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Chad Dowell Bio




Naval Officer

Family Members:
Katy (Wife)

Columbus, TX
Currently living in Richlands, NC

Favorite Outdoor Activity:
Chasing Elk in the Rocky Mountains

Favorite Places to go:
Texas Hill Country

All-time Outdoor Highlight: 
Tracking an 8 pt buck that my son Leo made a perfect shot on while hunting from a box blind my late grandfather built on the same Texas Hill Country ranch I grew up hunting on.  

Best Fishing Memory:
Catching bull reds in Pass Cavallo right outside of Port O Connor, TX with my brother and Dad.    Nothing like drifting across a 15 ft drop and as the baits start to sink all of the rods start singing at once.   

Favorite Fishing Technique:
Sight fishing for redfish on the flats.  

Favorite Place to shop for Outdoor gear:
Bass Pro Shop  

Favorite Equipment (Guns, Boats, Reels, Tents, Atvs, Clothing, etc.):
The Ruger M77 270 that my Dad bought me for Christmas when I was 11.

Favorite Wild Game Food:
A 60lbs wild hog sow barbequed over mesquite wood.   

Item in First Aid Kit you use most:

Person most responsible for cultivating your love for the outdoors:
My father without a doubt.   Growing up hunting in the Texas Hill Country my Dad taught me how to hunt for deer, hogs, turkeys, doves, and quail and gave me memories I will never be able to replicate.  

Favorite Scripture:
Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Any spiritual lessons you have learned on outdoor events:
God's omnipotence can't be ignored.  Whether it's watching two 6x6 bull elk working on the side of a mountain a thousand yards away, waiting for a low level early morning haze to burn off of a freshly cut corn field before the doves come diving in, anxiously awaiting to see if a white tail buck that you saw chase a doe down into a Texas Hill Country canyon will come out on your side or sitting in a pecan lined creek listening to the wood ducks whistle as they take roost, God's hand is on it all.   Since God's work can be observed first hand on each and every hunt or fishing trip there is no better place to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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