Saturday, March 31, 2018

 

Rest In Peace Captain Billy Sandifer ...


The Padre of Padre Island Texas!

 

Frank And Jeff And Chace And His Dad Went Fishing This Morning ...




on the Brazos River below The historic Stone Arch Bridge. They had a great time being out on the river but they got skunked. The fish must all be in the backs of the creeks spawning or it could have just been a slow day.

 

Dudley Got An 1897 Patent Poster For A Gibson Box Turkey Call Today ...




Going to frame it and give it to Frank to hang up over at The Lodge. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

 

Wild Boar Hog VS Rattlesnake Taxidermy Mount ...


Done by Dudleys Hill Country Taxidermist in Kerrville, TX. 

 

Original Gibson Box Turkey Call Patented In Jan Of 1897 ...



Dudley would like to own an original made by Henry Clay Gibson in Arkansas back in the day!


 

Forty Years Ago Today, Dudley Caught His Biggest Bass Ever ...



out of his little Terry Bass boat on Big Sam Rayburn in East TX!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

 

The Prairie Style Woldert Mansion In Tyler, TX ...















Dudley has toured this home, it is an amazing place!

 

Woldert Model 500 Squirrel Nutcracker ...




Nickel Plated Cast Iron, manufactured in Tyler, Tx since 1911. Breaks the Shell not the Kernal!

 

Dudleys Wife Went To Tyler And Palestine To Take Pictures Of Azaleas And Dogwoods ...








and some Bluebonnets!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

 

King Ranch Custom Built Buick Hunting Car, El KineƱo ...


   




                  ONLY IN TEXAS!


 

Dudley Was Not A Fan Of Johnson Outboards ...

Back when he was buying boats and motors. Dudleys first outboard was an Evinrude and his last was a Yamaha. Dudley has to say that back in the day, back in the 40's and 50's, Johnson built some great small and medium sized motors!




             Johnson SEA-HORSES 
               for DEPEND ability

 

Buckshot Lane High Sheriff Of Wharton County .,,



Old School Lawman. Started out carrying a 9mm Lugar Pistol. After one of many shootouts he survived with desperados, he upgraded to a .45 Caliber Colt 1911. He was ahead of his time. He had a radio program back in the day putting the word out about criminals who were wanted. He would tell them to turn themselves in and would say don't make me come find you! It is said a lot of outlaws would do just that. Jess Sweeten of Henderson County would operate a little differently. He would give an unfired round to a friend of a wanted outlaw and suggest they turn themselves in. It usually worked. Buckshot raised money to buy an airplane to be used in law enforcement. His slogan was a Buck for Buck. When he raised enough money to buy the airplane, he had the name of all of the donors painted on the aircraft. There was a bridge in the area that had been the cause of several deaths due to a badly laid out approach. The bridge burned down suddenly after a particularally bad accident that resulted in 3 deaths. The DA offered to buy a new suit for anyone that would confess to the crime. No one came forward for over ten years. Finally Buckshot Lane confessed to the crime after the statute of limitations expired.  Buckshots action resulted in a new safer bridge being built. He told the DA to buy him a new suit as promised!


 

First Down At Kickapoo Original Art Work By Brent Hale ...




In tribute to the life of Leonard Richard "Sparky" McLane 1927-2013. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

 

No Place Better Than Deer Camp Any Where On Earth ...



This side of Heaven anyway!

The World According to Dudley. 

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