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					                                                                               October 2011

Volume 7, Issue 10                                                                      Organized March 1961

                                                      A great friend said
                                                     to me some time ago;
                                                     ‘”You have a dream
                                                     and you made your
                                                     dream come true.”
                                                            Jorge Trucco

                                                 Come join us as we share an evening with Jorge
                                                 Trucco of Patagonia Outfitters!

                                                          (See complete bio. on page 9 inside.)

                            Monthly Meeting
                       Thursday, October 13, 2011
                          Sheraton Dallas North Hotel
                              4801 LBJ Freeway
                               Dallas, TX 75244

   Dallas Woods & Waters Club ~ 1221 W. Campbell Rd., Suite 215 ~ Richardson, TX 75080 214-570-8700
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           Dallas Woods & Waters
                     2011 Officers                                                                                         PRESIDENT‘S CORNER
Henry Seeligson ............................. ….972-392-3332
PAST PRESIDENT                                                                                                        Before I went on fishing trips to Alaska, I was
John Laverty ………………………...972-386-8659
VP MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                         aware that salmon returned to fresh water
Curt Frisbie, III……………………....972-670-0856
                                                                                                                      streams from the ocean to spawn and die. I
Henry Christy ............................... ….214-830-4422                                                          guess if I had given it any thought, I would
Colin Martin.... ............................. ….214-727-3736                                                         have thought that the ―dying‖ part was instanta-
Joe Chenoweth…………………...…..972-727-3528
                                                                                                                      neous after spawning; this is not the case at all.
Jim Shepherd….……………..……….972-658-1360
VP SHOWS                                                                                                                On the west coast of North America there are
Pat Johnson .................................... ….214-532-4434
                                                                                                                        five types of salmon: Chinook (King), Coho
Charles Shelton ............................. ….214-827-4823        (Silver), sockeye (Red), Chum (Dog), and Pink (Humpy). All of these are silver colored (called
Bob Evans .................................... ….972-345-6247       chrome bright), normal looking fish when they are in the ocean. One difference between them is
 Phil Cutts                                     April 30, 2012      that they all eat meat, like shrimp, small fish etc., except the Sockeye which eats only plankton,
 Joe Chenoweth
 Curt Frisbie, III
                                                April 30, 2012
                                                April 30, 2012
                                                                    inhaled through its‘ gills. None of the salmon eat once they return to the fresh water streams
 Colin Martin                                   April 30, 2012      where (presumably) they were hatched. Now you have to wonder why we are able to fly fish for
 Warren Petersen                                April 30, 2012
 Andy Clements                                  April 30, 2012      salmon with outlandish looking flies, none of which look like plankton, shrimp or fish.
 Charles Vessel                                 April 30, 2013
 Henry Christy                                  April 30, 2013
 Bob Evans                                      April 30, 2013      Shortly after the salmon hit the fresh water they start to lose their chrome bright color and start
 Pat Johnson                                    April 30, 2013
 Henry Seeligson                                April 30, 2013      slowly deteriorating. IF you plan to eat the fish, you must catch them when they are still chrome
 Jim Shepherd
 Charles Shelton
                                                April 30, 2013
                                                April 30, 2013
                                                                    bright,. They swim far upstream to spawn. In Idaho, for instance, they travel over 900 miles and
                                                                    climb nearly 7,000 feet in altitude. During their time in fresh water they change in grotesque
                               -                                    ways. Sockeyes turn red with greenish-black heads and a sharply downturned mouth. Kings
                      Directors                                     turn a bright magenta color. Chum become quite ugly looking. Pinks develop a large hump on
              Directors Emeritus                                    their back. The deterioration continues after they spawn until they die and line the streams with
Charles Oliver ............................... 972-938-9612
Don Grogan .................................... 972-774-2059
                                                                    dead fish. I even had a Chum strike my fly while he had a hole in his head larger than a golf ball.
Jack Davis………………………….214-412-0300                                   Yuck! The dead salmon provide nutrients in the stream for the hatched salmon as well as the
David Chaney……………………...214-384-2424
            *Edwin Davis, *Bob De Priest,                           creatures that provide food for rainbow trout, white fish, char, pike, steelhead (a rainbow that
           *Roger Godwin, and *Bill Hagen
           *Winifred Wright *Mike O‘Neal
                                                                    goes to the ocean and returns to spawn), and grayling that live in the stream. The brown bears
                           *Deceased                                seem to prefer to catch live fish swimming upstream rather than eat the dead salmon.

                       Office Staff                                 From my point of view, the most interesting and challenging fishing on the Pacific coast (I have
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY                                                 never fished for steelhead) is the rainbow trout, especially in the larger rivers. The large trout
April Hall (Office) ................... 214-570-8700                come upstream from the lakes, following the salmon. They eat the salmon eggs drifting down-
           (Cell) ....................... 214-734-3642
           (Fax)…...………… 214-570-8702                               stream as well as the flesh of the dead salmon. Common rainbow flies are egg flies and flesh
                                                                    flies, which look like a grey hunk of cotton ball. These rainbows can get over thirty inches in
Annette Stone (Cell)………………..214-538-3717                            length and fight like no other fresh water fish (except steelhead). Second choice is probably sil-
                                                                    ver salmon, which get up to twenty pounds or more and will make jumps when hooked. Next
      Woods & Waters Foundation                                     would be Arctic Char which are plentiful and run three or four pounds. Char stay in the fresh
       Officers & Board of Directors                                water streams all year. Char that go out to the ocean and return to the streams to spawn are
                                                                    called Dolly Varden, but only a biologist can tell them apart. Lot s of people fish for grayling
John Laverty .................................. December 31, 2011
                                                                    ion light tackle, but that is not interesting to me.
Rod Zielke…………………………December 31,2011
                                                                    When the salmon eggs hatch, the fry are called alevin. They quickly develop vertical camou-
Bob Evans…………………………December 31,2011                                 flage stripes and are called parr. This stage lasts six months to three years, during which they
                                                                    remain in their stream. When they become smolt, they migrate to the brackish water and eventu-
Henry Seelig-                                                       ally move into the ocean. Depending on the species, they spend one to five years maturing in the
                                                                    open ocean.

                                                                    Salmon in their various stages support not only the life of the native Inuit , who trap a certain
                                                                    allotment to be dried for winter food, but also the bears, birds (like eagles, sea gulls, osprey),
         1221 W. Campbell Road, Suite 215                           other fish , insects, etc. Each of the salmon species returns to the streams every year, except for
             Richardson, Texas 75080                                the humpies, which only return in the odd numbered years. If on e year some of the salmon do
                Fax: 214-570-8702                                   not return to the stream, as occasionally happens, the whole stream ecology suffers.
             E-Mail: info

         Dallas Woods and Waters Club is a non– profit outdoor sporting organization dedicated to preserving and restoring
              wildlife, its habitats and educating youth in the outdoor disciplines and the wise use of natural resources.
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                      NEW MEMBERS 2011
                        Welcome New Members!

         NAME                           Sponsoring Member

         Robert & Jerri Lea Key         None
         Don Arning                     Mike Edwards
         Joe & Reyn Longino             Jim and Debbie Breaux
         JD Peel                        Jeff Johnstone
         Caleb Willard                  Jeff Johnstone
         Phillip Thompson               Jeff Johnstone
         Rick Westmoreland              Cabela‘s Grand Opening
         Larry Newsom                   Dallas Safari Club Auction
         Todd Gibson                    James Madden
         Alan Frey                      Curt Frisbie III
         Emerson Adams                  Charles Shelton
         Clay King                      Matt Mankin
         Larry Weishuhn                 Honorary Life Member
         Gene Gall                      Prior Member
         Juan Arias                     Don Weempe/New Life Member
         David Levihn                   David Ross/Matt Mankin
         Charlie Birdsong               Prior Member
         Shane Williams                 David Ross
         Buddy Pace                     Jim Breaux
         Randy Stewart                  New Life Member
         William Ray Everitt            New Life Member
         Charles Hart                   Roland Black
         Benjamin Kimmel                Dallas Safari Club
         Chris Scheel                   Jack Davis
         James Carroll                  Website
         Dean Chance                    Henry Seeligson
         Terry Nash                     Henry Seeligson
         Patrick Johnson                Henry Seeligson
         Taylor Stevenson               Curt Frisbie Jr.
         Stan & Teri Martin             None
         Brian Carpenter                Michael Conner
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                                                                Members Bulletin Board
                                                  This is service to DWWC members personal ONLY, no com-
                                                  mercial. You may submit your ad by email to the following:
                                         Send in Word format as an attachment. We
                                                  can post for three months; if your item sells prior to that time,
                                                  please email or call the office and we will remove the advertise-
                                                  HUNTING LEASE AVAILABLE:
                                                  Childress area — 3160 acres. Large bodied deer
                                                  (200+lbs.), turkeys, dove, and of course hogs. Access
                                                  to water and electric at camp. $1900 p/p. Call life
                                                  member Bryan Moore 214-808-5055.

                                                  WANTED: 20 gauge youth shotgun, call Andy Red-
                                                  mond 972-880-9845

                                                  FOR SALE: 53 Acres between Graham & Throck-
                                                  morton feed but not hunted in several years and has
                                                  50X50' metal barn with large sliding doors (can easily
                                                  be converted to a lodge), 2 small fields for food plots
                                                  or grazing cattle, a 1.5 acre stock pond with bass and
                                                  catfish, GOOD NEIGHBORS that watch out for each
                                                  other, producing Mineral Rights that can be trans-
                                                  ferred. Bryan Moore 214-808-5055. Price reduced:

                                                  ATTENTION: Whitetail hunts on 2200 acre ranch
                                                  one hour east of Rockwall. MLD permits mean you
                                                  do not have to use your tags. Hunt with gun begin-
                                                  ning October 1st. Does $250 Buck $1250 up to and
                                                  including 135‖ or so. Schedule a one-week all inclu-
                                                  sive with first class lodging and accommodations for
                                                  $2000. Box blinds and stands as close as 30 yards
                                                  make excellent for those needing close range (i.e.,
                                                  young hunters) Call for more details or to book a
                                                  hunt. Joe Riekers 469-338-0071

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 Sheraton North Dallas Hotel                                6:30 Cocktails and Greeting
 4801 LBJ Freeway (at Tollway)                              7:30 Dinner and Program
 Dallas, TX 75244
                                                            Dress Attire: Business Casual
 $25 Per Person. No-Shows will be billed.
 Walk-ins welcome, but are subject to food
 and space availability.

                   Call 214-570-8700 by Monday, October 10 to RSVP

          MEMORIALS to the Woods and Waters Foundation
    The following memorials have been made this year. You may make a donation to the Woods and Waters
              Foundation in Memory of a Loved One, simply by sending a check payable to WWF
                                      in Memory Of (Person‘s Name).

          Memorial                           Donor                          Recipient
   Liz Chaney                                Rod Zielke                     Foundation
   Helen Pogue Breaux                        DWWC                           Foundation
   Helen Pogue Breaux                        Roland Black                   Foundation
   Liz Chaney                                DWWC                           Foundation
   Liz Chaney                                Tom/Annette Stone              Foundation
   Liz Chaney                                Jessie Richardson              Foundation
   Liz Chaney                                Beverly Bell                   Foundation
   Liz Chaney                                Roland Black                   Foundation
   Liz Chaney                                John Laverty                   Foundation
   Liz Chaney                                Jack Davis                     Foundation

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                                   Activities Calendar
                      Want to go on one of these trips? Follow these easy steps:
    1. Call the Trip Chair to see if there is still space available and to get your trip questions answered.
    2. If space is available, send your deposit to DWWC, 1221 W. Campbell Road, Suite 215, Richardson, TX 75080
    3. Non-members who are not guests of a DWWC member will be charged an additional $75, which will
       include a 1-year DWWC membership
    4 All persons participating in any activities MUST sign a Club Release Form and agree to the terms

                                                               Happy Hour
                                                        Thursday, October 19, 2011
                                                              5:00 - 8:00 pm
October 13-16, 2011
Pheasant Hunt
                                                        Fox and Hound Restaurant
Golden Prairie Hunting Service                            112 W. Campbell Road
Sublette, Kansas                                          Richardson, TX 75080

Hunt with owners Jeff & Debbie White for two days. Includes breakfast and lunch for two days, lodging,
guides, dogs and bird processing. Bring shotgun , shells, and $20 for license. This will be our 21st trip with
Golden Prairie.

Member Cost: $550
50% Deposit due by September 1, 2011.

Trip Chair: Henry Seeligson 972-392-3332

November 26, 2011
North Texas Duck Hunt
Bestwina’s Guide Service

Day hunt with Dale Bestwina‘s Guide Service. The guide utilizes a 20‘ airboat to get into shallow water where
ducks rest and feed, and will provide a pre-scouted hunting area, dogs, blinds, and decoys. Bring a license and
required state and federal duck stamps, steel shot only (2‘s, 3‘s or 4‘s recommended), camouflage clothing, hip
boots or chest waders, and wet/cold weather gear.

                            Member Cost: $125 per person up to 4 people; after that it will be $100
                            for each additional guest. $200 deposit due by November 1st

                                Trip Chair: Matt Mankin 214-293-3330
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   Thursday, December 8, 2011
   DWWC Annual Christmas Party

     8300 Preston Rd., Ste. 300
         Dallas, TX 75225

                                                   Members, Spouses, and Guests welcome!!
7th Annual Beast Feast
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012
Save the time: 11:00 - Whenever you get tired of eating!
(Location to be determined.)

Great fun for the whole family!
Come spend a relaxing day at with the members of DWWC and their guest cooking out and having fun. There
will be a wide assortment of freshly grilled meats, fish and foul to sample including elk, venison, hog, quail,
pheasant casserole, wild salmon, halibut and Matt Mankin‘s world famous buffalo wraps. We will have hotdogs
and hamburgers with all the fixings for the kids. You can just relax and have a great time telling tall tales about
your hunting adventures. DWWC will provide soft drinks and water so members BYOB and please sign up to
bring food and side dishes. EVITES and more info to come so start thinking about what you want to bring!

Trip Chair - Curt Frisbie III 972-670-0856
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33rd Annual Banquet
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.                                       Volunteers Needed!
Plano, TX 75074                                                      Call Office
Doors Open at 4:00 p.m.                                             214-570-8700
                                                                   Annette Stone
                                                                   Joe Chenoweth

Saturday, April 7, 2012
SAVE THE DATE! More info to come!

Trip Chair: Bedford Wynne 214-500-2298

 ~ MAY~
 Third Annual Crappie Fishing Tournament
 Saturday, May 5, 2012

 This event has always been a success with lots of fish from Afternoon followed with a big
 fish fry at the Wynne lake house! This will sell out; cost information to come!

 Trip Chair: Bedford Wynne 214-500-2298
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         Jorge Trucco Bio
   Borne in Buenos Aires in 1951,. He got his
master degree in business at UCA University of
Buenos Aires in 1976, though hunting, fishing
and photography had always been his passions.
   Jorge started as a fly-fishing guide in 1978
while starting his own company, Patagonia
Outfitters, that same year, being its‘ managing
director to-date. Worked as a fly-fishing guide
until 1998 for his own company.
   In 1983 he obtained the representation of
Frontiers International Travel. With Patagonia        In 1993 he was name International Fly Cast-
Outfitters he started guiding and operating        ing Instructor by FFF (Federation of Fly Fish-
highly successful bird shooting programs in        ers of the US), and was made member of the
many areas of Argentina since 1984, to include     Advisors Committee of Fly Fishing Instructors
ducks, geese, doves, quail and perdiz.             of said federation.
   In 1985 with his company, Patagonia Outfit-         In 1999 he won with team Frontiers Fly
ters, he began a successful goose and quail        Fishers the well known ―One Fly‖ tournament
shooting program in the Patagonia region of        in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Argentina around the area of San Martin de los         In 2008 he started Kono Lodge, a successful
Andes, as well as a duck shooting program in       dove and mixed bag shooting program in the
the area of Goya, Corrientes Province. Starting    Province of La Pampa.
in 1988 around the area of Viedma, Rio Negro           Presently Jorge also offers a variety of red
Province by the sea, he ran what may have          stag hunting programs in the Patagonia region
been the best goose shooting program in the        of Argentina where he lives.
country (goose hunting is wrongly banned in            Jorge is an NRA life member and he is the
Argentina presently).                              present chairman of the Chamber of Hunting
   His company was the first one to start a        and Fishing of Argentina, a nationwide entity
dove shooting program in the Province of Cor-      representing the interests of hunting and fishing
doba in 1985.                                      outfitters throughout Argentina, both Provincial
   Jorge has been organizing consistent duck       and Federal governments.
shooting programs since 1984 (presently oper-          Jorge is and avid handloader and hunter, he
ating in the Province of Buenos Aires).            has hunted in Argentina, Uruguay, the US
   Between 1979 and 1994 he pioneered catch        (including Alaska), England, and South Africa.
& release regulations for rivers and streams in    He is also an avid fly tier and fly fisherman, he
Northern Patagonia.                                has fished in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Guate-
   Between 1986 and 1990 Jorge leads a suc-        mal, Venezuela (los Roques), most of the terri-
cessful campaign to stop the construction of big   tory of the USA including Alaska, Russia
dams on the basins of the Collon Cura and Alu-     (Ponoi River), Norway (Alta River), Zambia,
mine‘ Rivers in Northern Patagonia, therefore      Zimbabwe and South Africa.
saving wildlife habitat in many valleys con-
nected to said basins.
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                                             Sportsman‘s Lodge Fishing Trip
                                                    By: Jack Davis

Janis and I attended the Canadian Fishing Show at the Irving con-    We returned to our cabin about 5:00pm where we were greeted
vention Center on February 25, 2011. After visiting with several     by a bucket of ice and a plate of hors d‘oeuvres. Dinner was
well respected lodges, we stopped by the Sportsman‘s Lodge           served in the lodge dining hall at 7:00pm. This was to be our
booth and met with owner, Ruffo Schindler. This lodge is located     schedule for the next three fun-filled days!
on McIntosh Lake which is one of 5 or 6 lakes on the Churchill
River system which the lodge fishes, each accessible by small
rapid filled connecting feeder streams. After a great meeting        The second day we fished in Black Bear Island Lake about an
with Ruffo, I called Hal Ahlberg and asked if he and Susan Ad-       hour by boat through a series of connecting lakes (via rapid filled
ams would stop by the show and visit with Ruffo. They met with                                               waterways). We again
him and gave a favorable, ―thumbs up‖ on a trip to Sportsman‘s                                               easily caught a lot of
Lodge, which is located north of LaRonge in Saskatchewan.                                                    Walleyes in the morning

                                                                                                                  ―As Dave was
                                                                                                                  releasing the
                                                                                                                  big fish it
                                                                                                                  turned and bit
                                                                                                                  his hand—fish

                                                                            Janis‘ 39‖ weed Pike!!
      Float Plane that took us to the lodge...

                                                                     and fished for Pike in the afternoon. Janis made a cast to a weed
Susan, Hal, Janis, and I left DFW on August 8 th on Delta Airlines   bed and told Dave that she was hung in the weeds. She was hung
to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan via Minneapolis. Instead of flying        on a 39‖ Pike, as well as weeds! After quite a struggle the fish
on the LaRonge by commuter plane, we decided to rent a car and       was in the boat for pictures. As Dave was releasing the big fish it
make the scenic drive. After this 3 ½ hour drive, boarded a float    turned and bit his hand—fish revenge!
plane for the short 25 minute flight to the lodge. We were met at
the dock by Ruffo and his staff who showed us to our 4 bedroom,
two bath cabin.

We had coffee delivered to our room each morning at 6:00 am
with breakfast at 7:00 am. After breakfast the first morning we
met our experienced Cree guides. Jonas, with over 20 years with
the lodge, was to guide Hal and Susan. Dave, with 25 years guid-
ing experience with the lodge was to guide Janis and me.

The first days fishing on the McIntosh Lake proved that our
guides knew their business. We had great success on Walleyes
which provided the main course for our shore lunch along with
fried potatoes and onion, beans, and fruit. Hal caught the big
pike of the day; a beautiful 36‖ fish. We caught the Walleyes on                 Shore lunch is almost ready!
jigs in 6 to 15 feet of water. Northern Pike were caught casting a
variety of lures on weed beds and rocky points.
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          Jack and Janis at shore lunch area...        Hal with great Pike!

 Day three we made a 300 yard portage to
 beautiful Stack Lake. This proved to be a
 great Walleye lake. Also I caught my first
 nice Pike, a blocky 30‖ fish. Janis, Susan,
 and Hal also caught nice Pike in the 30‖-
 34‖ range. The ―Five of Diamonds
 ―proved to be the best pike lake. Walleye
 were caught on jigs.

 Our last day we again fished on Lake
 McIntosh, where we fished in the morning
 for Walleye and Lake Trout. We fished
 jigs for Walleye, but also tried trolling
 rattletraps which was highly successful
 with numerous 3lb. and 4lb. Walleyes
 being caught. After our shore lunch, Janis
 and I continued to troll for Lake Trout and      Susan with her beautiful Lake Trout!
 Walleyes with large jigs. Susan caught a
 very nice Lake Trout and Hal a nice 4lb.
 Walleye. Later they finished the day with
 more Pike.

 The breakfast and dinners were overseen
 by Maxine Schindler, Ruffo‘s wife. The
 shore lunches always had a choice of fried
 fish or baked fish or fish gumbo, which
 were outstanding! Hor d‘ oeuvres and ice
 were delivered to our room each after-
 noon. Susan was easily the best fisherman
 and photographer for the trip.
 The whole trip was great; yes, we had to
 sleep under wool blankets at night! The
 guides and camp staff were outstanding
 and the fishing was excellent!
 Sportsman‘s Lodge
 Ruffo or Maxine Schindler
 1-800-668-4558                                          and Jack and his catch!
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                                            By Phil Cutts
About a year ago, fellow Dallas Woods and Waters          After just a few days, I was drilling the X ring with
club members Neal Linhart, Tim Cutts and I started        every shot and feeling good about my bow and the
making plans to go on a bear hunt, and after serious      new arrows I built for the hunt.
investigation, we decided on an outfitter in Manitoba      I was shooting at 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards, and the
Canada, Grandview Outfitters. They are renowned           bow was performing beautifully with a new bow
for the quality and quantity of bears harvested each      string, cables, arrow rest and sight. I was getting ex-
year and the high percentage of color phase bears.        cited, and as the hunt drew nearer, I was killing bears
We decided to book our hunt for the second week of        every night!
May 2011 with Tom Ainsworth, owner of Grandview
Outfitters, for the Spring Bear season and enjoy cool-    Two weeks before we were to leave Dallas for our
er weather and not have to worry about the mosqui-        Canadian adventure, I went to UT Southwestern
toes and flies.                                           Medical Center for my annual physical, and my doc-
                                                          tor recommended that I have a pneumonia vaccine
Grandview Outfitters hunts exclusively in the Duck        shot. The next day I flew to San Diego, CA to attend
Mountains in the northern most part of Manitoba very      an industry convention. I noticed my arm was getting
near the Northwest Territory. They have 30 tree           red and warm to the touch. After two days, I couldn‘t
stands set up within the mountain range, and each         lift my arm shoulder high.
stand is positioned about 20 feet up a large spruce
tree and for the most part in very dense forest with
hog lard as the active bait. Tom Ainsworth will not
book more than six hunters at a time, and the hunts                    “After just a
are for five days; we would be hunting alone without
a guide, but Tom and his crew would take us to the                     few days, I
stands and pick us up each evening. We would be in                     was drilling
the stands by 3:00 to 3:30 PM each afternoon and
would be picked up a little before 10:00 PM, a long                    the X ring with
time to be in a stand that doesn‘t fit you butt just                   every shot” ...

My intention was to take a bear with my bow, and I
started loosing arrows in early March; I was shooting     Upon my return to Dallas and another visit with my
my target regularly in the afternoons trying to get the   doctor, it was determined I had an allergic reaction to
old form back after a long layoff from shooting com-      the vaccine and had developed an infection in my
petitively for many years.                                shoulder, but antibiotics would take care of the prob-
                                                          lem. The disappointment for me was that the shoulder
                                                          would continue to hurt and remain sore for another
                                                          week. I couldn‘t trust the shoulder to hold up under
                                                          the strain of a 70 pound draw, so I wasn‘t going to be
                                                          bow hunting on this trip that I planned for over a
                                                          year. In Texas, we call that a real PISSER!
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We flew from DFW to Winnipeg,             The next day I was taken to a dif-     his nose, and he bolted into the
Canada on Sunday, May 8th and             ferent stand, and because it was       brush and was gone. I can verify
then drove five hours to Grandview        raining so hard, I hunted from a pop   the fact that a bear at 12 feet looks
and met up with Tom Ainsworth.            -up ground blind. The only win-        to be about the size of a buffalo and
Tom took us to our cabin and gave         dow in my ground blind was in the      as hungry as a T-Rex! It was a very
us instructions to be at his house at     front, and I was facing towards the    exciting situation, and I was shak-
11:00 AM Monday morning for               barrels of hog lard. After about       ing from head to toe. The remain-
lunch, and then we would leave for        four hours of sitting and looking at   der of that day‘s hunt was unevent-
the hunting stands at 1:30 PM. The        the same barrels and trees, I was      ful and passed without another bear
excitement was building, and the          getting a little bored so I started    sighting.
boys from TEXAS were ready!               reading a book. After reading a
                                          couple of pages, I looked up to see    The next day was Wednesday, and
 The weather was rainy and the            a very nice black bear standing on     we repeated the process of being in
temperature was in the low 40‘s; I        the trail looking at my pop-up.        our stands by
was under dressed as the wind was                                                 3:00 PM. On this day, I saw three
blowing about 30 mph, and I was                                                  bears that were traveling through
freezing. Sitting in a tree 20 feet up        “I looked up                       the forest and didn‘t come to the
with the wind blowing was a diffi-            to see a very                      bait. One of these bears was a
cult task.                                                                       monster, and I would like to have
                                              nice black                         taken him. However, he didn‘t give
On the first day, I was hunting in a          bear standing                      me the opportunity to demonstrate
tree stand with a lake to my back                                                the 7MM‘s capabilities. Maybe to-
and a beautiful view of forest with           on the trail” ...                  morrow!
bear trails everywhere I looked. I
was in my stand about three hours,
and I heard the faint report of a rifle
in the distance to my right. That     This guy was about 25 yards from
was the direction in which            me, and I could hear him wolfing
Tim was hunting, and I thought        me; the hair on his back and neck
maybe he had taken a bear but         was standing straight up as he con-
couldn‘t be sure as he was about      tinued to come towards me in the
three miles from me. I hunted until   blind. The hair on my neck started
about 9 PM and then got out of my     to stand up, and I thought he would
stand, on to my Quad, and started     be in my blind with me very short-
out of the forest on the logging road ly! This was a nice bear, but he
towards the area where Tim was        wasn‘t the one I wanted. However,
hunting. As I came around a bend      I started to think he was going to
in the logging road, I saw Tim,       force the issue and get himself
Tom Ainsworth, and Bill, Tom‘s        killed pretty quickly. I really didn‘t
assistant, standing in the road. Tim  know what I was going to do, but I
had indeed taken a nice black bear,   was getting ready for the show
shot in the neck with his 45.70.      down and the 7MM was going to
                                      bring this confrontation to an end.
 Tim‘s hunt ended on the first day     I had promised my wife that I
within the first three hours as he    would not be eaten by a bear, but I
always likes to make short work of don‘t think the bear had made any
any task! I didn‘t see any bears that promises and looked rather hungry
first day but did hear an elk and     to me! He continued to approach
saw a moose, so it wasn‘t a bad       the blind until he was within 12
day.                                  feet, and then a bird flew right past
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Thursdays‘ weather was probably the best we had all week with the wind blowing only about 20 mph. I hunted
a stand with a small creek in front about 40 yards away, and the forest was beautiful and active with birds and
wildlife. I saw several pine martins, a number of squirrels, a wolf and many, many different species of birds. I
saw a bear around 4:30 PM, but he or she was small and in the forest traveling along a game trail. I was so tired
of reading my book that I started playing Texas Hold ‗Em on my cell phone and after two hours of that, I was
ready for something else. I was sitting in an awkward position, getting uncomfortable and just about to stand up
for a while when a very nice cinnamon bear came from behind me and right beneath my stand. He went directly
to the bait barrel, and I could see he was exactly what I came to Canada to shoot. I had to move slightly to my
right to clear a tree between me and him; I put the crosshairs just below his left ear, took a deep breath and
touched it off; the 7MM spoke with lead and smoke and no telling how many inches of flame! The bruin went
down and never moved.
                                                          I continued to sit in my stand for another
                                                          five minutes and noticed how quiet the
                                                          forest had become, and my breathing was
                                                          the only sound I could hear. I got down
                                                          from the stand and walked over to the
                                                          bear, gave him a quick inspection, and
                                                          then walked about 1.5 miles to a hill
                                                          where I would get cell phone reception. I
                                                          called Tom Ainsworth to inform him that I
                                                          had my bear and was ready for him to
                                                          come get me and the bear. I then called
                                                          my wife and gave her the score of Phil-1,
                                                          Bears- 0. My bear squared 6‘5‖ and had
                                                          an 18 ¾‖ skull. He is at a taxidermist in
                                                          San Clara, Manitoba being made into a
                                                          rug that I will get in early December -
                                                          probably my Christmas present!

Neal got a nice black bear on Friday, the last day of our hunt, around 8:30 PM in the evening, Neal gets ‗em
late, and Tim gets ‗em early!!! We had a wonderful time and a great hunting experience. I would highly recom-
mend Tom Ainsworth and Grandview Outfitters if you would like a trophy black bear or whitetail deer in the
160 to 200 class.
          I hunted until about 9 PM and then got out of my stand, on to my Quad,
and started out of the forest on the logging road towards the area where Tim was
hunting. As I came around a bend in the logging road, I saw Tim, Tom Ains-            “The bruin
worth, and Bill, Tom‘s assistant, standing in the road. Tim had indeed taken a
nice black bear, shot in the neck with his 45.70. Tim‘s hunt ended on the first
                                                                                      went down
day within the first three hours as he always likes to make short work of any task! and never
I didn‘t see any bears that first day but did hear an elk and saw a moose, so it
wasn‘t a bad
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                                  The Hatada Way
                                          By Jack Davis
   At the 2010 fundraiser, I bought a Red Stag hunt at Hal Ahlberg‘s beautiful Hatada Ranch near Val-
   ley Mills in Bosque County.

   Hal and I were both very busy, but we wanted to get the hunt in before the fall deer season began. We
   agreed on October 26, 2010 as the date for the hunt. I had previously shot a nice Red Stag at Hatada
   and asked Hal if I could substitute a different animal. Hal suggested a Blue Wildebeest, but since I
   had previously taken one in Africa we agreed on an Addax.

   When Janis and I arrived at the ranch about 9:00 am, we learned that ranch manager, Doug Dutsch-
   mann‘s assistant, Alphonso, had been scouting and had a general idea where to start the hunt. Janis
   and I were to be guided by Doug. Hal and Alphonso took up vantage points to obscure Addax move-
   ment as Doug carefully maneuvered his pickup into position to intercept the Addax which was now on
   the move.

   We were set up on the side of a hill overlooking the wooded valley below. After about 30 minutes,
   we began to see flashes of this white Addax as they started to wonder down the valley. Their pace
   quickened as they moved through below us. They were 150 to 200 yards below but were not included
   to stop. Finally, one nice buck slowed but would not stop completely. It was now or never as my
   7mm-08 dropped him in his tracks at 165 yards. Hatada had once more provided a unique hunting
   experience. Thanks Hal!
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                                           Argentina Dove Hunt
                                                      By: Warren Petersen
September 1st is the most eagerly awaited         on the door woke us to great anticipation.      Some weren‘t so smart. They crashed &
day of the year for me. It is the opening of      After coffee and breakfast we were on our       burned. I learned later that if you stay on
Texas dove season and the first of the            way – not exactly sure what we would find.      them after the first dive many will straight-
many hunting seasons to come. I love all          After a 20 minute drive through country         en out and offer a good shot. I kept shoot-
types of hunting but dove is my favorite.         dirt roads we got to the roosts. As we be-      ing, reloading, and shooting as fast as I
There is lot of action! You get to shoot          gan to drive through the trees doves ex-        could. I never had to wait more than 30
boxes of shells compared to just one bullet       ploded into the sky. In Texas I am used to      seconds for the next shot. That turned out
shot at a deer. So it is no wonder that I         seeing 5 or maybe 10 birds at a time. I kept    to be true thorough out the hunt. What an
have listened excitedly to the stories about      hearing myself say one word – unbelieva-        adrenaline rush!
dove hunting in Argentina. Somehow it             ble! There were hundreds - maybe thou-
seemed so unbelievable that there could be        sands of dove!                           After about 3 hours of shooting I had gone
so many birds and more unbelievable that I                                                 through 20 boxes – 500 shells. We could
could go. Well, it is time to start checking      I have heard a mourning dove coo but the have kept on shooting all day but I called it
things off the bucket list. Why the heck not      sound coming from this roost was like a quits for the morning. Cesar, my bird boy,
go to Argentina!                                  diesel engine running 100 yards away; a had a counter that he used to click off each
                                                  low roar!                                successful shot. He said I knocked down
At the DWWC banquet this year I bid on                                                     296 birds! It may have been inflated to help
and won the 3 day dove hunting trip to El                                                  my ego but it sure was fun.
Cortijo Lodge outside Cordoba, Argentina
that was donated to the Club by Dennis
Browning of SYC Sporting Adventures,
LLC. It was a trip for one with additional
hunters at a cost of $1,350 plus tips and
shells. Jerry Roth, another DWWC mem-
ber, and I decided to make the trip. With
plenty of advance time to book the flights
we were able to get American Airlines
flights for 30,000 miles each way. We flew
to Santiago, Chile with a connecting flight
to Cordoba, Argentina.

Manuel, the Lodge Manager, met us at the
airport. After an hour & 15 minute car trip
we were at the Lodge with a beer in hand.
The total travel time was from 9:20 PM on
Tuesday 8/2/11 to 6:00 PM the next day.
El Cortijo is a recently constructed facility
with rooms for 20 hunters. It is a very good
                                                     Doves leaving the roost
home away from home with good food and
excellent service & hospitality. It was win-
ter in Argentina. The low was around 40
and the high in the low 60‘s – what a relief      We set up our hunting positions along a
from the 100+ temperatures in Dallas. The         dirt road through the roost. In Texas I am
wood burning fireplace was our favorite           used to being able to see dove coming
gathering place. After a great dinner and         many hundreds of yards away. Here we
wine we settled in for the night.                 had a 40 yard clearing between the trees.
                                                  We were on the shady side – hopefully out
This part of Argentina all about grain farm-      of sight. At first it was over whelming.
ing. The land is flat and the fields are large.   Birds were coming from everywhere! It       
The dove are so plentiful that they eat 20%       took a few minutes to get used to the flight
of the grain. They are a pest. That is why        patterns, their speed, and height. When I
there is no limit on how many you can             started shooting I got another surprise. The-
shoot. Since it was winter the days were          se birds were educated. They had been shot
short with a 7:45 sunrise. That makes for a       at before. Once I raised the gun many of
very civilized wake up time. A 6:30 knock         them would do a jet fighter imitation that
                                                  the Air Force would be proud of..
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 After lunch and a nap we were back in the       The local farmer‘s dog dutifully roamed
 field about 3:00. This was a new site          the field in front of us retrieving the birds
 where it seemed that the birds were high-      for his dinner that night. When I went out
 er. Again it took awhile to get used to        in the field to dispatch one that was only
 how they flew. Shortly I was knocking          wounded he growled at me as if I was
 them out of the sky pretty regularly.          taking his meal.
 There were so many birds coming from           The one word that sums up the experience
 every direction that I decided to practice
 my shooting on specific shots. First I
                                                is UNBELIEVABLE! During the 5 hunt-
                                                ing sessions of about 3 hours each I shot         ―The one word
 worked on left to right passing shots until    2,600 shells – or 173 per hour! My arms
 I got pretty good at figuring out just how
 much to lead them depending on their
                                                couldn‘t take anymore. Even a 6 pound
                                                shotgun gets heavy after that many hours
                                                                                                 that sums up the
 height and speed. Then I tried right to left
 shoots. Next came the straight on ap-
                                                of lifting. By Cesar‘s count I hit 1,500
                                                birds – 100 per hour. (Or they lost enough
                                                                                                   experience is
 proaching shots. By the end of the trip I      altitude that he assumed they were hit.)         UNBELIEVABLE!”
 landed one right in Cesar‘s lap. Last I        I highly recommend this trip and can‘t
 tried the dreaded overhead going away          wait until I return. With shells and tips the
 shoots. After more misses than before I        total cost excluding travel was $3,300
 improved. Still these were the hardest.        each. Far less than I expected. Not bad for
 Even though I was under the trees these        one big item checked off the bucket list.
 dove seemed to have eyes in their tails for    The problem is that now I am hooked.
 when I raised the gun many would dive
 like Star Wars fighters.

 The afternoon of the second day was the
 toughest test. We lined up along a tree
 line next to an open field. The birds were
 moving from the roost to other fields for
 food. Most were flying high and fast.
 Wow, I thought this won‘t work at all. I
 stood there and just watched for a few
 minutes. Then one flew by at a lower
 altitude. Poof! He exploded in a cloud of
 feathers. Maybe this will work after all!
 Though trial & error I learned the extra
 lead needed for higher birds and how the
 exploit the unlucky ones who didn‘t
 maintain their altitude. Soon the ground                            Doves Flying
 was littered with shells and birds.

“Look, honey, look! We got it! I can‟t                 “ Well, what does it say?”               “It says the banquet is…
believe it finally came! I told you An-
nette was back!”                                                                                   Saturday, March 3,
                                                                      tion                                2012
                       Invitation                                                                      At 6:30 pm
                                                                                                      Plano Centre
                                                                                                  2000 E. Spring Creek
                                                                                                    Plano, TX 75074
                                                                                                     Load „em up and let‟s go!!”
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                               Lake Texhoma Stripers
                                       By: Charles Shelton

At the DWWC Auction in March 2011, Joe Riekers      Using his fish finder, Mike placed the boat above
and I bid on and won a striped bass fishing trip    a school of stripers and baitfish (shad) and we
on Lake Texhoma with “Texhoma Mike”, aka            began lowering the slabs down through the
Mike Haddock. We planned to take my grandson,       schools and reeling them in as fast as possible;
Troupe, and Joe’s son, Brandon, with us on our      within minutes, we had boated our first striper
first striper fishing outing on Texhoma. Since      of the day and other boats began catching fish
Mike has guided on Lake Texhoma for 20 years,       too.
we were looking forward to a fun and productive     Mike with our first bass of the day; note how
experience.                                         healthy it is.

It is worth noting here that Mike donated this
fishing trip to the DWWC Auction to show his ap-
preciation to the club for allowing Mike’s grand-
son to shoot his first deer on the DWWC spon-
sored free kids doe hunt at the M Bar H Lodge in
Coleman County.

We met Mike at his boathouse on Lazy Acres
Cove at 5:30 AM Wednesday morning, July 20
and by 6:00 AM we were ready to start fishing
near the north end of the dam where several
other boats had gathered in anticipation of the
beginning of the morning surface feeding frenzy.
Mike had pre-rigged half the rods with weighted
“slabs” and the other half with crank baits that
ran near the surface.

The schooling bass followed the schools of shad and the boats followed the bass. Soon, some
bass began to feed on the surface near the shore, so we switched rods to use the crank baits
and caught bass that way as long as the surface
feeding lasted. From mid morning till noon, we drifted over schools of bass on submerged flats
and caught fish by
 jigging the slabs; this was a very effective technique and our larger fish were caught this way.
We often had three fish on simultaneously and this kept Mike very busy with the landing net.
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By noon, the fish cooler was almost full and the fishermen were all hot and tired, so we called it a
day and motored back to the boathouse where we took pictures before Mike expertly filleted our
catch and placed them into plastic bags for us.

                        Happy fishermen with 25 nice striped bass!

We considered this a very successful first Texhoma striper trip and recommend Mike to any other
families wishing to introduce their young ones to striper fishing. His 24 foot bass boat has all the
necessary fishing and safety equipment and room for 4-6 fishermen. Mike’s Guide Service can be
reached by calling his mobile number 972 467 2740; if he does not answer, leave a message, be-
cause as likely as not he is out fishing.
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                  ~SAVE THE DATE~
                     33rd Annual
            Dallas Woods & Waters Banquet
                Saturday, March 3, 2012
                         6:30 pm
              2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
                    Plano, TX 75074
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We are offering a $100 donation for assistance on an Eagle Scouts Service Project.
We have notified Circle 10 Boy Scouts of America of this offer and they will notify all
Circle 10 Troops. We require a written request describing the project and our board
will select one Scout each month to receive $100 for use on their project. We only
ask that the Scout submit an article and pictures of the completed project for our
use in upcoming issues of the DWWC monthly newsletter.
Request should be sent to:

Woods and Waters Foundation
1221 W. Campbell Rd, #215
Richardson, TX 75080

Go to our website to see stories on past Eagle Projects.
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