Showing posts with label Darryll Stokes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Darryll Stokes. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A get-together... North of the border!

A large group of the camp owners and attendees got together yesterday North of the border to do some shopping and have some lunch at the Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga! This was sort of an impromptu gathering, but gave us all a chance to visit and catch up... just before hunting season opens.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Transportation... Air-boats & Jet-boats

The wetlands of the Rio Hardy river basin are very similar to the swamps of Florida... that being said, one mode of transportation that works well in super shallow water is by airboat. These high-powered prop propelled machines are amazing to have and are almost a must when the water is shallow. We also have the use for smaller outboard jet boats which work well in most all other circumstances. One advantage that the smaller boats have over the airboat is that they don;t make as much noise, allowing you to not scare up ducks while moving into your blind.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Quail hunt 2006

Not a bad quail hunt for 3 guys right?!?! We bagged these birds up in the Valley of Trinidad which is about 1 hour 3o minutes from camp... not too long of a drive and we always get a ton of birds! This was taken back in 2006.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What to do when you aren't hunting

Social Activities
Typically the hunters in Campo Ramona hunt every other weekend, usually leaving on Thursday and return home on Sunday. We start the season in early October, the August/September heat is too much unless you stay in Mexicali at a hotel or have a super air conditioning system in camp. We email each other to coordinate activities and food, we typically have meals together alternating homes.

We have 3 events a year, two during the season and one just after the end of the season.
  • First we have a Christmas dinner during the week between Christmas and New Years, for the owners of the camp, Ramona, her children and grandchildren. We bring them gifts, candy, fruit and more, which everyone chips in for.
  • The second is President’s weekend, we have BBQ ribs dinner after our annual skeet shooting contest. Many wives and children join us in these 2 events.
  • The third one is Darryll’s Fishing Derby which has been held for more than 30 years and is for guys only. For 3 days we feast on excellent food and drink, we hit golf balls trying... to hit a boat anchored about 90 yards away across the river, winners take several pots a day. There are always poker games going on and on one day we have our big Texas Hold’em poker tournament with cash prizes for last 3 players. We usually wrap things up with a horseshoe contest. The Derby happens about one month after the season... normally in April.