John's Journal... Entry 182, Day 2
HUNTING SQUIRRELS WITH A HANDMADE FLIP
History of the Hunt
EDITOR'S NOTE: Eighty-eight-year-old "Whittling" Sim Lovejoy of Springville, Alabama, has made flips for 55 years. His children, grandchildren and extended family get together every year for a traditional, family squirrel hunt using their flips. Today we're talking with Ray Cochran, a longtime flip hunter.
QUESTION: Ray, how are you related to Lyman Lovejoy?
QUESTION: How long have you been hunting squirrels with
What does making a good shot with a flip require?
QUESTION: How long have you been using steel balls for
Was Sim Lovejoy a big part of getting this tradition started of having
a family squirrel hunt with flips?
QUESTION: How many kids do you think he's taught to shoot
the flip, including at Camp Cosby?
QUESTION: Tell me the secret of keeping the squirrel
For more information about flipping, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (S.A.S.E.) and note to write "Whittling" Sim Lovejoy at 17079 US 411, Springville, Alabama 35146. To contact Lyman Lovejoy, write 11520 US 411 Odenville, Alabama, or call (205) 699-5816.
TOMORROW: AIMING AND SHOOTING A FLIP