Kudos for Kendal

Just last week, I was attending the grand opening of a local Dick’s Sporting Goods in Katy. While standing in the hot sun waiting my turn to meet Uncle Si from the TV show “Duck Dynasty,” I read the July 2016 issue of Texas Fish & Game, 

I did finally get to meet Uncle Si. He is taller than I expected, has a lively personality and tells comical stories.

I read with interest your article titled “Sacred Honor.” The content of the article taught me more about the men who decided to be “pro-active” and sign the Declaration of Independence, than in all the years I spent paying attention in History class in school. They were men who made a life-changing decision and we, who have come along after them, are grateful for their foresight, planning and bravery.

Wanted to thank you for doing such exhaustive research for your article. My hope is that other readers of Texas Fish & Game, also became more informed, and it evokes a sense of pride in 56 of our fellow “Americans-To-Be.”

In fact, I have frequently used a fine-tipped Sharpie marker to add inspiring quotes to my bike helmet, to inspire me to ride farther each day and to endure a longer trek. I wrote “56 Signed the Declaration of Independence,” twice on my bike helmet, to inspire me to become pro-active, to stand for what I believe to be right and to go the distance as the 56 men chose to do.

I have been a reader of Texas Fish & Game, for a number of years, as my father was a subscriber till he passed away in 2012, and I would read the issues whenever I visited him. I have also read them at my brother’s home, as he is a subscriber. I go each month to a local library branch and read their copy, whenever I can.

Thank you for all of your hard work, we readers appreciate it. You are an awesome member of Team Texas Fish & Game!

Thanks again, from a tent camping fan, bird watcher, bicyclist, fisherworman and outdoor life enthusiast.

Kim D. Law

Killer Article on Killer Hogs!

Chester, Your “Profile of a Killer Hog” article was intriguing. This is the kind of article that for me sets Texas Fish & Game apart from other magazines. The in-depth nature of the story was truly engaging, especially the parts about how they have figured out what type of hogs typically attack. And the accounts you had of hogs attacking in people’s yards and stuff was wild. Thank you for something that really gave me a new perspective on hogs and hog hunting.

Shane Oliff

The story on killer hogs took me back to the old tales my grandfather told about running into “pinewoods rooters” down on the Neches River bottoms. Thanks for bringing back some good and scary memories and also for putting a scientific edge on it.

William East

I read the article on killer hogs and found it to be a little spooky but so interesting. Do you think there are “killer hogs” potentially in every county or maybe even within each large group of hogs?

Nolan Gage

Editor: Thanks for the great feedback on the hog article. We always try to go beneath the surface in Texas Fish & Game and give you information that is not easily accessible elsewhere. On the question of how many “killer hogs” are in a population that is impossible to tell. We obviously don’t have many attacks so they cannot be super common but part of the equation is the encountering of people. The profile noted these were lone, isolated animals in many circumstances, so those would be the hardest to encounter. They could be in any area, and I suspect there are hogs with these genes so to speak in many places and potentially anywhere. I remember my mentor the late Ed Holder telling me of someone on his lease getting charged by a huge, lone boar and shooting it only to fall at his feet, and looking back it fit this profile. I hope I don’t run into one any time, or at least I hope I see it first.

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