The most dangerous game in Texas doesn’t have menacing claws, sweeping tusks or broad headgear. It isn’t a predator, it isn’t a carnivore, and in fact, it doesn’t even have teeth. It’s a 5-ounce bird. Dove hunting again was the most hazardous outdoors pursuit in Texas in 2016, and it’s a good...
Fall is my favorite time of year in Texas. And I don’t think I’m alone. While autumn officially begins Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, it's still hot, humid and downright muggy across much of the state. Despite that lingering heat, I'm optimistic that cool fronts are on their way soon. As far as hunting...
The thrill of dove hunting isn’t about shooting. Seems silly, right? Expense, time and energy are shelled out to chase after a quarter-pound bird, but the true aim isn’t to harvest as many as possible as quickly as possible. It seems like a paradox in this day and age when hours are...
Hitting a baseball is like sighting in a firearm for Texas deer hunters preparing to head afield in search of whitetails. When you first chew on it, that statement may sound puzzling. But upon closer inspection, both pursuits can be broken down into three simple steps: Load, aim and shoot. When...
The waiting game that was spring and summer is almost over for Texas deer hunters. Next month those with archery equipment and crossbows will get first crack at another waiting game — the one filled with feverish expectation that a burly, old buck will provide a close encounter of the...
Dove hunting in Texas is inexpensive, accessible and inclusive of every species of hunter in the Lone Star State, catering to anyone and everyone willing to brave a steamy September afternoon from the Red River to the Rio Grande. And thanks to the longest dove season in eight decades, maybe you'll...
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...
Texas’ Wildlife Management Areas are as distinct and varied as the different regions of the state where they are located. This network of public land is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, which uses the hundreds of thousands of combined acres for a number of purposes. Mostly, the...
The dog days of summer are here, which means there’s no better time to go in search of cats. The catfish remains a summertime staple across Texas, ranking only behind the largemouth bass in terms of anglers’ preference. And for good reason – flatheads, channel cats and blue cats can...
Fishing during the middle of the day isn’t just tough — it’s downright dangerous. It doesn’t take much to overheat and take all the fun right out of the pastime. However, if you’re looking to find the magic hour, any success you have clearly will be both audible and visible. Concentrating early...