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Building Your Own AR-15
Dustin Ellermann While several people believe the misnomer propagated by the liberal media that the “AR” in AR15 stands for “Assault Rifle” it actually refers to the one of the original manufactures “ArmaLite”.  But I like to tell folks that AR15 stands for “Awesome Rifle everyone needs at least... Read more
Trigger-Unhappy: How A Fish Goes From Unwanted To Endangered
Mike Holmes My first experience at offshore fishing came at the end of my freshman year in high school. Growing up in East Texas, a class trip with my Vocational Agriculture group on Capt. Tee Boy McCall’s old Sunrise II party boat out of Cameron. Louisiana was about as... Read more
Strange Bay Tales
Chester Moore “Strange things are done ‘neath the midnight sun.” Had the author of that line, Robert Service, lived in Texas, he might have penned similar words about fishing the bays. Robert Sanchez and party could provide inspiration. Several years ago, the three waders entered the chilly waters of... Read more
Getting the Blade: Why Carrying a Knife Will Help Keep You Sharp
Paul Bradshaw There are certain lessons in life that my father taught me that I’ll never forget.  How to drive a standard transmission (I’m sure he hasn’t forgotten that lesson either).  That your belt buckle, pants zipper, and buttons on your shirt should all line up (still trying to... Read more
With Friends Like These…
Kendal Hemphill At the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention in January, a special auction was held to help bring the black rhino back from the brink of extinction. One of the most endangered species on the planet, the black rhino has dwindled from a population of around 70,000 during... Read more
Welcome Invaders!
Chester Moore “Invasive Exotic.” That term is being used with greater frequency to describe non-indigenous animals and plants that often cause great problems for mankind and native wildlife. In the era of 24-hour news and instant information via Twitter, Facebook, blogging and other forms of social media, many things... Read more
Amber Jacked
John N. Flesher Often compared to winching an anvil up through a football field of water, battling amberjack can challenge just about any angler or tackle. When hooked, amberjack don’t display the flash of a king mackerel or speed of a tuna, but they exhibit incredible strength. Sometimes dubbed... Read more
Bare Bones Hunting
Lou Marullo Hog hunting is not an easy task. Sure, the younger ones can be easy to bag around corn feeders but if you shoot a few in an area they go nocturnal and even then the biggest boars can be super-challenging to bag. Mature boars, like trophy bucks,... Read more