Volume 5, Issue 11 Organized March 1961
Monthly Meeting Speaker: Clint Bruce
November 12, 2009 Former Navy Seal
Speaking on: * Global War on Terror
* Inside Look at April ‘09 Somali
Pirate Hostage Situation
* Protecting Your Family, Home and
Clint Bruce is the President of Trident Response Group, an organization
providing intelligence led solutions to critical infrastructure organiza-
tions and individuals with domestic and global interests and assets.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised in Dallas, Mr. Bruce was a
standout football player at the United States Naval Academy lettering
for four years and named Captain of the ‘96 Aloha Bowl Champion
Entering the elite Navy SEAL Community in 1997, Bruce completed
BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training with Class 217
and reported to SEAL Team 5. There he had the opportunity to deploy
in various positions of command and leadership with three consecutive
SEAL Platoons, two of which were post 9-11. His Navy career culmi-
nated with Command of a SEAL Platoon deployed for 9 months in mul-
tiple theatres engaged in direct support of the Global War on Terror.
While serving the Naval Special Warfare Community, Mr. Bruce was exposed to expertise and mission profiles that de-
veloped a deep knowledge and appreciation of defense technology. In both domestic and international environments he
was involved in the development and application of new assets and technology that enhanced detection, communication,
and battle-space awareness. As a tactical advisor, Mr. Bruce has contributed to hybrid vehicular and body armor efforts,
the application of nano-technology to existing and new materials for defense and protection as well as structural integra-
tion of blast mitigation effects into design for both structures and vehicles. He has a reputation for constantly reconciling
new technology against the needs and ability of the war-fighter and the unique restrictions and limitations imposed on the
war-fighter by the battlefield.
Departing the tactical world for the financial sector in 2004, Mr. Bruce developed an understanding of the significant in-
fluences of non-traditional factors in international trade, M&A, and policy integration and sensitivities. As an economic
advisor, Mr. Bruce has supported micro-enterprise efforts, unconventional due-diligence programs and programs mitigat-
ing the effects of nationalization trends in Latin America and Africa. He is highly sought after as a subject matter expert
in product development for the special operations forces, leadership development, and emerging trends in terrorism and
counter-terrorism, as well as the globalization and economic reaction and responsibility in the GWOT era.
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Dallas Woods & Waters
October 20, 2009 2009 Officers
John Laverty ................................. 972-386-8659
Fall has arrived with shorter days, leaves beginning to change PAST PRESIDENT
Bob Evans ………………………...972-758-0953
colors, daylight savings time ending on Sunday, November 1st, great VP MEMBERSHIP
Beverly Bell ……………………...214-522-4570
striper fishing on Lake Texoma, and the deer gun hunting season VP PROGRAMS
Don Grogan ................................. 972-774-2059
starting on Saturday, November 7th. I love this time of year! VP ACTIVITIES
Curt Frisbie, Jr. ............................ 214-363-5513
Things are busy at your club in anticipation of 2010. Each VP SPECIAL EVENTS
Committee is busy holding meetings and hammering out their respec- VP COMMUNICATIONS
David Chaney …………………….972-931-2761
tive plans for the coming year. Each Committee has been charged VP SHOWS
Julio Morales ................................ 214-557-3839
with the task of defining their respective Mission, Expectations, and SECRETARY
Charles Shelton ............................ 214-827-4823
Objectives. We are making a concentrated effort to make sure that TREASURER
Dennis Connally............................ 972-732-8736
your Board, each Committee, and our Management are all "on the -
same page" as we enter 2010. From my perspective we tend to get
Beverly Bell …………………December 31, 2010
into trouble when the respective objectives of these three important Michael Boyce……………….December 31, 2010
David Chaney ……………….December 31, 2010
entities are not in synch with each other. Andy Clements …………… December 31, 2010
Jack Davis …………………...December 31, 2010
Your Nominating Committee comprised of Henry Seeligson, Bob Evans …………………...December 31, 2010
Julio Morales…………………December 31, 2010
President Elect, Chairman - John Laverty, President - Bob Evans, Past Henry Seeligson………………December 31, 2010
Charles Shelton……………… December 31, 2010
President - Jack Davis, Board Member - Curt Frisbie, Jr., Board Charles Vessel……………… December 31, 2010
Robert Silvestri………………December 31, 2010
Member - Michael Boyce, Board Member - and Rod Zielke, Club Dennis Connally…………….. December 31, 2009
Jeff Dargatz…………………..December 31, 2009
Member are meeting in an effort to fill the four DWWC Board slots Curt Frisbie , Jr……………….December 31, 2009
John Laverty………………….December 31, 2009
whose terms expire on December 31, 2009. They are also considering
expanding the Board of the WWF to seven from the current level of Directors Emeritus
four Board Members. We have an excellent slate of candidates for the Charles Oliver .............................. 972-938-9612
Don Grogan .................................... 972-774-2059
Committee to consider. This is also a great time for you to volunteer
Directors Emeritus, Deceased
to serve on one of our excellent Committees such as Membership,
Programs, Activities, Special Events, Communications, and Shows. Edwin Davis, Bob De Priest,, Roger Godwin,
Bill Hagen, Winifred Wright
Please let me or Annette Stone know if you would like to serve on
one of these committees. Office Staff
Jack Davis has started the "ball rolling" on our planning for the Annette Stone (Office) ..................... 214-570-8700
Annual Banquet and Fund Raiser, which is scheduled for Saturday, (Fax)…...………… 214-570-8702
March 13, 2010 at the Plano Centre. Please note this date on your Peggy Epley (Cell)………………..214-538-3918
calendar and plan on attending. This year's event should be one of the
best ever! Again, if you would like to help with this annual event Woods & Waters Foundation
Officers & Board of Directors
please let me or Annette know of your interest. We could really use PRESIDENT
your help with the Silent Auction. Alan Linson .................................. December 31, 2010
Speaking of dates, please note the Club's Holiday Party on your Rod Zielke…………………………December 31,2010
calendar. This event will be held on Friday, December 11, 2009 from Dennis Connally............................ December 31, 2010
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Orvis Store - Dallas which is located in John Laverty………………………December 31, 2009
Preston Center. Last year's party was a tremendous success.
Hope you are enjoying this fall season while pursuing your own
special outdoor interested.
John J. Laverty, President
1221 W. Campbell Road, Suite 215
Richardson, Texas 75080
E-Mail: info @dwwcc.org
Dallas Woods and Waters Club and Woods and Waters Foundation are non– profit Website: www.dwwcc.org
outdoor sporting organizations 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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Dress Attire: Business Casual
Hunting the Introduced Species in the United States
By Josef A. Riekers
Josef A. Riekers has been involved in the shooting sports industry for
over 20 years. He is the author of A Trail of Feathers: A Shotgunning
Guide for the Hunter and Shooter. Additionally, he is a contributing
columnist for The Upland Almanac and contributes articles to The
Covey Rise, Gun Dogs Unlimited Magazine, Gunblast.com and the
Professional Hunter Magazine. As a gun maker, professional hunter
and co-owner of TARSPORTING.com, a hunting adventure booking
agency, with his wife Toni, Joe has hunted throughout the world. He is
an SCI Diamond Level Qualifier in the category of Introduced Species
in North America. Joe especially appreciates the opportunity that hunt-
ing exotics affords as a way to involve his two boys, Brandon and
Justin, in the fascinating world of hunting.
You are invited to our DWWC Christmas Party at the Orvis Store
8300 Preston Road, Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75225
Friday, December 11, 2009 6:30—8:30 p.m.
$25 per person includes two drink tickets
Please RSVP to 214-570-8700 by Monday, December 7th
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ANTELOPE - FIVE for FIVE
By John J. Laverty
their large refrigerated semi trailer and the ranch house was located
I have never hunted antelope or prai- which they use to store and transport where you could look in two different
rie dogs in my life until this directions up large mead-
fall. ―Big Jim‖ Webb organ- ows toward a distant moun-
ized another one of his now tain. The setting was
famous hunting trips breathtaking. This ranch is
with antelope and prairie dogs where Connor and his
as the desired wild game. We brothers grew up. His dad
left for Clayton, New Mexico died of pancreatic cancer
on a very rainy late August approximately 10 years ago
Friday morning in two large and his mother Shirley
Suburban vehicles. The hunt- Jeffries has since remarried
ing party consisted of Jim and lives with Connor‘s
Webb, Jim Lovelace, Henry stepfather on another beau-
Seeligson, John Laverty, and tiful ranch. Shirley had
Sid Holcomb. We stopped in agreed to be our cook if we
Childress, Texas for lunch, and supplied all of the food.
then resumed the trip to Clay- Big Jim made it pretty easy
ton. We next passed through my
Horseshoe Ranch, Clayton, NM for her because the supper
wife‘s home town of Clarendon, menu for each of the four days called
antelope back to the DFW area for
Texas, where much to my surprise, I for grilled rib eye, baked potatoes and
processing. We then stopped at the
was able to call her on my cell phone a salad. We all speculated that Big
local supermarket to pick up our gro-
Jim‘s wife would not let him eat any
ceries and the large
red meat at home so he made up for it
number of special hand
on this trip.
cut rib eye steaks that
Jim had ordered in ad-
The part that is really interesting is
vance. Then we headed
that Connor Doherty is only nineteen
for the ranch where we
years old. As it turned out he has
were going to stay and
hunted and trapped since he was four
do most of our hunting.
years old. He knows the ranch, sur-
The ranch is located
rounding area, and wild game like he
just outside of Folsom,
knows the back of his hand. It has
New Mexico, about
been a long time since I have met a
fifty miles west of
nicer, more skilled, and professional
Clayton. When we ar-
person regardless of age. Connor,
rived at Horse-
shoe Ranch we
Connor, Zach and their cousin. met our outfitter,
(Doherty Family Outfitters) Connor Doherty,
his brother Zach,
and one of their cousins. The
and send greetings from her home- Doherty family at one time
town. As we headed west out of Ama- owned over two million acres
rillo we began to see some antelope, of land in this beautiful part of
and our excitement and anticipation northern New Mexico. Over
began to mount. the years as the land passed
from one generation to another
We arrived in Clayton, New Mexico it was divided into smaller
in mid afternoon and stopped at tracks. Horseshoe Ranch was
Flaggs for a free beer and a look at about twelve thousand acres,
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went back to the ranch same place they had been on the pre-
house for lunch. When vious morning. As we approached
we came out again in they disappeared on the right side of a
the afternoon I had small ridge. We came up on the left
made up my mind to side of the ridge and at the top as we
start shooting. Twenty peaked over the rocks there was a nice
minutes from the ranch buck at about 250 yards. One shot and
house we spotted a nice he dropped in his tracks with no
antelope, and I ―machine gunning‖ needed. Connor
promptly emptied all went back to get the truck, and I
three shots from my walked up on my antelope at 6:35
gun without hitting the AM. Later that morning Jim Webb
running animal. Jim got the biggest horned antelope of our
Lovelace saved the day entire group, and our three day ante-
Zach and the cousin were to be our by making a one shot clean kill on lope hunt was over in two days.
guides. Connor asked if anyone would this antelope. Later on I tried hitting
be willing to start their hunt at 5:00another running animal that The next day we went prairie dog
AM the next morning and Sid Hol- hunting on a fifty thousand acre
comb and I ranch. There were miles of prairie dog
volunteered. holes and colonies, but the wind was
We left the blowing twenty to twenty five miles
ranch house at per hour and our shooting was limited
5:10 AM and because of the wind gusts and the
headed to a prairies dogs‘ reluctance to come up
location near out of their holes.
the base of
C a p u l i n In summary, it was a great hunt with
Mountain. good friends, nice weather except for
When we ar- the wind on the last day, great facili-
rived it was ties, good food, and excellent guides –
still dark, and but best of all was the ―Five for Five
we had to Antelope‖ in just two days.
wait for day
we could start One shot and he dropped in his tracks
with no “machine gunning” needed.
animals. Sid Holcomb, being the gen- was so far away I was told to hold on
tleman that he is, agreed to let me the top of his back. Again, another
have the first shot. clean miss after three shots. That
same afternoon Henry Seeligson got a
As I mentioned in the first sentence I really nice antelope.
had never hunted antelope before. I
was carrying a 308 Remington auto- That evening, back at the ranch, I dis-
matic rifle with 150 grain SST Hor- covered that I had earned the nick
nady bullets that was sighted in two name of ―machine gun John‖. There
inches high at one hundred yards. was talk of turning me into the EPA
Even though I had a range finder I for lead contamination of the valley
had a real problem getting comfort- because of all of my missed shots.
able with the shooting distances. The next morning I again agreed to
There was one nice buck that I passed hunt with Connor, and we left the
up because I was afraid of just ranch at 5:30 AM. We went back to
wounding the animal. We agreed that the area we hunted the previous morn-
it was Sid‘s turn to shoot and he ing, and sure enough there was a Jim Webb and his Antelope
promptly dropped a nice buck. We small herd of antelope in nearly the
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Friday, December 11, 2009
DWWC Holiday Party
(Preston Center) 6:30—8:30 p.m.
January 14, 2010
Professional Fishing Guide
Deadlines for Articles in Newsletters
Newsletters Deadline for Information Proofing Date Printing Date Mailing Date
December November 6 November 18 November 20 November 30
January December 12 December 18 December 28 January 3
February January 15 January 25 January 30 February 1
March February 12 February 19 February 24 February 26
April March 5 March 24 March 29 March 30
May April 9 April 26 April 30 May 3
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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
before going on trip.
Nov 1 — Deadline for 50% Deposit for Dec 5th Redfishing at Fairfield State Park
~ NOVEMBER ~
November 6- 7, 2009.
Come Hunt Nilgai in
The Nilgai is an antelope which is found in northern India and eastern Pakistan,
and is often called a blue bull (literally from nil meaning blue and gai meaning
bovine). Wild populations exist in Alabama and Texas where they escaped from
private exotic ranches. Nilgai can reach 300 lbs in weight. This trophy hunt is
offered at the Trapper Burkett Ranch in Fredericksburg.
Cost is $2500 per person for a two-night, one-day, fully guided hunt, plus two
evening meals, lodging and field dressing of your blue bull. On your own for
breakfast and lunch but you will be close to town and this will not be a prob-
lem. Maximum of 6 hunters. Also available are trophy Axis deer ($1500) and
Black Buck ($1250).
Deposits of $500 due at DWWC office by Oct. 1.
Trip Chair: Matt Mankin 214.293.3330 Matt@leathmankin.com.
November 8, 2009
Silhouette Target Shoot/Dallas Pistol Club
Enjoy a Sunday morning silhouette target shoot with a 22 pistol or rifle. Targets are at
40/50/75/100 meters. We will be competing with Dallas Pistol Club members; how-
ever we will separately keep score of DWWC members. Practice starts at 8:30
am, the match at 9:00 AM. There will be three classes: pistol, rifle- iron sights, and
rifle- scoped. Prizes will be awarded for each class at lunch after the match. Kids with
adult supervision can compete in their class. This could be a good family out-
ing. $ 25 for adults, $ 15 for kids. Prices do not include lunch. For more information
$10 deposit due in DWWC office Oct 1.
Trip Chair: Andy French 214-734-7717
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~ NOVEMBER ~ continued
November 20-22, 2009.
Lucky 7 Exotics Ranch, Eden, TX.
Get a group of DWWC members and go on an incredible buffalo hunt at
the Lucky 7 Exotics Ranch just seven miles outside Eden, Texas, a sce-
nic 4-hour drive from Dallas. The ranch sprawls over 3000 acres and is
home to hundreds of exotic animals comprising 20 different spe-
cies. Your package hunt includes unlimited fishing at several loaded
stock tanks, and whitetail does are free for paying hunters.
You can shoot your buffalo with a rifle or bow, from a high-rack truck
or by stalking. Field dressing is done for you at the ranch, and process-
ing can be accommodated in nearby Eden or Kerrville. Buffalo meat is
as tasty a red meat as you will find. These animals make excellent mounts or a great rug for your home or office.
Prices: Cow/Young Bull - $900 Medium Bull - $1500 Trophy Bull - $2250 and up depending upon size.
Additional costs: $50 per person for bunkhouse & meals all weekend. BYOB. Non-hunters are welcome for this addi-
tional charge. Additional exotic animals are also available; request pricing and availability in advance of your trip.
Deposit of $250 pp due in DWWC office by Oct 8, 2009.
DWWC member Matt Mankin hosted 10 hunters at the Lucky 7 Exotics Ranch in 2008 and had a terrific time; all their freezers are full now. Get 2
or 4 or 6 of your friends (up to 10 total people) and reserve these dates now. See www.lucky7exotics.com.
Trip Chair: Aaron Wallick 972.814.5307
Dec 1 — Deadline for $150 Deposit for Dec 19 Live Pigeon Shoot
~ DECEMBER ~ Dec 1 — Deadline for $100 Deposit for Jan 30 Catfish Fishing
December 5, 2009
Red Fishing at Fairfield State Park
Jackie Kennedy specializes in freshwater Red Fish at Fairfield State Park. Reds over 40
inches are not uncommon. All you need to bring is yourself and a cooler with a sandwich and
soda for yourself…and leave with a cooler full of fish, cleaned and bagged by Jackie. Fish in
style on Jackie‘s 22 foot boat. All equipment is provided. Trip is for 3 to 4 people.
Time: 7am – 11am Cost: $250 1-2 people…$75 each extra
50% trip deposit due by November 1st.
Contact trip chair Jeff Dargatz at (214)228-5211 to sign up or for more info
December 11, 2009
DWWC Holiday Party 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Orvis Dallas (Preston Center) 8300 Preston Road, Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75225
$25 per person (includes two drink tickets).
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~ DECEMBER ~ continued
December 19, 2009.
Live Pigeon Shoot
Member cost is $275 which includes 25 birds per shooter, breakfast, lunch, soft drinks and snacks. Bring your shells. 30
spots available, these will go fast, first come first served. This will be a shoot in an international size pigeon ring with 9
bird launchers. The shooter steps inside the ring to the first station and says, ―Pull.‖ A bird is randomly launched from one
of the 9 boxes. The shooter tries to shoot the bird and have it fall inside the ring to be awarded a point. Two shots per
bird. Five birds are launched per shooter until the next shooter comes to the station. Any shooter shooting a perfect 5 birds
is backed up 1 meter from the first station thus increasing the difficulty of his next five shots. Shooters rotate until each
shooter has shot 25 birds. Shooter with the highest score wins. If we have a tie we will have a shoot-off and the first one
missing is eliminated.
Need deposits of $150 sent to DWWC by December 1st.
Trip Chair: Matt Mankin 214.293.3330
Contact Terry Beaver to make reservations and for additional information. 972-377-7592.
~ JANUARY ~ Jan 15 — Deadline for $50 Deposit for March 26 Bass Fishing Caddo Lake
January 16, 2010
Quail Hunt for up to 20 Hunters.
Spring Creek Ranch, south of Stephenville.
ATTENTION ALL HUNTERS: Spring Creek Ranch is an intensely managed ranch consisting
of 1,100 acres of prime habitat for hunting quail and pheasant. They use some of the best point-
ers and setters in the business as well as seasoned guides that are all field trial competitors. In ad-
dition to a half-day guided Quail hunt, you will have access to a trap/skeet range (1
round of trap per hunter included), unlimited bird cleaning/packaging and a newly constructed lodge to relax in at the end of
Spring Creek Ranch is located 1.5 hours west of the DFW area just south of Stephenville. Polaris rangers will be used for
transportation across the ranch. An English-driven hunt is available by request. There is a hunting lodge available that
sleeps up to 8, first come first serve. Lunch will be provided.
Cost is $350 pp for a half-day quail hunt. Most hunters leave with 15-20 Quail.
Deposit of $100 pp due at DWWC office by December 15.
Trip Chair: Aaron Wallick 972.814.5307
January 30, 2010
Catfish Fishing Trip/Cedar Creek Lake
Gun Barrel City, Texas
Enjoy a great day of fishing for Trophy catfish on a full day trip with Jackie Ken-
nedy. Visit the website for photos, additional details and FAQ‘s at
* Bring your food, drink, TX fishing license, cooler with ice for fish and appropri-
ate clothing for the weather, that‘s all you need. Your Guide will provide every-
thing else. All equipment and bait provided.
* Fish will be cleaned/packaged for you.
* Max of 4 people per boat plus guide.
* Pricing DWWC Members: $350 per two people and $75 each add‘l person.
Deposit $100 pp due by Dec.1, 2009.
Contact Terry Beaver to make reservations and for additional information
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~ FEBRUARY ~
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Couples Bus Trip to Winstar Casino — More Details to Follow
Save the Date – Trip is sure to include a designated driver, top notch dining, possibly live
entertainment, and a great time to be had by all. More details are to be announced. Please
email Bedford.email@example.com if you hear of any fun suggestions that are less than 2
~ MARCH ~
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The Plano Centre, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75088
Doors Open at 4:30 p.m.
March 26 & 27, 2010
Caddo Lake, TX
Enjoy the beautiful East Texas landscape in the spring. Great trip for the family. Yellow bass
fishing from pontoon boats on Saturday. Lodging for Friday & Saturday nights and all day
fishing on Saturday is $ 200 per person. Price includes guide, tackle, bait and fish cleaning.
Guided Black bass fishing all day in bass boat is $ 300 for two people. Members may want to
plan side trips to historic Jefferson (30 minutes) away or Bossier City casinos (1 hr away).
Caddo Lake is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Dallas.
Deposit of $ 50 due in DWWC by January 15, 2010
Trip Chair: Andy French 214-734-7717
~ MAY ~
May 7-9, 2010
Camping and Canoeing Trip
Buffalo River, Ponca, Arkansas
Want to get away? If so, you should plan on traveling up to Ponca, Arkansas during the first weekend of May 2010 to ex-
perience a weekend you won‘t soon forget. The Buffalo Outdoor Center (―BOC‖) offers a 26-mile, multi-day canoe trip on
the Buffalo from Ponca to Pruitt. This trip, the BOC‘s most popular multi-day trip, promises to provide the best scenery of
the Buffalo National River, including Big Bluff, Hemmed-In Hollow, Kyle‘s Landing, and Erbie.
Although this multi-day trip is described as a 2-day trip, it can be stretched out to a 3-day trip. Camping is available all
along the river at various campgrounds and on the gravel bars of the river. And best of all, this trip‘s cost is minimal. If we
only rent the canoes for 2 days, the cost per canoe, per day is $53. If we have the canoes for 3 days, the cost per canoe, per
day drops to $48. Add a $35 flat fee for the BOC to shuttle your vehicle to the pick-up location and $10 for camping, you
can see that the total cost will be nominal since it will be split amongst the other campers/canoers.
Because the BOC‘s registration office in Ponca is approximately 7 hours from Dallas and the BOC requires that we arrive
by noon on Friday, May 7, 2009, we have two options for departing from Dallas. First, we can leave after work on Thurs-
day, May 6 and stay at a hotel along the way. Second, we can leave between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2009.
Once we get our group together, we can make a decision on this issue. Beginning in February 2010, we can reserve the
canoes. The BOC requires full payment in advance, so the number of campers/canoers in our group will determine the
price that will be due in February.
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~ MAY ~ continued
May 22, 2010
Alligator Gar Bowfishing with Mark Malfa
Mark Malfa will determine the exact location a few weeks prior to trip date, depending upon location of big gar. In addi-
tion to shooting for Alligator Gar, you can also shoot for carp and catfish. The price is only $550 for the first two shooters,
and $150 for each add‘l shooter for 8 hours on the water, with up to 8 people/boat. All you need to bring is a fishing li-
cense, snacks, drinks, and a camera. Mark provides everything else including right and left hand bows and rods, tackle,
and boat. We will likely stay in local motel on the night of May 21st, bowfish on May 22nd, and return home May 23rd.
To see why this trip is always a favorite, checkout the exciting videos
Deposit: $150 pp due in DWWC Office by March 19.
Trip Chair: Curt Frisbie 214-999-4757
PICTURES FOR THE
Please submit via
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NYLIFE Securities LLC
A Licensed Insurance Agency
12201 Merit Drive, Suite 1000
Dallas, Texas 75251
Woods and Waters
would like to donate to
Potential Eagle Scouts
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
$ WANTED $ board will select one Scout each month for the
next 12 months to receive $100 for use on their
OWL PELLETS project. We only ask that the Scout submit an
“Turn that mess in your blind into
article and pictures of the completed project for
our use in upcoming issues of the DWWC monthly
President Request should be sent to:
Woods and Waters Foundation
PELLETS, Inc. 1221 W. Campbell Rd, #215
1481 Island View Dr. Richardson, TX 75080
Bellingham, WA 98227 214-570-8700
Toll Free (888) 466-6957 Website: www.dwwcc.org
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Calling All Members!
Ever wonder what it would be like to serve
on your DWWC board? Or on a committee?
We are looking for you! Please contact the
DWWC office at 214-570-8700 for more
We really need you.
club by joining a committee!
8300 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75225
6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
$25 per person
(includes 2 drink
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My First African Safari Experience
By Joe Cordina
OK, so when was your last trip to budget and will allow you the Only one animal, the Warthog,
Africa? If your answer was taken by bow, but
is ―never‖ and if you in reality I could have
have never bid on a taken at least three ani-
safari at the banquet, mals by this method –
just what is holding the opportunities were
you up? Are you get- abundant. No bow shot
ting younger each over 30 yards would
year? Because after have been necessary
you go to Africa, you thanks to the SS Pro
will kick yourself that staff. For the game I
you didn‘t go sooner! was seeking (vertical
horned + the Warthog),
I took the advice of a the Mossberg 270 ATR
club member and using Federal Premium
―made it happen‖ as I 150g GameKing BTSP
out bid another to take proved to be a deadly
the SS Pro Safari trip combination. You will
to South Africa. My quickly learn that it is
youngest son, Christo- all about shot placement
pher agreed to join me – a quick kill eclipses a
on this adventure. He ―shoot and search!‖
is not a hunter, but can
shoot some spectacular The pride of our hunt
photos. His mission was truly the Greater
was to photo-journal Kudu. I identified this
this entire event and a animal by sight on our
spectacular job did he first outing for Kudu,
do! His goal is to set but it took four separate
foot on every continent outings before we
and Africa was yet to be achieved time to explore various ranches to bagged him – he is enormous (see
so this trip fit right in. look at the game. We spent the photo)! He was taken in the last
first three days observing before hour before our drive back to
SS Pro Safari is a fine outfitter in taking the first animal. Joberg to catch our flight – persis-
the Limpopo Province. Fly to tence pays off! What a nice finish
―Joberg‖ – Delta has a ride from to a fantastic experience. So,
Atlanta direct. We went in their “The pride of our hunt when are you
late winter/early spring of mid- took four separate going? It will be next year IF you
September. There is usually not bid for such a trip at the annual
any rain at this time of year, the outings before we DWWC Banquet and Auction. If
food supply is limited as many bagged him!” you win, you owe it to yourself to
trees have lost their foliage. You visit Kruger National Park – we
can see more animals this way, spent three super days there –
but that does not mean it will be well worth it!!
an easy hunt. Know what you In all, I was successful in harvest-
want long before you get there – ing a Greater Kudu, Blesbok,
this will help you manage your Bushbok, Impala and Warthog.
Continued on Page 17
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“So, when are you going? It will be
next year IF you bid for such a trip at
the Annual DWWC Banquet and Auc-
tion. If you win, you owe it to
yourself to visit
Kruger National Park —
well worth it!”
“Only one animal, the Warthog, was taken by bow. In reality I could have taken at least three animals by this
method — the opportunities were abundant.”
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Pheasant Hunting in Sublette, Kansas
Ray Sasser enough lift under his wings in the cold, the left side covered.
Dallas Morning damp air, and flew directly over my The dogs acted birdy. They were
News Outdoors head. I was admiring the bird as best I obviously smelling game but pheasant
Column could in the flat, diffused light, savor- was moving fast, running ahead
October 18th ing the moment, confident that I could through the low cover, hunkered down
make the shot. to stay invisible. When it flushed, it
SUBLETTE, KAN- I was overconfident. As so often was 50 yards out, way too far for a
SAS—The north happens with a big rooster, my shot shot. The bird sailed over into another
wind drove an icy pattern trimmed the bird‘s unbelieva- strip of cover and White made a note
mist, locking south- bly long tail. The pheasant may have of where it landed.
west Kansas in a had his feelings hurt and his gaudy cos- Thirty minutes later, we were work-
wintry wonderland. tume in disarray but he escaped to tell ing that strip when the dogs again got
It‘s the kind of weather you‘d expect in the tale. on the trail of a fast-running bird. This
these parts from December through Luckily, it wasn‘t long before the time, White called the dogs back in and
February but the early-season chill set dogs found another bird and I was able sent me on a circle to cut the bird off
record lows for Oct. 10. before he reached the end of
Maggie, the yellow Labra- the grassy strip.
dor retriever and Gunter, the The rooster got to the end
German shorthaired pointer, of the cover about the same
reveled in the delicious cold time I did, recognized the
as they weaved their way danger, ducked down and
through the downwind side of doubled back. We had him
standing milo strips, eagerly hemmed in—or so I thought.
testing the frigid, moist air for What we had was a different
the subtle scent of America‘s rooster and a hen that were
most unlikely upland game not nearly so savvy. Zach
bird. shot the naïve rooster and we
―You guys stay alert,‖ watched the hen fly away.
coached Jeff White, ―the dogs White glimpsed the wily
are smelling something. I rooster between me and the
think there‘s a bird running dogs but the bird slipped
ahead of them.‖ away in the confusion of the other
to concentrate on the three-pound
White should know. The affable flushing birds.
pheasant‘s front end and ignore his tail
Kansas native has watched this drama You can hunt pheasants in Texas or
feathers. If a bobwhite quail is the
replayed thousands of times in the 27 Oklahoma but Kansas is the most con-
king of upland game birds, and many
seasons he‘s owned and operated venient pheasant hotspot to Dallas. It‘s
sportsmen believe he is, then a pheas-
Golden Prairie Hunting Service.. He a little less than 500 miles to Sublette
ant is the undeniable court dandy.
knows how pheasants react to the with no chance of getting lost. Simply
You can have most of the goods
weather and he knows how his dogs take U.S. 287 north to Childress, then
that come with a ―Made in China‖ la-
react to pheasants. turn onto U.S. 83 all the way to Sub-
bel. I‘ll take the Chinese ring-necked
White knows, for instance, that lette.
pheasant as the greatest trade export in
pheasants don‘t like damp weather and White releases thousands of pheas-
the history of two world powers. An
they prefer to stay buried in the thick- ants annually and they mix with wild
experienced pheasant sticks tight, runs
est cover and let hunters walk right birds. It‘s a tradition and a spectacle
fast, flushes wild, doubles back and
past them. That‘s not an option when that‘s over 200 years in the making.
does whatever it takes to survive.
Maggie is nipping at their tails, how- A good example came the next af-
ever. ternoon when we were in strips of CRP
With a raucous cackle, three-feet of grass in another area. My son, Zach,
rooster sprang from the heavy cover, was walking along the right side of the
took a little longer than normal to get strip and my wife, Emilie, and I, had Continued on page 19
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IF YOU GO: Parmesan Crusted Pheasant Recipe
from ―Keepers‖, a cook book compiled by Lu Boone
Contact Jeff White, 620-675-8040 or and Kaye Roberts of T. Boone Pickens‘ Mesa Vista Ranch.
visit the website at
www.goldenprairiehunting.com. Prepare four boneless, skinless pheasant breast halves, pounded out
Never travel to any hunting destination
without checking an internet weather Whisk a dipping mixture consisting of two egg whites, two tea-
forecast. Because we knew the weather spoons of cornstarch and the juice of ½ lemon.
forecast, we packed accordingly.
Make a crusting mixture by combining ½ cup grated Parmesan
How do you hunt in a blustery wintry
mix with wind chills in the teens? cheese, one cup of coarse, dry bread crumbs, one tablespoon fresh
Starting from the bottom, we wore wool chopped parsley, one teaspoon kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon ground
sox and Gore-Tex lined, waterproof black pepper and the zest of one lemon, minced.
boots to keep our feet dry and warm.
We layered tightly-woven underwear Crust prepared pheasant and let it rest 25 to 30 minutes to set the
made by X-System and UnderArmour. crust. In a large skillet, fry the pheasant in three tablespoons of
It holds in body heat without bulk and olive oil over medium-high heat for about three minutes or until
allows you to walk, stay warm and golden brown and crisp. Turn carefully with a spatula and brown
shoulder a shotgun. We wore brush both sides.
pants and fleece tops for added warmth,
orange caps and vests for visibility, cap
Put partially cooked pheasant in oven to finish roasting for about
wraps or toboggans to protect our ears
from the cold wind, and fingerless wool eight minutes.
gloves to keep hands warm while al-
lowing trigger finger dexterity. In se-
vere cold, add thin glove liners under
SEALING PONDS AND LAKES WITH BENTONITE
Some Texas subsoils allow rapid loss of water by seepage from ponds, lakes or reservoirs.
Ponds and lakes on such soils often may be improved by use of Bentonite to reduce seep-
age losses. Bentonite is a natural clay which has the characteristic of swelling 10 to 12 times
its dry size when it becomes wet. When Bentonite is applied in a layer over porous soil, or
mixed with porous soil and then moistened with water, it forms an impermeable layer. Ben-
tonite does not affect the water. In addition, it is easy to apply with ordinary farm equipment or
with hand tools.
You can apply Bentonite directly to the soil in the bottom of the pond or sprinkle it on the water surface and then allow it
to settle to the bottom. Treatment is usually more effective if the Bentonite is applied directly to the soil by the “blanket
method” or the “mixed blanket method”. The “sprinkle method” is recommended only when it is impractical to drain the
water from the area to be treated.
For more information, contact MMR Enterprises, Inc.
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Members Bulletin Board
NOTICE This is service to DWWC members. Personal ONLY. No commercial advertising. You may submit
your ad by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send in Word format as an attachment. We can post for three months;
however, if your item sells prior to that time, please email or call the office and we will remove the ad.
Winchester Model 94 in .32 Special. Made in 1928. Good condition. Plus one box of shells. $999.00
Curt Frisbie 214.999.4757
WILL TRADE Remington Automatic 30-06 deer rifle Model 742 with 3 X 9 Redfield scope and shoulder strap. FOR
12 gauge automatic turkey gun. Prefer camo with shoulder strap.
Danny Souder 214-394-5250 or email questions to email@example.com.
Sportorized Model 1903 Springfield. All milled parts, Bell and Carlson Stock, Timney Trigger, Low scope safety, Low
bolt handle, Polished and Blued, Weaver Scope Bases. 4 grive barrel in 30-06. $425 OBO
Jeff Waguespack 214-739-0534
Model 70 Winchester Westerner. Controlled Round Feed, .338 Win Mag, 26 inch barrel, Packmeyer recoil pad.
Jeff Waguespack 214-739-0534
NIB Colt King Cobra .357 magnum with six inch barrel. NRA Limited Edition, stainless steel with black rubber Colt
Charles Shelton 214-536-7248
November 9-14 Saskatchewan Whitetail, Mule deer, or Moose Hunt
Your choice. DWWC members get $250 off the regular price ($4,500) when joining Bryan Moore on this hunt. Sign up
now — only 4 spots available. Food, lodging, guide service, transportation to and from airport, and trophy prep included.
Bryan Moore 214-808– 5055 $250 non-refundable deposit required.
Alligator Hunting — South Central Florida has an abundance of big ‗gators. We‘ve arranged exclusive permission
with citrus groves, cattle ranches and private property to hunt alligators YEAR ROUND with rifle, handgun, bow, cross-
bow, muzzleloader, bank stick or harpoon (your choice). Hunting is primarily by swamp buggy and spot and stalk with
some motor boat and air boat use. They typically run 7.5-9 feet. You get the whole alligator, meat, hide, head, etc. One
day GUARANTEED ALLIGATOR for $1050 11-12 foot for $2000! No hidden fees. Close to Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale,
Miami, Tampa — Take one day of your Florida visit and make it an adventure. Any two days in Sept, Oct, Nov.
Stock Work — Finishing or Refinishing/Repair, Inletting, Glass Bedding, Shaping, Sanded in Oil or Gloss Polyurethane
finish. Very competitive prices. Jeff Waguespack 214-739-0534
Need Bufflehead Duck. If you get one that is in good shape please handle with care and freeze and I will pick it up.
Grandchildren have ―petted‖ mine to oblivion and I want another to have mounted. Curt Frisbie 214-999-4757
1961 Jeep Willy’s 4X4=CJ-5 for Sale. Great Ranch or hunting lease jeep — big tires, runs good, locking hubs, not in-
spected since 1996. $2,500. Call Henry Cell 214-830-4422 Home 972-732-0405
PSE Diamondback bow Like NEW -50/60 #‘s-29‖ draw fully setup with sights, quiver with quick release, and rest.
Can‘t bow hunt now due to broken back from car wreck. $ 350.00. Contact Davd Chaney at 214 384 2424 or david-
Visit our website at www.dwwcc.org
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One Month Odyssey
Joe Riekers Excellent Adventures, Part 2
Written by Joe Riekers
fishing since he was 30 personally wore out the grips on
years old! My Dad lives my rod and the skin on my hand to
on a small lake now - he'd the point that I took a one day
never go far from the fish. break and wore gloves the next
He grew up on the bays day and thereafter. I caught 678
and backwaters of the salt fish myself altogether and well
marshes off Long Island over 1100 including the clients! If
with the canal right in his you are interested in inland salt
backyard. He had not been water fishing, golf, seafood,
salt water fishing in over 3 Southern history and pristine
years, so this was like a beaches I can set you up with
homecoming of sorts for quite a weekend getaway! After
him. The first day of fish- this it was on to bigger catches....
ing was with
Dad, Frank and
a client. We
landed 146 fish
and kept a little
more than 30.
We fished be-
“I fished every day for 14 days.” tween St.
The first stop on this portion of Jekyl Island was the
the Odyssey was the Golden Is- Jekyl Island Hunting
lands, off the coast of Georgia. Club at the turn of the
We set up at the Beach Club on century. Roosevelt,
Saint Simons Island. I had several Vanderbilt, J.P. Mor-
fishing clients come for a few gan, Woolworth, Rocke- Joe’s Dad with his fish.
days at a time. We fished inshore feller and others pur-
in the rivers, marshes, canals and chased the island and
inlets. The catch included Redfish, released whitetail deer,
Sea Trout, Whiting, Bullshead, hogs and birds on the
Tarpon, Blue Fish, Flounder, and island for their private
a few assorted small sharks. I pleasure. The whole
fished every day for 14 days. One island is now a State
weekend, I had the privilege of Park, however it is
having my Dad and my Uncle unique in that people
Frank on board with me. They live there in private
drove down from North Carolina, residences and there are
about a 5 hour drive, to spend the commercial stores, ho-
weekend. Uncle Frank (my tels and accommoda-
Mother's sister's husband) is in his tions on the Island. In
late 70's. He said he had not been the 14 days of fishing, I
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DWWC MEMBERSHIP DRIVE CONTEST RULES
This year’s Membership Drive Committee is encouraging every club member to invite at
least one friend or family member to come to our meetings and/or take part in one of our
many, varied activities and to sponsor them as a new member, or invite previous members
back that you have not seen in the past few years. They will be glad you took the time and
interest to get them acquainted or re-acquainted with the club, and you will be glad to have
more of your friends/family to hunt, fish with and share in our numerous outdoor activities.
THIS YEAR’S PRIZE WINNING RULES ARE:
Each member in good standing that recruits one to three new members for the calendar year 2009 will
receive a ticket for each one of up to three new members for a drawing to win a Warthog Knife
Sharpener and custom made knife (TBD).
Each member in good standing that recruits four or more new members for the calendar year 2009 will
receive a ticket for each of the first three new members for a drawing to win a Warthog Knife
Sharpener and a custom made knife (TBD) and a special edition DWWC shirt.
Each member in good standing that recruits a new member that joins as a Life Member in the calendar
year 2009 will receive three tickets for a drawing to win a Warthog Knife Sharpener and a custom
made knife (TBD) and if additional new members are recruited, such member will receive a spe-
cial edition DWWC shirt.
The member in good standing that recruits the most new members in calendar year 2009 will receive
three tickets for a drawing to win a Warthog Knife Sharpener and a custom made knife (TBD), a
special edition DWWC shirt, and the DOVE HUNT IN CORDOBA ARGENTINA *
Any member in good standing that wishes to upgrade their membership status to Life Member will
receive a special edition DWWC shirt.
This contest is retroactive to begin January 1, 2009 and will end on December 31, 2009. Any member
in good standing that has recruited a new member(s) after January 1, 2009 will be eligible.
Prizes will be awarded at the February 2010 monthly DWWC dinner meeting.
Should any questions or discrepancies arise under this set of rules, same shall be submitted to the Mem-
bership Committee in writing and the Membership Committee shall review and decide same and pub-
lish their decision in a mailer to the membership at a later date.
* DOVE HUNT IN CORDOBA, ARGENTINA!!!!! Valued at $3,300
Includes -- Professionally guided hunts, lodging, gourmet meals, open bar/open
kitchen, all field transfers, reception and round trip transfer from Cordoba Interna-
tional Airport, all field fees and US based travel/logistics support.
Donated by Detail Company Adventures and Frontera Sporting
Brought to us by DWWC Membership Committee Member, Tim Macmanus
Membership Application is on the website at www.dwwcc.org.
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Dallas Woods and Waters Club, Inc.
Ph. (214) 570-8700
1221 W. Campbell Road, Suite 215 Fax (214) 570-8702
Richardson, TX 75080 Email: info@DWWCC.org
New Member Special Dues: Family $75 Annual
Jan-June $75 Outfitter $50 Annual
July-Sept $100 1 ½ yr. Corporate $200 Annual for 3 people
Oct – Dec. $75 1 ¼ yr. Our Heroes - Comp.
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1221 W. Campbell Road, Suite 215
Richardson, Texas 75080
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Joe Bashara Curtis L. Frisbie Jr. Mark Parris
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