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THere are about 50-60 rail hunters in Missouri. There are even rail dogs
in Missouri. Won't fetch a duck, just rails.  To the question why hunt
rails? I can think of only one follow-up question, make that two. First
one, why watch a baseball game? Second, why watch birds?

brad

>>> Bob Foreman <[log in to unmask]> 7/8/2005 4:47:29 PM >>>
Mr. Mittleman,

I'm not a Rail hunter.  I expect those who are were raised in a family
where rail hunting was taught and experienced.  Tromping thru the
reeds
may be of great fun to Rail hunters.  I know that Teal hunting can be
great fun.  The stalk, flush & difficulty of the shot contribute (or
detract) from the "experience"

I'm willing to bet that Rail hunters pack in plenty of Deet!

I know Bull/Green Frog hunters enjoy wet/muddy tromps.

Regarding not having seen a "stuffed Rail"...most hunters do not
trophy
hunt. It's certainly not why I hunt.

I'm going to suggest that since Rail are
1) not hunted much here in Missouri.
2) not a "put 'er up on the mantle honey"/"trophy" type critter.

You may never see a "stuffed Rail" (unless you count the birds
shot/taken
by museums or other "collectors".

Enjoy your weekend!!

Bob Foreman
Smithville, MO

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