Sunday, January 07, 2018
Romans 5:8 “…while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God…”
A young man stopped by our trade show booth to tell me yet another deer story. It went like this…on his first hunt ever, he walked into the predawn woods on his grandfather’s 30-acre farm, settled in next to a random big oak, dozed off, was stirred by the sound of crunching leaves, saw antlers and brown moving through the brush, leveled his shotgun and shot…a world-class buck!
Monday, January 01, 2018
Who Is This Man?
Mark 4:39 – “He…rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm…41 They…said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Rescued by the Creator of All
Colossians 1:16 – “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible…through Him and for Him.”
Mid-December in South Texas and the rut is rocking. Mark Newell and I have just ended a magical week of hunting in which we rattled in over 100 bucks on Mavala Ranch. It was one of my most exciting and fun hunts ever! Bucks after buck of all sizes and ages responded to our mock fights, including one old warrior well over 170. It was Mark’s first time ever to hunt or even see South Texas. He was blown away. “The best 6 days of hunting in my life,” he described it.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Wonders of God’s Creation
Psalms 139: 13For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…
As a biologist, I am fascinated by the glimpses of God’s handiwork I see every time I’m in the outdoors. I see, though admittedly only in part, how He made nature to work, how ecosystems recycle themselves, how the creatures are perfectly suited to their habitats, how life is so often interdependent on other seemingly disconnected life…and in seeing, I am reminded it’s NOT just a happy accident. It’s a God-made design, as He Himself says, “For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made.” Yes, nature shouts of God’s work.
But recently, as I watched my beloved brother, Flynn, pass from this life to eternity, I came to realize that we humans, who God says are made in His image, are in fact God’s greatest work. I learned about the incredible complexity of the body, how organs and systems are all interdependent, how precisely the body’s chemical balance must be to sustain life, how fragile yet incredibly resilient we are, and most of all, how there is nothing else in this world like the human mind, spirit and soul! Experiencing all this, I remembered a verse in Psalms, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” To that I say AMEN! and give thanks that God promises that we will have an even better “incorruptible” body when Flynn and I are reunited in Heaven!
“Nutrition”, Not Just For Deer
When it comes to hunting season, the topic of Nutrition comes up often. This shouldn’t just be about Whitetail Nutrition, it should also be about how “you” as the hunter prepares and takes care of him or herself to get ready for the upcoming season.
A little bit about me when it comes to this topic, is I’ve always kept my routine for staying in shape a yearlong program. The reason for this is, probably like most of you, when you change the routine and do something less; it’s always harder to get back into it. I’ve done programs like P90X, which has a lot of old school exercises that I grew up with. This program produced great results for me, but it’s not for everyone. Most people can’t commit to 90 minute workouts 5 days a week, but again, this should not be an excuse to do nothing. Let me try and tie this to a hunting activity, so that you can better relate. I will correlate the activity with Exercise, Nutrition, and Recovery.
Terry Sedivec on 12/14 at 11:43 AM
Monday, November 27, 2017
Top 10 Hunting Tips for Taking Kids Hunting
As a father of two young kids, 9 and 10, taking a child hunting is the most rewarding opportunities in the field whether you fill the tag or not. I started my kids young into hunting and enjoying the outdoors. My son took his first deer when he was just 5 years old and my daughter took her first when she was 6 years old. My son converted from a 20 gauge youth slug shotgun to a Hoyt Rampage when he turned 8 years old. I’ve experienced several learning experiences with this, so here are my top 10 tips for taking kids hunting.
Terry Sedivec on 11/27 at 09:49 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Deal With It
Ephesians 4:26: Be angry, yet do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your anger.
Shooting a TV show on hunting mature whitetails is fraught with problems. Big bucks are hard enough to hunt when it’s just you and the only thing you’re focused on is finding a trophy and making the shot. Throw in a cameraman loaded down with cumbersome gear and the difficulty of scoring increases geometrically. If you are lucky enough to finally get a shooter buck in your sights, capturing that final climatic “moment of truth” on film is the “Holy Grail” of hunting shows. Missing the kill shot is the greatest no-no in outdoor TV. It cannot be recreated!
Monday, November 13, 2017
Bucks of Tecomate Episode – South Texas Mass Monster
Bucks of Tecomate Episode – South Texas Mass Monster
Airings on Outdoor Channel:
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 8:30 am EST
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:30 am EST
Saturday, December 23, at 9:30 pm EST
Airings on Sportsman Channel:
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm EST
Tecomate Wildlife Systems on 11/13 at 10:25 AM