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Texas Fish & Game October 2017

October 25, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

New Beginnings wenty-five years ago this month, my first published article appeared in the pages of a weekly newspaper called The Opportunity Valley News. The story was about red wolves and “coywolves” the hybrids between red wolf […]
September 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 […]
September 25, 2017

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves

Harvey Hellbanger e were still drying out from the  floods visited upon us by Hurricane Harvey as the deadline for this issue arrived. This powerful force of nature hammered the upper two-thirds of the Texas Coast relentlessly […]
September 25, 2017

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett

Love Those Doves ove hunting is a big deal in Texas. Based on annual statistics compiled by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the various dove seasons draw approximately 400,000 hunters. The actual number of “dove hunters” probably is […]
September 25, 2017

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

Tamning San Luis Pass n mid-August, after a short-term spate of drownings, Brazoria County officials opted to shut down the recreational dipping of so much as a toe into water around San Luis Pass. To make their […]
September 25, 2017

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

Welcome Felix y dearest grandson Felix, Welcome to planet earth and the loving Nugent & Kennedy families and America at 1:07am on July 28, 2017 youngman! Those 1st 9 months were as comfy as it is going […]
September 25, 2017

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

Lion for the Cause o doubt most TF&G readers will remember Cecil the Lion, the lion that was killed a couple of years ago by a Minnesota dentist named Walter Palmer. That lion caused pretty much every […]
September 25, 2017

Packin’ a Mule by Razor Dobbs

Hunting Desert Mule Deer with a 10mm Semi-Auto It looked like a Photoshopped scenic portrait. Rolling, dense fog draped the west Texas brush like a wet blanket. Something between rain and mist accented the color of […]
September 25, 2017

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

Ready, Set, October! ctober has finally arrived! Serious deer hunters have been counting down the days. They have checked their favorite tree stand sites and have scouted for months now. They are ready… at least they […]
September 25, 2017

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

The Great Adventure y good friends Marin and Sarah have just become new parents to twin boys. Marin is reveling in fatherhood and, as an ardent outdoorsman and angler, has already made plans for all the hunting […]
September 25, 2017

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

TPWD Says No More Alabama Bass for Texas eptember 1, marked the start  of a new fiscal year for the folks at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department—the beginning of a new budgetary timeline for the state […]
September 25, 2017

Texas Legends by Matt Williams

Texas has been a fertile breeding ground for pro bass anglers ever since the dawn of tournament fishing. That’s largely because some the very best bass fisheries in America are here. Texas bass fisheries are ripe […]
September 25, 2017

Gunning for Hogs by Chester Moore

5 Fatal Tips to Score on Big Boars Deer season is upon us but that does not mean hog hunting is over. In fact, some of the best opportunities to kill hogs is during the fall […]
September 25, 2017

Texas Sasquatch by Chester Moore

TALES OF BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS IN TEXAS ARE AS OLD AS TEXAS One of the most popular trends of late has been the search for Cryptid (undiscovered) animals and the most popular of these is Bigfoot. Bigfoot, […]
September 25, 2017

Super Snappers

Alligator Snappers Just the name “alligator snapping turtle” churns up memories for anyone who has waded barefoot in the creeks, rivers, and sloughs of East Texas. Snappers are part of the lore of the region. My […]
September 25, 2017

Freaky Flounder Photos

                       
September 25, 2017

How to Glass by Steve LaMascus

Using binoculars or a Spotting Scope is an Art I have seen many hunters pick up binoculars, take a quick look at a mountainside a half-mile away, and state unequivocally that there was no game on the […]
September 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

Wildlife Displaced in Wake of Harvey Flood Waters As flood waters from Harvey recede and those affected begin to sort through the damage left in the wake of the storm, biologists with the Texas Parks and […]
September 25, 2017

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Feral Hog Victoria County Shark Galveston   Flounder Sabine Pass   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
September 25, 2017

Texas Dept. of Defense

Scopes and Ballistics itting a target at long-range with a scoped rifle ain’t easy. Doping wind, estimating range, and compensating for bullet drop present a mind-boggling mix of skills that few shooters have the time or dedication to […]
September 25, 2017

Texas Dept. Of Conservation

Open Access Hunting exas public hunting program is a model for both conservation initiatives and access to the masses. While the Lone Star State doesn’t boast as much public land hunting as those states farther to the […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine

Runin’ and Gunnin’ ne of the most popular  quotes among fishermen on those dreaded tough days on the water is “that’s why they call it fishing instead of catching.” I’m sure we’ve all heard it more […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston

October BEST! n Texas, and particularly on the upper coast, we normally have a short, but glorious fall for a few days between our tropical summer and a cooler, wet winter. During our version of fall, we […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda

Shorelines and Marsh Drains ctober is a great time to fish East and West Matagorda bays because the fish are aggressively feeding. All you have to do is find them. That is easier in October than in […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast

The Hunt for Reds in October he September equinox officially marks the coming of autumn. However, we typically don’t see a noticeable difference in the weather until the very end of September or the first part of […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport

Sparing the Rod lthough this article is  NOT about parenting, it probably should be because I definitely have an opinion on the subject. Much of what I think, most young parents these days would not want […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus

Wells, Wells, and More Wells ells in Corpus Christi Bay, Aransas Bay, Redfish Bay and all the smaller bays in between should be trout producers in October. The above-water well structure has been taken down, but […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay

Epic Fall Fishing Begins he advent of fall is evident now, and the continuing regeneration of Baffin Bay is well on its way, with giant grass flats and clear water. Fall fishing has a well-earned label as […]
September 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast

Tarpon Trick or Treat hen October rolls around, any fisherman who hasn’t turned in his rod and reel and parked his boat to focus on deer hunting is primarily paying attention to the big redfish and […]
September 25, 2017

Cast Blast by Chester Moore

When cooler temperatures begin to give us some relief from the grueling heat things start to happen in the wilds of Texas. Whether on the water or in the woods, wildlife begins to move and in […]