Monthly Archives: October 2012

DEER SEASON OPENER IS NEAR!

When I was in high school, in Jasper County, Texas, DEER season opened November 16 – everywhere, as far as I knew – and ran until the last day of the year. Things were simpler then, of course. There was … Continue reading

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YOUR MOST IMPORTANT HUNTING COMPANION …

Is your rifle/pistol/shotgun! Even though the actual hunt is more important than the kill in most cases – or properly should be. Whitetail deer are not heavily constructed animals, and are much easier to kill than a big feral hog, … Continue reading

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SOUTH AMERICAN PIG HUNT RESULTS

My brother, Jeff Holmes of Fort Worth, had his picture taken with what appear to me to be collared peccaries in Peru recently. He said after they were skinned and quartered, the Indians in the village divided the meat among … Continue reading

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NO POACHING SIGN THAT WORKS!

This one sent to me by Mike Belim of Belim Contenders (great source for anything related to performance of Thompson Contenders)is obviously working: http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/index.php?cid=640

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SIX PACK AND THE TENNIS-SHOE HEADS

  It would be nice if all charter trips were glamorous journeys in search of majestic billfish, and the customers were all “supermodels” working on the perfect tan while the crew hunted for their next world record catch. In reality, … Continue reading

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DREAM BOAT

“… to keep your love alive. Trying not to confuse it, with, what you do to survive.” – Jackson Browne, “Running On Empty”               Working night shifts in a chemical plant pays the bills, … Continue reading

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DOES PAY OFF IN BUCKS

Most folks my age grew up in an era when does were largely protected from hunting pressure. The modern approach to “managing” deer, however, tells us shooting does is a GOOD thing – although you might read that in an … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE TROUBLED WATERS OF OFFSHORE FISHING REGULATIONS

Back in the spring, I saw a post on a hunting website I often visit in which a member was bragging about a 27 pound red snapper he caught while fishing with a buddy “12 miles offshore” from Port O’Connor. … Continue reading

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INSURING A FISHING LIFESTYLE

Due to a change in employment status, I was recently faced with a need to purchase life insurance. The conversation with the agent I dealt with might be useful to other avid fishermen, so I have chosen to share it. … Continue reading

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THE MAN-EATING CRABS OF CATAHOULA FLAT

“Six-Pack” Gets In A Crab Boil!              “I’m tellin’ ya’, boys, out of all the critters in the sea, the one I fear most is the blasted blue crab!  If they grew to the size … Continue reading

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