Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - 26

FROM BUNNIES TO THUN
"I'm going hunting, who wants to go
along?" Uncle Link asked, loud enough
for everyone who'd just dined on the
Thanksgiving feast to hear.
I hopped up. At 6 years old, I didn't
want to sit around the house the rest of
the day, just talking or napping.
And since no one else wanted to go,
it meant I'd get to.
Uncle Link opened the gun cabinet
and took out his Stevens double-barrel
20-gauge, while Aunt Blanch fixed me
up with a red hat and tan hunting vest
filled with shells. My uncle always lost
his shells, she explained, so it was my
job to carry them.
Heading out the door, I can still
remember her saying, "Lincoln Baird,
you watch that child!"
We hadn't even reached the barn
before the beagles started going wild.
When I opened the door, they busted
out, and the hunt was on.
By the time we hit the woods, Uncle

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Link had given me a thorough lesson on
safety, and made clear it be followed to
the letter. And after about 10 minutes,
one beagle started yipping, and I heard
my first chase unfold.
Down through the woods they went,
so far I could barely hear them. Then,
their barking started getting louder.
Uncle Link told me the rabbit had
turned and was heading back.
He sat me on a stump, kneeled down
and told me I needed to stay behind him
so he could shoot.
After what seemed like an eternity,
finally, here came the rabbit, hopping
along at a pretty good clip.
"Hold your ears," Uncle Link said,
looking back.
A shot sounded and the rabbit rolled.
We walked down to retrieve it, and I
was holding it up when the dogs got
there.
I'd thought they were wild before -
but with a rabbit in front of them, they



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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Intro
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Cover1
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - A
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - B
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - C
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - D
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Contents
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