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By Randy Schiltz:
The main house dining room could comfortably seat forty around two long cherry tables dressed in linen. The smell of bacon and coffee hung heavy in the air. I noticed a couple of fellow quail hunters from Ohio stayed up with Jack Daniels last night, thus missing the breakfast feast put before us, and who knows what else. We spent some time with Jack, but didn’t accompany him from Friday night into Saturday morning. The bar, once the gentlemen’s card room, was attractive and comfortable, with a huge fireplace, cigars, top shelf bourbon and good conversation. Our unwritten agenda didn’t include sleeping the day away. We hit the rack relatively early, only anticipating what we might find among the pines in the morning. We chose wisely, as we enjoyed flaky biscuits, white gravy, grits and butter, thick cut bacon, scrambled eggs, and coffee… true southern style and served as if the folks running the dining room and […]
I just returned from the Republic of Texas. Twelve hours across country, each way. Atlanta to Fort Worth and then back again. I-20 all the way. What a haul it was, but well worth the effort. Texas remain at the top when it comes to domestic fish and game destinations for many outdoorsmen and women. In my opinion, Texas is the true “Sportsman’s Paradise” based on the fact that across the great state you’ll find ample opportunity to hunt and fish. Let me see … Turkey, Quail, Ducks, Geese, Snipe, Boar, Rabbit, DEER, Bass, Panfish, Catfish, Specs and Reds, Shrimp, Offshore Gamefish … the list goes on. I type DEER in all caps because in Texas DEER are BIG. I saw a mule deer mount on the wall at a diner in Stephenville, Texas that made me believe his body must have been larger than the giant longhorn steer I saw at the Stockyards […]