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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...
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...
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...
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...
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, including the best areas of the state for a variety...
The overall annual waterfowl count isn't as high in previous years, but is still well above its long-term average, which means big things for duck hunters this fall. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service recently completed their annual waterfowl population surveys on the breeding grounds to...
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....
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...
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 –...
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...