May/June 2015

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Light-tackling Tarpon

The flashing silver of a rolling tarpon, suddenly appearing within an easy cast with a fly or plug, has to be one of the most suspenseful moments in angling. Flyfishers and light tackle anglers, who thrill at the sight of…

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Muy Grande

A small concept based on good intentions often leads to grand things. Such is the story behind the Muy Grande Deer Contest, its humble beginnings, and how it has reached its golden anniversary. Celebrating fifty years is quite an accomplishment,…

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Livin’ Large

Texans know big. A daily commute of 50-plus miles for some of us is light. We put in a lot of windshield time and the miles can take a toll on us, physically and mentally. At the end of the…

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Running Down Roan

The red bandana I had tied around my forehead to keep perspiration out of my eyes had reached its full absorption capacity, sweat was dripping into my eyes. “Gotta stop a few moments and wring out my bandana. Hold up…

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Must be Puppy Love

So, there I was, already in unfamiliar territory—a grocery store. I stood in the aisle peering dully at the shelf like a teenager taking long minutes to scrutinize shelves in the open refrigerator as if waiting for the butter dish…

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Looking Great

Many times, the products I review tend to be more in the mid-to-upper end of the price point offerings available. This issue is different. The product I‘m reviewing for this issue is a 2014 offering from Leupold, the BX-1 McKenzie…

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Numbers Game

Roy Weatherby had a lot of faith in his .257 Magnum round and his ability to make a perfect shot. Otherwise, pitting the hot little cartridge against arguably one of the world’s toughest big game animals, the Cape buffalo, would…

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He’s a Pepper!

Larry Young’s silver-toned flat top haircut is symbolic of a generation that believed you had to start at the bottom and work your way up. That he still wears one is a statement about who he is and from where…