Monthly Archives: September 2012

COMMON PREDATORS OF BRAZORIA COUNTY AND COASTAL TEXAS

  Some folks will shoot a predator when the opportunity arises, while others prefer them to about any other game, and spend their hours afield actively seeking critters in this category. There are many methods of hunting predators, from using calls … Continue reading

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SMOKIN’ THE PIGS WITH A PIPE!

A pig pipe can hold hog’s attention longer than corn from a mechanical cast feeder. In most areas, the best way to get a shot at a hog is to sit in a stand watching a feeder – normally a … Continue reading

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THE CASUAL APPROACH TO FOOD PLOTS

  Many deer hunting or management articles promote “food plots” to attract deer and provide supplemental nutrition to help them through the winter. These stories normally deal with plots of several to many acres in size that are prepared and … Continue reading

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“GETTING SOME ON THE SIDE” – THE ALVEY SIDE CAST REEL

  For me, fishing is an adventure. I’ve fished countless days – and nights – far beyond the horizon, where the only sights besides water and sky were another vessel on occasions or a oil production platform, and there are … Continue reading

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THIS IS WHY IT’S CALLED “HUNTING”, AND NOT “SHOOTING”!

Had a couple of friends down this weekend from the Austin area to shoot hogs. As things often go, my game camera pictures of available targets showed fewer and fewer pigs as the trip got closer. When I put out … Continue reading

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NICE BOAR!

When the cutters are sticking out that far, he’s a good one, and the body is very heavy-duty! This one fairly screams, “Neck shot! Neck shot!”

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CHARCUTERIE – The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Anyone who wants to gee the most out of their wild hog meat needs this book, and it will also give you great ideas on cooking other meat and poultry dishes! Written by Michael Kuhlman and Brian Polcyn, and published … Continue reading

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RIGS TO REEFS, AND THE WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATION’S “IDLE IRON” POLICY

“In addition, working with these same associations we have been able to have legislation approved to stop all funding of the National Ocean Policy. With information provided by NACO Vice president Tom Becker and other Board members, Mike Holmes and … Continue reading

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PITY THE POOR TRIGGERFISH!

Most avid offshore fishermen know the triggerfish as a pest that takes baits meant for red snapper and other more desirable bottom species – sometimes even mangling baits drifted for kingfish just below the surface. “Triggers” will also attack and … Continue reading

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TEXAS COASTAL HALLOWEEN!

  (Author’s note: This story features my fictional deckhand, Jack “Six-Pack” Pierce, a frequent character in my fantasies.)     Six-Pack was as excited as I’ve seen him since the day we got 2 tarpon releases and the charter party … Continue reading

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