Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heaviest Hog So Far

You Guys Had Better Get With It!!!
Last years winner, Cason Caraway of Decatur has already pulled in the heaviest hog of the 2012 contest. Oh, and I can't forget his partner, Andrew Gage. I'm sure there will be bigger brought it, but he is still in first place till then!

142.6 lbs.

This little guy was also killed by team Bailey and Huston!

2nd Place So Far:
Team Chapman and Jenkins
110 lbs.

Predator Pursuit Varmint Hunting Contest 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Wise County Hog Contest Entries

Below is a list of the teams signed up for the Wise County Hog Contest 2012
1. Andrew Gage & Cason Caraway (Winners of 2011 Hog Contest)
2. Drake Harper & Brandon Myers
3. Terry Smith & Mike Banchy
4. Bodie Cole & Jake Williams
5. Trey Hawkins & Wanda Dixon
6. Brian Newton & Steve Poteet
7. Chase Chapman & Kyle Jenkins
8. Colby Williams & Chad Huddleston
9. Matthew Little & Micheal Little
10. Paul Raby & Matt Vanhoose
11. Jamie Stone & Jason Boykin
12. Clay Bailey & Eric Houston
13. Chance Overton & Cody Burkhart
14. Mike Overton & Larry Lewis
15. Jeff Pinkerton & Robert Barnett
16. Gabe Cocanougher & Bobby Cocanougher
17. Sammy Downe & Chad Elliot
18. Jimmy Fulkerson & Jason Fulkerson
19. Charlie Davidson & Justin Heath
20. Jeremy Brown & Billy McCaslana
21. Brad Bakker & Ben Sandford
22. Micheal McDaniel & Heath Sparks
23. Mark Montgomery & Randy Burkhart
24. Lonny Drews & Kyle Drews
25. Rusty Terrell & Justin Culberson
26. Clint Wolfe & Doug Angel
27. Randy Burkhart & Herb Williams
28. Collin Dethlefsen & Richard Potter
29. Chance Gasperson &Chase Gasperson
30. Johnny McDaniel & Jerry Skinner
31. Charlie Davidson & John Bradshaw
32. Glenn Clayton & Dudley McCarty
33. Chase Lasater & Fred Jones
34. Braden Garrett &Raby Hawkins
35. Joe Mack & James Dixon
36. Micheal Read & Lexi Read
37. Kyle "Scrub" Parker & Preston Cone

Below is how much the prizes will be for biggest/heaviest hog:
1st Place - $1850
2nd Place - $1010
3rd Place - $370

Only 276 Days till Duck Season!

  • Duck season ended yesterday! I'm a little nervous! But that's ok!
  • At least th Wise County Hog Hunt has started today, so I might as well start getting the 25-06 in shape.
  • I still don't believe duck season is over...
  • I'll get you guys some pics of the hogs from the contest as soon as they start coming in, that should let some of ya'll know what you're up against.
  • There is going to be a varmint hunt in Weatherford coming up in February...I'll post the flyer in a bit!
  • Here are some pics of a hunt from over the weekend.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Last 3 days of Duck Season

21 Ducks
5 Mallards - 1 Redhead -  15 Ringnecks

Still no bands for the season... and only 2 more days to hunt!

Have you ever heard of a wingnut?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Solid Green Mallard

I got this picture from a website and they didn't know if it was real or not... Any ideas?

It's called a black mallard not to be confused with a black duck. They are captive bred and some times they escape. Still a really cool duck.

Wild Turkey with Coke Anyone?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pie Bald Doe

Here is a picture of a Pie Bald doe that was caught on camera a couple times here in Decatur. I don't know if she was shot during the past season, but there is also a fawn running around in the same area with the same characteristics.  It would be awesome if it turned out to be a buck...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ka Kaw, Ka Kaw, Tookie Tookie

I'm getting a little restless these days and don't have any places with ducks on them, so I think I'm going to get out the ol' crow decoy and calls... it's pretty entertaining if you have never done it, but the calling will get on your nerves after a while!

ZigZag Swimmers

Has anyone ever used these? They look like they would work!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cross Breed Duck

This duck was killed this morning and am curious if anyone knows what kind of cross this is...

...and it's not a wigeon!
Shot by Tyler Chapman of Decatur, Texas

Weekend Duck Hunts

Not a bad weekend for some people!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Skin Grizz

For those of you who haven't seen the movie Jerimiah Johnson - This is a classic!
And probably one of my favorite scenes that keeps me laughing!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Trail Cam Pics

From an E-mail: WOW

A Nice buck from the  trail cam.  Some nice hogs and a cat too

Yeah, It had me going, too...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Has Anyone Ever Seized Your Antlers?

I bet this takes place quite a bit in the State of Texas! These must have been some monster deer to be stolen by officers!

Wise County Hog Hunting Contest

Click on picture to enlarge

Winning team last year took home around $1700!
And the hogs don't have to be killed in just Wise County,
but this is a Wise County held function.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Double Banded Mallard Duck

Mallard drake that was killed in Decatur, Texas this morning!

Bart Weatherly of Chico, Texas
Hunting with Chapman Guide Service

EDIT: Just confirmed it was his first Mallard and had to borrow shells! WOW! I hate him!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Goose Hunting

So I'm in Amarillo goose hunting and I've seen a lot flying over, but today was supposed to be the big hunting day where we had a guide and all the goose decoys we could ask for, simple enough right? What sucks is when your guide stands you up while you at the location with no decoys and 100s of geese are overhead with nothing to attract them... Tomorrow will be a different story! We know the layout and we have the decoys, who needs a stinkin' guide!?!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Deer That Got Away...

Starting in the next couple of weeks I'm going to be posting pictures of the deer that people had on camera, but just couldn't quite pull the trigger (or sling the bow) on them.  I'll only post what information you send...

I prefer to have at least the county or town where
the game cam pic was taken!

North West Wise County, Texas
(and he got away!)

How Dangerous is Hitting A Deer?

From an email:

How dangerous is hitting a deer?

They were traveling north of Sterling, MI.48659 , on M-76 between Alger and Standish.

Oncoming car clipped a deer and sent it straight up into the air.

The deer came down head-first into Clayton's brand new truck on M-76. The deer's head went thru the front windshield, cutting the head (plus some) off, and landed in Jill's lap. The body of the deer flipped up, smashed in the top of the truck, and landed in the bed. Clayton couldn't see Jill from his side, because the top of the truck was smashed in so horribly.

He got out of the truck, went around, and opened the door on her side...only to start flipping out, because she was literally drenched in blood. However, neither one of them was hurt. Her parents were following in a separate vehicle and didn't see it happen..but drove up on it right afterward. I can't imagine what they were thinking!

Fallow Deer

Logan Park of Decatur, Texas
Killed January 1st 2012 in Jack County
-300 yards out-

Thursday, January 5, 2012