"One shot—meat in the pot” is a hunting saying. “"Old meat-in-the-pot, here, got her in one shot” was cited in print in a 1924 novel, The Ring-necked Grizzly, by Warren Hastings Miller. “One shot meat in the pot” was cited in print in 2004.
The saying is sometimes continued past “one shot.” “One shot, meat in the pot, two shots maybe not” was cited in print in 2007. “One shot, meat in the pot; two shots, maybe; three shots, seldom” was cited in print in 2008.
The Ring-necked Grizzly
By Warren Hastings Miller
New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company
“Old meat-in-the-pot, here, got her in one shot,” he added, patting the major’s rifle.
one shot meat in the pot
Hey nice buck, but mine is bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s on my wall in the family room.
Posted by Guest on Tue Dec 7 07:58:22 2004
Miss a deer 3 times.....dummmm
An old man in Maine once told me: “One shot, meat in the pot, two shots maybe not.”
Posted: 5/18/2008 9:38:54 PM
as to the number of shots fired - as the old folks say at home,
one shot, meat in the pot
two shots, maybe
three shots, seldom
Hunting Quotes and Sayings....
December 1st, 2010, 06:08 AM
A good friend always said this and I always liked it, “One shot, meat in the pot!”
A Memoir of an Undercover Game Warden
By Tony H. Latham
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
“What ever happened to one-shot meat-in-the-pot Lubinski?” I laughed.