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Texas Fish & Game June 2017

May 25, 2017

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff

Published by Texas Fish & Game Publishing Co., LLC. TEXAS FISH & GAME is the largest independent, family-owned regional outdoor publication in America. Owned by Ron & Stephanie Ward and Roy & Ardia Neves. PUBLISHER Roy Neves […]
May 25, 2017

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

Political Animals ast month, in observing our 33rd Anniversary, we didn’t really get into the motivation for starting texas fish & game. We did tell its origin story, starting as part of a weekly newspaper that served the […]
May 25, 2017

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

All About Hog Poisoning If landowners would allow access to their land to hunt these hogs, then hunters could stop the advance of hogs. Instead, some landowners are using the hogs’ advance to gain wealth from […]
May 25, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

The Return of Ursus Americans to Texas he tracks were so fresh I  expected to see their maker appear at any second. Nearly as wide as my two hands combined and nearly as long as my foot […]
May 25, 2017

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Stinger Shock ime and tide finally caught up with me. After more than 50 years of “pushing green water” while wade fishing and surfing, I was hit by a stingray. Over the years I’ve had several near […]
May 25, 2017

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

Teach the Children Well rant and rave and raise as much hell as I possibly can all the time here there and everywhere about how critical it is in this crazed culture war against all things America […]
May 25, 2017

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

Fake Fish News ote to those who post photos with exaggerated and erroneous information attached: Cut it out. A while back a photo was forwarded my way by a friend. The bold subject line read: 40-inch trout. […]
May 25, 2017

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

Zero Intelligence here has to be a point where we draw the line. A place where we, as a nation, decide we’ve had enough of the bullying, name-calling, and harassment. Sooner or later we have to stand […]
May 25, 2017

THE CURVE OF THE SURF by Joe Doggett

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. —Ralph Waldo Emerson The surf beckons. It always has, since my earliest years in fishing. An open beach of clean sand and the push of […]
May 25, 2017

GAME COPS by Matt Williams

Working in any branch of law enforcement is a dangerous way to earn a pay check, but for those who don the badge of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden the inherent risks of […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

A ‘Classic’ Comback t’s been said many times that a guy can’t win the Bassmaster Classic on the first day, but he can certainly put himself out of contention with a crappy performance in the tournament’s […]
May 25, 2017

STATE-WIDE HOG SANCTUARIES by Chester Moore

Hog Hunting is Banned or Limited on Millions of Acres of State and Federal Land in Texas. No Wonder We Have a Hog Problem. Warfarin. That was not a word the hunting public was familiar with […]
May 25, 2017

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

Hunting Merriams in South Dakota (Part 1) requent readers of this column know by now how much of a turkey -hunting fanatic I am. Whenever I have a free morning during turkey season, I am out there […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS TENTACLES by Chester Moore

A 1972 Robalo sportfishing boat pulled up to an oil platform off the coast of Corpus Christi. As the waves rose and fell around this giant manmade structure, Capt. Bill Sheka lowered a big hunk of […]
May 25, 2017

QUALITY TROUT UNDER THE BIRDS by Chester Moore

The easiest way to catch speckled trout in Texas bays is to look for gulls diving over the shrimp and shad that specks send to the surface. But can anglers specifically target large speckled trout under […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

Playing Well With Others his is a column that I occasionally moved to compose, but some other seemingly more pressing subject pops up that demands my attention. Even so, the grist for this piece never dissolves or blows […]
May 25, 2017

CATCHING FISH & FUN IN A ROADSIDE GULLY

It was one of the few times Dad did not want to take me fishing. Every day mom and I drove by a little gully on the way to school, and every time we passed it, […]
May 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

Mottled Ducks Being Forced into the Open Gulf The mottled duck has always had a soft spot in my heart. They are a native duck of the Gulf Coast and always symbolized the brackish-intermediate wetland I […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Redfish Galveston Whitetail Leon County Bass Sam Rayburn   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
May 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE

The Scout Rifle he late colonel Jeff Cooper, USMC Ret., was, and is, a familiar figure in the art of combat shooting. He founded the American Pistol Institute in Arizona, now called Gunsite Academy. There, he pioneered modern […]
May 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF CONSERVATION

Fires Bring Benefits to Wildlife ire has been a conservation and habitat management tool as long as there have been land managers in Texas. However, sometimes blazes get out of hand—especially when it comes to natural wildfires—and […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine

Summer Choices s summer finally makes its way to the Texas Coast, it brings with it an endless array of warm water, fishing patterns, techniques, destinations and opportunities. Just about every inshore species will be biting on […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston

Under the Moon of June any years ago I had the honor of “serving my country” by being a member of the Coastal Migratory Pelagics Advisory Panel to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council. We dealt with […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda

The Fish of the Day f you go offshore in June and catch a legal greater amberjack (over 34 inches), fishing regulations require you to release the fish, as the season is closed in June and July. Late […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast

That Was Then, This is Now henever you happen upon a discussion here along the coastal region of Texas where game fishing is the topic of the conversation, the folks who are participating in that little chat […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport

Occam’s razor of Fishing he definition of Occam’s Razor will give most anglers a headache, so in fisherman’s terms it means the simplest explanation is usually the correct course for action. Further, the law of Parsimony supports […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus

Head to the King Ranch Gut or East Corpus Shore esides knowing where to fish and what baits to use, the biggest thing to remember when going out in June is be prepared for the heat. June […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay

Sure Bets on Baffin alk about a sure thing! Finally, the early summer pattern has emerged and it’s an easy one to follow. After gambling all spring, bouncing from place to place playing the conditions, June brings […]
May 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast

Even Prettier in Pink ast month, I mentioned in my Saltwater column that jetty fishing was beginning to pick up in May and there were techniques to effectively fish the tackle-eating rocks. This column elaborates on fishing the jetties, […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

Down the Hatch? on’t judge a book by its cover, but do judge a boat by its hatches. Hatches are a very interesting part of a boat, because they offer a ton of insight into how a builder […]
May 25, 2017

THE PRACTICAL ANGLER by Greg Berlocher

Buggy Whip and the Cajun Bait Bucket have known buggy whip for over 20 years, but we never had the opportunity to fish together. Nevertheless, here we were sitting behind the console of his trusty Shallow Sport […]
May 25, 2017

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins

Popping with Ott ennessee pro Ott Defoe has been on a roll in Texas this year, with high finishes at the Bassmaster Classic on Conroe, and shortly thereafter at an Elite Series event on Toledo Bend. In both cases, […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

Defining Power don’t know whether I can explain this concept in a short magazine article, but nothing ventured nothing confused. Foot pounds (ft lbs) of energy is a fairly simple mathematical concept. The formula is very straightforward and […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS TESTED

Coast Beams Up a Winner I dig flashlights. Maybe it’s genetic. My Dad had a massive collection of flashlights and I can’t put my hands on one without thinking of him. This small, lightweight Coast HP7 […]
May 25, 2017

INDUSTRY INSIDER

What Comes First, Business or the Outdoors? There are few people in this world who have actually made a business out of the outdoors. There are the direct outdoor careers, such as guides and outfitters; the […]
May 25, 2017

FISH & GAME GEAR

Case IH’s Farmall Tractors Designed to be Tough Whether for work or sport, you need a tractor that’s as reliable as you are. From trailblazing and hauling game to property maintenance and seeding food plots, Farmall […]
May 25, 2017

TEXAS TASTED

High Flying Quail Quail hunting is an exciting sport, but unless you own a ranch with quail or have a friend that does, it tends to be an expensive hobby. Fortunately for those of us who […]
May 25, 2017

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY

TEXAS FRESHWATER Lake Amistad Lake Texoma DFW Metroplex   TEXAS SALTWATER Upper Texas Coast Mid Texas Coast Lower Texas Coast Louisiana HUNTING South Texas  
May 25, 2017

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham

Saltwater Gear oodrow had his tackle box open when I escaped the bright sunshine and walked into his cool, dim garage. “Whatcha doing?” He held out a hand full of bright yellow plastic baits, the kind designed […]
May 25, 2017

FISH & GAME PHOTOS

Redfish Galveston   Redfish Undisclosed   Feral Hog San Diego   Bass Fort Hood   Whitetail Irion County   Blue Catfish Lake Somerville   Crappie Lake Buchanan   Bass Rusk County Feral Hog Llano County   […]
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