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Meanwhile Back in West Texas

September 15, 2023
I was glassing thirteen bucks gathered around the “deer feeder”. A buck with extremely darkly stained hocks from his tarsal glands to his ankles, indicating maturity, had already shed his antlers. The other twelve were 8 to 10 points, likely two to four year olds. Yes…I was hunting from a raised deer blind watching a feed pen with a...
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From a Sow's Ear

From A Sow’s Ear Larry Weishuhn “Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” I have heard that old saw for many years when someone referred to making something out of bas...
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Camp Vittles

What started as a dust storm, turned into misty rain followed by another red dust storm which resulted in a light mud coating on just about everything! The ride “home” of a...
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Picking a bullet for hunting

The day had been a good one. All in camp had seen elk. A few bulls were still bugling. One six by six was down, and would be packed out of the mountains in the morrow, after bei...
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Calling Time

Looking back, I could not help but laugh at myself. I had read several magazine articles about two fellow Texans, Murry and Winston Burnham and their ability to have “critters ...
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My Casull

“What is it with you and extremely old whitetails?” asked David Archer. We were standing next to an ancient 6-point, with a very narrow spread, I had just shot with ...
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Taking Does...

“The deer census is completed and we’ve received our harvest recommendations for this coming hunting season from the local Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildli...
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Facing Summer Doldrums

Was a time with the arrival of June, July and early August I had my bags packed and was headed to or preparing to head to southern Africa where they were into their fall and win...
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Planning the Fall Hunt

“What are you doing this coming weekend?” asked a friend at our 2022 DSC Foundation Gala. “Going to depend upon whether or not I get the bid on a particular h...