Sunday, October 29, 2006

Parked on top of Indian artifacts

At breakfast Friday morning David Smith invited Lex and me to meet him at three that evening to hunt birds with some hunters he was taking from Austin. We met and drove to a place close to Somerset and were told by his helper where to park. When we steped out of our pickup we both notice lots of chipped flint all around where we were. Lex and I have been hunting artifacts since he was about five years old and have found many different points and tools. Anyway to make a long story short we spent as much time stumbling around picking up pieces of flint as we did shooting at the doves. Pictured is the best of what we found.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Lex in to do some dove hunting...

Lex is in charge of the cooking.
Making sure every thing is just right.
A nice sirloin steak cooking over a mesquite fire...
Sandra and me sitting in the shade on a beautiful fall day...
Lex on the lookout for doves... Sandra cleaning the ones they already have...
Lex poised to make a shot...
A nice mesquite fire at the end of the evening... It doesn't get much better.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Schaffer Ranch, Frio Co. Texas

Hunting Camp


Time to relax.... Kerry, Gary, Sharon, Gary, and Klint sitting around a mesquite fire reliving the day's events and telling wild tales.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Deer Hunting Begins







Gary Moore flew in from Florida and bagged this buck in Frio County. It scored 131 B&C.

The finished product...


I pulled the forms and filled it with water and was very pleased with the results.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Making the pour...

Now I wait several days and remove the forms. These are water troughs for wildlife. I plan to do seven more.

Friday, October 13, 2006

More scouting...






Thursday, October 12, 2006

Out Scouting for Bucks...









Guayacan, "Ironwood"

This bush with its red seed pods is high in crude protein and good brouse for deer. Louis Turcotte refered to it as "Mexican Christmas Tree". Once while I visited on their ranch "San Pablo" between Hebronville and Zapata they had one decorated inside with popcorn and other Christmas decorations. It is said to be the hardest wood in Texas.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Feed Trough #2







Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Out for a hunt...



We were out dove hunting yesterday and actually had a decent hunt. Sandra even got two birds on her first shot.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Forms for water troughs...


Well, here it is. Now I have to transport it to the ranch and get to work. I'll show you the finished product... if it works.

Out in the brush...

A friend sent me this picture. It is of two large rattlesnakes doing their dance. I've seen pictures of this behavior before. I'm guessing it is two large females and it is probably a dominance thing.... I'm bigger than you. Anyway, they were reported to both be longer than six feet.
How about this for building your nest where the preditors can't get at it?