The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 4, 2000, 10:30 PM   #1
Long Path
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 1999
Location: N. Texas
Posts: 5,888
Back in Thanksgiving, I visited my friend Art Eatman, nestled somewhere in the desert mountains of Terlingua, TX, in the Big Bend area. I hunted with Art, and never even knocked the safety off on my rifle while looking for mule deer with him. I finally shot a single large blue quail (which my wife received well!). But I in no way felt like I went home empty-handed-- No-sir! Merely to walk through that high desert country is a marvelous experience that you take with you when you leave. Pictures? Well.... I sort of... lost my camera. !

Art found it under the seat of his pickup a day later, and sent it back to me. He mentioned that he'd gone ahead and finished the roll. When I went to pick up the prints today at Winn Dixie, the girl at the counter offered me a free 8"X10" if I would allow them to display Art's picture of the view out his back door for a few days. Sure...

Views like this are part of why I hunt...



Thank you so much Art. You're an enviable man!

--Matt.

[This message has been edited by Long Path (edited February 04, 2000).]
Long Path is offline  
Old February 4, 2000, 11:06 PM   #2
Art Eatman
Staff Lead
 
Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX, USA
Posts: 22,540
Aw, shuckin's!

Sunrise is a wonderful time of day!

, Art
Art Eatman is offline  
Old February 7, 2000, 12:55 PM   #3
Joey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 1999
Posts: 437
We've been to Big Bend once and really loved it. Someday some how some way we'll be back.

You'd be suprized how many Texans have no idea that Big Bend even exisits, let alone where it is

Beautiful picture.
Joey is offline  
Old February 7, 2000, 02:58 PM   #4
LoneStar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 10, 1999
Location: Houston, Texas USA
Posts: 259
Viva Terlingua!!

Nice Picture
LoneStar is offline  
Old February 7, 2000, 04:05 PM   #5
*Cag
Member
 
Join Date: January 11, 2000
Location: Miami, Florida, USA
Posts: 39
Long Path, I'm from Miami and I hunted in Terlingua, about three years ago. What a beautiful place! Fell in love with that high dessert right away. I'll never forget that we stopped to get a bite to eat and some nice lady said to us "Fellas you forgot one spot right here" referring to a spot without any dirt! Everything rocky, and everything thorny. We bagged a muley, about five Javelinas, and I bagged an Aoudad, in Agua Fria Mountain. I also took some great pictures. Stayed at the lodge. Can't wait to back maybe next year. It's good to hear someone talking about Terlingua. Best of luck....Cag
*Cag is offline  
Old February 7, 2000, 07:19 PM   #6
ckurts
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 3, 1999
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 475
I lived in Alpine (although I'm sure it's still too big and crowded for Art ) for almost 9 years out of the 20 I've lived here in my adopted home state. I sure miss that country. Sometime I'm gonna say heck with making a living and just move back.
ckurts is offline  
Old February 8, 2000, 08:11 AM   #7
Long Path
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 1999
Location: N. Texas
Posts: 5,888
All right, now, I didn't mean to be the Terlingua travel-council ring leader! Poor Art's gonna hate me if I start a new land rush in S. Brewster Co. (Read: 3 guys go to the tax office in one day!
Long Path is offline  
Old February 8, 2000, 10:57 AM   #8
Art Eatman
Staff Lead
 
Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX, USA
Posts: 22,540
I wish some of you guys would come out and hunt aoudad and mountain lions. That's year-round hunting...

I'm told by the wildlife folks that aoudad are territorial about areas around water, which is bad for the mule deer. Mountain lions are bad for the mule deer. Coyotes are bad for mule deer fawns.

Freeze a bunch of leftover steak scraps and fish; bring some bulk catnip; and set out the bait on a full-moon afternoon...Ya never know who's gonna show up for dinner that evening...

, Art
Art Eatman is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07208 seconds with 9 queries