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Nov
14

Steel vs. Lead Shot by Randy Rowley

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A few years ago I went on a dove hunt at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.  One of their rules was that you had to hunt with non-lead shot.  I bought three boxes of 12 gauge steel dove shot (7 shot) but we didn’t see or shoot at many dove that day. Read More→

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On 3/15/16, I read an article in the online version of Field & Stream (F&S) called How I Became a Gun Owner, by Tom McHale.  The author was neutral on gun issues until the unthinkable happened – early one Saturday morning his business partner was shot 11 times for no reason at all by two punks and left for dead.  Now Mr. McHale is a fierce advocate of gun rights and a shooting expert.  The article was as harrowing as it was well written. Read More→

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Feb
21

Wild Game Processing

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Kevin Wall recommends Smokey Denmark’s.  The owner attends Hyde Park Baptist Church.  He processes hogs, as well as javelina, deer, and exoits.  Only Hudson’s and him process hogs in the Austin area.  Your game must be quartered and on ice.

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Feb
21

Gun Selling Service

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Randy Rowley offers a service to sell guns on gunbroker.  He’ll take pictures of the gun, create the ad, and post it.  After it sells he’ll package it and ship it to the buyers FFL dealer.  He charges 10% of the selling price for this service.  This fee does not include gunbroker ad fees, packaging costs, and mailing costs.  He has sold a $2,500 shotgun and a $350 rifle (for two separate customers) successfully on gunbroker.

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Jul
29

Operation Orphans

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It is well known that I much prefer to hunt hogs over deer because I find hogs more challenging. Read More→

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If your looking for a fishing challenge – an elusive quarry that gobbles down perch sized shad, wrecks hooks, Read More→

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People frequently ask me what my stance is on such and such gun control bill.  To make things easier for me and the inquiries I have put my tho,ughts down on electronic paper.

All gun control is about controlling legal gun owners who have done nothing wrong and who probably never will do anything wrong.  It’s not about the guns – it’s about control.  Look at the states and cities with the most gun control – Washington D.C., Detroit, Chicago, New York, etc. and you’ll see that it’s safer to walk down the streets in Afghanistan than it is to do so in one of those cities.  The more gun control that they impose the worst crime becomes.  The states and cities that have the least amount of gun control have the least amount of crime. Read More→

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Finally got a batch of muzzleloader hammers and triggers cut out on a water jet machine.

This process I’ve been talking about for a year now and finally Read More→

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Aug
24

Dove Hunting Tips by Paul Irwin

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For hunting dove, you pick a spot to hunt, sit down, and be ready for something to fly within range. Know your target area, which directions you can and cannot shoot BEFORE you see the birds so you don’t shoot something or someone you shouldn’t. Camouflage is beneficial, but not critical. I have killed dove in blue jeans and a white undershirt before. There is no baiting allowed for migratory birds, but you can use decoys. Use 7 1/2 shot in your shotgun. Which choke you use will depend on how the birds are flying that day, but a Modified is usually a good choice. Read More→

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Wing & Clay Shooting Sports                                                                             
Tip of the Month  –  January 2012

When I was growing up, my father would give me rules for living a good life. Sometimes when we were Read More→

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Did you know that most Shotguns which are new and out of the box, fit only about 40% of the population? In addition, they only fit Read More→
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As most of you know, I bought a boat in July of 2010 and took it duck hunting several times in Read More→

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Mar
12

Takeaways by Joe Schram

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I just returned from attending the Todd Bender Skeet Clinic in Kerrville, Texas. This is an all day clinic Read More→

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In short, the answer is yes, it is worth it. And, I can load a better shell than Read More→

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Mar
12

Why Wait for Dove Season? by Joe Schram

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I know many of us can’t wait to get out there on opening day with a Read More→

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I don’t carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

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I began my shooting and hunting hobbies back in 1975 when I was 15 years old. Oma Claunch, a 13-year-old friend in my neighborhood, got me hooked on both dove and deer hunting. Read More→

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In 1911 Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917 about 1.5 million Armenians, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Read More→

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Skull or “European” mounts seem to be increasingly popular as time goes by. They originated in Europe and Read More→
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It is not difficult to get started in shotshell reloading.  The necessary ingredients include reloading tool, components Read More→

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I have been hunting deer and other medium sized game, on and off, since I was sixteen years old. Read More→

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The following is an e-mail alert from Peaceable Texas for Firearm Rights. Read More→
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On November 29, 1991, the Burp and Poot Club changed its name, by a majority vote of the members present at a Club meeting, to The Fellowship of Christian Sportsman Club. Read More→

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There are many FCS officers and members that I could find cause to brag on. Read More→

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The concept of ethical hunting and fishing or “fair chase” is one that is difficult to define among our sporting fraternity. Read More→

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There is a popular belief that “You cant’ get too much of a good thing.” In reality, we know this is not true. Read More→

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Did you know that we are in a war? “Stupid question,” you say; “outside of invalids and imbeciles there is not a person in the good ole’ U.S.A. who is not keenly aware of all the intricacies of the War with Iraq.” However, it is not the Crisis in the Gulf that I speak of; it is the war for hunting rights in America.

In case you have been on the lease so long that you have never heard of the war for hunting rights; allow me to briefly outline a history of the conflict.

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Gizmos, gadgets, and gear are names that you commonly read in hunting and fishing magazines and hear on hunting and fishing shows and video’s. Read More→

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When we humans go into the woods for deer we are at a considerable disadvantage.  Deer have incredible senses of sight, hearing, and smell.  Read More→

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You’ve done it! After hours of reading, contemplating, praying for guidance and seeking the counsel of hunters, skeet shooters, reloaders and witch doctors, Read More→

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Hardly a month goes by that I don’t receive an inquiry from a friend (or sometimes a stranger) regarding what type, brand, gauge, etc. shotgun should he purchase. Read More→

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Aug
16

Bench Time by Randy Rowley

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It always amazes me when a hunter tells me that the last time that he went to the range was two (or three, or five, or ten) years ago! Read More→

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Jul
20

Choosing a Deer Rifle Riflescope

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When I first started to hunt deer (back in 1976) riflescopes were considered as optional equipment.  There was even a segment of hunting society that considered scopes as un-sporting, un-manly, or cheating.  Since that time riflescopes have become more and more accepted and prominent and are now considered as standard hunting equipment.  Today just about every big game hunter that I know has a scope on his rifle (with the exception of “brush guns” such as .30-30’s).  Hunters are now putting scopes on muzzleloaders, shotguns, crossbows, and even compound bows.  This plethora of scope use means that there are more choices than ever before but, consequently, there is a greater need for hunters to learn more about scopes and the choices available to them before they part with their money. Read More→

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Jul
20

Choosing a Deer Rifle

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Rarely does a month go by that I do not receive a call from a friend who inquires as to what brand, action, caliber, etc. rifle should he purchase for hunting Texas deer and hogs.

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Jul
20

Choosing a Concealed Carry Pistol

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There are several factors that must be considered when considering a concealed carry pistol, including power/ammo, reliability, price, concealability, and safety.

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Jul
20

Bowhunting Basics

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The following tips are a compilation of common sense and experience gained through failure. Read More→

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The March 1992 issues of The American Rifleman and The American Hunter (NRA publications) describe how on December 16, 1991, over 60 local law enforcement officers and federal agents broke into gun owner John Lawmaster’s home.   Read More→

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Jul
20

Bass Tackle and Lure Basics

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The act of hitting dove and other birds on the fly causes emotions for the vast majority of hunters that range from frustration to abject humiliation. It is a practice that defies mastery and has even been known to cause preachers to cuss. Yet, even though the vast majority of us often head home dejected at our performances, we will eagerly look forward to the next opportunity to throw lead at our elusive quarry. Read More→

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