A big-city California lawyer went duck hunting in rural Montana. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into an Indian's field on the other side of a fence.

As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly Indian drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.

The attorney responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now, I'm going in to retrieve it."

The old Indian replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming over here." The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S. and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own."

The old Indian smiled and said, "Apparently, you don't know how we do things in Montana. We settle small disagreements like this with the Montana Three-Kick Rule."

The lawyer asked, "What is the Montana 3-Kick Rule?"

The Indian replied, "Well, first I kick you three times and then you kick me three times, and so on, back and forth, until someone gives up."

The attorney quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old Indian. He agreed to abide by the local custom. The old Indian slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the city feller.

His first kick planted the toe of his heavy work boot into the lawyer's groin and dropped him to his knees. His second kick nearly wiped the man's nose off his face. The barrister was flat on his belly when the Indian's third kick to a kidney nearly caused him to give up. The lawyer summoned every bit of his will and managed to get to his feet and said, "Okay, you old coot, now it's my turn."

The old Indian smiled and said, "Naw, I give up. You can have the duck."

i hope everyone enjoys this joke as i have......