Texas Fish & Game

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September 15, 2016

Dept. of Wild: Texas Porcupine Chase!

In 2008, I received a photo of a porcupine road-killed at Sabine Pass. That photo shocked many people because they (along with yours truly) did not realize we […]
September 15, 2016
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Micro Whitetail? Yes! (Pt. 1)

Back in 2014 I wrote about my father and uncle seeing fully developed whitetail bucks that were about 1/3 the size of the average Texas Hill […]
September 14, 2016

Tactic for Catching Big Trout Under the Birds

Fall is not peak time for big trout. In fact in many areas, the truly big fish seemingly disappear. The most popular fall tactic is catching […]
September 9, 2016

Weird Whitetails: The mystery of “Ghost Deer”

From time to time hunters encounter strange “ghost deer” or mysterious white deer that seem to disappear as quickly as they show up. Let us examine […]
September 8, 2016
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Dept. of Wild: Hit and Run Flounder

Flounder are the most finicky fish we pursue on the Gulf Coast. Snook will probably top them in terms of being overall aloof but the many […]
September 8, 2016

Is the Whitetail Rut Happening Now? Yes, in September!

Are whitetails in parts of Texas rutting right now? The answer might surprise you according to research from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s “The Rut […]
September 8, 2016

Adventures in Aluminum – Big Action in Small Boats

Tarpon, Shark and Other Big Game Action within Safe Reach of Small Boats. It was a sight I will never forget. My cousin Frank Moore and I […]
September 5, 2016

Trout Vomit and Other Myths on Migration

The regional management plan of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) sheds light on an often-misunderstood part of speckled trout behavior: feeding. It shows that […]
August 24, 2016

Monster Hogs: Photos of Texas-sized porkers and their giant tusks

The brush popped as the sound of footprints sounded in the forest. As I flipped on my Generation 3 night vision goggles, a low grunt sounded […]
August 11, 2016

Dept. of Wild: Invade the Blackbuck Antelope’s Territory

The blackbuck antelope is one of the most beautiful of the world’s many antelope species. Hailing from India and Pakistan, the species was brought over in […]
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