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Texas Fish & Game June 2019

June 20, 2019

Skirted Jig Heads-The Best?

It seems like in many parts of the nation, anglers who enjoy jigging have shifted from using a straight lead-head jig to casting with a skirted head. Does it really make a difference? And if so, […]
June 20, 2019

State Recommends Anglers “Go West”

With long summer holidays on the horizon, many anglers are looking for unique fishing destinations to explore with friends and family. This year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries staff are encouraging Texans to try heading […]
June 19, 2019

Chevron Sponsors Bass Champs

Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A Inc., has announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Bass Champs Tournament Trail, the largest and most popular grass roots tournament series in the United States. Highlighting this season-long […]
June 19, 2019
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Podcast: Hog Wild! Hunting Wild Pigs and the Feral Hog Epidemic with Guest Mike Wenzel

On this episode, Dustin sits down in studio with Mike Wenzel, host of the Wild Hog Podcast. Dustin and Mike talk about hunting wild hogs, wild hog control tactics, the issues surrounding wild hogs in the […]
June 19, 2019

They’re Poaching Baby Elephants Now!

A research project  operated by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and Clemson University scientists is showing shocking and increasing poaching of Asian elephants in one of their last strongholds. And baby elephants are being targeted for the first […]
June 19, 2019

Hunting and Fishing Access Expanding?

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by […]
June 19, 2019

Endangered Falcon Found On Island

On June 1, researchers put leg bands on fuzzy Aplomado falcon chicks at Mustang Island State Park, where a pair of adult falcons occupy one of 67 artificial nest structures maintained along the Texas coast. A […]
June 18, 2019

Online Outdoor Gear Review Round-Up

One of my guilty pleasures, like so many folks in today’s online world, is bargain shopping on the internet and most of us know the king of the online shopping mega store craze is Amazon.com. I […]
June 17, 2019

Bear Conservation Earns Moore Award

Texas Fish & Game Editor-In-Chief Chester Moore was honored by the Press Club of Southeast Texas for his “Be Texas Bear Aware” public service announcements that run on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI. The goal is to […]
June 17, 2019

Gear Review – Special Backpack

Me walking in and around the rocky Nueces and Llano Rivers is a risk-for my gear. I’m a bit of a bull in a China closet (more like a Cape Buffalo) so my camera gear is […]
June 15, 2019

Fishing Can Renew Hurting Children-Inspire Lifetime Of Angling

Fishing For Renewal The Nueces River flows out of some of Texas’s most beautiful landscapes in Real County. From 2,400 feet elevations of limestone encrusted mountains to open valleys, the area is a treat for the eyes. […]
June 12, 2019
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New Evinrude E-TEC G2 In-Line-Three Outboards

We’ve mentioned before the Evinrude E-TEC G2 300 outboard, and we also brought you up to date when they introduced a new line of smaller G2 outboards a couple of years ago. Well, they went back […]
June 11, 2019

Search For The Guadalupe Bass

The Nueces River flows out of some of the Texas’s most beautiful landscapes in Real County. From 2,400 feet elevations of limestone encrusted mountains to open valleys, the area is a treat for the eyes. And in […]
June 10, 2019

Wardens Bust Men with 808 Crappie!

On May 6, Jasper County game wardens received information alleging three local crappie fishing guides were permitting out-of-state fishermen to violate bag limits. The daily limit for crappie is 25 fish greater than 10 inches in […]
June 10, 2019
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Don’t Forget Red Snapper Season Open

The private recreational angler red snapper season in federal water opened June 1 for a projected 97-days. (EDITOR: We thought it would be worth reminding everyone of the opening because snapper seasons and regulations in general […]
June 10, 2019

Will Banning Hog Hunting Stop Invasion?

Seeing a feral hog in thick snow was surreal to me. I had seen thousands in swamps, cactus thickets and rocky canyons in  Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Florida but seeing one bust out from behind a […]
June 6, 2019

Hunt Texas’ Free-Ranging Axis

The axis deer may be the most beautiful deer species on the planet. Known as “chital” in its native India, axis are the number one prey species of Bengal tiger and they are the number one […]
June 5, 2019
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Podcast: Carp, Gar and Buffalo! Oh My! | Summer Bowfishing with Guest Marty McIntyre

On this episode, Dustin Warncke sits down with Marty McIntyre from GARQUEST Bowfishing Adventures. Dustin and Marty talk about some of the new bowfishing rules, grass carp taking over bass habitat on Texas lakes, what happened […]
June 5, 2019

Feds Seeking Opinion On Wolf Delisting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending by 60 days the public comment period on a proposed rule to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species […]
June 5, 2019

Secrets of America’s Wild Sheep

Did you know bighorn sheep are slowly moving back into Oklahoma? Yep, Oklahoma. How cool is that? Have you ever heard of Asia’s Marco Polo Sheep-a massive mountain dweller that lives exclusively in elevations of 12-15,000 […]
June 4, 2019

Bass Hall Sets 2019 Ceremony

To minimize scheduling conflicts for 2019 inductees, sponsors and guests, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors announced this week that they have rescheduled this year’s induction ceremonies to Thursday, October 3, 2019, to account for the postponement of a Bassmaster […]
June 4, 2019
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Tips for Catching Your Own Bait

You want to catch big fish, and save a few bucks at the same time? Catching your own bait is one way to make it happen. On the other hand, when bait-catching gets difficult it can […]
May 31, 2019

Budget PSA AR15 for $399 – Worth it?

PSA (Palmetto State Armory) continues to impress with their incredibly low prices on AR15s.  But I had to find out for myself – are they worth it? At my request, PSA sent me their 18″ rifle […]
May 30, 2019
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Black Drum in the Surf

When it comes to catching black drum, one of the toughest challenges to surmount is hauling a black in through the surf. Surf fishing has a number of difficult aspects – weather may be an issue […]
May 30, 2019

Imported Shrimp Can Kill Natives

With many people getting out their rod and reel for summer fishing trips, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) wants to warn all anglers to only use bait shrimp native to the Gulf of Mexico […]
May 30, 2019

App Aids Texas Bass Fishery

The Toyota Sharelunker program has been upgraded with a special app. Since 1986 its has received largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more for spawning and research purposes but now it is broadening its reach. The […]
May 30, 2019

Take A Kid Fishing

Take a Kid Fishing & Get Ready to Smile Kids have a way of making us adults smile the way that nobody else can.  They will say or do the quirkiest things that can be hilarious.  […]
May 30, 2019

Smalltooth Sawfish Endangered In the Gulf

The population of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) in the United States experienced a dramatic decline during the 20th century caused by overfishing, habitat loss, and limited reproductive potential. Given the decline in the population of US […]
May 28, 2019
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Raymarine Element: New Fishfinder and Chartplotter System

Recently we took a look at the new 3D fishfinders, we’ve talked about scanner/imager and side-scan fishfinders, and of course a host of other marine electronics systems. There’s just one problem with all this stuff: if […]
May 28, 2019

Releasense Teaches Catch-Release Skills

Shimano, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies and Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) are proud to announce the launch of a cooperative effort called RELEASENSE to promote and enhance the traditional role […]
May 25, 2019

ISSUE COVER – June 2019

In This Issue: Winning Strategies for Fishing the S.T.A.R. Tournament  •  Gamefish Surprises in the Gulf  •  How Texas Summers Affect Ducks  •  Avoiding Danger in the Woods •  A Look at Strange Baits
May 24, 2019

Texas Fish & Game June 2019

May 24, 2019

INSIDE COVER: Geico – June 2019

May 24, 2019

BACK COVER: South Padre Island – June 2019

May 24, 2019

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – June 2019

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. PUBLISHERS Roy & […]
May 24, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – June 2019

True Green I just wanted to thank you for the real outdoor coverage you produce in this magazine. You obviously support and promote the hunter-based North American Model For Wildlife Conservation but you don’t let the […]
May 24, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – June 2019

Brave New World: GMO and Transgenic Wildlife GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs) are living organisms with genetic material modified by humans in a laboratory. GMOs are extremely controversial in the realm of food due to concerning findings and […]
May 24, 2019

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike – June 2019

Work For Your License IT SEEMS THAT NOBODY Austin has read any of the previous columns or heard my radio shows any of the previous times I’ve written and talked about this. So, I’ve bought a bigger […]
May 24, 2019

WINNING STRATEGIES FOR FISHING THE S.T.A.R. Tournament – June 2019

Fish the Surf for Bigger Trout, Sheepshead & Gafftops THE STATE OF TEXAS ANGLER’S RODEO (S.T.A.R.) TOURNAMENT is in full swing and anglers along the coast are competing for prizes and scholarships for catching the best of […]
May 24, 2019

SURPRISES FROM THE GULF – June 2019

Gamefish and Marine Life You Might Not Expect to Find on the Texas Coast WHEN NINE-YEAR OLD Reese Dearing noticed something floating in the water at the Sandy Shores Addition at Crystal Beach. He thought it […]
May 24, 2019

DUCK SUMMER – June 2019

How Do Texas Summers Impact the Following Fall’s Ducks? Q&A with TPWD’s Waterfowl Habitat Specialist I’VE NEVER BEEN MUCH of a duck nut, but I’ve been around long enough to know that no two Texas duck hunting […]
May 24, 2019

Special Edition of TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow – June 2019

New Wave Anchoring I AM STANDING in the cockpit of a Grady White Canyon 456, dropping baits on the wreck below us and hauling up snapper after snapper. Then the bite drops off, and I’m about to […]
May 24, 2019

BEWARE OF STRANGE CABINS IN THE WOODS – June 2019

With Meth Labs and Other Nefarious Activities Encroaching Public and Even Private Lands, It is Wise to Practice Greater Caution While Hunting and Fishing in Remote Areas I COULD ALMOST HEAR “Ki Ki Ki Ma Ma Ma” […]
May 24, 2019

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo – June 2019

No Boredom Here! FOR MOST DEER HUNTERS, June is a pretty boring month. Not so for the hunter of other species. Texas is the one state where you can hunt exotics year-round. This is the time […]
May 24, 2019

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus – June 2019

PSAK-47 THE AK-47 IS ONE of the most iconic firearms worldwide. Although the AR15 is the most popular rifle in America, the AK can be a viable defensive rifle, or at the very least an enjoyable range […]
May 24, 2019

INSIDE BASS FISHING by Chester Moore

Bass Fishing Hall Of Fame Has Class DAVY HITE HAS DONE IT ALL. From winning the Forrest Wood Cup to taking both a Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Angler of the Year title, he is among the […]
May 24, 2019

SHORELINE CARP by Dustin Vaughn Warncke

   
May 24, 2019

UNUSUAL BAITS THAT WORK IN TEXAS – June 2019

A WHILE BACK I went out with surf fishing expert Marcus Heflin. One of his friends was talking about putting on some stingray for bait. Savvy surf fishermen know that stingray is primo shark bait. In […]
May 24, 2019

THE TF&G REPORT – June 2019

Sporting Goods Excise Tax To Fund State Parks THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES passed Senate Bill 26 and Senate Joint Resolution 24, which had previously passed the Senate on April 10. The legislation calls for the […]
May 24, 2019

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – June 2019

Scamp Grouper Gulf of Mexico Whitetail Menard Bass Toledo Bend   Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest    
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