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October 25, 2013

Special Youth Hunting Season This Weekend

AUSTIN — Young hunters will get the first shots during special youth-only hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, waterfowl and Rio Grande turkey Oct. 26-27.

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During the statewide special youth-only hunting weekend, licensed youth 16 years of age or younger will be allowed to harvest white-tailed deer and Rio Grande turkey. The youth-only waterfowl season in the North and South Duck Zones is for licensed youth 15 years of age or younger. A Special Youth Hunting License ($7) is required.

General season bag limits for the county hunted apply during the youth-only weekend, but some additional restrictions may apply in certain areas so be sure to check the 2013-14 Outdoor Annual of hunting and fishing regulations before heading afield.

To make room for the new generation of Texas hunters, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has made an extra effort to open as much public hunting land as possible to youth hunting on department-managed lands. Youth who are hunting on TPWD lands must be accompanied by a supervising adult 18 years of age or older who possesses the required Annual Public Hunting permit, a valid hunting license and any required stamps and permits.

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December 3, 2012

Grandson Brett Jug Fishing on Toledo Bend

Brett preparing to check our first jug.

Brett preparing to check our first jug.

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looks to be a real nice blue cat fish

looks to be a real nice blue cat fish

nearly two large for this young man

nearly too large for this young man

thanks for letting me take a photo with your fish

thanks for letting me take a photo with your fish

nice eating fish

nice eating fish

this one was much easier to net

this one was much easier to net

trying to catch a flying fish?

trying to catch a flying fish?

January 2, 2012

Brett learning to tie crappie jigs

Later we will be going crappie fishing,

so Brett wanted to tie his own crappie jig.

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Crappie fishing was slow.

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Once the crappie turn on,

Brett will need to tie more jigs.

November 21, 2011

Hunting with my buddy

Watch out Bambi

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We will do a little whittling while we wait for Bambi

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Nice spear whittled with his new knife.

Bambi is safe.

August 17, 2011

playing at Lukin’s Kiwanis Park

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COMMENTS-

Such a GREAT Papaw!!!!

Comment by Cindy — August 17, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

August 5, 2011

Out with old – in with the new

Garrett and Brett pulling up the old cucumber vines

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Garrett preparing seed bed

Brett watering seed bed

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Garrett just watching

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Brett planting three cucumber seeds per hill

and Garrett lightly covering with soil.

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GOOD JOB GUYS!

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COMMENTS-

Be careful with the child labor laws!

Comment by cb75948 — August 5, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

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Goats would love to clean out your garden… and they fertilize.

Comment by Kris — August 6, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

August 4, 2011

Lots of small channel catfish on Sam Rayburn

We’re off just after daylight!

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Brett catches the first fish.

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Garrett, wake up!

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And now he is awake.

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Another keeper for Brett

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fishing is heating up

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it’s getting hot (projected to be 106* today)

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My fishing buddies are about ‘well-done”

time to go….

Good Time Had By All

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Comments:

You’re a grandpa to remember.

Comment by cb75948 — August 4, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

for sure I am a tired old grandpa,

tadpole

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Yes, definitely a great Papaw!!

Comment by Cindy — August 4, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

August 2, 2011

Busy Day

The day started with Lukie helping me pick peas.

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then gathering cucumbers.

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Before taking a walk on our nature trail,

we had to “zero in” the BB gun

just in case we saw a rabbit.

The guys learned the names of several trees and shrubs.

They learned that a Sweet Gum tree actually produced chewing gum.

They learned that the bulb on a “saw briar” was used to carve a pipe for their great, great grandfather.

They learned to identify “goat week” (wooly croton) by feeling of the soft leaves

and how the seeds can feed the birds.

They learned that their great, great grandfathers use “wax myrtle” to rid their dogs of fleas.

They learned that a black gum twig was used as a tooth brush.

We caught a lizard and they got to examine his feet and toes.

We tried to learn the difference between Poison Ivy and Muscadine vines.

They learned why squirrels chew on green pines cones (for the seed).

and the nature tour was over…

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After lunch it was time to ride the 4 wheeler.

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And then in the cool of the day (2PM /104*) it was time to swing.

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and swing

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and swing

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then it was time to hook up the boat for tomorrow’s fishing trip….at 5:30am

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Comments

I bet all of you will sleep good!!

Comment by Cindy — August 2, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

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