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Bow Hunting Grand Slam 2007

January 8, 2010

By Mac Moad

The first week of October was finally here.  The first three days were spent in my favorite stand watching 3 raccoons in which I had named Larry, Curly, and Moe.  The mother raccoon was slightly bigger than the two younger ones, and seemed curious to every movement surrounding them.  The days here in eastern Oklahoma in October were still in the 80’s with mosquitoes buzzing everywhere.  I was wondering if it were still to hot to hunt and questioned myself again over and over.  Each day so far, I had hunted morning and evening with only a few does showing up. Read more

Picture This: Bluebill Retrieve

December 6, 2009

Mac and Daddy first boat & bluebill retrieve

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Doing “Dogs” With Dr. D

December 1, 2007

By Denny L. Vasquez

The weather was almost perfect, if such a thing is possible. The low of the previous night had been in the high 40′s while the highs predicted for during the day were only in the upper 60′s. Overcast, cloudy skies were the only negative aspect of the weather conditions that we would have to contend with. The lackluster sunlight that the thick cloud cover would allow to filter down wouldn’t allow the “dogs” to stand out in as sharp a contrast as they would have on a clear and sunny day. But, even though we wouldn’t be able to see the dogs “shine” in the sunlight, as they lay on top of their mounds, we knew that it would be a good day for a prairie dog shoot.

The date was September 30,1994 and this was the first day of the Burris Company’s annual prairie dog and pronghorn antelope hunt. My hunting companions for the prairie dog portion of the hunt were Pete Fossleman, a former Associate Editor of Gun World Magazine, and Dwight Van Brunt, Dr. D, the former Director of Marketing and Sales at Burris. Read more