Duck Hunting on Currituck Sound: Tales from a Native Gunner

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Enter the area of Currituck Sound. Here lies a haven for hunt clubs where vendors can sell their homegrown produce along the highway. Travis Morris's family has lived in Coinjock, North Carolina, and Currituck Beach for generations. This is his story. It is not a record of his real estate business or of his time in the Coast Guard. Instead, it is a series of essays that tell of the special moments that compose a man's life. For Morris, most of those moments involve ducks.

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Overview

Enter the area of Currituck Sound. Here lies a haven for hunt clubs where vendors can sell their homegrown produce along the highway. Travis Morris's family has lived in Coinjock, North Carolina, and Currituck Beach for generations. This is his story. It is not a record of his real estate business or of his time in the Coast Guard. Instead, it is a series of essays that tell of the special moments that compose a man's life. For Morris, most of those moments involve ducks.

Morris realized that duck hunting would become a large part of his life when he went on his first hunting excursion in 1938 at the age of six. Now seventy-three, he is not only still cluck hunting but has introduced his son and his grandchildren to the early morning sport. Stories include Mr. Casey Jones, whose word was "just as good as if it was sworn to you on a stack of Bibles," a 1989 event that became known as the "Piney Island Dove-Hunt-Turned-Turkey-Massacre" in which a neighbor's dog was tried and held accountable on multiple counts of turkey murder and an entry written by Morris's grandson, Chandler Sawyer, about hunting with his grandfather.

If you are a duck hunter, you will be able to understand and appreciate Morris's devotion to the sport; if you have never lifted a single-barrel 410-hammer shotgun to your shoulder, these delightful stories may be just what it takes to get you out onto the water to enjoy this age-old sport.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596291676
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Hunting with Grandad     9
A Love Never Lost     15
Why This Book Was Published     17
My First Hunting Trip, 1938     19
My Recollections of Whalehead Club during the 1940s     25
The Wharf at Currituck     31
Memories of Mill Landing in Maple, North Carolina, during the 1930s and 1940s     33
Mr. Pat O'Neal and Archie Midgett     39
Rhonda the Gas Boat, 1961 to 1985     43
Casey Jones     47
My Guiding Years     51
The Roving Hunters of the '60s     55
Sir Thomas Lodge     61
My Years at Monkey Island Club, 1974 to 1978     65
Piney Island Club     75
The Ducks Held a Meetin' at Little Oyster Cove     83
The Piney Island Dove-Hunt-Turned-Turkey-Massacre, 1989     89
Don Bulluck's Special "Bend of the River" Barbeque     93
Duck Hunting at Piney Island with McCotter     97
More Piney Island Episodes     103
The Rainy Days of January 1992     107
Hunt in South Impoundment: January 11, 1997     111
Goose Hunting with Dr. Gerald Jordan     115
Passing on a Tradition     119
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