Monthly Archives: December 2012

DEER GROWTH?

Going through my files, I found a good shot of my 2011 buck, taken in 2010. He does not appear to have “grown” any, antler-wise, in his last year. So much for wondering “What if I’d let him grow another … Continue reading

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WORK SHARP KNIFE & TOOL SHARPENER

The old days of using a couple of different types of sharpening stones, a can of light oil, and a bunch of elbow grease to get a really good edge on cutting tools is gone. Enter the WORK SHARP knife and … Continue reading

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BUSHNELL MAGNETIC BORESIGHTER

A boresighter is a very helpful, tool when sighting in a rifle to get to a “starting point”, which usually means on paper, or on the target. Once the firearm is hitting the paper, adjustments can be made to the … Continue reading

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A MARINA CHRISTMAS

  ‘Twas three nights before Christmas, and all along the coast, The sea fog rolled in like a holiday ghost. Zima, the dock dog, slept under the shed, While most boat owners were home snug in their beds. The TV … Continue reading

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TEST FIRING THE MOSSBERG PUMP MUZZLE LOADER CONVERSION

Finally got around to shooting the muzzle loader. Loaded with 2 IMR “White Hot” powder pellets, for a total of 100 grains of powder. For the test shoot, used 285 gr “Power Belt” jacketed  hollowpoints. These have a hollow plastic … Continue reading

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TAME PIG GONE “BAD”?

  A white hog with black spots – even running free in the woods, suggests a lot of domestic breeding. What this boar suggests is that the color can be only a throwback gene, as domestic swine are not “built” … Continue reading

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – TEXAS STYLE!

   “Ahoy there!  Permission to come aboard?”          “Sure, why not.  Things have been goin’ to hell all mornin’ anyway!” “Aw, poor Baby!  Is the world treating you harshly today?” Not the WHOLE world, but this damn computer keeps locking … Continue reading

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‘Coon Clowns?

To get to the mix of oats, corn, and acorns (yep, ACORNS!) in this gravity feeder, these rat’coons seem to have resorted to circus level acrobatics. Wonder if they drove up in an itty-bitty car, with ten or so other … Continue reading

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ALL PUMPED UP ABOUT MUZZLE LOADING! PART I

Some years back, certain folks thought it would be great fun to dress like Dan’l Boone or Dave Crockett in buckskins and rat’coon hats and shoot muzzle loading rifles for sport. Thinking them harmless, many states, including Texas, gave them … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON: PART I – CHRISTMAS ON THE BAYOU

‘Tis the time of the year when Christmas decorations are going up on homes, businesses, and boats.  Well, actually most folks started putting theirs up shortly after July 4th, and anyone not lit up and festive by Thanksgiving is badly … Continue reading

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