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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...
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...
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....
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 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...
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...