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BCB’s Second Annual Hog Contest sparks expanded interest

PINE FOREST – With the Pine Forest Community Center parking lot full of 4-wheel drive trucks in February, it could only mean one thing – the start of the second annual Texas Big Nasty Hog Contest.

“Over 35 teams have signed up so far,” said Jeremy Sickles, co-founder of the Bluecollar Bowhunter and sponsor of the TBNH Contest, on Saturday afternoon. The contest is currently underway, but this year the BCB team has extended the registration date an extra week to accommodate the growing number of teams interested in competing.


Peavine Pinion Pool sets up for free youth fishing day

Peavine Pinion Pool will be the place to be Feb. 6 if you’re a kid. Next Saturday will be the annual Larry Buster Memorial Sulphur Springs Kids’ Trout Fishing Day.

The rules remain basically the same as in past years, but those planning to attend will want to take note of one change — the time the event is being held.

Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their rods, reels and bait to take a chance at catching some of the 2,079 rainbow trout stocked in Peavine Pinion Pool by TPWD personnel. While there is no minimum size limit on rainbow trout, a daily bag limit of 5 fish per person is being imposed.


Going Hog Wild Again: BCB present second annual Texas Big Nasty Hog Contest

PICKTON – With another plentiful supply of hogs equals plentiful bowhunters scouting through the piney woods of East Texas. To top it all, the Bluecollar Bowhunters are at it again. They are putting on the second annual Texas Big Nasty Hog Contest.

“This year its seems that word has got around. We are hoping to double last year’s teams,” said Cody Hunt, co-founder of the BCB. “We are still putting together sponsors, but we already have picked up some new ones like Harmon Scents, Vortex Broadheads, and Lumenok. The Stick Slingers archery club will also be on-hand with 3D targets, and to sign up new bowhunters to the club.” Last year 150 attended the opening ceremonies of this archery only contest–compound, recurve, and longbows.


Frazier takes No. 6 elk in the world

This bull elk was taken in Saskatchewan, Canada by Rick Frazier of Sulphur Springs (pictured on far left). The elk ranks as No. 6 in world with a SCI scoring of  533 2/8s.

Frazier used a rifle to achieve this trophy on Oct. 3 accompanied by Keith Larson (pictured on right). The elk had 21 scorable points on one side and 11 on the other reported Frazier.

“I am in the process of mounting it,” said Frazier. “I have a large collection of several over 400, but I was impressed with this one. This was my third trip to this


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Hunting is a family event for Monks

Carter Monk, the eight-year old son of Kevin and Kristin Monk, bagged this eight-point buck on a Thanksgiving hunting trip to Boerne with his father, grandfather, Ronnie Irvin and uncles Rad Weaver and Silas Graham.

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