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Gulf Shrimp Season Closing on Friday, May 15th
AUSTIN – The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset on May 15 until a still-to-be determined time in July. The closing date is based on samples collected by the Coastal Fisheries Division of the Texas Parks and... Read more
Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. No Fish Tank License While patrolling Toledo Bend, a Newton County game warden observed a fish tank in a truck with displaying commercial markings required for selling aquatic products. Upon further investigation, the warden... Read more
WATCH: Helicopter Hog Hunting…with a Bow
Check out this video from PigmanTV taking down a hog from a helicopter with a compound bow: The video description states: In this scene taken from Season 4 (2013) of Leupold’s Pigman: the Series, Pigman successfully takes the first ever confirmed kill with a compound bow from a helicopter... Read more
2014–2015 Toyota ShareLunker Season Wrap-up
ATHENS—The twenty-ninth season for the Toyota ShareLunker season ended on Thursday, April 30, with a total of six fish entered. David Roulston of Frisco kicked off the season with his catch of Toyota ShareLunker 558, a 13.88-pound largemouth bass from Lake Fork, on November 20. The fish was 26.75... Read more
Video: African Warthog Nearly Stumbles into Blind, Shot at One Yard
Brian “Pigman” Quaca has seen a lot of pigs in his life, but his closest experience was during a recent bowhunting trip in Africa when a warthog decided to investigate his blind. At less than a yard, Brian scored his closest ever kill with a bow. “Dust is flying,... Read more
California Man Punches Bear In Face To Save His Dog (VIDEO)
PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A foothills man came face-to-face with a bear outside his home. He didn’t run. He didn’t call wildlife officials. Instead, he wound up and punched the bear in the face. Carl Moore is not a guy who scares easily. “The man or beast that I... Read more
Arkansas Angler Catches Piranha, Nearly Loses Finger
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (GFC) has confirmed that a piranha was caught in Lake Bentonville last week, and it nearly took a finger along with it. According to 5News, Robert Headley reeled in the fish after mistaking it for a large perch. After removing the hook (and nearly... Read more
Texas could soon have a tax-free holiday for gun shopping
The Texas Senate has passed a bill supporting an annual tax-free weekend for Texas shoppers — those buying guns, that is. Senate Bill 228, proposed by Sen. Brandon Creighton (R), was approved in a 21-10 vote and is now headed to Texas’ House. Creighton called the tax break a... Read more