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Today Little Hank and I took a break and ran up to Lake City to check if anyone was giving anything away at the gun show. We had been in and out of the woods and looked it. As we walked in the door an old friend from Ocala yelled across the room, " Lock up everthing, the Dixie County Boys are here!" Since we knew about everyone there, there was some Cracker Kidding going on. We walked over to our friend and were talking guns and dogs. This fellow walked up and was standing close. I had just finished telling that my new Bull Dog/Red Cur gyp would be ready to run next season.......then this yahoo next to us says, " I just moved South and will kill every #@%*3 dog I see in the woods next year!" Little Hank is a Bronze Star Tunnel Rat from Nam and is very good with his hands! I stepped in between him and Little Hank and told him if he ever came to Dixie County and killed a hunting dog it would be a one way trip...and get out of my face before I dumped his guts right there. The deputy there was my 4th cousin and escorted him out. It turned out he was one of our "transplants". The moral of this is that we are all from different sections of the country with different traditional ways to hunt. I have never heard it on this forum, like I have heard it before on others. I only hope we keep this in mind as this forum grows! When in Rome, do as the Romans do....it's a lot safer!
Best Regards to All. James

(Edited by James Gates at 7:21 pm on Mar. 17, 2001)
 

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I'm sorry James, But the way you tell a story causes me to laugh hysterically. You have a gift for it.


That guy sounded like a "Bronx Buffalo" from up here by me. Reminds me of an aquaintence's "friend" that wanted to shoot a cow after we didn't see any deer that day.

Needless to say, he no longer hunted with us after that!

I'm glad your situation didn't escalate there.

Regards


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Friend Contender...It really does not matter where you are "from' or where you "are", the situation can be the same. If the man had ask us, we would have been more than happy to explain that we hog hunted, etc. And that we were all for wild dog control! And that below the Fall line game is much more nocturnal. And we had historicly run dogs for deer and used them to catch/bay wild hogs. And we had never seen a dog take down a healty deer like in snow country. And the entire drill. And maybe asked him on a hunt to enjoy our style of hunting in the South!
I have worked and hunted all over the USA and Southern Europe. My first approach was to learn the local way of doing things. I never had any trouble and had a ball! Someday I will tell about my first Italian bird hunt and that will ripe your britches! Otherwords..."If it flies, it dies!" jaybirds, tom teats, quail, larks, you name it!
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James,

I realize this was a tense and unpleasant experience, but I'm falling out of my chair laughing. Contender is right, you have a gift of being able to convey your personality through the computer and right onto the screen. Your stories are truly alive. Even though we've never spoken, I hear you talking when I read your posts.
 

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Dear friends...I suppose kindred souls can comunicate...I getting to old for that kind of stuff...I don't heal up as quick....anyway, the poor slob didn't realize that Little Hank had him surrounded! Oh well..............! It's time to feed the bulldogs!
My Best Regards to You Two! James
 
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