September 26, 2011

Now Open

Dove season opened in Texas' South Zone last Friday. A couple buddies of mine were frothing at the mouth to watch little gray birds fall out of the sky, so we hopped onto a grass farm just south of Poteet (Strawberry Capital of Texas) for the afternoon, tucked ourselves in a corner - underneath a shade oak and stacks of long-ago used wooden pallets - and waited...

But only for a moment. Early afternoon was a flurry. We missed a lot (zigzag patterns kept it sporting) and no one limited out, but there was enough accuracy to make it count; in essence, not unlike my golf game. The activity died down early and never really took hold again, so we took advantage of the quiet by settling back and watching the sun descend over the horizon in a warm, late-September sky.


  



 

8 comments:

wholelarderlove.com said...

So whats for dinner ;-)

Amatourist said...

i can tell you this much... it'll be stuffed with slivered jalapenos and garlic and wrapped in bacon.

Matthew Hranek said...

LOOKS LIKE FUN

Amatourist said...

Ton of fun, as always. Though a couple of times I felt like Mike Schmidt out there... couldn't hit a curveball with an ironing board.

Brian said...

Oh man. So jealous. Also, I have a sweet koozie with your name on it. I need to get back to SA...

Amatourist said...

Fantastic! I need to replenish... summer depleted my koozie stash pretty significantly. And yes, you need to get back to the Alamo City. Fall makes the summer heat almost worth it. Almost. Give me a heads-up before you head this way.

GSV JR said...

Two things: The sunset is always more gorgeous in TX (that last shot proves it), and using Fiocchi shotshells for dove is like burning money.

Amatourist said...

Just noticed that Fiocci box. Those were for the 12. I was on the 20. Money I ain't got. Let alone money to burn.