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.
On March 24, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission took emergency action to change the bag and size limits on spotted seatrout in the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre due to the coastal freeze and subsequent fish kill in February 2021. The new regulations for spotted seatrout in the bays and…
Wild turkeys always get in the mood for love as winter’s drab landscape gives way to the brilliant colors of another spring. Likewise, spring turkey hunting seasons are scheduled to coincide with peak breeding periods when gobblers are revved up on testosterone and most responsive to calling.
Spring has finally sprung. In turkey hunting arenas, that’s just another way of saying it’s showtime.
It’s been a banner year for Toyota ShareLunker Legacy class entries. Legacy ShareLunkers are female largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more that are caught from Texas waters between Jan. 1 and March 31.
It was a sunny Saturday with light winds at Lake Tawakoni and the big blue cats weren’t firing for James Evans as they had been. Just four days earlier, on March 2, the 47-year-old fishing guide and two lady clients had enjoyed a remarkable day of fishing that produced a boat load of whoppers.
Texas hunters, as well as fresh and saltwater anglers, should make note of upcoming deadlines for filing public comments on several proposed regulation changes made earlier this year as part of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s 2021-22 statewide hunting and fishing proclamations.
Texas is steeped in big bass fishing history. Those close to the sport are sure to agree we’re coming off a particularly epic stretch in lunker lore.
Some of the nation’s top bass proswill be on Sam Rayburn Reservoir on March 21-26 as Major League Fishing starts its Bass Pro Tour season on the 114,000- acre reservoir.
Chronic wasting disease was recently discovered in a free-ranging, 81/2-year-old mule deer buck in Lubbock County, marking the first positive detection of the disease in the county. In coordination with the Texas Animal Health Commission, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is working to…
The polar vortex that pummeled the south last week with snow, ice and record low temperatures caught lots of people off guard and wreaked havoc on life as we know it. Many who lived through Winter Storm Uri will forever remember it as a chaotic week when Texas froze over and all sorts of tro…
While much of Texas was still reeling from the big freeze, Lake O.H. Ivie near San Angelo made fast work of building a reputation as the hottest big bass lake in country.
Jack Frost always brings some of the nastiest weather of the year to Texas. We’ve already gotten a really good dose in 2021. Most recently, a historic Valentine’s Day blitz that crippled the state amid a long-lasting polar vortex packing sleet, snow, freezing rain and the coldest temperature…
The Texas Big Game Awards program scored entry deadline is closing in for lucky Texas hunters who harvested qualifying whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, javelina or bighorn sheep during the 2020-21 hunting season.
The 2021 Toyota ShareLunker season is barely a month old. Surprisingly, the lunker bunkers at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens are already bustling with a small army of bass with some serious weight problems.
There is no denying that spring is freshwater fishing’s most promising season, but many will agree that winter isn’t half bad, either.
It’s been a cold and dreary winter thus far, but Texas lunker lakes have come out of the gates red hot. Two reservoirs with rich histories of kicking out big bass have already rung the bell with a pair of Legacy class entries for the Toyota ShareLunker program.
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.
- Huntington residents sue Huntington ISD
- Cheshire to remain in jail without bond
- Bicyclist dies in hit-and-run accident early Saturday on Moffett Road overpass
- Best of Lufkin to allow online voting starting today
- Chief appraiser discusses rising home values
- One man dies in rollover wreck
- Widespread flash flooding reported around Lufkin; numerous trees, power lines down
- Boren resigns from city of Diboll
- Police ID bicyclist who died early Saturday; investigation shows accident was not a hit-and-run, as initially reported
- Family of Lufkin man shot in Tyler County sues Stittem Hill