Waterfowl

Articles, reports and commentary about waterfowl hunting in Texas

It has been at least nine months since most hunters could head out to their favorite spot, but now that Texas hunting seasons again have commenced, it’s time to look at what to expect when it comes to doves,...
Goose hunting in Texas has a long and storied history, but in recent seasons the Lone Star State has seen a huge decline in bird and hunter numbers, something that has biologists and wildlife officials seeking answers. Chief among them...
The Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation that would raise the price of the annual stamp to $25 from $15, has been introduced into each chamber of Congress. It has been 24 years since the last duck stamp...
The waterfowl hunting outlook in Texas typically rests mostly on water, but even with lingering drought across some of the best duck and goose territory in the country, we still should have a good fall and winter. The U.S. Fish...
It was a good year in 2013 for those of us who took part in all the hunting and fishing pursuits that Texas has to offer. And not simply because Dick Cheney didn’t shoot anybody — that we know...
The pair of nosy, lean pointers had worked together much of the morning, scouring varying mazes of underbrush and shinery in search of crafty ringnecks. The pheasants had cooperated more times than not on the frigid Panhandle morning, often holding...
If you haven’t already had an opportunity to spend a chilly morning in search of waterfowl, there’s still time, but you must act quickly during this Texas hunting season. By now ducks and geese have migrated in and out of...
I was the same age as the youngster when I first heard the chilling tale. In fact, I was in the same area of Brown County, hunting the same game bird that nearly cut his life short in the time...
The ornately cloaked rooster pheasant’s shimmering tones vanished among the drab shades of snaking growth that draped what once was a bustling feedlot. The downed bird’s iridescent purple and orange hues topped with distinctive insignia of vivid red and green...
Texas hunting seasons again are here, and with a little help from Mother Nature things are looking up for doves, deer, ducks and a host of other wildlife. With that in mind, here is a preview for fall hunting seasons,...