Skip to comments.The Huntress Club: Duck Hunting Sorority in the Swamp
Posted on 02/04/2009 9:56:07 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
The Huntress Club: Duck Hunting Sorority in the Swamp
By MICHAEL BRICK
SHERARD, Miss. The leader of the hunting party carried a 12-gauge Winchester 101 repeating shotgun with a wooden stock. Standing thigh-deep in the stagnant bottoms of Willow Hole, where a Labrador retriever named Congo whimpered from a twilit hardwoods bend, she waited for first shooting light, the moment a half-hour before sunrise when hunters can legally fire on the wood ducks gliding overhead.
Is it time yet? whispered one of the groups hunters, Kate Morrison, 45, from Memphis, a stay-at-home mother of two boys.
About one minute, said the leader, Allison Crews, 42, an owner of a small insurance company in Canton, Miss.
They call themselves the Swamp Witches, a half-dozen women pledged to return twice a year to the Ward Lake Hunting Club, a privately owned 6,500-acre conservation parcel here in the floodplain of the Mississippi Delta. Hard by the Arkansas border, some 140 miles northwest of Jackson, the club occupies a prime span of the Mississippi Flyway, migratory route to generations of waterfowl and one of the most widely envied birding grounds in North America.
In recent years, nonprofit groups have sought to expand the appeal of duck hunting among women, sponsoring clinics from Colusa County, Calif., to Cape Girardeau, Mo. Eager to broaden their market, outfitters like Avery Outdoors have provided free gear.
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I can’t be trusted to comment on this thread.
“The Huntress Club: Duck Hunting Sorority in the Swamp”
Did I see that movie? Hmmm...
They need to camo up that blonde.
Maybe Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death? (Bill Maher's proudest moment...)
Despite a whole section on firearms in the AP Stylebook, most reporters will get things wrong. Obviously, a Winchester 101 o/u shouldn’t be called a “repeating shotgun,” but on the bright side, few of their readers will know the difference, too.
I should have guessed lever action shotgun
don’t own one
never seen one
Thought you might like this one for the Mississippi ping list.
Winchester made them around the turn of last century. Been trying to find one to add to my lever action collection (saw too many cowboy movies as a kid). Originals are very expensive.
A 101 is an over and under. Just another story by a writer who doesn’t know a darn thing about firearms.
If they don’t know why don’t they take the time to verify their information. Stupidity in action.
Nevermind... I see the O/U duh... maybe the other blonde was shooting an semi auto and they messed up.
At least the reporter didn’t say they were also carrying a Smith & Wesson 9-mm glock pistol........
.....I would hope that Ms. Morrison from Memphis is carry one when not toting that shotgun!
And thanks for the PING Island7
Arnold was carrying one through most of Terminator 2.
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