Legendary Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme's lasting legacy and gifts to the culinary history of the South include many mouth-watering recipes that are regularly in use today. However, Prudhomme -- who passed away at age 75 in 2015 -- is likely most remembered and revered for one signature dish: blackened redfish. Prudhomme's cooking...
South Texas is big deer country. That’s a fact, regardless if you’re scouring the senderos on a high-fence tract or spying a feeder on a low-fence lease. However, there also is a pair of Wildlife Management Areas operated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department that shouldn’t be overlooked when discussing...
Feral hogs in Texas can't be controlled. It's a fact rooted in destruction of native habitats as the swine descended from those introduced by Spanish explorers explode exponentially across our Lone Star State landscape. That's not to say that we Texans aren't doing our best to thin the state's herd estimated...
Venison is the most expensive meat on earth. But it's just deer, right? Yes, but there's more to the story. There's no doubt about it, when you're tallying a grocery list that requires time spent in the field to acquire your meat-based protein, the costs are going to add up. In...
The catfish ranks only behind the largemouth bass in terms of anglers’ preference, as you would expect, and we’ve got exceptional catfish habitat in Texas. Flatheads, channel cats and blue cats can be found in almost every nook and cranny of the Lone Star State and are more than...
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...
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,...
Deer hunting in Texas is more than just a barrage of camouflage. For many folks deer hunting is life, and from Amarillo to Brownsville north to south and Texarkana to El Paso east to west, it’s easy to see why. It’s big business. It’s time-honored tradition. It’s family time. It’s a three-month season that...
https://youtu.be/IdpxgbLehOg I’ve seen them while hunting Rio Grande turkeys in the spring, my back pressed squarely up against an oak tree, hoping that they wouldn’t scare off a mature gobbler. I’ve seen them while hunting whitetails in the fall, raiding deer feeders and devouring all the corn aimed primarily at attracting...
Bass fishing can be the most exciting form of angling around, but on the toughest of days, it also can be the most aggravating. Finicky fish can be frustrating, and rightly so. Most anglers expect their tried and true methods to boat big loads of bass, but sometimes things just...