East Texas Outdoors Magazine May-June 2013


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hunting expert larry weishuhn may/june 2013 o east texas magazine pick me up i m free issue gary klein lake palestine fishing with palooza nationals bassmasters weekend series wulfs wild hog roundup fishers of men big bass bash pine dunes resort golf club east texas outdoors magazine pg 1


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6th annual may 25 presents may 25 pets fur pe ple and children s charities because love is a four legged word live bands great food on-water boat show awesome raffle prizes fun for the kids summertime shopping and more adam brown the triple crown band with a donation to pets fur people sponsored by the the villages from live emcee:the breeze s jammin jimmy olson 903.561.5930 like us on facebook lake palestine palooza east texas outdoors magazine pg 3


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contents special section 12 37 56 60 62 68 72 76 82 wulf wild hog roundup post spawn excitement by mark allen knue big bass bash expedition texas by bob mauldin east texas beat by terry miller words from a warden by chris green redneck ramblins by jerry doc watson 12 16 20 26 30 32 34 37 52 54 the villages resort spencer honey farms by robbie gunn high lifter mud nationals when cats go shallow by luke clayton becoming a better angler by gary klein pine dunes resort and golf club tryin by larry weishuhn boating and watersports section neal mccoy s pick ­ a recap company profile ­ stackin bills 20 pg 6 etoutdoors.com


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vol 3 issue 3 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 gary klein bob mauldin terry miller jerry doc watson larry weishuhn 42 contributing writers content mark allen luke clayton angie dolezal chris green robbie gunn contributing photography mark allen luke clayton brian gilstrap robbie gunn scott martin bob mauldin terry miller larry weishuhn 60 34 east texas outdoors magazine published by circle j.p enterprises llc p.o box 605 frankston tx 75763 903.539.9567 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 we discuss boating and watersports in the special section this issue our east texas weather doesn t seem to want to cooperate with the warm temperatures typical this time of year as usual if you don t like the weather just wait a few minutes this strange weather doesn t appear to have slowed down the fishing and tournaments many are making some really nice catches we want to extend a very happy mother s and father s day to everyone of the many hats we wear and jobs we do this for most raising our children is by far the most rewarding it won t be long now until the kids are out of school and the fun and activities the summer brings will be in full swing one of the many wonderful things about living in east texas is the opportunities we are blessed with to enjoy and engage our children in all the amazing outdoor possibilities we have to paraphrase something i read no child remembers their best day watching television get them outside have fun and make some cherished memories we hope you keep sending us your story ideas and photographs we always love hearing from the readers of east texas outdoors magazine see you outdoors as the east texas outdoors magazine family would like to congratulate airman charles michael adams on his recent graduation from basic training with the 737 training group 322nd training squadron flight 267 at lackland afb in san antonio texas april 12 2013 michael is currently attending technical school at sheppard afb in wichita falls texas we wish michael the best on his journey and send out a huge thank you for his service lisa steffensen charles michael adams brooks adams pg 8 etoutdoors.com


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hwpalestine.com 903.731.9590 or toll-free 1.888.446.6325 powersports.honda.com multi-purpose utility vehicles can be hazardous to operate for your powersports.honda.com multi-purpose utility vehicles can be hazardous to operate for your safety be responsible powersports.honda.com multi-purpose utility vehicles can be hazardous to operate for your safety be responsible always wear a helmet eye protection and appropriate clothing always wear your seat belt and keep the side nets and doors closed avoid excessive speeds and be careful on difficult terrain all muv drivers should watch the safety video multipurpose utility vehicles a guide to safe operation and read the owner s manual before operating the vehicle never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol on public roads or with more than one passenger big red is only for drivers 16 years and older driver and passenger must be tall enough for seat belt to fit properly and to brace themselves with both feet firmly on the floor passenger must be able to grasp the hand hold with the seat belt on and both feet on the floor respect the environment when driving with approved credit for customers who qualify for super preferred credit tier for up to 60 months through honda financial servicessm o er good on all new and unregistered big red models not all buyers may qualify higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings check with participating honda dealers for complete details big red® is a trademark of honda motor co ltd ©2013 american honda motor co inc 1/13 12-1115 east texas outdoors magazine pg 9


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on the tournament trail budlight trail lake fork 4/14/13 1st troy rossman troy clemens 2nd zach hughes bruce powell 3rd corey maples carl vessel h&w marine tnt cross lake 4/11/13 1st ben mccormick johnny vanarsdale 2nd josh johnson john johnson budlight trail lake tyler 1/13/13 1st randy parks ronnie simmons 2nd bart doty shane gibson 3rd todd pierce jeff fisher pg 10 etoutdoors.com


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budlight trail bob sandlin 4/20/13 1st eric gordy charles blundell 2nd george shippey steve strawn 3rd phillip davidson michael davidson h&w marine team trail lake caddo 3/23/13 1st todd jackson colby hand 2nd matt gorum steve gorum 3rd jacob ferris copen gorum create your own custom lures where fishing pro gary klein goes www fishboss .com www.fishboss.com


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an east texas premier boating destination by angie dolezal the word resort is used quite loosely these days yet in our midst is a true resort centrally located in east texas just 15 minutes from tyler silverleaf s the villages resort is tucked along the shoreline of sparkling lake palestine one of the largest and most beautiful water sports playgrounds in east texas this is a true resort a family playground and vacation destination on 2800 acres of piney woods the lake s 100 miles of shoreline and miles of waterways offer an unending selection of vacation fun activities the villages resort offers a luxurious water-oriented club lifestyle the villages marina for a day most people think if they don t own a boat they have no way for the family to go out for the day and enjoy the lake not true here the villages marina is open to the public and offers kayaks paddle boats and pontoon boat rentals the kids will get a huge kick out of feeding all the ducks and the opportunity to catch the big fish of the day the marina store carries everything you will need to make it that perfect day the marina is set on a beautiful peninsula with gorgeous views of the lake recently the marina expanded their grill with the addition of a great deck on the water where you can sit with friends enjoy a good hamburger with a cold beer all while soaking in the atmosphere the villages marina will again host the 6th annual lake palestine palooza on may 25 2013 the palooza has become known as the best lake party in east texas enjoy top bands boat rides games vendors and great food all while benefiting a great cause pets fur people a local no-kill animal shelter for more information on what all the villages marina has to offer check out www.thevillagesmarina.com or join them on facebook pg 12 etoutdoors.com


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waterpark the villages now most of you probably think that here in east texas we should put away the swimsuits during the cold weather not true anymore now open to the public year round is the astonishing completely enclosed waterpark the waterpark the villages resort this is one of the newest indoor water park in texas is also one of the largest with 31,000 square feet of fun for the entire family the 19,000-square-foot glass-enclosed recreational area is climate controlled and features a retractable roof for outdoor summer excitement newly added to the park in 2012 is a 6,000 square foot sun patio and cabana area the waterpark the villages features a lazy river with a whirlpool for tubers four exciting 3-story water slides and a forest ranger children s playscape with a giant 10,000-gallon bucket dump three kid size body slides and life size figures of bears and moose this is an amusement park for the whole family for guests who want to relax and watch the fun there are plenty of lounge chairs and seating areas with tables and chairs enjoy casual dining in the wave café featuring a variety of snacks and food or at the on-site subway or mama deluca s pizza they offer men s and women s changing areas complete with lockers restrooms and showers additionally the splash store is there to provide guests with any last minute essentials needed to make for an exciting day full of family fun the waterpark is also an extremely fun venue for your next family or work party or function party room rentals are available or you can actually reserve the entire park providing accommodations for your group from 12 to 1,200 visit www.waterparkatthevillages.com or join them on facebook east texas outdoors magazine pg 13


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for a lifetime with its outstanding water views white sand beaches and resort style pool the villages beach club is a super luxurious escape and the crown jewel of the villages resort the villages resort s timeshares the villages resort s beautiful 2800 acre property features 394 timeshare units the amenities offered to timeshare owners is impressive with an activity center featuring a subway and mama deluca s pizza arcade theater room fitness center dry sauna in addition to the activities center they also offer basketball tennis 18 -hole mini-golf course trail rides 4 pools 2 hot tubs shuffle board volleyball 4 children playscapes and more not only will the villages resort become a family vacation favorite but silverleaf also offers programs that allow you to exchange your vacation week for another week within the silverleaf family of resorts with premiere resort properties strategically located in texas missouri illinois georgia massachusetts and florida you are spoiled for choice when it comes time to selecting a vacation property for more information on silverleaf timeshare ownership opportunities visit www.silverleafresorts.com pg 14 etoutdoors.com


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homes inthe villages a day a weekend not enough why not live every day at this fantastic resort buy or build your dream home within the development in the villages resort are hundreds of lots and currently around 270 homeowners residents enjoy the outstanding amenities the resort offers like the activity center arcade theater room fitness center dry sauna in addition homeowners enjoy the basketball tennis 18 -hole mini-golf course pools hot tubs shuffle board volleyball children play grounds and more now this is what i call livin the dream take a cruise through the resort and you will find a great selection of homes and beautiful treed lots for sale so whether it is a day or a lifetime the villages resort has so much to offer it s the east texas outdoors at its finest east texas outdoors magazine pg 15



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