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DU Outdoor Fest in Ft. Worth

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  1. Biggar2000

    Biggar2000 Senior Refuge Member

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    Best times in Memphis were at the Avery cookout/party! Good times.
    Heading to Fort Worth this weekend for the event, looks to be a nice June scorcher weekend.
    Was his name Tom or Bob Knapp? The Benelli trick shooter?
     
  2. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    That crawfish boil was always a good time, but planning for it was the bane of my existence.
     
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    dux/24 7 Elite Refuge Member

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    Tom knapp
     
  4. Biggar2000

    Biggar2000 Senior Refuge Member

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    Oh Bill, after a day at the event the group I was with said we should go to a place with Platinum in the name.
    That was an eye opener for sure.
    Yes, for a Louisiana native that lived in Nashville for 7 years I enjoyed your crawfish, you did well on them.
    We caught some awesome ditch crawfish yesterday with a few traps and nets here in central Louisiana.
    The best for bream bait here are the real small tiny young ones. My son kept a good catch of those and put them in bucket with lid and tiny holes and soaked some moss and put in the bucket and will leave them in the house until tomorrow when he and a buddy go bream fishing.
     
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  5. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Also referred to as "the purple church." Been shut down for years.
     
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  6. rhpierce

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    Went to the one in Memphis several times.

    Met some great people there; there was a group of us that would get together and get rooms at the Red Roof just down the road. We would go to the GOF, see the sights, then go back to the hotel and set up the portable canopies in the parking lot between the hotel and Cracker Barrel. The first year we made foam decoys (boiling the molds with expanding beads), after that we would carve, and we always cooked...I'm sure the hotel hated it, but they didn't mind a block of rooms being rented. The group had people from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky, so we jokingly called ourselves MAlArKy Carvers; we actually did some get-togethers to carve at various people's houses after that.

    Ira McCauley was still a vet with this small company he had formed called MoMarsh, Tom Knapp did some INCREDIBLE shooting, and it was a good time.

    Tried to see if DU would let us set up and demo decoy carving; the rental of a spot was high, and they wanted a huge insurance policy, so we all nixed the idea.

    Can't really see going to Fort Worth for this one.
     
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  7. yankeegray

    yankeegray Senior Refuge Member

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    Just got back lots to see Great location on the infield of the speedway. Just a little warm today. Good time was had by all.
     
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  8. Dirtybird420

    Dirtybird420 Elite Refuge Member

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    Dad was there. Said it was cool. upload_2021-6-26_23-58-39.jpeg
     
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  9. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Sitting at DFW after two days at the show. Saw a ton of old friends.
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    PFFT !
     

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