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Texas Fish & Game June 2019

April 2, 2020

Many Texas National Forest Sites Closed Due To COVID-19

Multiple recreation sites on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas have been closed due to the coronavirus according to officials with the U.S. Forest Service. The following additional recreation sites will be closed and unavailable […]
April 2, 2020

Washington Shuts Down Spring Hunts Due to COVID-19

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced a decision to cancel the youth turkey hunt previously scheduled for April 4-5. In addition, six game management units (GMUs) that were scheduled to […]
April 2, 2020

Youth Hunting Program Offers Kids Contest

Stuck at home?  Looking for something to do?  TYHP would like your help with a video project.  The top 5 videos will receive a free hunt Certificate.  The best video will receive a guaranteed spot on […]
April 1, 2020

COVID-19, Wild Sheep & Some Inspiration (Podcast)

While the coronavirus dominates headlines and causes great fear around the world, there is an interesting parallel in the world of wildlife. Join TF&G Editor-In-Chief and award-wining conservationist Chester Moore as he discusses the connection between […]
April 1, 2020

Great Whites Headed To Texas?

In 2005, Tide magazine published an article I wrote about great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Entitled “Jaws in the Gulf”?” it won a first-place prize in the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association Excellence In Craft competition […]
March 31, 2020

Abbott Says Hunting, Fishing “Essential Activities”

Today, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for Texas that will override previous local orders and be in effect through April 30th. The protocols allow exceptions for essential activities […]
March 31, 2020

Aransas County & LCRA Parks & Boat Ramps Shut Down

The Rockport/Port Aransas area is the latest to be hit with boat ramp and park closures. According to the office of Aransas County Judge C.H. Burt Mills, Jr. public beaches, boat launches, boat ramps, bulkheads, docks, […]
March 30, 2020

COVID-19: “Non-Essential” Travel From Louisiana Requires 14-Day Quarantine

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive ordering quarantine for persons entering Texas from Louisiana. That would include Texans entering into Louisiana and returning. The following passage is directly from the order. Every person who enters […]
March 30, 2020

Popular Texas Beaches Closed

Two orders are in effect as of Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2020, at 2:45 p.m. closing all public beaches in Galveston and restricting vehicle traffic on the beach west of the end of the Seawall. By […]
March 30, 2020

Trump Declares Gun Stores “Critical”

As NRA is actively fighting gun store closures across the country, President Trump’s newly-updated DHS guidance echoes what the NRA is arguing in court: that firearms and ammunition retailers are “critical infrastructure.” On March 28, DHS’s Cybersecurity […]
March 28, 2020

COVID-19: Fishing, Camping, Hiking Closures Happening Nationwide

At the time of this writing (3/27/20) news was coming in from all around the nation of various outdoor access being closed throughout the United States. Here are the ones we have confirmed. Listen to Chester […]
March 28, 2020

COVID-19 And Its Impact On Wildlife, Hunting

Join TFG Editor-In-Chief Chester Moore for a special edition of his “Higher Calling” podcast as he interviews Corey Mason with the Dallas Safari Club about the immense impact of COVID-19 on wildlife, hunting and the outdoors […]
March 26, 2020

Texas State Parks Limit Programming

AUSTIN— After careful evaluation of the ongoing public health situation, Texas State Parks will be limiting park programming and closing public access to park headquarters, visitor centers and park stores starting at 12 p.m. Thursday, March […]
March 26, 2020

What Is NRA’s Opinion Of New Key Federal Wildlife Appointee?

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) welcomes Katharine MacGregor as the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. “On behalf of the millions of NRA members across the country, I want […]
March 26, 2020

Zebra Mussels Found In Texas Mega Bass Lake

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has added O.H. Ivie Lake near San Angelo to the statewide list of lakes designated as positive for invasive zebra mussels after multiple specimens were found in the lake in 2019. […]
March 25, 2020

Texas Fish & Game April 2020

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March 25, 2020

Feds Offer $54K For Info On Dolphin Stabbing, Shooting

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement and agency partners are offering a reward of up to $54,000 for information on the recent deaths of two dolphins in Florida. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission […]
March 25, 2020

Feds Suspend Entree Fees To Wildlife Refuges

After careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has directed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to temporarily suspend the collection of all entrance fees at national wildlife refuges until further notice. Almost 500 […]
March 25, 2020

Why Are Box Turtles Disappearing? This Could Explain

A New Jersey man was sentenced in federal court to conspiring with others to purchase, transport and sell more than 1,000 box turtles unlawfully collected in Oklahoma, U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said. A Mannford, Oklahoma hotel […]
March 24, 2020

ISSUE COVER – April 2020

In This Issue: Gobbler Quest: Seeking Easterns and Osceolas • So… You Want to Catch a Monster Black Drum • Spring Forward for Crappie • Pursuing the State Bass of Texas • Varmint Hunting for Fun […]
March 24, 2020

INSIDE COVER: Hummingbird – April 2020

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March 24, 2020

BACK COVER: Duck Unlimited Expo – April 2020

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March 24, 2020

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – April 2020

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 and […]
March 24, 2020

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves – April 2020

Godspeed, Steve LaMascus OUR LATE, GREAT, editor Don Zaidle gave him a choice: “Steve, what do you want to write about—hunting, or about guns?”     That was pretty much the entire job interview, back in […]
March 24, 2020

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – April 2020

Human Dangers In The Woods—Blog Response MY WIFE, myself and our two young boys were rough camping in an isolated spot on Caney Creek (there are a number of Caney Creeks in Texas), in the Sam […]
March 24, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – April 2020

Meeting Ted Bundy in the Woods TED BUNDY—it’s a name that invokes horror some 40 years after his despicable reign of terror. And that was the name carved into a tree deep in a national forest […]
March 24, 2020

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike – April 2020

Stop the Petition EARLIER THIS YEAR, I came across an online petition by a Texas sportsman who believes this state should allow gigging and bowfishing for redfish. No thanks. I believe the man means well, but I […]
March 24, 2020

SPRING FORWARD FOR CRAPPIE – April 2020

Locating the Sweet Spots for Those Spring Papermouths THERE AREN’T MANY hard and fast rules in crappie fishing, but here’s a meaningful verse that papermouth junkies can bet the farm on—crappie are only where you find them. […]
March 24, 2020

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow – April 2020

Storage Disasters ONE OF THE worst things you can do to a modern outboard-powered boat is to let it sit on a trailer or in a slip, unused, where it will slowly deteriorate. Outboard engines like […]
March 24, 2020

PLAYING THE BIG DRUM – April 2020

YOU WANT TO catch a monster black drum? We’re not talking about a 10-pounder, here. We’re not talking about a 30-pounder, or even a 50-pound drum. But a true beast of a black, 70 to 80 […]
March 24, 2020

VARMINT HUNTING FOR FUN AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT – April 2020

THE OLD SAYING that foxes are sly is not a misnomer. Red foxes, in particular, are crafty, patient and persistent and when left unchecked can wreak havoc on farms. “The foxes will come in and start taking […]
March 24, 2020

GOBBLER QUEST – April 2020

Seeking Easterns and Osceolas “DAD, THIS FRIED CHICKEN is great! I’m going to get some more,” exclaimed my 12-year-old daughter Faith. “That’s not chicken kiddo. That’s the eastern turkey I shot when I was in New York […]
March 24, 2020

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo – April 2020

Talking Turkey TURKEY SEASON is in full swing now, and I for one, absolutely love this time of year. Spring turkey hunting is one of the most exciting hunts you can have. One of the reasons […]
March 24, 2020

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann – April 2020

Diablo Double Barreled THE 12-GAUGE, double barrel Diablo handgun is quite unlike anything I’ve ever tested. In fact, it’s quite unlike anything else out there. It’s most compatible to Howdah handguns of the past that were […]
March 24, 2020

OUTDOOR NATION: IN PURSUIT OF THE STATE BASS – April 2020

THE NUECES RIVER flows out of some of Texas’s most beautiful landscapes in Real County. From 2,400 foot elevations of limestone-encrusted mountains to open valleys, the area is a treat for the eyes. Plus, in the […]
March 24, 2020

THE TF&G REPORT – April 2020

Wardens Make Shark Finning Bust TEXAS GAME WARDENS are filing several Class B misdemeanor charges on 10 restaurants and markets in the Houston and Dallas area for selling shark fins and shark fin products. “Protecting the […]
March 24, 2020

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – April 2020

Bass Lake Conroe Whitetail Central Texas   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest     0
March 24, 2020

FORECAST CENTER: Saltwater – April 2020

Winter is Finally in the Rearview Mirror SABINE LAKE & PASS FINALLY, THE FIRST real month of spring has found its way to the upper coast of Texas. It’s been a long wait, but April has arrived, […]
March 24, 2020

FORECAST CENTER: Freshwater – April 2020

No Fooling: April Puts a Spring in Your Fishing Reported by TF&G STAFF APRIL SHOWERS or not, springtime is definitely here in East Texas. Largemouth bass are spawning, white bass are running, crappie are biting and […]
March 24, 2020

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – April 2020

The following pages contain TIDE and SOLUNAR predictions for Galveston Channel (N 29.3166°, W 94.88°). TIDE PREDICTIONS are located in the WHITE SPACE above the TIDE GRAPHS on the Calendars. Use the Correction Table in the […]
March 24, 2020

FISH & GAME HUNTING CENTER – April 2020

Why Bringing Wolves to Colorado is a Bad Idea COLORADO’S ECONOMY, elk population, conservation funding, hunting industry and resident taxpayer dollars are in the crosshairs. An environmental extremist-driven ballot initiative aims to force an introduction of […]
March 24, 2020

TEXAS TASTED – April 2020

Homemade Tortilla Soup THIS IS A hearty soup that is sure to warm up you and your family on a cold winter day. (Makes up about 4 to 6 bowls. Double it if your kids eat like […]
March 24, 2020

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – April 2020

TEXAS FRESHWATER Lake Texoma DFW Metroplex TEXAS SALTWATER Upper Texas Coast Mid Texas Coast Lower Texas Coast HUNTING South Texas   0
March 24, 2020

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – April 2020

Antelope Dalhart Blue Catfish Private Pond Gafftopsail Catfish Port Bolivar Feral Hog Somerset Mahi Mahi Offshore Mule Deer Colorado Rainbow Trout Guadalupe River Redfish Galveston Redfish Swan Lake Whitetail Waskom   SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO [email protected] […]
March 24, 2020

Podcast: The Unfiltered Truth About Hog Attacks

With a recent hog attack involving a boar trying to break into a house near a Conroe, TX and a fatal hog attack just an hour away last November, it’s time for an unfiltered look at […]
March 24, 2020

Forecast Excellent for Texas Turkey Season

AUSTIN – A great 2019 nesting season for wild turkeys means more young toms (or jakes) will be seen by hunters this spring. Jakes are typically more forgiving than older toms and create a prime opportunity […]
March 21, 2020

Safest Place From Covid-19? The Great Outdoors

Life looks different from 6,000 feet. As someone who lives at about 10 feet elevation along the Gulf Coast, it’s awe-inspiring to see the world from this perspective, especially in Texas. Standing on the southwest corner […]
March 21, 2020

Delays In Firearm Background Checks-Requests Up 300 Percent

As our nation continues to navigate its response to the COVID-19, we recognize the firearm industry, like many other industries, is being impacted. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is aware of delays within the FBI’s […]
March 19, 2020

SA Boat & Outdoor Expo Cancelled

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak and the newly declared State of Disaster for Texas, the 2020 San Antonio Boat & Outdoor Expo scheduled for March 27th-29th at the Freeman […]
March 19, 2020

USFWS Director Addresses Boone & Crockett Club

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Aurelia Skipwith addressed more than 125 professional and regular members of the Boone and Crockett Club during their annual dinner at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in […]
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