East Texas Outdoor Magazine Nov-Dec 2012


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november/december 2012 o east texas pick me up magazinei m free 2012 gift guide the east texas arboretum tyler bicycle club lone star warriors outdoors palestine s outdoor expo ducks unlimited longview deer season is on east texas outdoors magazine the great texas shootout 7th annual tyler ford open pg 1


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3709 east end blvd hwy 59 s marshall tx 75672 903 938-9481 h&w yamaha h&w powersports 3601 new boston road texarkana tx 75501 903 831-5500 o er valid with the purchase of a new 2013 or prior year grizzly 700 550 or 450 or a 2012 or prior year rhino 700 from 10/1/12-12/26/12 o er limited to purchases in the following states pa mn wi tx oh ny il wv ne ar mi mo ia nc and sd weatherby inc will handle delivery of the shotgun after purchase of atv or sxs is confi rmed atvs with engine sizes over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders age 16 years and older · yamaha recommends that all atv riders take an approved training course for safety and training information see your dealer or call the atv safety institute at 1-800-887-2887 · atvs can be hazardous to operate for your safety always avoid paved surfaces never ride on public roads always wear a helmet eye protection and protective clothing never carry passengers never engage in stunt riding riding and alcohol/drugs don t mix avoid excessive speed and be particularly careful on di cult terrain speci cations subject to change without notice shown with optional accessories on private property ©2012 yamaha motor corp u.s.a all rights reserved · yamaha-motor.com east texas outdoors magazine pg 3


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contents special section 2012 gift guide 33 58 62 68 72 74 82 tyler bicycle club by kelly boucher ducks unlimited longview 2012 great texas shootout east texas beat by terry miller expedition texas by bob mauldin redneck ramblin s by jerry doc watson 15 12 15 18 24 26 28 30 46 49 52 54 56 pg 6 ton of toys by jammin jimmy olson the east texas arboretum lone star warriors outdoors crème lures east texas angel network a hunting story by larry weishuhn great crappie action by luke clayton neal mccoy s pick bear-ly elk hunting by luke clayton corn vs protein by ed thomas transition time by mark allen jerry dolezal s product review etoutdoors.com 18


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vol 2 issue 6 staff o east texas magazine pasha ross watson angie dolezal luke clayton jerry doc watson autumn watson managing editor account executive creative director editor at large senior field rep web designer sales representative bob mauldin cherish o barr jimmy olson ed thomas jerry doc watson larry weishuhn 54 contributing writers content mark allen kelly boucher luke clayton jerry dolezal chris green terry miller contributing photography 28 26 kayne parrish mark allen luke clayton bob mauldin les martines terry miller jimmy olson kayne parrish ed thomas larry weishuhn white photography east texas outdoors magazine published by circle j.p enterprises llc p.o box 605 frankston tx 75763 855 etoutdoors www.etoutdoors.com advertising questions can be sent via email to info@etoutdoors.com subscription available at etoutdoors.com the opinions expressed in east texas outdoors magazine do not necessarily reflect those of the editor publishers or their agents the publisher is not responsible for any intentional or unintentional misuse of another author s work all materials received and used in this magazine are considered original and submitted by it s original owner all materials in this magazine are under copyright to each individual author and may not be republished without permission from that author the information contained herein has been compiled from sources deemed reliable and it is accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief however east texas outdoors magazine cannot guarantee as to its accuracy completeness and validity and cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions east texas outdoors magazine pg 7


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editor s letter another year in beautiful east texas is coming to an end the sounds of leaves rustling and the crackling of campfires can be heard all around soon the smells of the holidays will be filling homes with the promise of full stomachs and well-deserved naps christmas lights will fill the night with their joyous light and bring a certain warmth as we invite winter into east texas for a while all of us at east texas outdoors magazine are grateful for the opportunity to share all the wonderful people and places that make up this amazing part of the world and are excited to welcome 2013 it is with great pleasure we announce the addition of professional bass angler gary klein to the east texas outdoors magazine family gary has been fishing professionally since 1979 and has received many awards and titles including being a two time winner of the prestigious bass angler of the year he will bring his expertise to our readers beginning in january be sure to pick up the next issue to enjoy his tips tricks techniques and stories welcome aboard gary one of the things i am continually amazed by is the generosity of our fellow east texans groups such as lone star warriors outdoors and the texas wounded warriors are finding ways to give back to those who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice allowing us to enjoy freedoms so often taken for granted there are so many ways to get involved so please take the time to make a difference and show your appreciation for all the organizations giving back to our children my hat is off to you neal mccoy s east texas angel network just celebrated their 18th year and continues making a difference in so many lives ducks unlimited and their green wings program reach over 60,000 children educating them about conservation restoration and management the east texas area council boy scouts of america boasts a long legacy and consistently offers numerous opportunities to get our kids in the outdoors and into our communities there are so many worthwhile organizations in east texas making an investment in all our futures thank you to all who take the time and make the effort for all of these amazing children please join us next time as we continue to explore the great east texas outdoors we always love hearing from you so please drop us a line anytime see you outdoors world renowned 29 time bassmaster classic qualifier and 2 time angler of the year gary klein joins east texas outdoors magazine pg 8 etoutdoors.com


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axis deer red stag fallow deer blackbuck antelope barasingha deer gemsbock scimitar oryx nestled among rolling hills and lush green pastures near henderson texas is the beautiful mt ranch owned and operated by matt turner this ranch is a wonderful example of conservation and stewardship of nature s resources welcome to the ultimate deer hunting experience 903.657.1700 www.mattsoutpost.com east texas outdoors magazine pg 9


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on the tournament trail 1st corey maples carl vessel 2nd chuck rizuto andy robinson 3rd john goergen scott spindle budlight trail lake fork 10/06/2012 budlight trail lake tawakoni 09/10/2012 1st kevin davis jeff sprague 2nd troy clemens troy rossman 3rd terry hawkins tracy hawkins crappie fest 2012 oct 13th-san augustine tx pg 10 etoutdoors.com


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media bass 2012 championship tour october 6 7 lake richland chambers tx 1st russell lee landan ware 2nd curtis neyland mike farmer 3rd john strong craig goodwin october 13 14 lake o pines tx 1st adam oliver jeff rice 2nd russ carter mike cannon 3rd jeff wise cody wise hurry won t last · mercury 225 pro xs · minn kota 101 maxum · lowrance lcx19 on console · lowrance lcx19 on bow · hydraulic jack plate · 4-bank battery charger 2007 ranger z20 nice best buy alert only $28,995 00 call dale or mark 318-747-5182 stk u152l east texas outdoors magazine pg 11


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benefiting the jjo ton of toys until at least 2,000 pounds of toys are raised i would this will mark the 14th year i have been putting on the ton of toys toy drive to benefit toys for tots i originally started this tradition in my hometown of houston and then i brought the tradition to tyler when i came to work at 95.3 102.3 the breeze it all starts with our jingle jam where we bring in national recording artists to east texas to perform live and help raise toys for toys for tots and money for the children s advocacy center of east texas basically i ll live in an un-insulated pod in the broadway square mall parking lot this year it will start on december 10th and i will live in the box unshaven and un-bathed until i raise at least 2,000 pounds of toys hence the name ton of toys i have added the goal of 102 bicycles since this was pg 12 who would be crazy enough to live in an un-insulated box #2 on a child s list next to a puppy and well i will smell bad enough i reach out to all of east texas to bring out a new unwrapped toy or bike to help in this massive undertaking so that every child in east texas will have a smile on their face christmas morning i will not leave the pod until this goal is met i do not bathe shower or shave not to mention the elements last year i got bronchitis and that wasn t fun at all it all kicks off sunday december 9th with jingle jam 2012 at the lone star event center 4036 fm 2767 erwin and loop 323 this year s lineup includes boys like girls jordan the ready set chris wallace the cab junior doctor and many more everyone asks me why do you put yourself through this every year are the sacrifices worth it absolutely just knowing how many kid s faces we are putting smiles on makes it all worthwhile i love to meet everyone who brings the toys and etoutdoors.com


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see the smile on their face as well and personally thank them the mission of the u s marine corps reserve toys for tots program is to collect new unwrapped toys during october november and december each year and distribute those toys as christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted the primary goal of toys for tots is to deliver through a new toy at christmas a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible productive patriotic citizens toys for tots began in 1947 when major bill hendricks uscr and a group of marine reservists in los angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children the idea came from bill s wife diane in the fall of 1947 diane crafted a homemade doll and asked bill to deliver the doll to an organization which would give it to a needy child at christmas when bill determined that no agency existed diane told bill that he should start one he did the 1947 pilot project was so successful that the marine corps adopted toys for tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign the objectives of toys for tots is to help less fortunate children throughout east texas and the country to experience the joy of christmas to play an active role in the development of one of our nation s most valuable resources ­ our children to unite all members of local communities in a common cause each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign and to contribute to better communities in the future since beginning the u.s marine corps reserve toys for tots program in 1947 marines have distributed more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million needy children this charitable endeavor has made u.s marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at christmas over its life span the marine toys for tots foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million toy drive by jammin jimmy olson i beg you to join me and help us meet our goal of at least 2,000 pounds of toys and 102 bicycles please bring a new unwrapped toy or bike to my pod starting monday december 10th this truly is all about the kids and i am blessed to be part of a company that prides itself in helping the community they serve even if it means not making a penny in profit and in fact most times losing money to make it happen from our founders dudley and dot waller to our president bill waller who pushed us to be a pillar in the community and has taught us all the meaning of integrity and responsibility when it comes to everything we do at waller broadcasting listen to my morning show on 95.3 102.3 the breeze for updates east texas outdoors magazine pg 13


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what are you thinking got an idea east texas outdoors magazine is for our readers and your feedback can help us bring you more of what you want in each issue please share with us what you like and what you don t topics you would like to see us cover events you would like to read about we look forward to hearing from you please e-mail your ideas comments and suggestions to info@etoutdoors.com or mail your comments to east texas outdoors magazine attn editor p.o box 605 frankston tx 75763 pg 14 etoutdoors.com


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he east texas arboretum and botanical society etabs is a beautiful and unique 100 acres of native texas land situated in a northwest corner of athens texas that is being preserved for generations to come it is dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment and the creation of plant collections arranged in formal and informal gardens and a native plant area with nature trails the arboretum is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy this beautiful oasis t east texas outdoors magazine pg 15



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