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Lernts!

June 17, 2024
Lessons learned are not always pleasant nor “easy”. In a reasonably long career of hunting I have my share of some of those “lernts”! One of my first happened when I was a mere youngster hunting deer only a short distance behind our rural Texas home. I had the year before finally taken my first whitetail with my maternal granddad’s single-b...
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Summer

“Seeing many fawns on your lease out west?” Questioned David Cotton. “Here in Northeast Texas we’ve thankfully seen a lot of them. And, we’re starting to see what looks like th...
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Taurus 856 T.O.R.O. Review

By Tamara Keel Optically-sighted revolvers, in and of themselves, are not new things. You’ve been able to buy scope-mounting kits for medium- and large-frame revolvers ...
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Advantages of A Revolver: They Still Make Sense

By Kevin McPherson Semi-automatic handguns with polymer frames and double-digit magazine capacities are certainly the “most carried” of contemporary handguns. That said...
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Heritage Roscoe Review

Heritage Manufacturing has been producing economical .22 single action (SA) revolvers for many years; now they are breaking into the concealed carry revolver market with a short...
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How to Summer Vacation in the US with your Carry Gun

As the Summer travel season inches closer, Americans are more likely than at any other time of year to take to the road, sky, or water as part of their plans. Often this means c...
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Hitting the 500 Yard Target

My friend and hunt host, David Cotton, had just gotten his Mossberg Patriot Predator chambered in 6.5 PRC which he topped with a Trijicon 3-18x50 AccuPoint scope. That accomplis...
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Meanwhile Back in West Texas

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 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...