Fishermen are among the world’s biggest dreamers. Word on the street is ICAST 2021 was packed with a wealth of innovative fishing lures, technical lines, reels, rods, accessories, apparel and other gear dreamed up by some of the industry’s wildest imaginations.
The 2021-22 hunting seasons are just around the corner and the San Antonio-based Texas Trophy Hunters Association is throwing a trio of parties in coming weeks to set the mood.
Just when you thought the list of invasive pests to sneak into Texas couldn’t get any longer, it did.
School is out, summer is here and the fun fishing action is firing up on lakes across Texas. I’ve never met a fish that wasn’t fun to catch, but some are way more cooperative at this time of year than others.
The 32nd annual Pineywoods Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation banquet and fundraiser is set for Aug. 7 at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
It’s only July, but fall’s cooler weather and the long line of hunting seasons that come with it will be here before you know it. Whether you are a hardcore hunter looking to explore new territory, a novice without a lease or simply restricted by a limited budget, now is a great time to head…
Greg Bludau, of College Station, has a rich history of success on Texas public hunting lands. He’s got the taxidermy receipts to prove it.
Bassmaster Magazine recently unveiled its annual rankings of America’s Top 100 bass lakes and there are some familiar names on the list. The rankings include the Top 10 overall picks and a breakdown of the Top 25 lakes in the Central, Southeastern, Western and Northeastern geographic regions…
BASS National Conservation Director Gene Gilliland says the enhanced fish care initiative implemented at the 2021 Bassmaster Classic held June 11-13 on Lake Ray Roberts near Denton came off without a hitch.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has issued an “emergency order” to impose additional movement and testing restrictions on deer breeding facilities that are affiliated with six deer breeding facilities where Chronic Wasting Disease has been positively detected. Existing rules alread…
Modern hunters may not realize it, but there was a time when the bobwhite quail was a feathered fixture in East Texas. Quail numbers were particularly good in rural areas of the Pineywoods, where row-cropping was once a way of life for people like Tim Boatman, a Nacogdoches native whose fami…
Landowners, hunters, conservationists, scientists and other concerned citizens from across Texas are calling for immediate implementation of regulatory protocols in response to the recent outbreak of chronic wasting disease in captive deer facilities in Uvalde, Hunt, Mason and Matagorda coun…
We’re coming off a waterlogged May in parts of Texas, and early June is forecast to be pretty soggy, as well. Likewise, rising water and above-normal lake levels are hot topics across much of the state these days.
The Memorial Day weekend proved extremely busy for Texas game wardens, despite severe weather, including storms, downpours and flooded rivers in some areas. Boating incidents statewide surpassed last year’s Memorial Day weekend numbers in almost every category.
Alabama-based Bassmaster will bring its biggest stage to Fort Worth on June 11-13 as the belated Academy Sports and Outdoors Bassmaster Classic plays out on nearby Lake Ray Roberts, a powerhouse reservoir near Denton.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Matagorda and Mason counties, according to recent reports from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. It marks the first positive detection of the disease in these counties.
It’s been a month since a mysterious fish kill was first reported on Lake Murvaul in East Texas and state officials say there is still no conclusive evidence as to what may have caused it.
The 2021-22 deer season is still months away, but the time is ripe for Texas hunters, game managers and landowners interested in joining the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Managed Lands Deer Program to tend to business. Enrollment periods for both levels of MLDP participation are cu…
Texas is a huge state bustling with public hunting options on more than 1 million acres of land. The properties include state-owned wildlife management areas, national forests, Corp of Engineers property, private lands under lease by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and several nati…
Huntington bass pro Keith Combs weighed in a three-day total of 63 pounds, 3 ounces on 15 bass to top a field of 136 anglers in the MLF Toyota Series Southwestern Division bass tournament held April 28-30 on Sam Rayburn. He won $36,764.
Plenty of anglers found the big bites and enjoyed good fishing during the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament held April 22-25 at Lake Fork, but Lee Livesay of Longview lived the largest of them all.
Major League Fishing recently announced the identity of the co-angler that died after falling from the boat on the morning of April 29 while competing in a MLF Toyota Series event held April 28-30 on Sam Rayburn.
Brushy Creek Co-op, a well known East Texas wildlife co-op in Anderson County, was recently named one of six 2021 Lone Star Land Steward Ecoregion Award Winners, according to reports from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Julie Brown, of Lubbock, has caught big fish before, but none to compare to the whopper that came calling shortly after daylight on the first morning of the 37th Annual Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash held April 16-19 on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in East Texas.
Hundreds of taxidermy mounts representing of some of the state’s top scoring whitetail bucks and other big game animals taken during the 2020-21 hunting seasons will be on display at a series of Sportsman’s Celebration banquets hosted in the upcoming weeks by the Texas Big Awards Program.
Texas hunters as well as anglers who fish in fresh or saltwater should make note of several regulation changes recently approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission during its annual regulatory hearing.
As expected, the Bassmaster Elite Series event held April 8-11 on the Sabine River in Orange turned out to be a tight race decided by a slim margin and fishing smart from start to finish.
LAKE NACOGDOCHES — It’s just after sunset on a pleasant spring evening and all is quiet at the upper reaches of Lake Nacogdoches in East Texas.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Hunt and Uvalde counties. This marks the first positive detection of the disease in Hunt County.
More than 1,700 amateur anglers anted up to cast for cash in the 2021 Bass Champs Mega Bass event held March 28 on Lake Fork, but only a handful of them found the big ones biting. Nine bass at the top end of the lake’s 16-to-24-inch slot limit were brought to the scales.
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