Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Scientists Overboard Two Terrell County game wardens and some deputy sheriffs responded to a 911 call about a boating accident with injuries on the Rio Grande River. A university research group with several boats... Read more
Texas: Governor Greg Abbott Urges a YES Vote on Prop 6 to Protect Your Right to Hunt & Fish
Don’t Forget — Early Voting Ends on Friday, October 30! As a fellow gun owner and sportsman, Governor Greg Abbott understands how important it is that voters approve NRA-backed Proposition 6 on the November 2015 ballot to protect the Lone Star State’s tremendous outdoor heritage.  This proposed amendment to the Texas Constitution will guarantee the... Read more
Copano Bay and Areas of Galveston Bay to be Closed to Oyster Harves
Austin – Areas TX-1 (East Approved Area) and TX-4 in Galveston Bay will be closed to all oyster harvest on Nov. 1 and TX-32 (Copano Bay) will be closed on Nov. 3 due to low abundance of oysters in these areas. These closings are based on samples collected by... Read more
San Antonio-area man catches huge bull shark on Texas coast, wins $20,000 at Sharkathon
A Spring Branch man caught an 8 feet 8 inch-long bull shark from the shore during Sharkathon off the Padre Island National Seashore on Oct. 17 — the largest catch ever submitted for the competition. Duke Washmon, 36, said he hooked the 104-inch shark at about 2 a.m. and fought against the shark for... Read more
Prospects Bright for Quail Season Opener on Saturday
AUSTIN – Thanks to timely rainfall and cooler temperatures this year, Texas quail hunters can anticipate hearing more bobwhites during the upcoming season, which gets under way statewide Saturday, Oct. 31. Bobwhite quail could provide the best indicator of how timely rainfall has benefited wildlife in Texas this year.... Read more
Senate Dems introduce ‘No Check, No Sale’ bill for gun sales
Gun control stalwarts Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Dianne Feinstein and others kicked off a legislative push to mandate an end to the “default to proceed” practice. Under federal guidelines, licensed firearms dealers can transfer a gun immediately after given a “proceed” authorization through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s... Read more
Outlook Promising for Texas Deer Season
AUSTIN –Hunters should expect the 2015-16 Texas white-tailed deer season to be one of the best in years as timely rainfall and mild weather have certainly set the table, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The general season opens Saturday, Nov. 7 and runs through Jan. 3,... Read more
Giant Rattlesnake Killed in Arkansas Measures Nearly 10 Feet in Length (VIDEO)
A giant rattlesnake estimated to be between eight and ten feet in length was killed in Arkansas by a man who said it attacked his dog. A western diamondback rattlesnake was killed in West Hartford, Arkansas by a landowner near Poteau Mountain. Steve White said that the snake attacked... Read more