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November 15, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Old 6 Pointer

I harvested this old 6 point buck on the Foster Ranch in Willow City Texas on opening weekend. This is the first animal taken with my new Mossberg .270 using a 135 grain balistic tip “gold […]
November 14, 2016

Last Minute Barney’s

Seems like every year the week before opening day I get inundated with dozens of guys who have waited until the very last minute to get a scope mounted or a rifle sighted in. I call […]
November 11, 2016

November: The Magical Month

November. When hunters hear that word, most will immediately think of the rut or breeding season for whitetail deer. I have to admit it is and has been for as long as I can remember, my […]
November 8, 2016

Should We Hunt Rubs or Scrapes?

When I wore a younger man’s clothes, the question of the best place to hunt for deer often came to my mind. I can remember hours spent pondering this very thought while waiting for a whitetail […]
November 7, 2016

Opening Day

That first day of deer season is about as much anticipated and looked forward to as is Christmas day or Thanksgiving. Opening day has a special place in a hunters heart that nonhunters will never understand.  […]
November 4, 2016

Prospects Remain Excellent for Deer Season

Hunters hoping Saturday’s opener brings reprieve from warm temps AUSTIN – Record high temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s from Amarillo to Austin left ardent bowhunters sweltering in their deer stands throughout October; a trend […]
November 2, 2016
why we love waterfowl

Why We Love Waterfowl

The familiar sound of whistling wings sounded overhead in the predawn darkness. Followed by a series of “splooshes,” that hinted at the soul-stirring action to come as a swollen, orange sun peeked over the horizon. A […]
October 31, 2016

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced the 14 lucky winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts selected at random from entries in the drawing. All told, hunters bought over 79,000 Big Time […]
October 28, 2016

Texas Quail Hunters Ready for the “Boom”

Quail Season opens Saturday with high expectations AUSTIN – Quail live on the edge. In lean years when weather and habitat conditions conspire against them, the birds hunker down and then when things are right their […]
October 27, 2016

Whitetail Secrets of Cold Fronts and Texas Rut Dates

Whitetail movement increasing after cold fronts is a commonly held belief among hunters. But according to Ken Swenson of Swenson Whitetail Ranch, he sees something different. “Our deer absolutely increase their eating in a big way before […]