In business for 32 years, Border Sporting Goods carries a huge range of outdoor-appropriate clothing, equipment, and accessories to prep people for trips through Texas backcountry or daring journeys into indoor freezers. The store carries accessories and apparel from Browning, Nikon, Swarovski, Remington, Zeiss, Winchester, and other brands, ensuring something for every enthusiast. Shop for camo gear and clothing ($19+), bring the outdoors in with hand-carved sculptures and figures from Mill Creek ($20+), or show some Texas collegiate pride with apparel for the Aggies or the Longhorns. To keep customers satisfied, Border Sporting Goods can order a product if it's not already in stock.
Among more than a dozen bullet points on his resume, Captain Bobby Luna of Luna & Associates holds certifications as an NRA-licensed firearm instructor and a DPS-certified concealed-handgun instructor. The US Army veteran and 30-year law-enforcement member trains his students to safely operate handguns and obtain their concealed-handgun licenses. He's also a retired game warden, which makes him an ideal instructor to teach a Texas Hunter Safety Course for novices and young hunters.
Fennessey Ranch’s ornithological guides, Nan, Lyndon, and “Famous Shoes” Crofutt, introduce bird watchers to scores of migrating avian species along a 4,000-acre Coastal Bend property. During treks through expansive wetlands, woods, and lakes, up to 40 birders gaze skyward as continuous kettles of hawks and swallow-tailed kites rocket from the Mission River as part of Mother Nature’s routine jet-pack tests. In addition to winged critters, sightseers often encounter deer, alligators, coyotes, and bobcats as they traverse the brush lands and nearby McGuill Lake. Lunch is provided, and guests are encouraged to bring comfortable attire, binoculars, bug repellant, and a sack of beefy worms to snack on.