Unfortunately several people connected to the NRA near the top echelon have squandered our dues and donations on clothes and expensive hunts or entertainment.....Who knows ...I am a member ,have been a long time...I have bit my tongue through all of this, you can google his Chapter 7 filing. It is public record. I actually know two claimants - one who really couldn't afford to be stiffed. Six months after the case settled, knowing the situation, I personally watched he and Donna buying JB Hill boots at DSC. You can google their cost as well - but they are over a K a pair. Really flew all over me. The courts are a wonderful thing. They will set you free.
Of course, none of this says anything about his knowledge or hunting experience. But I think it does speak volumes with respect to character.
In his new Book "Buffalo II" in the bullet chapter when he talks about some of the best buffalo bullets, he talks about his history with Barnes, Swift and Hornady. I have used all 3 on buffalo myself. But he writes about not being paid to promote any brand. We have talked bullets many times, his private conversation off the record on bullets is the same as his written record. I have use for all 3 brands of bullets of buffalo, my double rifles are regulated with Hornady DG and they work fine, in my bolt guns, if unrestricted I use Barnes, but in the swamps of Mozambique in the big heard the worry about pass through so they prefer Swift A-Frame or Hornady DGX. Well back to the point, in that chapter he does write about his Independence.
So I have found something interesting. If you hard boil an egg and put in the refrigerator over night, you can mash it up with a fork the next day and microwave it. A little butter and Tony Chachere’s cajun spice and you’ve got a quick breakfast.