With Friends Like These…
Kendal Hemphill At the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention in January, a special auction was held to help bring the black rhino back from the brink of extinction. One of the most endangered species on the planet, the black rhino has dwindled from a population of around 70,000 during... Read more
Welcome Invaders!
Chester Moore “Invasive Exotic.” That term is being used with greater frequency to describe non-indigenous animals and plants that often cause great problems for mankind and native wildlife. In the era of 24-hour news and instant information via Twitter, Facebook, blogging and other forms of social media, many things... Read more
Amber Jacked
John N. Flesher Often compared to winching an anvil up through a football field of water, battling amberjack can challenge just about any angler or tackle. When hooked, amberjack don’t display the flash of a king mackerel or speed of a tuna, but they exhibit incredible strength. Sometimes dubbed... Read more
Bare Bones Hunting
Lou Marullo Hog hunting is not an easy task. Sure, the younger ones can be easy to bag around corn feeders but if you shoot a few in an area they go nocturnal and even then the biggest boars can be super-challenging to bag. Mature boars, like trophy bucks,... Read more
March Madness: Some tips to help anglers capitalize when the big bite comes
Matt Williams NCAA basketball fans aren’t the only ones getting a good dose of March Madness these days. My guess is Texas bass anglers are just as stoked about their chances of making big points with a monster largemouth. Those who aren’t should be. March marks the arrival of... Read more
Chasing Rainbows
Doug Pike For many winters now, the state of Texas has stocked a few hundred thousand bite-sized rainbow trout in urban and suburban ponds. They’re great for any fisherman, young or old, who needs to feel a tight line and can’t get to the coast or a big reservoir.... Read more
The Hog from Hell
Chester Moore IF THERE IS A DARK SIDE to hunting in the American South, it comes via wild hogs. No animal from Texas to Florida is more unpredictable, aggressive and, in some circumstances, downright evil. Take, for example, the “Satan Hog”. Back in the mid 1990s, I hunted hogs... Read more
Texas Biggest Bass
Matt Williams Texas bass lakes have changed immensely over the last 30 or so years. So have the fish that are finning around out there, the anglers who chase them, and the biological practices that are used to manage one fishery to the next. Back in 1979, when I... Read more