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Aug
19

A Great Fish Story by Jim Rumbo

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About 4:00 AM on 8/17/13, during a night tournament on Lake Austin, I hooked a 20″ bass. This feisty fish broke the line as I was bringing it into the boat. When the line broke, my partner Tom Clark, felt weight on his line and he started reeling. Oddly, he reeled until he could reel no more when he found his lure at his rod tip and there was still line and a fighting fish beyond. Well Tom said “maybe the fish is still on this line, I still feel it tugging.” So, Tom hauled the line in and recovered the jumbled mass of my line with the bass on the end of it. As he got it to the boat, I netted the fish and it still had my lure in its mouth. For you that tournament bass fish, this was a bit of a problem because Tom never hooked the fish, and I hooked it but lost it when the line broke. At the Austin Christian Bass Club we use a paper weighting system that correlates fish weight to fish length in 1/2″ increments. Unfortunately, there was no length correlating to half the 4.38 pound weight assigned to the 20″ fish length. So, as Tournament Director, I made a unilateral decision, halve the weight assigned to the 20″ fish and give this to both Tom and me. While a bit unorthodox, it afforded us the ability to both enjoy the the benefit of this catch.

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Apr
22

Eating Acorns by Roy Brigman

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When I was in my early 20’s my brother-in-law Randy Rowley called and asked me to go hunting with him. I asked him what kind of hunting and he said that we would be hunting Corsican Sheep. It would be on a game ranch south of Austin Tx in the hill country. He also wanted me to join the new hunting club that him and a friend at his church had started called The B & P Hunting Club, B&P was short for Brothers & Priests. I later learned, much to my chagrin that when hunting and not at church, that B&P stood for Burp and Poot ! They had many By-Laws and the first three were that we could only consume homemade chili and drink I.B.F Root Beer & we were never allowed to say excuse me, no mater what. Read More→
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Got my first turkey ever opening morning.  Called him within 60 yards but he would not come closer.  When he started wandering off, I chased him for Read More→

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It was pretty cool. We got into the area we wanted to on our lease at first light. I called a couple times and we didn’t hear anything. We went up a hill, I called again, and this time Read More→

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Fall 1998 

It was a glorious piece of the Oregon Coastal range. Two small draws encased in a larger one. At the head, where Read More→

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My good buddy, Mr. Charles Batts, invited me to the legendary Y.O. Ranch for an exotic hunt this Read More→

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We had a successful bow hunt this weekend at my lease in Eden Texas.  I finally twisted by Read More→

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Here is the report on our latest trip to Lake Huites Mexico (on 10/12/06 – 10/15/06).  But first I have to thank my good friend Charles Batts.  Unfortunately Charles was scheduled to go on this trip but he had to have back surgery at the last minute and I took his place. Read More→

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Well I just got back from a 4/26/06 – 4/30/06 Fishing Trip to Lake Huites deep in Mexico with Read More→

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Well it took us a long time but Jordan finally got his first buck.  We hunted the Dunkinville stand Monday evening.  Bob and I went out early in Read More→

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Aug
17

Hot Rod Jr. by Eddy Chance

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1/3/02

Well I finally got to go deer hunting this past weekend in Southwest Texas on a Read More→

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Aug
17

Doubleheader by Eddy Chance

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Well, as most of you know there is no reason to hunt opening weekend in South Texas. It’s usually too HOT and Read More→

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Aug
17

A Hunting Story by Eddy Chance

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Fall 2000

Larry Dowden and I went to our lease in Coleman over the weekend. On the way there we saw a massive buck right next to Read More→

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11/3/06 (early)

Hey guys, greeting from the beautiful cold state of South Dakota.

We are all getting ready to go out and Read More→

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Introduction: I was introduced to the Y.O. a couple of years ago by Mr. Charlie Batts’ (Sir!). Derrich Pollock had his Read More→

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Aug
17

A Turkey Hunt by Kevin Wall

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On the morning of 4/15/05 I hunted turkeys on my lease in Ochiltree County.  I started out behind the house and Read More→

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Sometimes things happen that are so funny that just the thought of them is enough to Read More→

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My friend, Gerry, and I just got back from a wild chuckar hunt in the Owyhee mountains in Idaho, just west of Read More→

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In May of 2004 I had a great black bear hunt in Alberta, Canada.  I was with two customers at a remote base camp about Read More→

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It started with the boosters (decoys).  Half a dozen poorly painted dekes rescued from their sentences as yard art from an in-law.  Most addicts can trace their Read More→

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The call came, unexpected as all such calls…with the urging “come quickly, time is short.”  Hurried packing and calls to Read More→

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Aug
17

Yakety Yak by Randy Rowley

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Being, by nature, a non-risk taker I am not inclined to jump at a chance to do new things.  I’ve never gone Read More→

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Aug
17

Watch those ears by Randy Rowley

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Former Club President Eddy Chance was ticketed in 1993 by a Game Warden and fined $80.00 for possessing a killed doe without a tag.  Witnesses testified Read More→

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Some times while in the great outdoors you see the darnedest things.  Take the time that a hog was hiding from Eddy Chance, Larry Dowden, Ken Farmer and myself by playing submarine in a stock tank.  Or how about the time that Eddy went diving headfirst for glass minnows off of Derrich Pollock’s bass boat on a cold February night.  Then there was the time that Eddy caught a Mallard Drake with a glass minnow off of the Cedar Park pump station.  (When you’re with Eddy you often see the darnedest things.)  Well here’s another story for the “darnedest things list.” Read More→
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On 4/3/92 at 7:00 PM 13 men and four sons left Austin for a weekend hog hunt.  After a stopover in San Antonio we arrived at Read More→

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As with most products and tactics that claim to make a hunter quieter, less smelly, invisible, or that will bring the deer into Read More→

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Aug
17

Reunion Weekend by Randy Rowley

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Ryan Rowley on the cover of VFW magzine

On January 1, 2005, my son Ryan and a host of other soldiers headed for Iraq after attending a ceremony in Waco.  Ryan specializes in Read More→

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Many FCS members and prospects have read a brief history of or heard about the Appletree Ranch hunts…the hunts that gave birth to the Burp & Poot (B & P) Club (the predecessor of The Fellowship of Christian Sportsmen) but have asked to hear more.  Therefore, by popular demand, I offer from my memory banks excerpts from my five trips to Appletree. Read More→

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Aug
17

Lessons Learned by Randy Rowley

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On 12/22/04 – 12/23/04, Allen Neumann and I went on a deer and hog hunt at the Siller Ranch near Derby in Frio County.  The Ranch is Read More→
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It all began on the second Saturday in September during a dove hunt with fellow officer Paul Wilson.  On that hot, cloudy day, Paul had made Read More→

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 A week before the 1990 – 1991 general season, I spent the morning in my box blind and had the privilege of Read More→

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Jul
20

A Hog Hunt by Randy Rowley

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Jimmy Cohenour, Jim Bob Cohenour, and his cousin Eddie Lee Toohey hunted with us at the FCS 2002 Hog Hunt with Texas Wild.  After hunting two other ranches with Read More→

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Jul
20

A Good Day by Randy Rowley

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Saturday, November 19, 2005 was a good day.  It started at 4:30 AM, when Ron Denison picked me up Read More→

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Jul
20

A Duck Hunt by Eddy Chance

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1/20/2003

I have twin boys that just turned 10 back in November 2002.  We have a annual duck hunt that I go on Read More→

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It was a great weekend at the lease for me this past weekend (10/8/05 – 10/9/05).  The cold weather really had Read More→

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