Robert M. Brister Dies

June 19, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“The mid ’70s saw the completion of Brister’s masterwork. Shotgunning, the Art and Science, published in 1976, was the standard of measure, the result of years of hands-on research. During the late ’70s, Brister defined steel shot and introduced sporting clays — the two most significant issues in shotgunning at the time. On the fishing front, Brister’s columns and contacts were instrumental in launching the Gulf Coast Conservation Association and the ‘Save the Redfish’ movement that established the future of saltwater fishing in Texas.” Joe Doggett memorializes one of the more important outdoor writers of our era in today’s Houston Chronicle.