I’ve always been the kind of guy who looks at camouflage clothing as not always necessary. Growing up in Texas and as a rifle hunter I often find myself putting on a camo jacket or shirt and some bluejeans and call it good. In a lot of instances that has worked well and nothing more was needed. When hunting outside the stand however, it is a necessity that I have never spent real money on. I’ve always been a guy that went to the big box store and bought the cheapest clothing only to have it be done in a single hard season. For very cold weather, I have a tan set of coveralls that were made by Walls back in the late 90’s. They have been my go to cold weather friends since I got them after high school. When I discovered Walls acquired the 10X brand of camo clothing, I took a closer look. Continue reading 10X brand camo clothing sets the bar extra high
I have been using a silencer to hunt for the past 8 or so years. I made the decision that I would never hunt without a can so long as I have one and it is legal to do so. One of the things that a can does that is annoying, is it adds weight and length to a rifle, especially gas guns. I have been searching for a lightweight bolt gun that did not break the bank and shoots well for some time now. I was searching new rifles when I came across the Ruger American series and noticed that the Predator line comes pre-threaded. I have access to some pretty spendy guns, but most of them are pretty heavy, and those that are not are not yet threaded for a can. I decided to pick up a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor to match the build up I am doing on a Ruger Precision Rifle with the same chamber.
Starting on Saturday, we found fish in an old favorite spot with zero boat traffic. With a stiff east wind, we walked along a big dirty streak of water that was teaming with bait. We landed several small trout at first, but about halfway down the dirty water keepers started to take the baits. No redfish in the mix, which was surprising, because this area is known to hold good winter reds. We strung several fish from 18-20″, most fish were caught on Down South’s blue moon, kickin chicken, and Corky Softdines. Continue reading Capt. Nathan Beabout Fishing Report
We are receiving one of the new Bargara B14 Hunting and Match Rifles (HMR) in 6.5 Creedmoor for testing. Primary use will be for whitetail deer out to several hundred yards. Bargara barrels are praised for their accuracy and the 6.5 Creedmoor is a flat-shooting cartridge rapidly gaining favor among hunters and competitors. Continue reading Bergara Rifles
My family hunted hard over the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, our vacation time coincided with a warm spell and it was above 80 degrees most afternoons! We were sure wishing for a nice cold front to come busting through but it just wasn’t happening. One morning I got in the blind about 6:00 AM and hunted until almost noon and saw very little movement other than the danged hogs. Continue reading Seguin deer hunting report 12/31/2016
Trout fishing has been holding a solid pattern. Weather has not affected the bite to bad, we are still able to find fish each day, it is just a matter of timing. Over the last few trips it has been a mid-morning bite, lasting until about 1:30-1:45pm. Most of our wades have been concentrated over shell and mud in knee to thigh deep water, and even on the calm days the clean water has not seem to damper the bite. Our baits of choice have been lighter colored soft plastics and Corkys. With a pretty consistent weather pattern, I expect to see little change in the feeding pattern, although if we continue on this small warming trend the bite will become more aggressive. Continue reading Fish ‘n Gig Report 12/23/16
When hunting, an often overlooked detail is the overall comfort of your footwear. As hunters, we don’t mind roughing it and being miserable to find our quarry. But for the sake of your physical well being, a quality set of boots can mean the difference between filling your tag or going home early with an injury.
Earlier this year I realized I was going to hunt in Montana for Mule Deer and Colorado for Elk. This combined with a lot of time in South Texas looking for Deer and pigs along with a little time in West Texas hunting for Predators. I knew I needed a new set of boots to hike all over the mountains and in all conditions.
What was supposed to be a sight casting trip, turned into us chasing trout first thing in the morning, hoping by mid-day the sun would pop out. Lucky for us we landed on some solid trout right off the bat. Putting several fish in the box over 20″ and capping it off with some respectable 18-19″ fish. Continue reading Seadrift Fishing Report December 7, 2016
It’s getting to be that time of year, time for the big trophy trout to come out and play in the shallow water. We are starting to take bookings for 2 day trips in Port Mansfield. Why two? Because after the first day you will not want to leave. This discount will run from December 1st-February 28th. Package price; Continue reading Port Mansfield Trophy Trout
There is nothing like hunting in Texas. The Texas sky. The howl of coyotes. A hawk gliding overhead. That Texas sunrise. The anticipation as darkness fades away into first light.
Opening Day of deer season is the most anticipated day of the year for those who love hunting. We are on a MLD3 ranch so we have a soft opening in October for does and culls but the real hunt for us begins on November 1. The first Saturday of November is special.
Our lease is south of Seguin. We had good sign on game cams and were excited to finally be in the woods looking for that trophy buck. We headed out Thursday morning (again, on a MLD ranch) and hunted hard until Sunday evening. Continue reading Opening Day 2016
The Sunjack Portable Solar Charger has found a permanent place in my bug-out bag. Living on the Gulf Coast means always being prepared for a hurricane and it is not uncommon to be without power for days, or even weeks, following a storm. The Sunjack Portable Solar Charger provides a means to harness the power of the sun to recharge cell phones, iPads, cameras, and other essentials. Continue reading Sunjack Portable Solar Charger Review