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."