History of Pickers On the Shore

Discussion in 'Chesapeake Flyway Forum' started by Langford, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:27 AM.

  1. Langford

    Langford Refuge Member

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    With duck season starting Saturday I started thinking about a little history of this time a year on the shore. Who remembers duck/goose processors on the shore? Also any ever in Delaware? Many are out of business. Growing up I remember an older couple outside Cecilton. Believe the last name was Davis. Also an older guy in Chesapeake City. Both are not in operation any more. In Kent, Alexander’s and Johns butcher shop still going. I currently use Tommy’s in Rock Hall which is of course a more recent operation but do a great job and are usually very busy. Hopefully the operations that are still standing make it through the years of a restricted season. Who remembers pickers from before the moratorium? Who were they and where were they? A little trip down memory lane for the younger crowd.
     
  2. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    I've sent a few people into John's without warning before.

    I get two questions:

    Is the keg open to anyone?
    Have you ever been yelled at by her?
     
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  3. Smackdown 870

    Smackdown 870 Elite Refuge Member

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    I grew up going with my Dad to a place in New Castle called Wolfs... it was Wolfs Nursery there was also a butcher in Red Lion that would smoke a cigar while cleaning birds

    Now When I want whole birds done... I go to The Naked Duck outside Smyrnadelphia
     
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  4. Ruination

    Ruination Senior Refuge Member

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    Well? Is it open to anyone?
     
  5. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm too afraid to ask.

    "No GOOSE for YOU!, NEXT!"
     
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  6. Rudder

    Rudder Senior Refuge Member

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    We have a picker right down the road. Brambles in Trappe. They made it through the moratorium thanks to ducks and pheasants from RSA's.
     
  7. WABBIT-SLAYER

    WABBIT-SLAYER Senior Refuge Member

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    Used to be one on the road to Still Pond, not far from where the road to Rock Hall & the road to Still pond split. Can't remember the name.
     
  8. gone goosin

    gone goosin Elite Refuge Member

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    Was the one in Red Lion Woerner and Souder???
     
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    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    Old Days were Brambels in Easton ( that was late 70's early 80's) I could be wrong on the name
    Bill Walls in Crumpton. Smoked, drank, and ate raw Goose hearts on occasion
     
  10. Smackdown 870

    Smackdown 870 Elite Refuge Member

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    The second one.... yes I think that was the name... I was young but it was pretty dirty from the way I remembered.
     

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