March 2014

March 2014

EMag March 31, 2014

No New Positives Found in 2013-14 Trans Pecos CWD Surveillance
AUSTIN – Nearly 300 tissue samples were collected from hunter harvested deer and elk from the Trans Pecos ecoregion during the 2013-14 season to test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Over the last two hunting seasons upwards of 600 deer and elk have been tested for CWD, thanks to... Read more
Texas Oil Spill Reaches Down-State Beaches
Image source: Breitbart Texas Tar balls from the oil tanker spill that occurred in Galveston Bay on March 22nd have reached Mustang Island and the beaches of Port Aransas along the southern Texas coast.  Crews were immediately on hand to begin the cleanup process. According to an article in... Read more
Texas Leaders Attack EPA on Proposed Expansion
Image source: Breitbart Texas In a sweeping 370 plus page report, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo Ellen Carcy submitted a proposed rule change for how water is regulated in the United States—effectively expanding authority to bodies traditionally maintained... Read more
Rubber Band Machine Gun!? Yep, It is Real.
Image source: The Firearm Blog Armed with one of these, it would be nigh impossible to lose your fantasy office rubber band fight. The aptly named Rubber Band Machine Gun (RBMG) is a (genius) product originally released on KickStarter. The project, which only had a goal of $5,000, generated... Read more
Raven MPV
Image source: Uncrate When you spend your days working outdoors, you know how important it is to get the most out of every tool you have — and that’s exactly what makes the Raven MPV the perfect tool for the job. It’s at once a riding lawnmower, a gasoline... Read more
URGENT: GM issues recalls for current Silverado, Sierra and full-size SUVs
What is happening with General Motors? I hate to do negative articles about any single vehicle or supplier, but a thinking person has to question the number of serious recalls that GM has been forced to issue recently. The most important to sportsmen and their families, I suspect, are... Read more
TPW Commission Approves Expanded Mule Deer, Extended Squirrel Hunting Seasons
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its Thursday, March 27 public hearing approved expanded mule deer hunting in several counties and extended squirrel season across parts of East Texas. An archery-only open season and 16-day general season for mule deer in Knox County, and a nine-day... Read more