Late Season Hunting Opportunities Late season hunting opportunities abound across the state. Many hunters though, have abandoned the marshes and woodlots for the comfort of their warm fireplace. If you thrill to the sound of whistling wings over decoys, or the sight of a big ‘meat hog’ slipping within view during the last moments of daylight, this might be a mistake! We modern day sportsmen and women have it made when it comes to staying … [Read more] about Late Season Hunting Opportunities
The Landmark Vine I believe most of us that love spending time in the outdoors have places or even landmarks that for one reason or another have become special to us through the years. I’ve written often about a 250-acre piece of outdoor paradise … [Read more] about The Landmark Vine
Cold Water Cattin’ When many fishermen think of catching channel catfish, images of warm, sunny summertime days come to mind. Cool winter days are reserved for drift fishing for catching trophy blue catfish, right? Well, not if you fish Lake Fork and … [Read more] about Cold Water Cattin’
Big Bore Airgun hunting underway in Texas Big Bore airguns and arrow guns are now legal in Texas for taking big game animals. This past week, I used my 45 caliber ‘Texan’ with a big 350 grain lead bullet to harvest my first whitetail deer, with the power … [Read more] about Big Bore Airgun hunting underway in Texas
Going Back to Our Outdoor Roots It’s funny how things often go full circle for those of us that love hunting and fishing. When I was a youngster growing up in northeast Texas, we fished strictly with cane poles. We cut them from a stand of switch cane … [Read more] about Going Back to Our Outdoor Roots
Christmas Shopping for The Sportsman We that love spending time in the outdoors can be somewhat difficult to shop for. Through the years, family and friends have given me items that they ‘thought’ I could use while hunting and fishing. The truth is, most … [Read more] about Christmas Shopping for The Sportsman
A “Typical” Duck Hunt Many of my non-duck hunting friends often inquire as to what is so special about crawling out of bed way before the sun even thinks of spreading it’s golden rays, swigging down a couple of quick cups of coffee, then loading the duck … [Read more] about A “Typical” Duck Hunt
Good times in the Land of Enchantment If you’ve been following my column the past few weeks, I mentioned that I was heading up to northern New Mexico for my annual mule deer hunt with my friend David Williams who owns and operates Hunters Supply with his … [Read more] about Good times in the Land of Enchantment
Fun Fall! An old outdoors writer one wrote that his health was always better in the fall. I have thankfully been blessed with good health throughout my life. I must agree though, I always do feel better with the onset of cooler weather. Maybe it’s the fact … [Read more] about Fun Fall!
Why Hunt Ducks? Many of my non-duck hunting friends often inquire about what is so special about crawling out of bed way before the sun even thinks of spreading it’s golden rays, swigging down a couple of quick cups of coffee, then loading the duck boat with … [Read more] about Why Hunt Ducks?