Category Archives: Hunting and fishing

Hunting at Aransas Wildlife Refuge

In 1937, 50,000 acres along the Texas Gulf coast became known as the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.  Congress designated that the property serve as a sanctuary for the whooping crane, a critically endangered species.  At that time, there were 14 of the whoopers in the wild; today, … Continue reading

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When’s the best time to hunt ducks?

The year before John died, a friend gave us some ducks.  Dead ducks.  We took them out and laid them on the kitchen counter.  They smelled kind of fishy.  We thought about cooking them for Thanksgiving dinner.  I’d heard that … Continue reading

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The Stingray Hop

The only thing I knew about stingray barbs before last week-end is that one killed the Crocodile Hunter.  I have seen them pulled onto the pier by fishing folks, but I thought they were only dangerous to divers who tried … Continue reading

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Filet de Mignon Axis

I didn’t know that mignon is French for “cute” or “cutie” so a filet mignon is a cute filet.  That’s a little precious.  Bob’s been making filet de mignon axis deer style recently.  He started doing it with venison backstrap … Continue reading

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Axis deer

I was trying to think of some clever title wrapped around the axis but it’s early in the morning and I am all out of clever.  Or maybe my clever hasn’t been regenerated.  It could have atrophied for lack of … Continue reading

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Fishing all night

In May, when Bob, Drew, and I got off the jetty boat at Fisherman’s Wharf in Port Aransas, we saw the Scat Cat unloading their passengers from a 5 hour fishing trip into the Gulf of Mexico.  The Scat Cat … Continue reading

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Shrimply silly

Hi. I am guest blooging for Margaret. That’s the word right?  Blooging?  Oh.  Blogging! I’m guest BLOGGING for Margaret.  She’s been using me and 70 of my close friends to catch fish.  They aren’t biting. The Boyfriend says that they … Continue reading

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