National Safe Boating Week is this month. That means there’s no better time to brush up on the intricacies of Texas’ rules and regulations – and why they’re in place. Most boaters certainly follow the letter of the law and use common sense whether they're angling or simply enjoying a day with...
Deer hunting all day is no easy task, something I’ve learned from personal experience. Nothing is more frustrating than sitting in your favorite stand for hours on end when the critters aren’t moving and bad weather decides to set in, making things even more difficult. However, that’s why it’s called hunting,...
Cleaning your saltwater catch can be a rewarding experience, especially when you’ve had a memorable outing on any number of Texas' bay systems. By the same token, there’s nothing worse than spending a day on the water and not properly caring for the fish you’ve earned – or even paid...
Did you know there’s only one natural lake in Texas? I bet you didn’t. And even if you knew that fact, you probably couldn’t name Caddo Lake – the somewhat mysterious, cypress-infested body of water straddling the Texas-Louisiana border northeast of Marshall – as the lone native fishing spot in the...
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...
The Texas Hill Country and South Texas are wild places, filled with critters of all shapes and sizes. And while white-tailed deer remain king among wild game during fall and winter, there are many other options for hunters now and throughout other seasons, setting the stage for inestimable opportunities...
The eastern glow slowly stalks the sloping horizon, tenderly illuminating the landscape’s dew-draped veil and signaling the start of a crisp new day, one that's ripe for turkey hunting in Texas. The disheveled coyote on the bunchgrass ridge to the left is the first to chime in, its howling yodels...
School’s out for summer, but for freshwater anglers across Texas, there are plenty of fish still swimming around in large groups, making now the best time to be on the water for a variety of species. Temperatures are scorching – and they’re only going to get worse – but if...
Texas is home to millions of acres of excellent wildlife habitat, providing exceptional hunting from the Red River to the Rio Grande. The rub for many hunters, however, is the sheer fact that the majority of that land is inaccessible, resting squarely in private hands and open only to...
Now that deer season's over, it's time to keep your outdoor pursuits lively, and for anglers of all ages that means wielding a cast net, doubling over a seine or simply carving through fresh earth with bare digits in hopes of finding wiggling treasures. It seems many folks often overlook...