What’s the point of having fine rifles if you can’t use them? We journeyed to Kingsville, Texas to meet up with Cabela's Corporate Communications Manager, Joe Arterburn, at King Ranch in search of javelina and of course, the other white meat—wild pigs.
The morning mist rose as javelina poured into the two tracks for a snack. They didn’t hang around long before frantically escaping into the thick, bristly cover encompassing the 825,000-acre King Ranch.
What a beautiful morning in south Texas to be at King Ranch. The butterflies began migrating into our stomachs, replacing an amazing Texan breakfast. Thoughts of huge pigs and copious numbers of javelina engulfed our minds as we laid down a game plan with our guide.
As you may remember, last year was a big year for Cabela’s: The company celebrated its 50th anniversary and introduced rifles that were specific to the big Five-O. With the commemorative line being a success, Cabela’s decided to continue the saga with Cabela’s Custom Classics Collection, offering a wider scope of firearms and calibers.
Winchester Model 70s with Super Grade stocks and Cabela’s-branded floorplates added a classy touch to the .257 Roberts, .264 Win. Mag. and .375 H&H Mag. And how can I forget my favorite of the group; a color-casehardened lever-action, Pedersoli 1886/71 45-70.