Monday, October 3, 2011

East Cooper DU dove hunt

Bill and Mark from E.C. DU in the dove field 
A big meal was served before the hunt - YUM
Sandy Stuhr is a good shot, and he relies on his retriever

Gun raffles are a tradition with the East Cooper chapter
The East Cooper chapter of Ducks Unlimited makes their mark seemingly every year by contesting for the coveted TOP 10 status among nationwide chapters in terms of dollars raised for conservation. The Sunday afternoon dove hunt for the sponsors of the E.C. DU chapter demonstrates that this same team values fellowship during outdoor enjoyment. A grand barbecue lunch, with a chicken bog cooked in an iron skillet, nourished the sportsmen before they headed to the dove field in rural Sumter County. A typical dove hunt unfolded with mojo doves being deployed by some, and trusty black labs and boykin spaniels following their masters into the recently-burned field planted in corn and sunflowers. Great weather due to  a passing cold front may have had an effect on the number of doves encountered, but everyone had some shooting and enjoyed their time together with fellow DU supporters. After the hunt a cold BEvERage was enjoyed while a gun raffle was held for a Weatherby rifle, and a DU tin with a single barrel whiskey inside served as the door prize. Thanks go to East Cooper sponsor chairman Chip Aydlette for all his hard work!

Don't forget the the Annual Fall SEWE Soiree hosted by E.C. DU is coming up on October 21. To view past blog entries from this event click here.

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