The three-week spring turkey season in 13 East Texas counties with a legal season rolled to a close May 14. It wasn’t exactly a banner year for harvest across the board, but it was significantly better than 2019, said Jason Hardin, wild turkey program leader with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Hardin said East Texas hunters shot 195 gobblers this year. The total is up 45 birds from 2019 and 16 shy of the 2018 total. Hunters are required to report all eastern gobblers harvested in East Texas to TPWD.

Connor Hague

Bass circuits on the local and national levels are back up and running after a 12-week hiatus spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Connor Hague, 15, (right) teamed up with Pat Amike to win Bass Champs’ first post-COVID team event.

Matt Williams is a freelance writer based in Nacogdoches. He can be reached by email at


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