The 2014 Hunting Season Begins!

Opening season for dove hunting on September 1st, this year on Labor Day, marks the start to our Texas Hunting season and it is among one of the best times of the year. Last year I didn’t go dove hunting at all but this year I received an invite to a ranch to hunt with some friends. We hunted over a stock tank and had a blast. We didn’t kill that many birds but we did have more fun than I have had in a while!

This is Micheal Foster, a fan of my show and new friend of mine, and I with our load of birds.  A successful time in the field hunting for doves is usually a good omen that deer season will be good. I am super excited to get this year started off with a bang!


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Bowfishing Lights

In teaching about bowfishing, I am often asked if you need a bow-mounted light for a bowfishing set up. The answer to that is fairly easy. If you are fishing with minimal lighting, such as in a small boat or on the bank at night, a bow-mounted light helps you see further distances and areas you might normally night be able to fish. Even in a boat like the one owned by Marty McIntyre, owner and chief guide of GARQUEST Bowfishing adventures, which is outfitted with many different bright LED and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights, a bow-mounted light can be handy for fishing areas outside of the reach of the lights on the boat. You many not see the benfit in using a bow light for fishing from a larger boat with plenty of lights but it is sure handy to have one in case you need it.

There are a couple of considerations you want to make when you are looking for a bow light. For one, interchangeable LEDs are nice so you can switch the color of the light. Most bowfishers will tell you that they prefer a white light for bowfishing adventures. The nice thing about a light like the VRL-X light from is that you can change out colored LED’s in seconds. For instance, if you want to go hog hunting, where the preferred color for your bow light is red, you can change it. If you want to do some late night predator hunting, where many hunters prefer a green light, you can choose that too. The light package also comes with a normal end cap switch as well as a pressure switch attachment so you can easily turn your light on when you go to shoot.

Another consideration to make is to select a light that has both distance and width. In my opinion, the VRL-X executes both of these features well. With a 250 lumen LED, you have plenty of power to penetrate the water without having a glare or reflection off of the water from the light. Any light you use will have some glare from the water but lights that have a wide beam, not an intense, narrow beam, are better for bowfishing since most of your shots are relatively short in bowfishing. Another neat feature of this light is that you can use it as a regular scanning light for all of your night time excursions as well as for hunting or bowfishing. You can mount it to just about any kind of gun or bow with a couple of mounting accessories.

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T.R.U. Ball Releases and Axcel Sights/Big Buck Spotted!

My latest project has been adding a new sight to my bow and shooting with a new release. I cannot say enough about T.R.U. Ball releases. They are among the best I have ever shot. I use a “Stinger” model which is a dual caliper release and I love it.

On the sights, I was hesitant at first to go with the .10 pins versus the larger .19 pins. But my rule is to aim small so I elected to go with the smaller pins. I am glad I did. I installed this new sight and shot the bow last night and am getting better accuracy than I ever though possible with this new sight! Check out both of these companies at and These are awesome companies with great products!

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In other news, guess what I saw the other day when I was setting up my stand in my urban hunting set up? A big deer that made my heart race!

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Thankfully, its almost that time of year again! Thanks for reading, listening, and watching!


Another Texas Fish & Game Magazine Article!

This months edition of Texas Fish & Game magazine features the second of three articles I wrote for them this year. This one was titled: “So…You Gonna Eat That?” We talk about little regarded but quite tasty fish and variety meats that make good table-fare if prepared right. Being published in this magazine has been a dream of mine and realizing that dream has been wonderful.



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Day at the Range

I love shooting at the range. For some people it’s practice. For me it is more like a therapy. I swapped out the JMeck scope mount on my Mosin Nagants. The 1933 Hex receiever Mosin was a good shooter but I could never group as tight as I knew was possible out of the other gun, a 1943 round receiver Mosin. The swap took about 45 minutes one afternoon but everything was tight as can be. I love the JMeck mount. You can see these at: JMeck Scope Mounts. They are low profile and easy to install. I even did an install video on YouTube to show how to install one. Here are some pictures of my beautiful 91/30 with the Jmeck mount and Leupold scope installed. I refinished the stock myself many years ago when I was just getting into purchasing and hunting with these old military guns:

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Accuracy with this new mount compared to the old 4x scope on the scout mount set-up? 1-2″ a 100 yards. That is what I consider practical accuracy for hunting purposes. This is especially true when you can ring  that kind of accuracy from a gun that was made during one of the worst parts of World War II! Here are my last two shots after one slight adjustment:

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I was shooting at 100 yards. The photo makes the target look bigger that it actually appeared. That is a pretty small 10-ring! Awesomeness! Expect to see this gun in action in my next GUN TALES hunting videos.


I also took out the Olympic Arms AR-15. I just installed a “laser” and sighted it in, just for fun. What a great shooter. Olympic Arms rifles have changed my mind about accuracy from an AR-15 platform. I can shoot just about any brand of ammunition and end up with groups in the 10-ring at 100 yards all day long. What a fine gun.

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Notice my new Scopecoat from the fine people at Devtron as well as my Hyskore Rapid Fire shooting sytem and the paracord sling, handmade by a US military veteran, by Recoil Rifle slings. Add all of these products together and you have a fine list of firearm accessories. If you haven’t been to your local shooting range lately, its time to go! Celebrate the 2nd Ammendment proudly. We have some wonderful freedoms in this country!

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New Sponsor…Great Product

Our show, Mac & Prowler, just added a new product sponsor! Frio coolers

are among the best of the extreme ice chests I have ever seen. As you probably know, there are many brands of extreme ice chests on the market today but Frio is among the finest I have ever seen and I am proud to own one!

All Frio coolers have a piano hinge with a large diameter rod for strength and durability as well as a raised positive sealing surface with a compression seal to guarantee that when the chest is closed the cold stays in. Frio coolers also have stainless steel sprung latches that stand up to the elements but are still be easy to use and pliable plastic handles that wont crack hung on nylon cord that is double wrapped in the chest body.

I could go on and on about why I love Frio coolers. The best part is the price! I have seen some extreme coolers that cost $750 or more. Here are their prices:

25 quart: $189.00

45 quart: $276.00

65 quart: $319.00

Check these guys out at and see the contact info below to order. You will not be disappointed! These are great extreme coolers!


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Texas Fish & Game Magazine Article

This week I finally received the July issues of Texas Fish & Game magazine. I was excited to get this issue as it is the first time I have had a feature artcile published in the magazine. I have been a contributing edotor for TF&G for the past year or so and love working with this magazine. The title of my article on bowfishing, “Aim Low, Think Big!”

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Accessorizing Time! Guns and Jewelry…

My wife planned a jewelry party at our house today. I decided it was a good day to get out some of my guns and try some new things. I love to tinker…sometimes. Most of Meagan’s friends know me so it’s not a big surprise to see me around my guns but then there were some new friends at this party.

First, I mounted a new laser and flashlight to my Olympic Arms AR-15.

This gun is a tack driver and I love owning an AR-15. Last week I installed the new X-Shim from since I had some play in the front part of the receiver. Here is a promo video I made for the X-Shim.

If you have an AR-15 and want even better accuracy and less play or slop in your receiver, pick up one of these kits. They are only $9.99 and a good investment in my opinion!

I also installed the VRL-1 light on the AR-15 on the side of the free float tube and then moved it to the top of the scope and installed a laser on the side rail of the free float tube. My goodness does this gun looks cool!

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You can check out these lights and even purchase one through my PRODUCT page on my website! The VRL-1 and VRL-X are both phenomenal lights for the money. You can’t find better quality for the money or a company that puts quality control into the highest regard like this company does.

I also mounted a scope rail from on my Benjamin Marauder .25 caliber air rifle. I love this gun as well as the folks who make it at Crosman. I installed the smaller VRL-X since most of my shots won’t be past 50 yards. This is a great predator/varmint gun. I can’t wait to get out in the woods again!

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I love tinkering with guns on the weekend!

Again, Check out my website if you are interested in getting a new light like the VRL-1 or VRL-X. These are awesome hunting lights! Have fun and be safe out there!


The New Book is Almost Out!

I just finished my new book on urban bowhunting in about 3 weeks. Lots of work but it will be worth it.  Bill Henson, my co-host from Mac and Prowler’s TV Show ( is my editor and also edited my other two books. I am grateful for Bill and so many other people who help me reach my goals working in the outdoor industry. Check out the cover. I designed it myself!



Turns Out I Like Dogs After All

I have never owned a dog in my adult life. My wife and son have been begging me to get one. I kept putting it off and finding every reason in the world we we shouldn’t own one such as the fact that we have two cats, I am mildly allergic to pet dander, and the list goes on. That all changed when one of my website clients started having me list pictures of Jack Russell puppies she had for sale for her website What happened next was…well, I fell in love with a new baby girl puppy. We named her “Pepper” due to her black spots. It turns out I like dogs after all and she is pretty fond of me too. Maybe when she grows up we can go dove hunting together. Jack Russells were bred to be a hunting breed after all!


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