Paddlefish again released in Caddo Lake
MARSHALL — Caddo Lake camper Ronda Martindale sat with her legs crossed on the edge of the stone-walled embankment and watched the 7-inch-long paddlefish struggle through some muck out into Caddo Lake. “You can it! You can do it, little fishy!” She gave words of encouragement to the small... Read more
Greg Hackney Takes Bassmaster Angler Of The Year Title
ESCANABA, Mich. — Louisiana’s Greg Hackney, 41, is the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year (AOY). Over nine events, Hackney outpracticed, outstrategized, outfished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season. Hackney finished 24th in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship... Read more
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