Monthly Archives: September 2012

THE HERMIT

   (Author’s note: This whimsical little tale first appeared on the back page of Saltwater Sportsman magazine, and won 1st Place in Outdoor Fiction Writing that year in the TOWA annual Excellence in Craft writing contest) The stretch of land … Continue reading

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FERAL HOGS AS A FOOD SOURCE?

  When I was a teenager, growing up in Newton County, East Texas, there was no stock law, which meant if a fella registered an ear mark at the courthouse, he could run hogs in the woods. This was a … Continue reading

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The Feral Hog As A Trophy Animal

Hogs are UGLY, no two ways about it. A big boar, however, especially one with a lot of Euro blood showing, or strong regression from the domestic pig side, can be very impressive. A mounted boar’s head can be quite … Continue reading

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FISH HOGS!

(Author’s note: This story first appeared in Saltwater Texas magazine) Most folks who follow wildlife issues on any scale know that the state of Texas is infested with feral hogs. These creatures are mostly descendants of domestic pigs that either … Continue reading

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TAKING A STAND!

  When I hunted deer as a kid in East Texas, we mostly ran them with dogs. A “stand” was a convenient tree to lean against, preferably on a road or other cleared area that offered a chance for a … Continue reading

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A FISH STORY AS BIG AS TEXAS!

</script>San Luis Pass is the natural outlet of West Galveston Bay into the Gulf of Mexico, and it also forms the western boundary of Galveston Island.  Before the toll bridge was built connecting Galveston to Follett’s Island on the Freeport … Continue reading

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TAKING IT TO THE LIMIT-AND BEYOND!

  Making A Good Story Better, Or Not?             Fishermen are often accused – unjustly, of course – of stretching the truth a wee bit at times when relating stories of their fishing success. While … Continue reading

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LOOK TO THE WIND

(Author’s note:This story was originally published in Saltwater Texas, and was an award winner in that year’s Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association’s “Excellence In Craft”competition.)               Unlike some folks who do their best thinking in private areas of their homes, … Continue reading

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FISHING THE TEXAS GULF COAST: by Mike Holmes – An Anglers’s Guide to MoreThan 100 Great Places to Fish

  “The Texas Gulf coast is famous for it’s fresh seafood, clean water, fun-filled resorts, desolate beaches – and it’s world class fishing. Between Sabine Pass near the Louisiana border and Boca Chica at the mouth of the Rio Grande, … Continue reading

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THE “WATER-BUCK”

</script> The “Water Buck” on his way to drink. As all Texas residents know, 2011 was a DRY year! There were no pecans or acorns in my area, and trying to grow a food plot was out of the question, … Continue reading

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