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Ralph Waggener: Billy Joe Fudge right on hunting wild game

By Ralph Roy Waggener

Think you Billy Joe Fudge, for a honest and much needed explanation of hunting wild game. Ed and I were brought up not so much hunters, but we were taught how to butcher tame white rabbits that my brother, Ed, raised and sold for food.

The rabbits were beautiful, and made a quite tasty food, having all white meat, with a taste similar to chicken.

We both had to help in chicken harvesting that was a most unpleasant operation; first chopping of the head and letting them bleed out , then a dip into scalding hot water, and then plucking the feathers off the dead chicken. Then you had to roll up a newspaper set it on fire and singe the rest of what was left of the feathers (that stinks, I mean really stinks), you had to cut the chicken into parts after gutting the chicken.

When you have done this several times it becomes common place and it does not bother you as much.

Today you never bother with any of these features because you can buy what and how you want meat of almost any kind.

Learning to kill and dress game of any sort is a lesson not taught to many other than hunters.

We still have the vegetarians who have no fear of cutting a head of cabbage off and killing this growing thing, but most vegetarians seem to lose touch with reality, at least they seem that way to me!

Thanks, your much younger Ralph Roy Waggener

This story was posted on 2015-01-16 04:10:55
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