The big woods of deep East Texas will come alive with youngsters of all ages later this month as Dale Bounds and Co. take to the sticks hoping to pass along on some important messages about wildlife conservation and ultimately gain a few new recruits to a sport as old as mankind.

August 1 marked the beginning of a 31-day countdown to opening day of the 2019-20 dove season in most of Texas. It also means the start of a new fiscal year is just around the corner for the folks at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

You’d never know it by a dusty July, but we’re on the backside of what has been one of the wettest, most water-logged years in Texas history. Some areas of the state tallied record rainfall totals as the result of a funky jet stream pattern that ushered in near-biblical amounts of precipitat…

‘PINES — Water level is three inches high and stained. Water temp in the upper 80s.

ATHENS — Water level is five inches low and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

The big woods of deep East Texas will come alive with youngsters of all ages later this month as Dale Bounds and Co. take to the sticks hoping to pass along on some important messages about wildlife conservation and ultimately gain a few new recruits to a sport as old as mankind.

ATHENS — Water level is four inches low and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s.

HOUSTON COUNTY — Water level about an inch low and stained. Water temp in the low 90s.

ATHENS — Water level is about an inch low and clear. Water temp in the upper 80s, low 90s.

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