Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Circle of Life? Or Conical Dunce Cap?

Y'all know me. I love meat as much as anybody on this planet. If you've read this blog for very long at all you know I enjoy hunting and harvesting my own elk and venison.

But apparenlty I don't love it as much as the guys in this news article ...

2 hospitalized after fight over dead deer in Pa.

You can click over and read the story if you wish but here is my version. I've changed the names to better reflect the characters involved.
Jimmy Ray Dupree is out hunting. J
immy Ray Dupree shoots at a deer wounding it. 
Jimmy Ray Dupree tracks said deer to the property of Tough Tony Titwiler.
When Jimmy Ray Dupree finds the deer Tough Tony Titwiler is already skinning the deer.
Tough Tony Titwiler tells Jimmy Ray Dupree the dear is his, a gift from a friend who shot it earlier that day.
The men argue until Tough Tony Titwiler tells Jimmy Ray Dupree to get off his property.
Jimmy Ray Dupree leaves but is not satisfied so he goes and recruits help from family member Bobby Joe Dupree.
The Duprees return to the scene and in my favorite part of the story the news articles says Jimmy Ray Dupree and Bobby Joe Dupree were both listed in stable condition after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in the altercation.

There are two lesson to be learned here. ONE) Shoot better so you don't merely wound your prey and TWO) Don't go get someone to help you fight unless they are actually going to be a help.

Come on guys. It's idiots like you guys that give we hunters a bad name. Maybe they can take lesson from Mark Zuckerberg.


Old Kitty said...

Tough Tony Titwiler! LOL! I love that name!

What a story! Take care

Jenn Jilks said...

You're a nutcase, and I love you!

Cloudia said...

I respect your nutcase ways!

Yeah, it would be cool to see Stink Poet Detroit reading on You Tube.

mmmmm, want some buffalo burger. . .

Warm Aloha from Honolulu;

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Beatnheart said...

Hi Travis,
Thanks for your visit and comment. Same River used for “Grease” probably Rebel without a Cause as well.
They probably filmed it closer to Hollywood/Pasadena

Charles Gramlich said...

I needed a good belly laugh.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I think the deer had the last laugh in that one.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I agree. Idiots everywhere give the rest of us a bad name, hunters or otherwise.

the walking man said...

I am thinking about it but you have to realize that some days the reading is better than others. I know how to read poetry and make it work and normally it's fine but other days there is a crowd that is chit chatting about whatever and it throws the rhythm off and it sounds like shit and I know it.

Tomorrow night on http://www.ustream.tv/user/phoenixcafe about 8:30 Eastern time and sometime around 9 or shortly thereafter I will go and read at that venue. They live stream and if the reading sucks at least the music will be great.

Still waiting to hear about the promo on the Feed Store Chronicles Travis. Don't make me come treat you like a Dupree.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Funny stuff!

I just might have gone to school with those guys.

Texas Type A Mom said...


alex keto said...

There was a similar case in Maryland except Tough Tony Tittwister used the butt of his gun to breal Dupree's jaw. That stopped the argument.
The answer, as you said, is shoot straight to start with.