DEER HUNTING… WITH A CAMERA I recently had the opportunity to spend a day in the woods “hunting” deer and I didn’t fire a shot with my rifle or bow. I was using my trusty Nikon camera to capture some images of whitetail bucks with noted wildlife photographer George Barnett on his ranch up near the Oklahoma border. For many years, George’s breath taking images of giant whitetail bucks and other game animals have graced the covers of many of the … [Read more] about DEER HUNTING… WITH A CAMERA
SEEING THE OUTDOORS IN A NEW LIGHT! Since our visit last week, it has been quiet around the Clayton camp, abnormally quiet for this time of year! Normally, I’m bouncing all around the state/country in pursuit of whitetails during the best time of the year to … [Read more] about SEEING THE OUTDOORS IN A NEW LIGHT!
So far, this has been an awesome year in Texas for harvesting trophy class white tail bucks. Today, a buck that makes the Boone and Crockett book with the minimum score of 170 BC has become almost commonplace, especially on well managed ranches, many of which … [Read more] about Deer Hunting Has Changed Through The Years
Those of us that hunt and fish and love spending time in the outdoors can be a bit difficult to shop for. For a bit over a quarter-century, I have written my annual “Christmas Gifts” column where I highlight some gifts sure to please most any outdoor person. … [Read more] about Christmas Gifts For The Sportsman
Have you ever had a “long distance” phone friendship with folks that had already become friends but you just had yet to meet them? In my lengthy career as an outdoors writer, this has happened on several occasions; most recently up in northern New Mexico with … [Read more] about Mule Deer in the Land of Enchantment
Big Bore air rifles for hunting deer? Very possibly! A few years ago, in Waco at an outdoor show, I was first exposed to the power of modern day air rifles. Airforce Airguns had a booth set up and were allowing visitors to test fire their Condor, a PCP style … [Read more] about Big Bore air rifles for hunting deer? Very possibly!
“DEER” REUBEN For many deer hunters, the fun of the hunt doesn’t end when the big buck or doe is hanging on the meat pole. One of the rewards of a successful deer hunt is a big pile of venison steaks, roasts and burgers. Transforming those tasty cuts into … [Read more] about “DEER” REUBEN
A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth Just a few days ago, I had the privilege of spending a bit time enjoying a short bow hunt for whitetail with a couple of newfound friends up in northeast Texas only 15 miles from where I cut my deer hunting teeth as a … [Read more] about A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth
DEER HUNTING HAS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER As a youngster growing up in northeast Texas in the late fifties and sixties, I can remember the years when deer numbers were very low in our area and, throughout much of the state. Thanks to restocking programs and … [Read more] about Deer Hunting has Changed for the Better
TRAIL CAMERAS MAKE SCOUTING EASY AND… FUN! I won’t kid you, one of the more exciting aspects of my scouting for game occurs the instant I plug the SD card from my trail camera into the card reader or my computer and begin looking at the images captured from … [Read more] about Trail Cameras Make Scouting Easy and… FUN!