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Deer Season Prep Part 3: Trail Cameras

Deer Season Prep Part 3: Trail Cameras

If a tree falls in the woods & no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If your feeder is empty but you weren’t there, do you know who is eating your corn? I think Trail Cameras are a necessary item to add to your Deer Season Prep, whether or not you happen to use feeders – but especially if you do! Why bother with feeders, ground feed, or food plots if you don’t know what’s stopping by…

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Deer Season Prep Part 2: Stands

Deer Season Prep Part 2: Stands

I recently had a friend say that I sure know how to pack fun into a short amount of time. That statement is so true! In the days before VHS, Disney would play some of their classics on TV – my favorites were Swiss Family Robinson, Pollyanna, & Mary Poppins. Every year I would get so excited when they came on, and plop myself on the floor in front of our TV. I so wanted to go on an adventure like…

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Deer Season Prep Part 1: Feeding

Deer Season Prep Part 1: Feeding

Before I fell in love with the outdoors (and Sparky!), I didn’t really understand hunting. I kind of thought all hunters just roamed in the woods like Elmer Fudd with his gun & hunting dog. Hunting on public land is just about like that – whether you’re out hunting ‘wabbits,’ deer, turkey, or wild hogs.  Hunting on private land (leased or owned) allows you more options. Work Now, Play Later There aren’t many areas in life where being lazy pays off, and hunting definitely…

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What Everyone Should Know About Running Lines On The River

What Everyone Should Know About Running Lines On The River

Have you ever gone “Running Lines” on the river in the middle of the night? I got to do just that a week ago – and it was loads of fun, just like I thought it would be. Yes, I happened to start my day already sleep deprived (& possibly just a little delirious) from working four night shifts, but it was fun. Even if you’re an early riser, you should definitely try Running Lines at least once.  If you love fishing, like night-time adventures,…

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Babe’s Rippin’ Lips & Getting Fry Happy With Sparky!

Babe’s Rippin’ Lips & Getting Fry Happy With Sparky!

If you’re not hungry for fish at the end of this post, something is wrong with you – you must be a vegetarian. I love a good veggie, but this is NOT a post about gardening. Today, we’re talking about rippin’ lips aka fishing. I’m going to HOOK (couldn’t resist!) you up with a Fishing Essential Gear List & a recipe for your next fish fry! There is a Chinese proverb about fishing that is often mistaken for a Bible verse, and…

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Bearing Arms: A Guide to What, Where, Who, & Why

Bearing Arms: A Guide to What, Where, Who, & Why

The right of the people to keep & bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. But what if you don’t know how to go about bearing arms, or like Babe, are afraid your arms aren’t strong enough to hold one up? Blessed with awesome eyesight (at least 20-10), love for adventure, & the ability to locate the best tacos in a 100 mile radius – I possess skills that aren’t usually associated with holding up a firearm….

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How To Make The Most of Your Tax Refund & Kill Big This Turkey Season!

How To Make The Most of Your Tax Refund & Kill Big This Turkey Season!

I can’t help you with your taxes – but I can get you geared up, suggest some ways to display your kill, and give ya a recipe to go with it!  Turkey season varies across the state, with some areas starting as early as March. Since Sparky primarily hunts Turkey’s in East Texas, I happen to associate opening season with Tax Day…and like Tax Day, you’ll want to be prepared. I enlisted the help of Sparky (who by the way has shot a prize-winning…

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Hunting & Cooking Wild Hog

Hunting & Cooking Wild Hog

If you’re having a problem getting enough bacon or pulled pork, you should really listen up! I’ve got a FUN solution for you – Wild Hog hunting! There are tons of ’em and there isn’t a dedicated season for them, unlike their other woodsy pals, the turkey & deer. You see, wild hogs are prolific and destructive. They breed year round and they can have 2 litters per year with up to 12 little piglets each time. Now is the time…

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