Skip to comments.Cheney's office under attack over shooting
Posted on 02/17/2006 9:27:06 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
When George W. Bush, then a gubernatorial candidate, accidentally killed a protected deer during a dove shoot in 1994, he and his press aide swiftly decided on a strategy: confess fast.
"People watch the way you handle things. They get a feeling they like and trust you or they don't," said a biography of Mr Bush.
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No antlers involved.
D. Boone kil a bar on this tree.
I was kind of wondering how the heck someone could kill a deer while dove hunting. Especially kill a deer accidentally...
Killed a deer/Killdeer.....minor distinction....when all you want to do is have a "gotcha" moment.
Jeez! Freaking reporteres.
How did he hit a killdeer? Those things can MOVE. Must have been an accident. :)
Yep. Almost as tough as a 'doodle...
An animal vs a friend.
I guess that this non-story will continue to proliferate until every "journalist" in every newspaper and advertising circular has had their say.
Fortunately, most Americans are already tired of this non-story and are turning their backs on the publications that continue pushing it.
I expect they will have comppleted their rant sometime around the year 2027.
Caroline is one stupid suint.
Send me a promo copy..
Nope. Never has. Never will.
I am very tired of it and refuse to read/listen to any more on the subject, except on FR of course.
I accidentally nailed one just as the sun was going down (still legal time). Came in jinking just like a dove. I was sitting on the tailgate with my wife and another hunting buddy. We watched it coming long enough for him to say: "Think you can take that high dove?"
I stepped off the tailgate, dropped a shell into the chamber and swung through. The bird fell about 20 yards behind. The wife went off with the dog to get it while I was high-fiving my friend on a great shot.
She came back with the bird. Ooops, kildeer, not dover. Turned myself into F&G. They said: we appreciate your honesty, don't do it again.
It can happen.
We mostly call them kildees in Texas and it's entirely possible to kill one if they come in with a flight of doves to a grain field.
I've never killed one, but I've mistakenly shot at one before.
They don't resemble Bambi in the least, and this is a stupid gaffe by the Financial Times.
Remember when the media was saying "It's only sex."
Well this is only an accident.
Get a life, press corps.
The police were called right away. The local press were called first thing the next morning.
The press is hyperventilating because thats what they do. If it wasn't this, it would be something else. Think back a week; they were hyperventilating then, and Cheney hadn't yet shot anyone. Next week it will be something else.
Its hard to take these people seriously, and I don't.
Once I was disking a field when this killdeer started crippling around trying to get me to follow her off away from her eggs...Every round I made she got more frantic in her antics to get me to follow her off..Her eggs on the ground were easy to spot and when it finally came time to disk that spot she held her ground about 6 inches in front of her eggs......I pulled the front tractor tire of this huge tractor which had the ground shaking up to within a few inchs of the mama bird......She never moved an inch, she made her stand......I got off the tractor moved the nest over to ground which had been worked and all was well.....Killdeers can be fierce....just like your mama.....
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