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Two &
a Bird
BY DICK CARMICHAEL

T

HE DOG'S NAME was Rebel, and my
older brother Jim had acquired him as a
puppy, a year earlier as partial payment for
work he'd done for a local farmer.
Like most beagles, Rebel was a natural
hunter, and had already circled his first
rabbit when he was 6 months old.
I was a senior in high school on that crisp
fall morning in 1960, when Jim and I first
got Rebel out hunting.
Times were different back then in
southern Clarion County. Most small farms
didn't rely on chemicals to control weeds.
While corn rarely grew higher than 6 feet,
crop fields typically had foxtail growing in
them, which provided terrific small-game
cover. And most woodlots had wild grapevines that drew grouse and other game even
when acorn crops were poor.
It led to a lot of great hunting and great
hunting stories.
It's probably why when Jim ran into
friends, instead of saying, "Hi," he'd often
greet them by saying, "Two and a bird."
The conversation would take off from there.
We were in an overgrown field on that
first hunt when Rebel kicked out a rabbit
and sent it past me. The Western Field
double came to my shoulder as I pushed
the thumb safety forward.
Two shots sounded, but the rabbit never
broke stride. Rebel quickly picked up the
scent trail.
I picked up the two smoking, papercased No. 5 shotshells and reloaded, but
Rebel quit baying. I figured the rabbit had
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holed up. But, the next minute, I saw him
carrying it back to me.
My second shot had connected after all.
Rebel kicked out the next rabbit near the
Triangle, a place where three logging roads
came together. The rabbit disappeared
before I could get a shot, and the next 15
minutes were music to my ears - especially
when it was clear the rabbit had turned and
was on its way back.
I waited, watching, with great anticipation. Suddenly, I saw the rabbit on my left,
swung and fired. I missed with the first shot,
but it somersaulted at the second.
I let Rebel finish out the chase and
met him at the rabbit. We then entered the
grapevines. One grouse flushed, but kept a
tree between us. Two shots took down the
second that flushed - but it fell out of sight.
Rebel recovered the bird from such
thick cover that I probably wouldn't have
found it.
I told Rebel he was a good dog, and
he looked up at me with those big brown
friendly eyes, as if he wondered why it
always took two shots. Dogs become part
of many families, and often are treated as
family members.
On my way home that day, I realized I
wouldn't have bagged any game if not for
Rebel, a once-in-a-lifetime dog.
Our younger brother Bob was home
from football practice when we got back
from hunting.
"How'd you do?" he asked.
"Two and a bird," I responded.
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