The 2021 Toyota ShareLunker program is off and running. Texas Parks & Wildlife’s spawning and genetics research program accepted two Legacy Class entries from Sam Rayburn and Lake Austin in less than a week.
Anyone who likes a good story about a young hunter and a salty ol’ whitetail buck is sure to love the tale behind the Rains County whopper Jared Bagley, of Emory, brought down with his bow and arrow during the early days of the 2020-21 archery only season.
Add Derek Mundy to the budding list of Sam Rayburn tournament anglers to live the magic of big bass nirvana on the legendary fishery east of Lufkin.
Alabama-based Bassmaster recently announced a shift in scheduling dates for the 2021 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Ray Roberts near Denton.
A magnificent whitetail buck shot during the 2020 youth only deer season in Kiowa County, Kansas, by 14-year-old Paslie Werth, of Cimarron, has been declared as the biggest free-ranging non-typical ever brought down by a female in North America.
Some of the nation’s top bass pros will square off next month on Lake Palestine in East Texas following a recent scheduling shift by Major League Fishing’s Bass Pro Tour.
The 2020-21 general season for whitetail deer ends Jan. 3 in the North Zone and Jan. 17 in the South Zone, but hunters who still have tags to fill may be able to take advantage of some late seasons, provided their county allows for it.
Mountain lions have been in the news a lot this fall and winter. The media blitz got started back in mid-October when a YouTube video surfaced depicting the bizarre encounter of a Utah man who crossed paths with a female cat with cubs on what looked to be a remote mountain road.
It never comes as much of a surprise to learn that a Grayson County deer hunter has connected with a real whopper. The county is steeped in big buck lore built around whitetails with antlers to shock the imagination.
A 24-point buck shot before Thanksgiving on open range in Bowie County by Mack Hammonds of Simms has been unofficially green scored at 269 2/8 Boone and Crockett inches as a non-typical.
Plenty of folks were stoked about the cooler temperatures ushered in by a blustery cold front that raced across Texas on the heels of the Thanksgiving holiday, but no one may have been happier to feel the brisk air than Carl Kittel was.
A photo of a monster whitetail buck that began circulating on Facebook and texasbowhunter.com in late November has the northeast Texas’ deer hunting community abuzz, especially those who play the game in and around Bowie County, where the big non-typical was reportedly shot near Simms someti…
Some guys just have all the luck. As trophy bass fishing goes, Blake Cockrell of Ransom Canyon is way luckier than most.
East Texas deer hunters have collected some remarkable bucks this season, but John Peterson’s Polk County 14-pointer is the best free-ranging whitetail reported from the Pineywoods region thus far.
Texas’ 2020-21 whitetail deer season is still young. Not surprisingly, there have already been some remarkable bucks taken by hunters around the state. With the meat of the rut still ahead in some regions and lots of holiday hunting traffic sure to come, it’s a safe bet plenty more will surf…
In a classic example of modern-day video game bass fishing, South Carolina bass pro Patrick Walters relied on forward-facing sonar technology and suspending jerk baits to crack the code with finicky Lake Fork bass and bring home the win in the Bassmaster Elite Series Texas Fest benefiting Te…
Ben Bartlett and Lukey Smith have learned plenty about deer hunting through the years. One lesson plan they share in common: Always expect the unexpected.
PINES — Water level is normal and clear. Surface temp dropped to the low 60s. Jim Tutt says bass are good up north using small swim baits and Flukes around grass. A few in the 3-pound range, most are smaller. Fishing is excellent to 6 pounds down south using Whopper Ploppers on bare shore li…
When it comes to ducks and duck hunting, most waterfowlers will agree that mallards rule. There’s something about the big guys with the vibrant green heads, stately neckbands and flashy yellow bills that turn the heads of duck hunters like no other.
Fall brings with it a long line of Texas hunting seasons. Some are already underway. Others are just around the corner, most notably the statewide white-tailed deer season and duck seasons in the North and South zones that kick off this month.
Texas’ 2020-21 quail season got underway Oct. 31 and the season outlook is hardly worth cheering about as the dapper little game birds continue to struggle across much of their native range.
Experts say things are looking good for Texas duck hunters this fall as the birds are expected to begin migrating south in large numbers in the coming weeks on the heels of a banner nesting season.
Some of the nation’s top bass pros, including eight Texans, will be on Lake Fork on Nov. 5-8 for the $1 million Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. It’s the final derby of the year for Bassmaster’s top-tier Elite Series circuit. With several Bas…
Sound deer and habitat management practices coupled with a budding interest in letting young bucks walk continues to pay off with some handsome whitetails for deer hunters across East Texas.
Texas waterfowlers could be in for some banner shoots later this fall and winter if the upcoming duck season turns out half as good as the early teal season did.
Not much epitomizes the rogue ways of Mother Nature any better than the vicious circle of life that frequently plays out in the wild. Making a living off the land is a constant fight for survival where guarantees of seeing another tomorrow simply don’t exist.
The 2020-21 statewide archery only season for whitetail deer opened Oct. 3. Folks in the know are saying it should be a good one thanks to good range conditions and the timely arrival of mild fall weather that has whitetails on the prowl.
It’s early fall and folks associated with the Virginia-based Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation (TSSA) are making their annual push to remind deer hunters to be safe out there and avoid becoming a statistic.
Two Texas lakes not well known for producing double-digit largemouths recently kicked out a pair of Legend-class giants for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Toyota ShareLunker program.
The Sept. 18-20 Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash event a Lake Fork drew 2,430 anglers, but no one topped the 8.80-pounder weighed in on Day 1 by Danny Dulude of Grand Saline as biggest bass of the event.
Some of my fondest kid memories date back to the late 1960s when I roamed the woods and pastures of my grandparent’s farm in Collin County near Parker. Summer weekends were spent shagging grasshoppers and fishing in stock tanks, but come fall I always reached for a single-shot Winchester and…
Here’s an early-season deer hunting tale to whet the appetites of Texas hunters with opening day of archery and youth hunting seasons just around the corner.
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