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Article from Sept 19 Wall Street Journal ?Inspired by a Joke One arm Dove Hunt Is a Tradition in Texas, Olney Texas ? ?With the cuff of his emply blue Shirt tucked inside his belt, Leon Jordan swung his shotgun to his other shoulder and fired a blast of birdshot at a passing flock of doves. He missed, but he didn?t blame it on having just one arm. His blind eye threw him off!!. Not that it mattered much. Mr Jordan was taking part in the annual One-Arm Dove Hunt outside his tiny west Texas town, and there weren?t too many odves dropping from sky that day, though lot of one armed guys were doing their best. For 35 years, dozens of men and women from around the country who have lost one arm, or were born with one arm descended on Olney the first weekend after Labor day to get a dose of life is what you make it medicine. The idea for the one arm dove hunt was cooked up by Jack Northrup and jack Bishop at the lunch counter of Olney?s Cub drugstore in 1972. The two men had one of their arm amputated in an oil rig accident??