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January 18, 2013

Little things mean a lot to an outdoors writer


One more quick story, then I’ve got to go.

Don Voorhies, the shop teacher in Wells, and I went duck hunting one morning up Cherry Brook on the backside of Lake Pleasant. I was in the front of the canoe when a pair of Mallards came down the stream high overhead.

They were probably too high for a shot, but I gave it a try. As my Ithaca 12 gauge roared, the rear duck folded and feel into the swamp.

“Nice shot!” Don exclaimed.

“Not really,” I explained. “I was shooting at the first one.”

Rick Brockway writes a weekly outdoors column for The Daily Star. Email him at

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