Archive for July, 2015

2015 North Texas State Fair & Rodeo

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

North Texas State Fair & Rodeo

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is known throughout the Southwest as a leader in PRCA rodeo and entertainment venues, attracting crowds of all ages from hundreds of miles around. The attendance has consistently grown over the years as the NT Fair and Rodeo adds to the growing list of attractions including family entertainment, a premier midway, livestock competition and exhibition displays. Executive Director Carlton expects crowds to exceed 160,000 this year.

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo has a great entertainment lineup for the 87th annual event August 21-29.   “ We have combined two Country Music legends with our popular red dirt super stars to make this year’s entertainment lineup the strongest in history,” said Glenn Carlton, Executive Director of the Denton based North Texas Fair and Rodeo Association. Carlton went on to say, “Ronnie Milsap will be joining us on our first Saturday and The Charlie Daniels Band will be headlining our last day.” Carlton said the opening act on Friday, August 21 cannot be announced until August 2nd, but “it will be worth the wait to announce the biggest name in Texas Red Dirt music.”

Other main stage entertainment acts include Jake Hooker, Bleu Edmondson, Mike Ryan, Cody Johnson, Bobby Pulido and Josh Abbott. Many other well know Texas and regional acts will also take to the stage during the nine day event. Go to ntfair.com for a complete list of talent and schedule of concerts.

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is a non-profit organization benefiting the youth of the North Texas area.

For more information, contact the North Fair and Rodeo
2217 N. Carroll Blvd.
Denton, Texas 76201 940 387 2632
[email protected]@ntfair.com
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Purina Proud: See What Purina Can Do For Your Horse

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Purina ProudAre you a horse owner? Here is a great offer to try Purina Horse feeds.

New Customer Offer Sign Up: New customers can signup online to participate in the Purina Proud 60-Day Trial.  Once you sign up, you will receive an email with an in-store voucher for a FREE trial kit that includes a weight tape, educational information and a Buy One, Get One FREE offer to redeem at our store. Make sure you select OUR store when you sign up!

Bring us email voucher or print the email confirmation to receive the FREE trial kit. At Day 20 of the trial, new customers will receive a second Buy One, Get One FREE offer. Again, show us the email voucher or print the email confirmation and bring it to our store to receive the Day 20 offer.

Frequent Buyer Card: Once you complete the Purina Proud 60-Day Trial, new customers will receive a completion kit. The completion kit includes a Frequent Buyer Card to get a 9th bag FREE once they purchase 8 bags. You can either show us the email voucher or print the email confirmation to receive the Frequent Buyer Card. This offer is valid until 9/30/16.

Note: Buy One, Get One FREE vouchers are valid through 11/30/15.

Already feed Purina Horse feed?  Well you can get in on the action too with our referral offer!

Referral Sign Up: Current customers need to sign up online to participate in the Purina Proud Refer-a-Friend program. Customers who sign up will receive a unique code via email to share with friends. You can refer up to 10 friends. Once a friend signs up for the Purina Proud 60-Day Trial, current customers will receive an email with a voucher for a Buy One, Get One FREE offer to redeem in your store. Offer valid through 11/30/15.

What are you waiting for? Signup now for the Purina Product 60-Day Trial! See the difference!

2015-2016 Texas Hunting Seasons

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

In addition to a hunting license, a migratory game bird stamp endorsement ($7) is required to hunt any migratory game bird, including mourning dove (a Federal Sandhill Crane Permit is required to hunt sandhill crane). An upland game bird stamp endorsement ($7) is required to hunt turkey, quail, pheasant, or chachalacas.

See County Listings for specific county regulations.

ALLIGATOR

  • 22 counties & special properties (by permit only) Sept. 10–30
  • Remainder of the state Apr. 1 – June 30

PRONGHORN ANTELOPE  Oct. 3-11

DOVE (Please report leg bands to www.reportband.gov)

  • North Zone and Central Zone Sept. 1 – Oct. 25, Dec. 18 – Jan. 1
  • South Zone Sept. 18 – Oct. 21, Dec. 18 – Jan. 22
  • Special White-winged Dove Area Sept. 5,6,12 & 13, Sept. 18 – Oct. 21, Dec. 18 – Jan. 18

EARLY TEAL-ONLY Statewide Sept. 12-27

CANADA GOOSE-ONLY Eastern Zone Only Sept. 12-27

WHITE-TAILED DEER

  • Archery-Only Season Oct. 3 – Nov. 6
  • GENERAL SEASON:
    • *Special Youth Season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, Jan. 4-17
    • North Zone (see County Listings) Nov. 7 – Jan. 3
    • South Zone (see County Listings) Nov. 7 – Jan. 17
  • Late Antlerless & Spike:
    • North Zone (see County Listings) Jan. 4-17
    • South Zone (see County Listings) Jan. 18-31
  • Muzzleloader (see County Listings) Jan. 4-17

MULE DEER

  • Archery-Only Season Oct. 3 – Nov. 6
  • General Season: Panhandle (see County Listings) Nov. 21 – Dec. 6
    • SW Panhandle (see County Listings) Nov. 21-29
    • Trans-Pecos (see County Listings) Nov. 27 – Dec. 13

JAVELINA

  • North Zone (see County Listings) Oct. 1 – Feb. 28
  • South Zone (see County Listings) Sept. 1 – Aug. 31

SQUIRREL

  • **Special Youth Season Sept. 26-27
  • East Texas (see County Listings) Oct. 1 – Feb. 28, May 1–31
  • Other open counties (see County Listings) Sept. 1 – Aug. 31

PHEASANT Panhandle (see County Listings) Dec. 5 – Jan. 3

QUAIL Statewide (all counties) Oct. 31 – Feb. 28

RIO GRANDE TURKEY

  • Archery-Only Season Oct. 3 – Nov. 6
  • FALL SEASON:
    • *Special Youth Season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 (Statewide), Jan. 4-17 (North Zone only)
    • North Zone (see County Listings) Nov. 7 – Jan. 3
    • South Zone (see County Listings) Nov. 7 – Jan. 17
    • Brooks, Kenedy, Kleberg & Willacy counties Nov. 7 – Feb. 28
  • SPRING SEASON:
    • North Zone (see County Listings) April 2 – May 15
    • *Special Youth Season Mar. 26-27, May 21-22
    • South Zone (see County Listings) Mar. 19 – May 1
    • *Special Youth Season Mar. 12-13, May 7-8 1-
    • Turkey Bag Limit (see County Listings) Apr. 1–30 +
  • EASTERN TURKEY
    • Spring-Only Season: East Texas (see County Listings) Apr. 15 – May 14

CHACHALACA Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties Oct. 31 – Feb. 28

RABBITS AND HARES No closed season.

* In all counties that have an open season for those species.

** In all counties that have an Oct. 1 – Feb. 28 and May 1-31 open season.

+ Rio Grande and Eastern Turkey may be hunted in these counties.

Summer Staycation with your Pet

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Sunny summer temperatures lure us outdoors, and our dog’s or cat’s companionship makes those long, light-filled afternoons even brighter. However, we caretakers must protect our pets from warm-weather hazards! Whether you’re planning outdoor activities for dogs, make a cross-country road trip, or garden in your backyard, a few minutes of planning can keep you and your pet healthy and safe.

PROTECT YOUR PET FROM HEAT
Waiting in cars and lying on hot concrete or asphalt are the most common causes of heatstroke in pets. Even in the shade with the window cracked open, a car’s interior can reach 160°F in minutes, causing heatstroke, brain damage, and death. If your dog or cat can’t come with you when you get out of the car, leave him at home or board him for the day. Whenever your pet is outdoors, whether by himself or with you, make sure there is always a cool, shady surface where it can escape the heat.

Because cats and dogs do not sweat except for a small amount through their footpads, provide constant access to cool, clean drinking water. Heatstroke injures or kills pets who cannot keep their bodies cool enough by panting. In addition, when the air temperature is close to body temperature, panting doesn’t work well. That’s why water, shade, and a cool surface to lie on are essential during summer days.

PACK PROPERLY FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Check that you have the 6-foot leash that’s required in most metro and suburban areas and parks, and attach a pocket to dispense bags for pet waste disposal. If you plan to walk more than a few blocks, take water for yourself and for your dog. Supply your own dog’s water because, in any area where pets drink from common water supplies, diseases spread. These settings are also excellent for picking up fleas and ticks that ride in on other people’s pets—so protect your pooch with anAdamsTM Spot On® treatment.

For hikes away from conveniences, additional items to pack include a snack for your dog, latrine trowel, a fold-up water dish, and a first-aid kit. Treat your pet with a pest spray like the Adams Flea & Tick Spray to kill fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae and ticks when visiting woodsy or damp areas. In case you and your dog become separated, be sure that his name and your cell phone number are listed on his pet identification tag. Consider microchipping your faithful companion as well because collars can break or slip off.

After your outdoor adventure—whether short or long, urban or country—inspect the pads on your dog’s feet, as well as his nails and dewclaws, to ensure that they are in good condition. Groom between his toes to remove any mats or stickers.

PLAN LONG-DISTANCE TRAVEL IN ADVANCE
Discuss your travel plans with your veterinarian. Recent weather patterns have changed the historical distribution of parasites, such as heartworm (carried by mosquitoes), and diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever (carried by ticks). In addition to flea and tick prevention, your veterinarian might recommend either vaccines or a monthly heartworm preventive medicine.

As part of your preparation, make room in your car for a crate—your dog’s “home away from home.” Not only will a crate give him a sense of security while traveling, but crated dogs do not suffer the injuries of unrestrained dogs (and unrestrained dogs may cause preventable distracted-driving accidents).

Pet-friendly hotels and campgrounds are becoming more common. Out of respect for your fellow travelers—and to protect yourself and your pet from less careful travelers—use a flea and tick preventive such as an Adams Spot On® treatment. Also, consider carrying a spray or mist likeAdamsTM Flea & Tick Spray with you that can help if you encounter fleas or ticks. Not only is summer prime mosquito season, but cat and dog flea populations rise through the spring and summer months. As people and animals move rapidly through vacation and recreation areas, fleas, ticks, and the diseases they host can spread just as quickly.

PREPARE THE BACKYARD
If you plan to spend your time in your own backyard, consider this: Underbrush, tall grass, and woodpiles provide hiding places for wild animals that carry ticks and fleas into your yard. Long after the animals are gone, their fleas and ticks persist. During peak pest-breeding season, trim underbrush and grass, and consider removing your woodpiles. If ticks and fleas become a persistent problem in your backyard, or if you need mosquito control products, Adams yard spray may help you protect your pets.article_summer_and_travel_large

Hunters Extravaganza 2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015

imagesPlan now to attend Hunter’s Extravaganza, the only hunting show big enough for Texas!  The Granddaddy of ALL Texas hunting shows kicks off August 14 and runs through August 16, 2015, at the Will Rogers Center in Fort Worth.  It’s an exciting event so make sure you and the whole family are there! Try out the latest deer hunting equipment, hunting accessories, hunting clothing, rifles, knives, archery & other exciting hunting gear.

Hours:
Friday 3:00pm –9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am –7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am –5:00pm

Ticket Prices:
$10 – Adults
$5 – Kids 13-17
FREE for Kids 12 and under
FREE Active Military and Veterans with ID!
FREE TTHA Members on Friday
FREE TTHA Platinum Life Members all weekend.

Ranch Hand Rescue Needs Hay Donations

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Ranch Hand Rescue

Argyle Feed & Hardware Friends: Ranch Hand Rescue NEEDS HAY! Ranch Hand Rescue, a North Texas non-profit organization located in Argyle, TX, works in cooperation with local and state law enforcement officials to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected farm animals. If you would like to help them with a donation of hay, just place an order from Argyle Feed and let us know its for Ranch Hand Rescue. We will deliver the hay the same day! And, if you provide your name and address, Ranch Hand Rescue will provide you with a tax receipt— Please consider helping today!

Argyle Feed’s 1st Customer of The Month Is…

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Our July Customer of the Month Heather Dallam of Argyle

Starting in July, Argyle Feed & Hardware is recognizing our most loyal customers each month— Just our way of saying thank you for your business and how much we appreciate you! July’s Customer of the Month is Heather Dallam of Argyle. Heather is a frequent visitor to our store and is thrilled to be chosen as our first recipient:

Hi Jason,

Thank you so much for honoring me as ‘Customer of the Month’!  It was easy to accomplish this great feat since I love Argyle Feed & Hardware so much and visit all the time.  I love the product selection, location and the people. Before Argyle Feed & Hardware, I had to spend most of my weekend traveling to various stores in the area to find pet products, horse supplies, gardening and stuff for all our DIY projects.  Now, I just drive a couple of miles to my favorite store in Argyle!

Thanks to Heather for the kind words— Great customers like Heather are why we are in business! We know you have plenty of choices when you’re shopping for all your farm, ranch, hardware, lawn and garden needs. At Argyle Feed, we work hard every day to provide the best service and prices to earn your continued loyalty.

Will you be our next Customer of the Month? Come see us today!

Summer Fun at the Feed Store!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Hello Summer

Join us at Argyle Feed & Hardware all month long in July for some summer fun and free events for the whole family!  Every Saturday, we’re celebrating summer with a July 4th picnic, Saturday cookouts as well as fun stuff for the kids and Free DIY Dog Dips. Click the links below for details and times:

July 4th Parade & Picnic Celebration

July 11th Kids Cool-Off Water Balloon Target Toss (All Ages Invited!)

July 18th Summer Cookout at the Feed Store

July 25th Bring Your Furbabies for Free DIY Dog Dips

August 1st Summer Cookout at the Feed Store

Come see us all summer long at Argyle Feed for free food, fun and lots of fellowship with friends and family. We look forward to seeing you on Saturdays at the Feed Store!

Free DIY Dog Dip

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Lab Puppy Getting a Bath

Protect your dog from fleas and ticks! Bring your dog to our FREE Do It Yourself Dog Dip Day on Saturday, July 25th. The dip will be ready around 10 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m.  You bring the dog and a towel, we’ll supply the water and dip.

Celebrate & Save on Purina Horse Feed In July

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

EquineSeniorPairingNov2014.pngCelebrate & save!  During the entire month of July, buy any 4 bags of Purina Lifestyle horse feed and we’ll give you the 5th bag FREE!!!  No coupon necessary!  All 4 bags must be purchased during the same transaction.  Offer valid while supplies last.  Please call (940) 241-2444 or stop by Argyle Feed Store, we are happy to help you with your selection.

Purina Lifestyle Horse Feeds include:

  • Equine Senior & Equine Active Senior
  • Omolene 100 & Omolene 200
  • Strategy & Strategy HE
  • Ultium & Ultium Growth
  • WellSolve L/S
  • Impact 14 Sweet