|Farm owner Kenny B. starts preparing the last day feast|
The grill was fired up at about 10:30 this morning and the meat was prepared for cooking. The menu included Boston butts, sausage, deer back strap, chicken, smoked ham and dove poppers.
Dove poppers are a local favorite. Dove breast, peppers and cream cheese wrapped in bacon.
The finished product after about 20 minutes on the grill. These babies didn't last long with this crowd.
Everyone gathered up at the barn around lunch time and told lies while they ate more than they should. In this crowd you can find farmers, bankers, salesmen, teachers, business owners and just about anything in between. Even the kids are invited. They keep themselves entertained before the hunt by playing video games, climbing on farm equipment or shooting their BB guns at tin cans.
The time finally comes for everyone to make their way to their way to the field. Dogs are loaded into pick ups, ATVs and golf carts. Stands are placed on peanut hay bails and everyone waits on our little grey winged guest to show. The fun begins with the first shot of the afternoon.
I put Reid on the camera in hopes of getting video of Josey on a retrieve. Here is our best effort.
After the hunt, we gathered back up at the barn and surveyed the day's damage. And yes, we did eat again! :) It was not the best shoot that I have been on, but we had a great time and killed enough to make a mess to eat. Included in our bounty was two Ring Necked Doves or Collared Doves. These are light grey doves that are larger than our traditional Morning Doves that we usually shoot. They are very pretty and have a black collar around their necks. They usually hang out around barns or in town. They are legal to shoot and do not even count toward your limit numbers.
The final picture of the season is a special one. I'm so glad that my son enjoys going to the field with me and I hope that he always will!
That's how we roll here in South Georgia! I'm ready for next year!!