Can you believe it's already December ... T-Minus three weeks until Christmas Day to be exact? While there is no shortage of outdoor gear to buy that special someone, there are pitfalls to purchasing hunting and fishing products this time of year. Big-ticket items such as guns, reels and GPS units...
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...
It’s a safe assumption the majority of hunters are fully aware of the regulations associated with dove hunting, but there remain common violations that game wardens continue to see each September. Most of them are easily avoidable, and in all reality, these issues rest at the heart of conservation:...
FRITZ COVE, Alaska -- This wildlife-rich landscape in late spring and early summer is fit for a king, and when the bruising monarchs of the salmon family show up, it’s a crowning achievement to be anywhere near the party. The gritty, pebble-laden beach that was submerged only hours before now...
The Fourth of July means fireworks and grilling for most folks, but for crappie anglers, it’s time to hit the lights. Scorching summer temperatures have taken root and it doesn’t appear we’re in for cooler weather anytime soon. However, that shouldn’t keep you off the water, especially if you’ve got...
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...
In less than a fortnight, the Texas white-tailed deer season will be upon us. Archery hunters and those armed with Managed Lands Deer Permits have been able to hunt all month, but for hundreds of thousands of folks from the top of Texas to the bottom, the first Saturday sunrise...
Texas is unrivaled in lands and waterways filled with game birds and game animals, offering a wealth of outdoors opportunities. However, with the good also comes the bad – and even the ugly. We’re infested with invasives of all shapes, sizes, demeanors and hues, some of them much closer than you...
There is as much skill in deciphering a bass fishing report as there is to catching the scaly creatures contained in one. The angling world offers its own lexicon, complete with lingo that can make even a seasoned angler offer a sheepish look when they’re enlightened about some newfangled and...
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...