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River Call of the wild
The old man chugged down the Wyoming gravel road in a decrepit old Scout so rust-worn it looked as if worms had been gnawing their way through the sides. He coasted to a stop in a cloud of dust, removed an oxygen mask from his face and leaned across the decomposing front seat to speak out of the passenger-side window.
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Lion Into the wild of Africa
VAALWATER, South Africa - Two hours and 50 yards. On sand-scraped hands and creaking knees. That's how long and how far Marco du Plessis and I had crawled, inches at a time, toward a big gemsbok bull bedded in a tangle of South African bush.
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Fishing Fishing the Nueces for Guadalupe bass
UVALDE ó Bent slightly at the waist, head up and fly rod held low to prevent detection, Lefty Ray Chapa advanced on the turquoise pool in full stealth mode. Channel catfish ó black when viewed from above ó swam eel-like circuits over the white gravel of the Nueces River bottom.
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Fishing Slow-Rolling A Spinnerbait
If you're seriously interested in knowing about Spinnerbait, you need to think beyond the basics. This informative article takes a closer look at one technique you need to know about Spinnerbaits. This technique is primarily used to fish deeper water areas usually between 10 - 20 feet deep.
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Bass Scents and Attractants, Do They Work?
Do scents really work? Do scents attract fish? I am asked these questions many times from novices and pro fishermen alike. I know that most any articles you read stress the importance of scent to one degree or another. A lot of scientific research shows some fish are drawn to chemical sources from hundreds of yards away.
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Deer Veteran writer still loves deer, guns and hunting
INGRAM ó Outside, it's a hundred degrees and stifling. Inside, it's cool and semi-dark and a nice place to look outside, which John Wootters is doing from an easy chair in his living room, gazing out across the valley and over to the next mountain. The now mostly retired Wootters, 81, famous for his columns on hunting, reloading and shooting in Petersen's Hunting magazine...
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Axis Deer Hunting axis deer in Texas ...
STONEWALL ó Just 20 steps taken, and the hunter no longer could see the black pickup he'd parked under a huge live oak just beyond the gate off the county road. That didn't matter, though, and he looked back only that one time. He knew his destination though he'd been there just once to set up the blind. Even in total darkness he could negotiate the 500 yards...
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Quail Their Aim is True
Leon Measures didn't know he was developing a personal shooting curriculum for himself and other shotgunners. All he know was that he was a kid and his BB gun didn't have a front sight on it. "I had to learn to shoot is by watching the BB fly through the air," Measures says. "I got to where I could hit things as small as a BB, and when I picked up a shotgun I found out I was awesome."
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Lake Bass fishing basics
Bass fishing is one of the most enjoyed activities among fishermen. Smallmouth and largemouth bass, which are also known as black bass, are two of the most sought after fish in North America. Largemouth bass, so named because their upper jaw reaches all the way past their eyes, are one of my favorite fish not only to catch but also...
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Chicken Hey, I got your barbecue right here
Tell Iím me old-fashioned. Tell me Iím stupid and hard-headed and a chauvinistic Texan BUT donít tell me thereís a list of the 10 best barbecue joints in the country that doesnít include at least one Texas spot. No Cooperís or Kreuzís, not even a Daddy Samís. And donít tell me the Austin American-Statesman ran such a list in Sundayís paper and didnít qualify...
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River Navigating the Fire Swamp of hunting ethics
When we muck around in the never black-and-white shallows of hunting ethics, it's like Westley and Buttercup tiptoeing through the horrid Fire Swamp. Like the lovers in "The Princess Bride," we could get burned by the flame spurts, disappear into the lightning sands or get eaten by the Rodents Of Unusual Size, in a metaphorical way, of course. Nothing's ever easy.
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E-cobo Peacock bass fishing a powerful thrill
Supermarket and septic tank, shopping mall, public park and public transportation, fishing hole and hunting lease. That's the river to the people who dot its shores and canoe its backwaters, the cliched cradle of life. A fifth of all the fresh water in the world cycles through the immense Amazon basin.
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Deer Deer season opening brings back memories
My wife noticed the other day that I seemed to be dragging a little, not exactly my normal state of being at the beginning of deer season. Normally I would be bouncing off the walls, packing and re-packing, sharpening knives and sighting in rifles. But it's too hot, I've been traveling a lot, the deer aren't moving much because there's so much food and I just don't have my mind right. I told her that.
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Wildebeest Welcoming feasts
POTGIETERSRUS, South Africa - At the end of a long day in the bush, hungry hunters aren't always particular about their meals. Just get the chow on the table and don't block the door to the shower. But Marinda du Plessis, who cooks for husband Mel and sons Mel Jr. and Marco, along with the hunters who visit the family's Antelope for Africa Safaris hunting grounds in northern South Africa, refuses to let the day's dust...
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Antelop West Texas: where the antelope play
SIERRA BLANCA - A head-high cholla cactus, shadowy skeletons pointing spiny fingers of misdirection toward every point of the compass, was a poor landmark for night navigation. Somewhere across two miles of West Texas desert lay a sun-parched dirt tank holding just enough water to keep the hole on the regular pronghorn antelope drinking rounds. I needed to be there before daylight to climb...
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PRODUCT REVIEWS

courtesy NOAA PowerPro Fishing Line
I was recently in need of some fishing line for a new reel I acquired. In the past my fishing has been done with monofilament but I have heard some great things about the new "super lines" and I thought I would give one a try. I should add that in the past I have not been impressed with braids but companies are constantly improving their products so I decided to give it another try.
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Rifle Sako Rifles
Most hunters consider a good rifle their most basic necessity. The problem for most hunters though is finding that one good rifle. With so many choices out there and so many calibers to choose from it is not hard to understand why. I have had the pleasure of testing many rifles in many calibers and I have come to a conclusion: some companies just make good rifles, and Sako is one of them. My first whitetail deer was taken with a Sako rifle. So was my last.
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RECIPES

Dove Dove and Dumplings
Fill pot with 8 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add 10 - 12 dove breast Boil for 20 minutes with biscuits (the refridgerated roll of biscuits, cut biscuits into quarters) Add season it all and garlic salt To thicken broth, carefully add flour while stirring (until desired thickness is met) ...
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Chicken Grilled Bar-B-Q Glazed Chicken
Ingredients: As many chicken breasts as desired. Miracle Whip (2 tablespoons per breast). Coarse Black Pepper. Roasted Garlic Montreal Chicken Seasoning (Grill Mates by McCormick). Crushed Basil Leaves. BBQ Sauce of preference (I prefer a brown sugar and spicy honey mix). Directions: Coat each breast with Miracle Whip and wipe away excess. Sprinkle each side fairly with Roasted Garlic Montreal Chicken Seasoning.
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Bass Fried Bass
Put 2 eggs in bowl with 1 Ĺ cups of milk with some jalapeno juice (amount of jalapeno juice depends on your desired taste) and beat In a separate bowl, pour 2-3 cups of cornmeal In 12-14 inch skillet, pour in vegetable oil to the halfway mark of skillet. Bring to boil. After oil is boiling, place a fillet in the milk and egg bowl. Lift fillet out of the milk and eggs and place into the cornmeal bowl (make sure that both sides of fillet are covered). Place battered fillet in skillet and repeat with other fillets...
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