A North Carolina man was billed $80,000 for an 18-hour hospital stay last summer after being bitten by a snake – and almost all of the bill was for anti-venom. Eric Furguson, 54, of Mooresville, was shocked when he received the massive bill from Lake Norman Regional Medical Center... Read more
Rip van Winkle slept for 20 years. Lake Athens snoozed for 25. Then the 1,799-acre lake near the East Texas town of the same name awoke from its slumber and began spitting out 13-pound bass. The second Toyota ShareLunker catch of the season for Lake Athens came January 25,... Read more
Fishing is a popular pastime in Texas that generates some serious bucks for the state’s economy. How much? According to the results a Southwick Associates survey conducted for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,  fishing generated $2.1 billion in retail sales in 2011 and another $1.1 billion in salaries... Read more
On January 23rd 2014, Breitbart News reported Smith & Wesson’s plans to end most California gun sales due to the state’s microstamping regulation. In so doing, we mentioned that Sturm, Ruger, & Co. had also announced that their guns would likely not be available in California either for the same reason.... Read more
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Over the Limit A Lubbock District captain and a Garza/Lynn County game warden were about to call off their patrol efforts for the day because of heavy rains, when they saw the headlights of... Read more
In the state’s ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Thursday approved expanding rules requiring anyone leaving or approaching public waters in 30 counties in Central and North Texas to drain their boats. Anglers and boaters leaving or approaching public... Read more
There are more than a thousand species of sharks and rays in the world, and nearly a quarter of them are threatened with extinction, according to a new study. That means these ancient types of fish are among the most endangered animals in the world. This word comes from... Read more
This is already shaping up to be a big year for Texas’ environment. Decisions are about to be made that will have a major impact on air quality, the Gulf Coast and Texas rivers. On Feb. 10, a federal trial will begin in Houston to decide a lawsuit brought... Read more