Two Feature Articles in Texas Fish & Game and Other News

This month marks the release of my first two feature articles of the year being published in Texas Fish & Game magazine. Our circulation is near 100,000 so it is a blast to share the information contained within these articles with so many outdoor enthusiasts. Both of these articles were a blast to write and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did creating them. Here are the links to the PDFs of these features, which should open in another browser tab for you:

Hunting Hogs and Exotics with Airguns March 2017 Feature Article

Carpe Diem: Bowfishing Equipment for Carp – March 2017 Feature Article

 

In other news, I have 3 more feature articles planned for the rest of this year. The next one will be coming out in the May issue! More on that in a later post.

In more news, our home’s kitchen is undergoing a major remodel and, seeing that I work from home when I’m not traveling, there have been plenty of distractions around me lately and our favorite room of our home has been off limits for about two weeks now. We both love to cook so this has been harder for us than for most married couples going through this kind of renovation. My lovely wife, Meagan, chronicles some of the joys and pains of this in her own blog, Sarafina’s Kitchen.

The first part of the new year is known as “Show Season” by many who work in the outdoor industry. It starts out with trade shows and local shows in early January and ends up, for me at least, with the ICAST fishing show in July. This year I have been to the Houston Boat Show, SHOT Show, Austin Boat Show, San Antonio Boat Show and, most recently (this last week), the Houston Fishing Show. Before I worked full time in this industry, I had no idea there were so many shows to visit! I love this industry mainly because of the fine people I work with in my advertising and editorial role with Texas Fish & Game and the other media outlets and organizations I work with in the outdoor realm. It has been fun but, man, that’s lots of traveling!

Thank you for letting me share this blog with you. Please also stay tuned to the podcast as I am hard a work releasing a show every two weeks on Thursdays in conjunction with the release of the “BIG” Texas Fish & Game Thursday newsletter that goes out to over 47,000 emails. That takes some time every week in one way or another and it slows down my personal blogging on this website/blog a bit but I was born a writer at heart and will always carry that gift within me. Thanks again for following my work and reading, watching and listening. Remember, you rock!

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Shoot to Kill: Know your Ammo and Broadheads

It amazes me how many hunters fail in the field due to  simple preparation considerations before their outdoor adventure. One of the most important of these considerations is ammunition and broadheads, depending on whether gun hunting or bowhunting. Shoot to kill. Every time. This sounds like the most basic and trivial of advice but its true and I have heard of numerous unsuccessful shots because of basic fundamentals.

When preparing for hunting season or practicing during season between adventures in the field, use the ammo or broadheads you plan to hunt with. There should be no exceptions. If you are running low on supplies, get more. The worst thing you can do is use ammunition in a gun or a broadhead on and arrow in a bow that is different from your “recipe” for success. Most ammunition and many broadheads have a different point-of-impact (POI). Consistency is key here. Any deviation from that is a potential recipe for failure when everything counts the most. Most premium broadheads, such as my favorite, Grim Reaper Broadheads (http://www.grimreaperbroadheads.com/) come with a practice head. Many high quality mechanical and fixed-blade broadheads like Grim Reapers fly like field tips, making practicing with feild tips as most of use normally do very easy, but using the supplied practice head before showtime is still a good consideration to make.

Remember, as with most things in life, consistency is one major key to success. Practice with what you plan to use to kill your quarry. Shoot to kill.

I also cover this subject in a recent video I made this summer in preparation for hunting season.

 

Be safe and have fun out there!

Learn more about Dustin Warncke at www.dustinsprojects.com

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