Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. No Parking on the Grass A Dallas County game warden patrolling Lake Ray Hubbard near Barnes Bridge Park noticed the vehicle barrier that prevents access to the shoreline was pushed down and a vehicle... Read more
Toyota Texas Bass Classic Announces Final Field for 2015
ATHENS—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will feature 35 of the world’s best anglers Memorial Day weekend, May 23 – 25, 2015 on Lake Fork. The 2015 final field is made up of the top anglers in 2014 Angler of the Year points from both the FLW and Bass... Read more
Catfish, Striped Bass Stand Out in Possum Kingdom Fish Surveys
ATHENS—Gill net surveys recently completed on Possum Kingdom Reservoir by the Wichita Falls Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fisheries office shows that some fish populations have bounced back from fish kills caused by golden alga between 2000 and 2010. “Our surveys indicate that most fish populations have done... Read more
WATCH: Why Shooting an Arrow Straight Up into the Air is a Bad Idea
What comes up must come down. And when the object in question is an arrow, you better get out of the way real quick unless you fancy a trip to the emergency room. The video below is reminder that you should never, ever shoot an arrow straight up into... Read more
Amid growing popularity, Bassmaster assembles high school All-American fishing team
The world’s largest fishing organization has announced the creation of the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. It will honor the most successful competitive bass anglers nationwide. This new distinction for young anglers comes as Birmingham, Ala.-based B.A.S.S. is tracking a steep increase in the number of high school fishing... Read more
WATCH: ATV Rider Smacks Head-on into Deer, Both Miraculously Walk Away
One of the dangers of outdoor recreation is that occasionally, you’ll get in the way of wildlife. Worse yet, sometimes they will get in the way of you. This ATV rider was blindsided when a deer suddenly appears out of the treeline and runs directly in their path. The resulting collision... Read more
WATCH: King Cobra Goes on Rampage after Being Offered Mouse
Maybe this cobra just isn’t hungry. Most animals greet feeding time with enthusiasm, but not so for this King Cobra. Perhaps it was in the mood for something else, or maybe it was just indignant at the way it’s being treated. King cobras, as their name would suggest, have a... Read more
Bill Proposing Constitutional Protection of Hunting Passes Texas Senate
The Texas Senate has approved a proposed amendment to the Texas Constitution that would guarantee Texans’ rights to hunt and fish, and it is now headed to the House for a vote. The amendment would not affect any current laws but would add a constitutional provision that would legally... Read more