Vice-President Cheney to go bird hunting in Hudson Valley

November 14th, 2007 - 2:57 am ICT by admin  
Cheney will be blasting away at the underbrush at the Clove Valley Rod and Gun Club in Lagrangeville, according to the nearby Poughkeepsie Journal.

A man who answered the phone at the exclusive Dutchess County club was less than helpful and wouldn’t even say what’s in season.

“I don’t know anything about it,” the New York Daily News quoted him, as saying before he hung up.

The club advertises a selection of pheasants, ducks and a Hungarian partridge commonly known as a Hun.

Cheney, an avid bird blaster, hunted at the club once before, in November 2001.

At the time, post-9/11 security was so tight that Cheney’s office wouldn’t even admit he was there, despite the unusual number of snipers and Secret Service agents in the area.

That trip and a 2003 fund-raising visit meant major road closings.

The Poughkeepsie Journal warned of major delays on Inter-state 84 tomorrow night, when Cheney travels from Stewart Airport in Newburgh to a hotel in Poughkeepsie, and Monday morning, when he goes to the club to hunt.

There may also be school bus disruptions Monday.

Cheney will return to Washington that evening.

The Poughkeepsie Journal said Cheney had planned to hunt in Dutchess County in October 2005, but had to cancel his trip at the last minute when his chief of staff, Lewis (Scooter) Libby, was indicted. (ANI)

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