sportswomen,Dove season opens next Thursday. That means it is time for our Club's pig roast lunch and our Season opening afternoon in the field. That also means you better have your fieled piece oiled up and clean and plenty of shells on hand. The dogs must be ready and the shooting stool dug out of the garage. This year our sunflower field is a bit scraggly due to the lack of rain at the Farm. Neverthless, we hope for the rapid beat of wings and diving doves and a full bag for all. After the shoot we report to the Clubhouse yard and a big galvinized tub of ice cold beers, a bushel of steamed crabs freshly harvested from a couple of miles down the road in the Delaware Bay, and some grilled dove breasts. We call it the "Wing and Claw Feast" and truly there is very little to equal such a culinary experience. My son will be in the Field with me again this year and I am as excited for him as he is himself. He has his lightweight camo shorts and shirt ready and is begging me to take him to Dick's Sporting Goods to purchase his own .20 Guage shells. "Mark!"....bang bang!..."fetch 'em up boy."

6 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

That sounds like a fabulous, memory-making day! xoxo

GSV JR said...

Hope the heat abates. Otherwise it's gonna be shirts n skins game out there in the sunflower field. Cooler at hand's grasp...

JMW said...

Enjoy the day with your son - great memories in the making.

My hubby has already been practicing with clays at his friend's farm and they're taking the day off next Thursday. And, my dad bought him the shells at Dick's, too, so he's set. That cookout afterward sounds amazing - may have to suggest something similar to Hubby and his friends so the kids and I can enjoy the fruits of their labor that evening. :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog. I am also an avid hog hunter and pig roaster. However, I have never seen an apparatus like you are using for your roast. Could you post more pictures or explain what your device is?

Main Line Sportsman said...

Anon...The cooker is: La Caja China.
You can find them on line....great device....

M.Lane said...

I agree. There is NOTHING like fresh quail cooked outdoors.

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