Dawn was just a promise on the horizon and there was a light mist dancing around in the cool morning air. It was still too dark to see clearly, but I was able to make out the figure of a deer as it merged from a mesquite thicket and moved into a small opening about 75 yards away.

Dawn was just a promise on the horizon and there was a light mist dancing around in the cool morning air. It was still too dark to see clearly, but I was able to make out the figure of a deer as it merged from a mesquite thicket and moved into a small opening about 75 yards away.

NACONICHE — Water level is close to full pool and stained to muddy. Surface temp in the mid-60s.

NACOGDOCHES — Water level is about two feet low and stained. Water temp in the low 70s.

Texas’ 2019-20 duck and goose hunting seasons are set to get underway in early November in most of the state. The only exception is the High Plains Mallard Management Unit in the Texas Panhandle, which opens for two days Oct. 26-27 before reopening Nov. 1-Jan. 26, 2020.

ATHENS — Water level is about a foot low and clear. Water temp in the mid-70s.

HOUSTON COUNTY — Water level is about three inches low and stained. Water temp has cooled to the mid-70s.

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