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May 11, 2017

Woody and I enjoyed hunting together for a few more years. He always brought his pumpkin pie and whipped creme.

Woody contracted Hepatitis C during those years fighting in Vietnam. During the time I had the pleasure of knowing Woody, his health slowly deteriorated. He s...

May 3, 2017

I have met some real characters in my life, but none was more of a character than Woody "Woodrow" Smith.

First let me tell you - Woody was a real life hero. He was in the Navy's air sea rescue unit during the Vietnam war. Woody told me once that he received the Navy Cro...

April 14, 2017

It has been suggested that as friends with Doug, I should share some stories. Of course I have many of them, most are Triple X rated. And since my grandchildren could be reading this blog, I want to keep things somewhat on the clean side. But as it happens, one of the...

April 12, 2017

In my 64 years on this planet, I have had the privilege of having many, many great friends. But today marks the anniversary of the death of one of my very best friends - and partner in crime - Leon Douglas Shipp.

Shipp was always the prankster, and always up for an...

April 11, 2017

I've had the honor of owning several great dogs.

Each one has had his own personality, but has always had one thing in common -- They were great hunters and their first name all started with Ch.

It started with Choby. I got Choby when I was a senior at Texas A&...

April 4, 2017

Y'all have read about Judy's first goose hunt. Here's the story about her last and final goose hunt.

Great goose hunts are always a combination of luck, skill and hard work. It was around the first of December 1990. I was scouting off Beckendorf Road north of Katy and h...

March 31, 2017

Judy and I were married Nov 26, 1976. We lived in a small studio apartment in Irving Texas for the first couple of years. I missed my goose hunting, so that first year we were married, we spent Christmas at home in La Porte, Texas.

Being newlyweds and broke as a ch...

March 30, 2017

In August of 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast and consequently knocked the entire Texas corn crop to the ground. There were literally 1,000-acre fields with stalks of corn laying flat on the ground. Part of the insurance claim was to destroy the crop...

March 24, 2017

Peter Paul And Mary had a song in the sixties. Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Goose hunters in Texas could add to those lyrics. Where have all the Specklebellies gone?

In the mid nineties there were over 400,000 Specklebellies counted on the Texas Coastal Prairie. In 2...

March 20, 2017

Growing up on the Texas Coastal Prairie, we always knew that Eagle Lake Texas was The Goose Hunting Capital of the World.

Well it ain't true no more. The Jonesboro Arkansas goose numbers dwarf the Eagle Lake numbers I saw in the early seventies.

I always wanted to go bac...

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