Duck hunting opinion piece

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Subject: Duck hunting opinion piece
From: Debbie Lustig <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:58:26 +1100
'The birds are no contest for the brave masculine shooter with his gun cocked 
and stubby at the ready'.
Immodestly, here's my letter in reply, published today:
Blame the birds
MARVELLOUS piece by Andrew Cox on our time-honoured shooting tradition (Comment 
& Debate, 22/3). If ducks don't want to fight back against we shooters, they've 
only themselves to blame.
A couple of points: We don't stand splay-legged over our dead quarry; we hang 
them from special belts around our waist, a bit like Adam Ant used to wear his 
And we don't snap duck necks; we prefer the slower, more showy method of 
holding their heads and swinging them around by the neck.


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