Game Warden Field Notes – June 24, 2015

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Texas Game Warden Jason Duke on patrol in Kenedy County, near Corpus Christi. (Photo by Krystal Krenek)

TPWD just released a new set of Game Warden Field Notes which are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports. The notes are published periodically and they do a fine job of educating, and sometimes even entertaining us, while reminding us that there are idiots out there. By the way, the

Anatomy of a Flood

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A year ago today, we had the misfortune of being on the remote lower Pecos River in southwest Texas when on the fourth day of a 5-day paddle, we were hit by a flash flood, caused by 11 inches of rain in eight hours. We lost our three kayaks and a canoe to the flood, as well as several thousands of dollars’ worth of camera and

Pecos River Story Index

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I’m often ask for links to our Pecos River series. On the one-year anniversary of our being flooded off the remote river, we are happy to finally provide a single index for all our Pecos River stories, from the three-part series of our ill-fated trip, to the Pecos River Journal series,which chronicled our return to the river in search of our kayaks and equipment. I also threw in “The Trucks,” about the effort to remove four flood ravaged trucks from the river, and “Anatomy of a Flood” which was just recently posted but which could be argued is a relevant part of the Pecos River series.

Please feel free to disseminate the index to your friends and family who might benefit from reading about our little adventures on the river, and perhaps learn a thing or two at our expense…Bert

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Back to the Pecos: Part I – Spills

Back to the Pecos: Part II – Wild Horses

Back to the Pecos: Part III – The Flood

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Pecos River Journal – The Search

Pecos River Journal – Flashback

Pecos River Journal – The Continental

Pecos River Journal – The Graveyard

Pecos River Journal – Ike and the River Cane

Pecos River Journal – Acceptance

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Pecos River Journal – The Tucks

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Anatomy of a Flood

Lone Star Chronicles – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fish

Trailer: River Untamed

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Our good friend, and Pecos paddling partner, Scott Gartman (Scent of a Fisherman) just posted this trailer for his upcoming video about our misadventure on the lower Pecos River last year. Today marks the one-year anniversary of our Pandale put-in for that ill-fated trip, and Scott’s done a good job of providing his viewers with a glimpse of that 60-mile paddle that ultimately cost us three kayaks, a canoe and several thousand dollars’ worth of camera and camping equipment. I can’t think of anyone more qualified than Scott to take on the endeavor of producing this video, and if the trailer is any indication, then we can’t wait to see the entire video, which is due out this fall….

Lone Star Chronicles – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fish

Tree Top Paddling on the Brazos

Flooded Brazos (4)It’d been a long time since we’d been on the river and we were anxious to get back there. At first it was the selling of our old house that kept us away, and then it was moving into the House from Hell. By the time we finally got the chance to go, it’d been raining pretty regularly and it seemed like it’d never stop.

Texas Rising – The Photographs

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A man and woman canoe through a flooded Houston area street on May 30, 2015. Photo by David Philip/AP.

During our research for Texas Rising, we came across some incredible photographs that we wanted to share here. Its been two weeks since we’ve had any significant rainfall in north Texas, but the state is still recovering from the widespread damage caused by record breaking rainfall, which according to the National Weather Service, dumped