The wings of winter

Posted: December 25, 2012 at 11:54 p.m.

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour describes duck hunting this way: “The camaraderie and collegiality you get in duck hunting is totally different from other hunting because you’re together and form a bond of shared experience. You may be an ambassador or a governor. But when you duck hunt, you can always be a 17-year-old.” I thought about those words on my most recent duck hunt in east Arkansas as my hunting companions laughed, told jokes and generally acted like a bunch of 17-year-old boys. My host, mind you, is past the age of 80. I’m past the age of 50. It really didn’t matter.

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Editorial, Pages 13 on 12/26/2012