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Texas Fish & Game June 2019

July 9, 2020
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Duck Dogs Must Be Obedient

Obedient Duck Dogs As a professional trainer of duck dogs for over 25 years, I have been asked many questions about training. Many times clients want to know our training methods and the order of progression […]
July 9, 2020

Tagging Gulf Blue Marlin

Because overfished Atlantic marlin receive no government research funding priority, large data gaps relating to their life history characteristics remain. Satellite tagging provides a means to fill some of the data gaps by recording a marlin’s […]
July 9, 2020

Inside Story Of A Tagged Gulf Great White

OCEARCH the organization that helps track movements of marine creatures has revealed some fascinating details on a great white shark that moved into the Gulf of Mexico in 2020. “Miss Costa”, a great white tagged a […]
July 9, 2020

Tips for Wiring Big Fish

Any time you troll with long leaders or “gang” lures like spreader bars of daisy chains, a “wire-man” will have to haul in the fish the last few feet by hand. And wiring big fish is […]
July 9, 2020

Six TX Lakes Make Bassmaster List

Since 2012, Bassmaster Magazine has released annual rankings of the country’s best bass fisheries. While tournament data could not be gathered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, crunching numbers gathered over the past eight years revealed a surprising Best Bass […]
July 8, 2020

New Draw Hunt Near Port O’Connor

For the first time in its 20-year history, a lucky winner has a chance to claim not one, but two one-of-a-kind experiences through the same package as part of the Big Time Texas Hunts drawing. One […]
July 8, 2020

Duck Habitat Conditions 2020 (Video)

Duck Habitat Conditions Officials with Delta Waterfowl have released a video discussing in-depth aspects of duck habitat conditions in the vital prairie nesting region. l Last week we reported the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s […]
July 8, 2020

This Can Help Save Bonefish

The following text is from a recent Instagram post from Capt. Eric Herstedt @capt_eric_herstedt. This is a post about mishandling bonefish and tarpon for pictures by guides and recreational anglers. It’s 2020 and the way we all […]
July 8, 2020

Bear Sightings Increase In NE Texas

Since April, there has been an uptick in black bear sightings in Bowie, Grayson and Titus counties in northeast Texas. The bears are thought to originate from the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Arkansas, or possibly […]
July 7, 2020

Try These Outdoor Heat Hacks

Last year, as temperatures soared into the triple digits in Texas, 48 Texas State Parks handled 129 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Now that the summer has officially begun and temperatures are steadily climbing, the […]
July 7, 2020

Time To Prepare For Deer Season

Just this past week, I had the opportunity to go check out a new place for deer season and off-season hog hunting. And it reminded me of the need to prepare for fall. As the sweat […]
July 7, 2020

Meet A Master Wild Game Chef (Video)

Ducks Unlimited released the latest film in its online series. In “The Sporting Chef,” Scott Leysath shares his love of wild game cooking and the sporting lifestyle. Leysath didn’t set out to be a wild game […]
July 7, 2020

Experts Warn of Massive Gulf Tsunamis

In a study published in Geophysical Research Letters, Florida researchers have discovered numerous tsunami risks in Gulf of Mexico waters related to submarine landslides. In the paper entitled Abundant Spontaneous and Dynamically Triggered Submarine Landslides in the […]
July 7, 2020

Raptor Offers High Tech Anchoring

Global leader in boat control for over 85 years and maker of the Talon shallow water anchor Minn Kota® announces the upcoming release of Raptor shallow water anchor. With a host of new innovations and unmatched anchoring and durability, […]
July 2, 2020

Texas State Park Gets 643 Acre Boost

Balmorhea State Park is gaining some elbow room after a 643-acre land acquisition was recently completed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This acquisition, which was seven years in the making, will increase the size […]
July 2, 2020

Bear Sightings Increase In Texas

Once considered to be extinct in Texas, black bears have steadily recolonized the Big Bend region and other areas of west and southwest Texas since the last decade of the twentieth century. The natural restoration of […]
July 1, 2020

WSF Announces Asian Wild Sheep Plan

The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) has announced a major advancement in the conservation and management of Central Asia’s wild sheep and goat populations under the Foundation’s Central Asia Conservation Initiative (CACI). The initiative includes the signing […]
June 30, 2020

Ducks In Key Area Up 18 Percent

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s spring survey indicates a breeding population of 4 million ducks — an 18 percent increase over 2019 and 64 percent above the long-term average. The population estimate is the […]
June 25, 2020

State Announces Stream Funding

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking to expand public access to fishing and paddling on Texas rivers through leased access agreements with streamside landowners. Private streamside properties are essential to achieving this […]
June 25, 2020

Senate Passes Outdoors Act

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed historic legislation that will have long-term benefits for wildlife conservation, ducks and duck hunters. The Great American Outdoors Act (S. 3422) passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and includes two elements […]
June 25, 2020

NOAA Predicts Huge Gulf Dead Zone

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area or “dead zone” – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life – to be approximately 6,700 square […]
June 24, 2020

ISSUE COVER – July/August 2020

In This Issue: 10 Tips for Catching Summer Flatfish • Profiling Predators • Sleeper Bass Lakes • Saving the Bison • Baby Tarpon • New Salt & Fresh Regs • A Dream Ram Hunt • Covid-19’s […]
June 24, 2020

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June 24, 2020

INSIDE COVER: Penn – July/August 2020

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June 24, 2020

BACK COVER: Visit Baytown – July/August 2020

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June 24, 2020

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – July/August 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 […]
June 24, 2020

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves – July/August 2020

Taking a Hit, Still Standing  TWO ISSUES BACK, we wrote about the covid-19 crisis and the impact it is having on people’s lives, their lifestyles, and their livelihoods. This issue, we’re here to report on the […]
June 24, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – July/August 2020

America is Still Beautiful Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain. I’LL NEVER FORGET sitting alone on a rock on a distant hill in South Dakota watching the northern lights as a pack […]
June 24, 2020

10 TIPS FOR CATCHING SUMMER FLATFISH – July/August 2020

Tactics for Catching Big Flounder FLOUNDER FISHING can get tough in the summer. Spring brings hungry fish a long journey into bays from the Gulf and fall has them feeding for the big migration out. In […]
June 24, 2020

BASS SLEEPERS – July/August 2020

Underrated Summer Bass Lakes TEXAS IS HOME to a passel of top-notch bass lakes, but names such as Sam Rayburn, Fork, Palestine, Toledo Bend, Amistad and Falcon have a way of grabbing most the attention. Here […]
June 24, 2020

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams – July/August 2020

Whopper Found Dead LAKE NACOGDOCHES in eastern Texas was in the news a lot last spring. Local angler Joe Castle put the popularity ball in motion on February 29, his 28th birthday. Castle was out for a […]
June 24, 2020

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT BABY TARPON FROM THE BONEFISH & TARPON TRUST – July/August 2020

TARPON BEGIN their lives looking like a clear worm. Adult tarpon spawn offshore: 80 to 100 miles in the Gulf of Mexico and 5 to 10 miles in the Atlantic Ocean. Once eggs fertilize and hatch, […]
June 24, 2020

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow – July/August 2020

Drifting Away ADRIFT, BUT IN CONTROL No matter what type of fishing is your favorite, nor where you tend to do your casting, it’s a sure bet that at times you fish while adrift. Drift fishing […]
June 24, 2020

PREDATOR PROFILING – July/August 2020

Take Out the Right Coyotes and Hogs with the Right Rifle VARMINT HUNTING AIN’T EASY. Most hunters enjoy the pursuit not because of the bounty of the game but because of the raw challenge. Varmints whether […]
June 24, 2020

DREAM RAM – July/August 2020

A Hunt in Central Texas Yields the Arapawa RamTrophy of a Lifetime “THWACK!” A loud crash broke the silence of a quiet morning in the rugged hills of Real County. “Thwack!” It came again but this […]
June 24, 2020

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn – July/August 2020

Whitetail Cartridges WE DEER HUNTERS are truly the managers of whitetail deer. It is “us” who determine which individual deer are taken and which ones are allowed to advance the species. We too, directly and indirectly make […]
June 24, 2020

SAVING THE BISON – July/August 2020

U.S. SECRETARY of the Interior David Bernhardt has announced the Bison Conservation Initiative (BCI), a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for wild American bison over the next 10 years. The Department […]
June 24, 2020

NEW SALT AND FRESH REGS – July/August 2020

THE TEXAS PARKS and Wildlife Commission in their May meeting made several changes to state saltwater fishing regulations, including updates to the recreational and commercial flounder fishery regulations and paddle craft all-water guide license. The following changes […]
June 24, 2020

COVID-19 IN THE OUTDOORS – July/August 2020

Major Waterfowl Cancellation, Gun Rights Concerns, Cautious Re-Openings FOR THE FIRST TIME in its 65-year history, the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey has been canceled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Canadian Wildlife […]
June 24, 2020

FORECAST CENTER: Saltwater – July/August 2020

Live Bait Cures Hot Weather Lockjaw SABINE LAKE & PASS Reported by CAPT. EDDIE HERNANDEZ Email Eddie Hernandez at [email protected]   WELCOME TO JULY on Texas’s upper coast. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a little warm. Okay, […]
June 24, 2020

FORECAST CENTER: Freshwater – July/August 2020

Crappie, Catfish & Stripers Get ‘Catchy’ Reported by TF&G STAFF Email us at [email protected]   •  •  • •  •  • Location: Caddo Lake Hotspot: Alligator Bayou and Big Cypress Bayou GPS: N 32 41.5019, W 94 […]
June 24, 2020

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – July/August 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 […]
June 24, 2020

FISH & GAME HUNTING CENTER – July/August 2020

Texas’ Most Rugged Public Land REMOTE AND RUGGED. Those two words best describe the Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that rests along the Hudspeth and Culberson County lines in the Trans Pecos region. The remoteness […]
June 24, 2020

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – July/August 2020

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

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – July/August 2020

Bass Lake Naconiche   Catfish Private Pond   Redfish Aransas Bay   Gafftopsail Pleasure Island   Black Drum Carancahua Bay   Black Drum Pleasure Island   Crappie Lake Tawakoni   SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO [email protected] For […]
June 24, 2020

NOAA Adding To Flower Gardens

Building on more than three decades of scientific exploration and public calls for additional protections, NOAA today released a proposal to expand Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to protect additional important Gulf of Mexico habitat. NOAA is proposing […]
June 23, 2020

Dove Banding Study Underway

AUSTIN — From June to August each year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff place leg bands on thousands of mourning and white-winged doves to monitor the factors that influence dove populations. Information from hunter-reported […]
June 23, 2020

Moore to guest on “Hunting Matters”

(Houston, TX- June 24, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcome Chester Moore, an award-winning wildlife journalist, and conservationist and Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game. Moore will appear on the program 6-7 […]
June 18, 2020

TX Boat Registration Changes

All Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement offices statewide and the license and registration office at the Austin headquarters will reopen to customers with appointments for boat licenses and other issues. Social distancing, face coverings […]
June 18, 2020
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Spotting Stations For Cobia

If you enjoy sight fishing for cobia, you probably know that there’s no substitute for having eyes in the sky – the higher, the better. But you can’t add a tower to any old boat. The […]
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