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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 various areas, encountering a variety of decoy setups and hearing...
On the final day of duck season, Baffin Bay hunting is measured in hours and minutes. And the clock is ticking. A looming full moon peeking ominously through faint bands of wispy clouds greets the pair of droning bay boats flanked by the unmistakable mist of salty spray that always hovers...
Texas is waterfowl country, and again this fall and winter, all of the Lone Star State will harbor ducks and geese of all shapes, sizes and colors. The counts again should be favorable, too. Dave Morrison, small game program leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife, said waterfowl counts in recent seasons...
Texas duck hunters will be allowed to harvest two canvasbacks as part of their daily limit under migratory game bird seasons approved for 2013-14. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission also adopted a staggered split between the North and South Zones to allow for the opportunity of an additional week...
From Panhandle playa lakes and Cross Timbers irrigation ponds teeming with rafts of mallards and wigeons to East Texas river bottoms lousy with wood ducks, the opportunities that come during fall and winter frameworks on the Central Flyway are second to none. The variety of Lone Star State waterfowl...
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, deer, ducks and geese. Here’s a hunting season preview, focusing on...
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 of. With that in mind, here are 10 things hunting and...
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 and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service conducted their annual...
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 it takes for a covey to get out of sight. One...
Waterfowl hunters are birds of a different feather. Rising long before the sun hints at making a rosy appearance to slog around in muck fit for a water buffalo while hauling around a gaggle of decoys in often less-than-stellar conditions may seem bird-brained to the average human. But for the...

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