Why Did the Environmental Protection Agency Spend $1.4 Million on Guns?
Even those of us who have worked in Washington for many years and become accustomed to the inner workings of government can still be amazed by what lurks behind the curtain sometimes. Case in point: the Environmental Protection Agency. Most Americans have at least heard of the EPA, even if... Read more
Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart details plans for collecting hunter harvest chronic wasting disease samples
AUSTIN — Texas hunters wishing to assist with the statewide chronic wasting disease (CWD) monitoring effort this fall can do so by voluntarily taking their harvested deer (or the head of the harvested deer) to a location where Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologists will be collecting tissue... Read more
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, a mighty magic carpet, is SUV of Texas
The Ford Explorer defined the SUV category more than two decades ago, and has led the pack ever since, but there has never been a top-of-the-line entry before. Enter the 2016 Explorer Platinum, awarded SUV of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo. The Explorer unseated seven-year... Read more
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