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other strange critter I ate. I especially
appreciated that none of it looked like
what it was originally, and that no one
else offered helpful identification.
Our early years of marriage brought
about many interesting meals as I
struggled with wild game cookbooks,
foreign terms and the absolute fear of
failure to remove every hair, feather or
pellet from the bounty of Tim's success
afield. I quickly learned never to defrost
anything from our freezer that was
not plainly marked.
Twice I defrosted
baby squirrels and
songbirds that Tim
had placed in the
freezer to be taken
later to the Game
Commission office
to be mounted and
used for educational
purposes. Dinner out,
became the penalty
for not plainly
marking what was put in the freezer or
forgetting to place them in the assigned
"Disgusting-Dead-Stuff" section.
In the early days, when time allowed,
I tagged along while he hunted, and
documented the experience with my
camera. I valued those days afield. I was
learning from him about the bounty
of the woods, how hunting is used as a
wildlife-management tool, and I began
to understand the bond between the
hunter and his prey. It was important
to appreciate hunting's heritage and
become familiar with firearms safety
and hunting rules, seasons and bag
limits.
One day, I decided to cook for our
evening meal the woodcock Tim was
so fond of hunting and eating. A first
38

for me, I selected a recipe and allowed
plenty of preparation time. I wanted my
dish to look just like the one pictured
in the cookbook. Happy with the
results, I was proud of my efforts and
pleased with how homey the kitchen
smelled and how pretty the tablesetting looked. I called Tim to dinner
and he entered the kitchen just as I
placed the platter - showcasing the
three small birds - on the table. I stood
back waiting for his usual declaration,
"Everything looks really
good, honey."
Instead, he looked at
my meal and asked, "Is
that all you fixed?"
Surprised by his
question, I asked, "What
do you mean?"
Panning my hand
over the table, I
continued, "We have
woodcock, wild rice,
salad, vegetables and
dessert to eat."
"I meant did you make only three
woodcock?" he asked while staring
down at the three pitifully tiny birds
on the platter.
Following his gaze, I said, "Of
course. That's all we're allowed. You
told me the daily woodcock bag limit
was three."
With that familiar patient look
he has worn so often, he explained,
"Debbie, the daily bag limit means the
number of game animals that you can
harvest per day, not how many you can
eat at one meal."
"OK," I said. "Got it. If you are still
hungry, I'll make us a couple of hot
dogs. Do they have a season or bag
limit?"
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