June 03, 2008
Bourjaily on Goose Hunting with a Rake
By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily
I was in a bar in Texas once after a quail hunt once, drinking a beer with my guide. A woman who must have been 6’ 2” or so walked in the door and the guide observed: “She’s so tall she could goose hunt with a rake.” I always thought that was a funny remark, but I never thought anyone actually knocked birds out of the air until I saw this video.
Although I’ve seen snow geese fly that low, it’s never occurred to me to stick the barrel up and smack the bird as it flies by. I’m not sure I could make a clean kill with a gun barrel anyway. Last week’s topic was people hit by birds. This week it’s birds hit by people. Anyone?