Stories tagged hunting

Polar Bear

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“The bear can run 100 yards in 8 seconds. These rifles can fire 5 shots in 8 seconds. So if a bear charges, I give you four seconds. After that, boom.” The guide put down the rifle. “I will wait for you to shoot,” he said. “But not too long."

dinner time

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Baagh looked up, her face saturated with the crimson red of accomplishment, as stars crept out of the darkening blue sky and filled the air with a blanket of twinkling lights. Two victims of the night laid still in the trail with their discarded long, b

First Blood

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...dogs snapping at the brush as it spins this way, that way, eluding the slavering jaws by a hairs breadth. The fox twists and rolls, tries every trick, every last desperate one.

A Brief Recap of My Last Excellent Meal

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You placed four perfectly crisp, golden-brown quail, still hot from the pan, onto my plate.

The Hound

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I would be the mortal to hand justice to God. It wouldn’t come in the form of steel from a blade or by gun powder of a revolver, but by my disbelief...

Orion, redux

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Growing up, Orion had always been told his father lived a good life then died from an illness....When Orion got old enough his mother took him for a walk and told him the truth.

Announcing Human Season

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Studies showed that the population of highly assertive human beings had reached an unsustainable level. The State responded with Human Hunting Season, from June 1 through July 31 each year, and worked with private landowners to establish a system of Huma

Announcing Human Season

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Contest rules are simple. Two teams of five hunters each are established by drawing from pools of interested volunteers and selected prison inmates confined for capital crimes and illegal immigration.

Tom

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He works up the nerve to peek around the tree. Tom looks in the direction he’d heard the footsteps. At first nothing seems out of place, then a small piece of forest moves. Not like a tree swaying, but like someone has cut out a section of forest and gave

Practice Questions: Grade 7

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When the deer did come, I couldn't shoot straight. I didn't feel scared, but I didn't want to miss and my hand was shaking. I hurried. I held my gun pointing out at the path and fired. But it went a little wild and instead of taking the deer down, I shot

If Blake had only known

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Everything is bound to change like / a damsel to the tracks.

Venison

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It is hunting season in Jersey today. They say “There are too many deer in Jersey today.”