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Texas Fish & Game September 2017

September 25, 2017

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

The Fountain of Youth very summer for the past 25 years  we have been given a dose of elixir from the Fountain of Youth. Attending conferences for Texas agriculture teachers and their students each year, we […]
August 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 […]
August 25, 2017

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Kendal vs. Academia I love the outdoor information in Texas Game and Fish and eagerly await its arrival each month. I usually overlook the occasional political content, but the most recent column by Editor Kendall Hemphill […]
August 25, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

Freedom of Speech Endangered ndangered species is a  topic I have written on, lectured about and broadcast programs relating to many times. My favorite thing about the industry I work in is that wildlife conservation is […]
August 25, 2017

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Golden Oldie ne of the oldest saltwater lures remains one of the best. I am, of course, referring to the simple metal spoon. The modern spoon has been a proven choice for generations yet many of today’s […]
August 25, 2017

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

Make Time for Fishing he response is:  Yes, you do. Put down your whine. The statement was “I don’t have time to go fishing.” I said as much more than once, probably closer to a dozen […]
August 25, 2017

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

No Child Before Their Time oo painful and numerous to repeat here, the horror stories are heartbreaking and endless; a parent wanting desperately to introduce their young son and/or daughter to the joys of the shooting sports […]
August 25, 2017

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

Farewell, My Reality riting an opinion is a lot like accidentally running over your neighbor’s cat—the one that has been leaving nuggets in your children’s sandbox. It makes you feel nice, knowing you’ve made a positive difference in […]
August 25, 2017

GOING PUBLIC FOR ARCHERY by Matt Williams

The 2017-18 Archery Only season is just around the corner. The season gets underway on September 30 and runs for 35 consecutive days before winding down on November 3, the eve of the general season in […]
August 25, 2017

FISHING AT HIGH TIDE by David Sikes

Coastal anglers complain when bays are swollen with tide, and again when they shrink. It’s as if we’re surprised by these natural cycles. Understandably, extremely high bay levels in Texas are usually associated with tropical disturbances […]
August 25, 2017

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

Lighten Up! nyone who fishes with me for any length of time knows that I can be pretty picky about the tackle I use. Everything must be matched and balanced, or I actually don’t feel comfortable. It […]
August 25, 2017

HOW I CHOSE MY FAVORITE ALL AROUND RIFLE by Razor Dobbs

The scimitar-horned oryx had no idea I was watching him as he grazed 75 yards away. I was set and ready, crouched on my knees behind a mesquite bush, with my .30-06 in my hands. Time […]
August 25, 2017

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

Pre-Season Prep for Bow Hunting ts’s crunch time for any bow hunters out there. We are down to one month to make sure we are prepared and ready to bow-hunt for whitetail deer. You do not […]
August 25, 2017

TEAL BY THE FULL MOON by Jeff Stewart

Nothing signals the beginning of the greatest time of year better than the sound of gun shots coming from the sloughs and shallows around East Texas. It’s like a starter’s pistol that signals the beginning of […]
August 25, 2017

AWESOME ALLIGATORS by Joe Doggett

Alligators share one thing in common with big fish and all snakes—the more the story is told, the bigger they get. Like many longtime outdoor enthusiasts in southeast Texas, I have seen thousands of rough-scaled, snaggle-toothed, […]
August 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

Boar Hogs vs. Boar Bears I have hunted both boar hogs and boar bears.  Being opportunistic feeders each will feed on what is most easily available. Hogs favorite food is corn from under deer feeders. They […]
August 25, 2017

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Turkey Private Land Bass Canyon Lake   Jack Crevalle Costa Rica   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
August 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE

Building Your Own AR-15 Lower Receiver s I’ve mentioned previously, shooters have an amazing variety of barrel types, weights and chamberings to choose from when assembling their personal, custom AR-15. In addition, you can choose from (in addition […]
August 25, 2017

THE DEPT. OF CONSERVATION

Thinking Dove and Deer eptember has most Texas hunters thinking doves, but it’s also prime time to talk deer. Thanks to conservation efforts, ongoing scientific research in setting frameworks and a little help from Mother Nature, this […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine

Sabine In September ne of the most exciting months of the year for Texas outdoorsmen has made its way to the coast. In September on the upper coast, we’re never really exactly sure what type of seasonal […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston

Make This A September To Remember eptember on the Texas Coast is often merely an extension of August, with calm days featuring uncomfortable heat. Fishing species and techniques are also usually the same as those that were […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda

Matagorda Hot Spots in the Gulf of Mexico arly September is a great time to go offshore or to fish from the beach. In both locations the water is typically calm and clear. For boats going offshore, ling, […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast

September’s Cooling Refreshes Hot Action e have been suffering from a lot of hot air for months, but it is now time for Mother Nature to turn down the heat. By the end of September, the coastal […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport

The Search his past spring and summer three boater/anglers went missing. In two of the instances I knew the anglers involved. Two were seasoned veterans of our coastal bay area. If you have frequented my writings, you know […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus

Satellite Fish? don’t know if you caught the information reported by a local Corpus Christi TV station a couple of months back. “The hatchery,” referring to the Corpus Christi Fish Hatchery, “has a way to track […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay

The End of Summer Begins he sun is riding lower in the sky and the colors of the shorelines become more vibrant. A few ducks are straggling in and some migratory bird species begin to arrive. That’s the […]
August 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast

Mangrove Snook n asset  that makes Lower Laguna Madre such a remarkable place to fish is the wide variety of fish available to anglers. There literally is something for every fishing preference. Besides the usual suspects, speckled […]
August 25, 2017

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

Getting Stuck here area a dozen-odd boats sitting at anchor over the rocky bottom, catching one fish after the next. Another boat arrives, pulls upwind of the pack, and drops down the hook.  His anchor line pulls […]
August 25, 2017

THE PRACTICAL ANGLER by Greg Berlocher

Live Bait Tips ater temperatures  in Texas bays increase throughout the summer, reaching their zenith in late August or early September. Readings in the high 80s, even low 90s, are common, leaving apex predators grumpier than […]
August 25, 2017

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins

Crochet Goes Back to School in the Fall t’s the ultimate Get-Rich quick scheme on the water. An angler might have nothing in the live-well and rapidly diminishing hopes of filling it, when seemingly out of nowhere […]
August 25, 2017

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

Shotguns recently realized that I don’t write much about shotguns. I guess this is partly because there isn’t as much to discuss with shotguns as there is with rifles and handguns. With rifles you can talk endlessly about […]
August 25, 2017

INDUSTRY INSIDER

Aguila Shot Shells Now in Academy Aguila Ammunition and Texas Armament & Technology are pleased to announce that Aguila’s line of shotshells are now available in all Academy locations throughout the Southeastern United States. Aguila’s standard […]
August 25, 2017

FISH & GAME GEAR

Beckman is Back! Beckman, one of the most trusted brands in the fishing tackle industry is back! In October of 2016 G. Pucci & Sons, owners of P-Line, acquired Beckman Net Company from PRADCO.  At the […]
August 25, 2017

TEXAS TASTED

Bryan’s Texas-Style Salmon and Crab Cakes Texas -style fresh crab cakes have always been a favorite enjoyed by my family. My Nana, from Mobile Bay, taught us the art of crabbing. She emphasized the importance of […]
August 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  
August 25, 2017

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams –

Fishin’ Holes: Hey, That Ain’t Your Brushpile! odern electronics have forever changed the way the way we fish, away from the bank. Used correctly, innovative technologies from industry leaders such as Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird and Raymarine combined […]
August 25, 2017

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham

September, ’67 elbert P. Axelrod  stared at the stock tank that was still in the springtime sun. “I’m hot.” Cousin wiped sweat from his forehead. “It’s still September. Of course it’s hot. Dad says it won’t […]
August 25, 2017

FISH & GAME PHOTOS

Redfish Corpus Christi   Stingray Galveston   Catfish Lake Conroe   Bass Lake Bushanan   Turkey Undisclosed   Piggy Perch Bayou Vista   Whitetail Columbus   Speckled Trout Part O’Connor   Shark Galveston   Bass Lake […]
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