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Texas Fish & Game November 2017

October 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 […]
October 25, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore

Stop Fake Wildlife News ow many times have you seen the photo of a large shark swimming on a highway since Hurricane Harvey blew into Texas? I’ve been tagged on it numerous times on Facebook. The problem […]
October 25, 2017

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett –

Good Fences s the old saying goes, good fences make good neighbors. Of course, white-tailed deer don’t always heed this wisdom. The standard deer, regardless of age or sex, has four legs and four feet, and pretty much […]
October 25, 2017

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike

Hats Off to Harvey Heroes or far too many people in southeast Texas this past September, tens of thousands in all, the ground was too low and the water was too high.  I wrestled for days on […]
October 25, 2017

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent

Hail the Mighty Whitetail od, family, country and the mighty whitetail deer! If that isn’t life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness I don’t know what is. Sure, there are sundry derivative priorities that go hand in […]
October 25, 2017

COMMENTARY by Kendal Hemphill

What Storm hurricane Harvey, I’ve been told, is the worst natural disaster on U.S. soil in history. I don’t know whether that’s true, but Harvey certainly caused a lot of damage. From Port Aransas to Bridge City, […]
October 25, 2017

Where is the Rut?

Timing the Rut in Texas is All About Location, Location, Location Once a lease, ranch or area of high deer traffic on public land is located, hunters want to know one more major piece of information. […]
October 25, 2017

After Math of Harvey

As Harvey’s Waters Recede, Toxins and Affected Wildlife Remain The waters of Galveston Bay south of Houston and Sabine Lake in the Golden Triangle area (Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange) have had a tremendous amount of water pollution history. […]
October 25, 2017

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

The Best of Us y the time you read this, the healing is in full swing. Publishing requirements mean that every column you read goes to press a full two months before the magazine hits the stands. […]
October 25, 2017

Take it to the Bank

Land-Locked Anglers Should Not Feel Limited Most anglers would like a boat. However, many cannot afford one. That does not mean they are exempted from quality fishing in the state of Texas. The following are a […]
October 25, 2017

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams –

Reel Changes eads up, Texas big bass hunters! If you’re lucky enough to catch a giant bass weighing upwards of 13 pounds from a Texas bass lake and want it evaluated for the TPWD Toyota ShareLunker […]
October 25, 2017

Finding Fall Reds

Fall is prime time to catch redfish along the Texas coast. However there is no single, particular strategy that works. There are several, and we dig deep into the best, or at least my favorite strategies, […]
October 25, 2017

Big Timber Ducks

Andrew Boatman has hunted ducks under about every condition imaginable in a wide variety of situations and habitat ranges. His experiences extend from the flatland playas of the Panhandle to the potholes, marshes and tidal bay […]
October 25, 2017

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

Decoys t’s no secret that hunting is a true passion of mine. In earlier years, I would spend every free moment I had in the woods either scouting, setting up ambush sites or just sitting on the […]
October 25, 2017

Cool Cats

Cold Months are Great for Catching Catfish Catching catfish in the cold months in Texas can be the most rewarding time of year, and most anglers don’t take advantage of it. You just don’t think about […]
October 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

Texas Leads the Nation in Hog Attacks Texans are proud of many of the statistics involving our state. Outdoors lovers in particular beam with pride when speaking about the number of whitetails in the state and […]
October 25, 2017

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Redfish Corpus Christi Sailfish South Padre Island   Whitetail Frio County   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
October 25, 2017

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann

Riflescopes & Ballistics Part Two n last month’s column, I recommended zeroing your long-range hunting rifle one inch (or one MOA) high at 100 yards. For practical purposes, “one MOA” (MOA being approximately 1.04 inches at 100 […]
October 25, 2017

THE TF&G REPORT

Texas Deer Bigger and Better exas has long had the largest population of white-tailed deer in the country. However, the only thing that surpasses the quantity in our state is the quality, and it again has shaped […]
October 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine

Fish Still Bite Even After Hunting Season Starts t’s pre-dawn on a brisk November morning. The cold front that brought a stiff northeast wind two days earlier, seems like ancient history. I find myself thinking about my […]
October 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston

November And Beyond ovember is a month I am always glad to see come around again. The overall temperatures are usually the most pleasant of the year, and the rest of the weather behaves itself as well. The […]
October 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda

Marauding Speckled Trout and Redfish was kyak fishing along a shoreline, but wasn’t getting any action. Then I saw splashing in a cove about a hundred yards away, so I headed over there. A school of redfish […]
October 25, 2017

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast

Adopt Adjustments for November Trout e generally have good fall weather, and some really good fishing to go along with it. As air and water temps drop, a lot of anglers will store their rods and reels […]
October 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus

Corpus Hatchery Raising Juvenile Flounder his year, the number of juvenile flounders caught by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as part of its annual survey hit an all-time low, worrying fisheries biologists across the state. For […]
October 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay

Baffin Alive with Ducks and Spawing Specks ucks have piled into Baffin Bay, and the fall trout spawn is in full swing. Wading jackets and waders are interspersed with fishing shirts and shorts. That’s because Texas’s Mother […]
October 25, 2017

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast

Give Thanks for Sheepshead ovember on lower Laguna Madre is a quiet time. Most sportsmen have turned their attention to their deer leases and their quest for a trophy buck for the wall and meat for the […]
October 25, 2017

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow

Can You Hear Me Now? sing your VHF radio the right way is important for smooth communications—and it could save your life. A VHF radio is one of the most basic but important safety items aboard your […]
October 25, 2017

Texas Guns by Steve LaMascus

The 6.5mm Lone Wolf ike most American shooters, I hadn’t had much to do with any of the .264 (6.5mm) calibers, until recently. The only 6.5mm I had much experience with was the little 6.5 Swedish Mauser, a fine […]
October 25, 2017

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY

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

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham

Use Enough Gun f we weren’t hunting quail with Uncle in November, Cousin and I were out with our BB guns. It was just such a day when we finished breakfast in Grandma’s kitchen and picked up our Daisy […]
October 25, 2017

FISH & GAME PHOTOS

Black Drum Texas Coast   Speckled Trout West Matagorda Bay   Speckled Trout Trinity Bay   Black Drum Tiki Island   Speckled Trout Corpus Christi   Jack Crevalle Texas City     Future Angler Sante Fe […]
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