I read your article titled “Things you can’t Unsee.” I just wanted to let you know it was both moving and inspirational to me. It made me think of things I experienced in nature that I have not thought of in years.
My favorite times as a child were spent every summer camping with several family members on Lake Sam Raburn. As a child you don’t realize the greatness of what you see in nature. As sportsmen we get to see and experience things that a lot of people will never see and experience. If they only knew what they were missing—man oh man.
Thanks for reminding me of these things. Keep putting out the great articles and books. How about one on predator hunting in this great state of ours and one on pronghorns as well.
J. W. Guillory
Great work on “Things You Can’t Unsee.” It is refreshing to hear such a positive message in an outdoor publication. Thank you for doing what you do in Texas Fish and Game.
You are so right about the “Things You Can’t Unsee.” I can’t unsee the first big buck I spotted on a hunt many years ago. I can’t unsee the look on my daughter’s face when she caught her first croaker, and I can’t unsee every beautiful sunrise in the great outdoors. Thanks for the reminder!
Reader Mike Odom submitted this photo of a Japanese macaque on his deer lease near Tilley. He said they show up on the property from time to time.
In 1995, while spending time in the thorn and cactus-filled wilds of South Texas, I heard a crazy story about a bowhunter who was startled by unusual loud cries coming from the creek bottom he was hunting.
As his adrenaline production went into overload, he pondered what might be making that sound and why it was coming his direction. The sounds got louder and louder, so he readied an arrow just in case.
Suddenly from out of the underbrush walked a large monkey.
It was a shocking sight for sure, but not the monster he had imagined.
A number of these monkeys were brought onto a property near Tilley back in the 1970s and there still exists a sanctuary there for them. Some of them escaped into the nearby brushlands over the years and occasionally someone gets a glimpse of them.
We’re glad Mike got a photo for us.
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