Deadline Approaching for Big Time Texas Hunts Entries
AUSTIN — If you think that dream hunt of a lifetime is out of reach then you probably haven’t entered in the Big Time Texas Hunts. The Lone Star State boasts some of the finest hunting anywhere in the country, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time... Read more
Here Come the Smart Guns: Will New Jersey Soon Have to Sell Safer Guns?
An obscure law and a new generation of smart guns may soon force the hand of gun-control opponents. Seventeen-year-old Kai Kloepfer wants to sell you a gun. Dressed in a navy suit, his hair more neatly combed than is normal for a boy his age, Kloepfer was speaking to... Read more
Antarctic fish have antifreeze blood, but it might fill them with ice crystals over time
In the icy waters of the Antarctic, most of the native fish have special proteins in their blood that act like antifreeze. The proteins bind to ice crystals, keeping them small to prevent the formation of fish popsicles. New research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports... Read more
NSSF Report on ‘Hunting in the 50 States’ Shows Hunting Is More Affordable Than Many Outdoor Activities, Including Golf
NEWTOWN, Conn. — We’re sure you know that a day spent hunting beats a day in the office. What you might not know, though, is that a day spent hunting in many cases is more affordable than a day spent on the golf course or at a major league... Read more
Federal Government to ATV Owners: One at a Time
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is looking into how to ban passengers from riding four wheelers in the name of public safety. The agency issued a “request for information” on Monday to learn the feasibility of prohibiting more than one person from riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The... Read more
Texas Parks and Wildlife officials: Rain leaves conditions ripe for hunting
As fall comes to Texas, more than one million hunters are gearing up for another season, which will bring more than three-billion dollars into the state’s economy. But just how is this year’s season shaping up for sportsmen and women now that we’ve seen a little rain? Texas Parks... Read more
$4 Million Awarded for Texas Quail Restoration in Focus Areas
Habitat Restoration to Benefit 24 Other Grassland Birds in Decline As bird hunters look to quail season opening Oct. 25 across Texas, there is new hope for bobwhite quail, and for dozens of other birds and animals that share the same native grassland habitat. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department... Read more
Lots of speckled trout around Lake Pontchartrain, but you’d better bring a ruler
By all accounts, Lake Pontchartrain and its ancillary lakes and bayous are teeming with undersized and barely legal speckled trout right now. Capt. Dudley Vandenborre and Chas Champagne have been putting together healthy boxes of fish in Lake Catherine, and anglers are seeing near-constant action on falling tides in... Read more