HGM attended the 2011 Troutfest Banquet and 2 day expo in New Braunfels, Tx . The event was held on the banks of the Guadalupe River at Rio Raft Resort. They had a phenomenal turnout and many fly fishing celebs showed up thanks to the hard work of dedicated volunteers under the supervision of Phil Dopson of the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited chapter.
On Monday, Rita and Skip enjoyed a joint Valentine’s gift with a fabulous quail hunt at the 4R Ranch in Hondo,Tx. It was a wonderful shoot behind experienced bird dogs, English Pointers (Ginger & Junior) and English Cockers (Clover & Dixie) working seamlessly together.
Our hosts Jill and Deryl McKinnerney later treated us to a sunset tour of the kennels and ranch with abundant Axis, Whitetail and Turkey along the Hondo Creek. Attention to detail and service is top shelf for their bird hunts as well as deer hunters.
HGM visited the 19th annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo FlyFishing Festival in Houston on Sat. Feb 5, 2011. Each year Texas FlyFishers hosts this event featuring fly tiers and rod builders from TX, LA, AR, OK, KS and NM.
Our day was capped off by a delicious dinner at one of our favorite spots, the Rainbow Lodge with a perfect Old Fashioned cocktail prepared in the Tied Fly Bar. My dinner of lobster and grapefruit salad followed by spot on prepared venison, buffalo and quail was enjoyed in a room surrounded by a variety of game mounts on split log walls by a roaring fireplace.
On Jan. 11, 2011, Heritage Game Mounts exhibited at the Alamo SCI Awards Banquet. As a new member of the chapter it was wonderful to meet the people that make that organization such a success and made me feel so welcome. I enjoyed meeting all my fellow exhibitors, especially Werner van der Walt of Cheetau Safaris and Grant Evridge of Heart of Texas Trophy Whitetailswho were both so kind to assist me in setting up my first trade booth.
The whitetails the Evridge family displayed were really exceptional.