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September 18, 2018
mercury outboard

First Test Run: Mercury V6 225

This past week, we had the first opportunity to spend some extended time aboard a Boston Whaler rigged with a pair of of Mercury’s new V6 outboards. We broke the news when they were introduced in […]
September 18, 2018

Bowers Vers30 Precision Suppressor

Bowers Group, well known for their incredibly robust submachine gun and large bore suppressors, have expanded their offering to the centerfire 30 caliber (and below) users with the Vers30 and Vers30T. The Vers30T that we tested […]
September 14, 2018
fishing

I took my daughter fishing and she ended up catching the biggest one

I knew my daughter, Ryleigh (16), was on a big fish immediately. As soon as the fish was hooked it jumped out of the water. She reeled the fish in by herself on a 12ft surf […]
September 14, 2018
fish

Can’t touch this…

Adelyn loves to fish, but she just can’t bring herself, yet, to touch the fish. I am sure she will touch them in the future, but for now, catching is the name of the game!
September 14, 2018
future fisherman

My First Fish

Elijah wanted to go fishing, so we took him to the neighborhood pond and I think we have a fisherman for life now. He was not scared of the fish in any fashion. Now it’s time […]
September 14, 2018
Birthday Fishing

“Tank” Celebrates His 6th Birthday With Best Friends on lake Richland Chambers

Birthdays are Fun when you spend them with your Best Friends! Tank’s Dad hired Gone Fishin’ Guide Service on Lake Richland Chambers ( www.gonefishin.biz ) for a Birthday Fishing Trip in August for Tank and his […]
September 13, 2018

Podcast: Last Minute Prep for Deer Season, Dove Hunting and Other Outdoor Adventures with Guest Roy Crush

On this episode, Dustin sits down with Roy Crush from Texas Boys Outdoors, a TV show outdoor organization, and talk about opening weekend of dove season, last minute prep for deer hunting season and other outdoor […]
September 13, 2018

Whitetail Eating Quail Eggs?

Of all game animals in the world, whitetail deer are the most unique and multi-faceted, spawning tons of debate around the campfire. That is why this week in our fourth installment of this six-part series; we […]
September 11, 2018

DeSantis Osprey IWB/OWB Holster

As plastic and Kydex becomes all the rage for holster construction, let us not forget that tried and true leather still does a bang up job at securing your handgun.  This DeSantis Osprey holster gives both […]
September 11, 2018
grouper on jig

Speed (Jigging) Kills

One tactic that seems vastly underutilized for gamefish that hug bottom is speed jigging. Sure, folks use it for open-water species like jacks or mackerel, but the tactic is shockingly effective on fish like groupers and […]
September 10, 2018

You Can Catch Pike in Texas

Did you know there are pike right here in Texas? Well, sort of. The chain pickerel, a close cousin of both the northern pike and muskellunge (musky) can be found right here in local river and […]
September 10, 2018

All About Shotguns

I recently realized that I don’t write much about shotguns. I guess this is partly because there isn’t as much to discuss with shotguns as there is with rifles and handguns. With rifles you can talk endlessly about […]
September 4, 2018

Using Trees for Ballistic Cover

Have you ever wondered if you would be safe from a shooter by taking cover behind a tree?  What calibers will penetrate the tree and hit you?  Here we test over 10 popular calibers up from […]
September 4, 2018
artificial lure fishing

Fishing Popping Corks With… Artificials?

Popping Corks It’s a fair bet that everyone reading this right now has fished with a popping cork before. You’ve probably fished one for reds, trout, snook, and other species, baited up with shrimp, cut fish, […]
September 3, 2018

Urban Wildlife Is Here To Stay In Texas

Checking the mail at the box down the street is a daily routine. In fact, I often do it instinctively without really thinking about it so my thought are often on anything but retrieving the stack […]
September 3, 2018

There Are Four Garfish Species In Texas?

Garfish of four varieties are common in Texas waters, but not all waters produce every kind of gar. Alligator garfish are protected with a daily bag limit of one fish and a provision in state regulation […]
September 2, 2018

Texan Shoots Big Pronghorn With Bow

Archery Pronghorn I had been preparing for the trip for quite some time. My bow was tuned and equipped with a brand new sight.  I was deadly out to 90 yards.  I must admit that it […]
September 2, 2018

Tricks For Early Season Bowhunting

Early Bowhunting Summer is coming to a welcomed end in the lone star state which means deer season is fast upon us.  Bowhunting season kicks off the 2018 deer season and In most areas of Texas […]
August 29, 2018

How To Get Started Crossbow Hunting

Crossbow Hunting When I was first introduced to the realm of the crossbow in 2009, it broadened my perspective of bowhunting in many new ways. To this day, I am fired up about educating new and old […]
August 29, 2018
fishing podcast

Podcast: Saltwater Fishing Series: Hardcore Bay Fishing on the South Texas Coast with Guest Cal Gonzales

In this continuation of the TF&G saltwater fishing series, Dustin sits down with Cal Gonzales, Texas Fish & Game saltwater fishing editor and Texas coastal hotspot focus columnist. We talk about all kinds of things from catching mangrove […]
August 28, 2018

Vapor Trail Scents “The Trailblazer” 8-Watt Headlamp / Flashlight – New Gear

Vapor Trail Outdoors new headlamp “The Trailblazer” is an 8 watt flashlight with a  switch that lets you decide how much light you need. It will run for 60 hours on low and 10 hours on […]
August 28, 2018

5 Tips For Saving Ammo in Teal Season

Teal Are Ammo Stealers Anyone that has pursued early season teal has certainly had their share of misses at fast flying, twisting teal.  You fire off 3 rounds and realize just how much open air there […]
August 28, 2018

Sunsect: Sunscreen and Insect Repellent Combination to Dominate the Great Outdoors

Sunsect is the first and only combination of DEET + Sunscreen on the market today. Originally created for the military, Sunsect allows the repellent and sunscreen to work in harmony. This creates a more effective and […]
August 28, 2018
spanish mackerel bait

Rigging Spanish Mackerel for Tarpon

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I learned a new way to rig baits for tarpon fishing which I found quite interesting. Let’s note right from the start that the Spanish mackerel used in this […]
August 28, 2018

Try These Tricks For Early Teal

Teal season is only weeks away and big duck season is on the horizon. Now is a great time to think about buying duck decoys if you don’t have any or yours needs to be replaced. […]
August 27, 2018
buck

A buck named Troublemaker

I would have never dreamed of getting a buck like this but Dec 1st 2017. I had my chance on a awesome one in a lifetime first non typical post mature buck. He was taken in […]
August 27, 2018

1,200 Lumens! Olight PL-2 Weaponlight

In the never ending race for the brightest weapon lights Olight brings the affordable PL-2 to the table boasting of 1,200 lumens and a 235 meter reach. From August 24-31 you can get the limited edition […]
August 25, 2018

The National Fish Rapper – 1995

August 25, 2018

The National Fish Rapper – 1996

August 25, 2018

The National Fish Rapper – 1997

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