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#6275854 - 04/26/16 12:19 PM THF Members you have the ear of TTHA
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Registered: 05/05/08
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I will be the first to say that I had lost all interest in the direction that TTHA and their magazine had gone, but we the members of THF are being heard. I would like to announce that there is a new face that has been added to TTHA, but he is not new to the common folk perspective to what we would like to see in a hunting magazine. Mr. Kinsel is a True Steward to The Great State of Texas and The Wildlife Mother Nature has provided. I have known Mr. Kinsel for going on 20yrs and the values that he has taught his children are the same I share with my son and most who enjoy hunting. Mr. Kinsel and the Staff at TTHA want to hear from us the common folk who live and breath hunting and all that the outdoors has to offer! Please take this opportunity to provide your input on what you enjoy seeing in a hunting and outdoors magazine and please also include what if anything has turned you away from TTHA. TTHA will be watching this post so they can hear your voice and see your recommendations,so please share your views.

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#6276010 - 04/26/16 02:34 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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BowsnRods, Thank you for being the link between us and Mr. Kinsel at TTHA. For years I was a proud member of TTHA but drifted away when I began to feel that the association was more interested in commercial development than hunting. I understand that profit is the primary motivator to business, however providing a service to the hunting public at the same time is my definition of success in our industry. I enjoy reading stories of hunters that work hard all year to support their families and still sort it out to enjoy hunting. texas cowboy
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#6276082 - 04/26/16 03:18 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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For my two cents towards my dissatisfaction of the magazine, and I can only speak for myself. I want to see more stories on the young hunters harvesting their first trophy and allowing their story to remain as written by them and not spell checked and re-worded to appease the politically correct. I want to see more involvement in bow hunting and bow hunting products. I am not a fan of reading a featured story on a pen raised deer harvested by someone wearing an Armani suit. I want to see stories that match the season in which the magazine edition comes out to include fishing. I would like to see a how to section on trapping and controlling predators. I would like to see the magazine assist hunters with a lease finder section. These are only a few things on my wish list that I would like to see in a hunting magazine.


Edited by BowsnRods (04/26/16 05:25 PM)

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#6276104 - 04/26/16 03:32 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 04/19/07
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Content from youth, women and first trophies is already there. In every issue actually. Just gets over powered by the advertising

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#6276469 - 04/26/16 06:54 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 10873
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Too many adds for the breeding industry is what really drove me away.

Not enough diversity of hunting stories in different regions of the state for different species.

Would like to see more articles on firearms and other useful hunting equipment.

Recipes for wild game.

Lower price if half the magazine is advertising like the last one I bought was.
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#6276560 - 04/26/16 07:31 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
batman Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
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Too much attention to artificially grown livestock and calling them deer.

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#6276625 - 04/26/16 07:54 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
I quit receiving any printed hunting/ outdoor magazines, but when I did get them I always enjoyed "how-to" articles, as well as tips and tricks. Anything is fair game, how to shoot bow, pistol, shotgun, rifle, track, process game, build a hasty blind (yes some people hunt on the ground) ect.

There is a wealth of knowledge on this site, in fact we collectively know all there is to know about hunting anything in Texas. grin
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#6276633 - 04/26/16 07:58 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
fbchunter Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 3459
Loc: Richmond,Texas
As said above I used to enjoy it as well, but later it seemed like every other page was an advertisement for deer breeders with deer that are so large they look as if they are some mutant deer that was exposed to a nuclear release. I understand that its a free country and respect people's property rights and whatnot, its just not for me

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#6276659 - 04/26/16 08:08 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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I would like to see more educational seminars at the Extravaganza's like back 20 years ago.

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#6276756 - 04/26/16 08:49 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 22039
Take a issue from 1995 and try and recreate that.

Maybe limit the number of advertisements (whatever they are is irrelevant) get rid of celebrity hunters ( I've killed way more deer than Matt Hughes and probably clay walker and don't care to hear what Ted Nugent has to say)

I've always liked Mike murphys section.

Get more writers.....too few authors are writing all the stories....keep Brandon ray but mix the others up. Too many articles being written about deer off the same 3 ranches. Some of the stories are rather poorly written imo as well. I do like the platinum member spotlight


I could take or leave the kids hunting section....imo turn the magazine back into what it was. I feel that a lot of the articles and info Collums have been watered down. A lot of the info colums (Horace gores article on calibers and bullet selection for instance) was pretty day one stuff. Why publish something like that just to publish it?

I could go on but this is a start

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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6276762 - 04/26/16 08:52 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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Back when the magazine started highlighting Ted Nugent in its articles is when I began fading away. He has cleaned his act some but at the time he was a foul mouthed "hunter" who I would not let my grandchildren hear or read about. He does NOT represent me as a hunter or a person - maybe he is all for gun rights etc. but to highlight him in your magazine was a huge mistake.

I have nothing against selling ads for a magazine to survive but when the feeling one gets after browsing through is that HF bred deer are the future then the many many native Texas hunters get turned off. Please let me know - what has the magazine circulation done in the past 5-10 years? And honest straight forward answer is appreciated
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#6276847 - 04/26/16 09:25 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Too many adds for the breeding industry is what really drove me away.

Not enough diversity of hunting stories in different regions of the state for different species.

Would like to see more articles on firearms and other useful hunting equipment.

Recipes for wild game.

Lower price if half the magazine is advertising like the last one I bought was.
Come on Marc we both knw the only recipe we need is meat and Montreal seasoning haha
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#6276901 - 04/26/16 09:51 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
Never cared for them. Always seemed like elitists throwing enough money to pay for what ever sized trophy they could afford. I like a nice set of bone, and will try to kill the best buck on whatever place I'm hunting, but there's more to hunting than buying a line in the P&Y or B&C book for me.
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#6276958 - 04/26/16 10:32 PM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: SapperTitan]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Too many adds for the breeding industry is what really drove me away.

Not enough diversity of hunting stories in different regions of the state for different species.

Would like to see more articles on firearms and other useful hunting equipment.

Recipes for wild game.

Lower price if half the magazine is advertising like the last one I bought was.
Come on Marc we both knw the only recipe we need is meat and Montreal seasoning haha


they do have a cooking/recipe section....have for awhile
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6277023 - 04/27/16 12:27 AM Re: THF Members you have the ear of TTHA [Re: BowsnRods]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11720
Loc: Big D
Real hunts by real people. Not paid hunts on high fence places. I know it is easier to find those stories and hunters. Nothing against them but I could careless about reading this. I took it for a year but stopped when it seems that is all it was. They need to get out a bit to get real stories to post. Of course many of us don't want to post hot spots so they are ruined. Do some research to find hunters. And the deer breeding ads seemed ridiculous. Guess that is a big rev driver.

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