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Out There: Gunning for gooney birds

For a few aficionados, there's no game that can compare to the comical-looking woodcock.

Updated: August 17, 2005, 6:11 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton | Special to ESPN Outdoors.com

Editor's note: Watch for Keith "Catfish" Sutton appearing on "The Casting Couch," a one-minute commentary on the wild world of fishing that airs on Saturdays during "BassCenter" on ESPN2.

"Why is it you like hunting woodcocks?" a friend asked me.

"You wear yourself out wading through mud and vines, hoping to find some little brown birds that may be there and may not. And if they are there, if you somehow miraculously timed it right, then every bird you find will flush right under ...

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