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Texas will continue to see liberal hunting season dates and even more liberal bag limits under waterfowl frameworks issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The duck count remained well above the overall long-term average coming in at just less than 46 million birds during this year’s summer report....
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...
Texas hunting seasons again are almost 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, including the best areas of the state for a variety of...
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...
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...
The 2016-17 migratory game bird seasons in Texas again will feature liberal frameworks and bag limits, including six ducks per day. http://texanoutdoors.com/hunting/goose-hunting-in-texas-faces-large-decline-in-birds-hunter-numbers/ Ducks/Geese Early Season Statewide Teal — Sept. 10-25 with a daily bag limit of six birds. East Zone Canada Geese – Sept. 10-25 with a bag limit of five. General Duck High Plains Mallard...
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...
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 screamed at the group stumbling from clump to clump where...
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 tight rather than scurrying out of range and breaking cover...
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 is where all the birds have gone, and when –...