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Texas Fish & Game June 2019

September 12, 2019

No License Needed To Kill Hogs?

Feral hogs are so loathed by landowners in Texas for their habitat destroying behavior that beginning Sept. 1, you won’t even need a hunting license to pursue them on private property. That’s when a new law […]
September 11, 2019
fishing podcast

Podcast: Underwater Fishing Cams and Other Technology Improving Fishing Success with Guest Adam Kahn

Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or listen right here! On this episode, Dustin sits down with Adam Kahn from GoFish Cam on location at their warehouse and they talk about how fishing technology can help […]
September 11, 2019

Hunting Acreage Expands By Millions

Kicking off this year’s hunting season and continuing the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today new hunting and fishing opportunities on more than […]
September 10, 2019

Shoot 9mm Through Your Mil-Spec AR Lower

Pistol Caliber Carbines are definitely becoming mainstream-especially 9mm.  Usually pistol caliber carbine uppers require dedicated lowers.  Now, CMMG offers an AR Conversion magazine allowing you to use a mil-spec AR15 lower with their radial delayed blowback […]
September 10, 2019

3 Tips for Live-Lining Baitfish

Live-lining with baitfish seems really simple, right? You stick a fish on a hook, pitch it out there, and let it swim… what could be simpler? Truth be told, if you look at live-lining like this […]
September 6, 2019
Doe with antlers

Mystery Deer-Doe With Antlers And Hybrid

Doe With Antlers On an expedition to YO Ranch Headquarters I encountered a couple of really unique deer. This first shot is of a whitetail doe with antlers we encountered on a field expedition a couple […]
September 6, 2019

How Do Coyotes Really Impact Whitetails?

A new study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management gives an interesting look at how coyotes impact whitetail numbers. The expansion or recovery of predators can affect local prey populations. Since the 1940s, coyotes (Canis […]
September 6, 2019

Why You Should Take Does (Early)

The whitetail deer is a truly amazing creature. When does give birth to fawns you never know the potential that fawn has to turn into a huge buck or be a doe that grows the population. […]
September 5, 2019

A Breakdown Of The 2019 Duck Flight

Officials with Delta Waterfowl have broken down prospects of the 2019 fall flight of waterfowl. It’s an interesting take and one that is very hunter-centric in other words it explains how current conditions will impact hunting […]
September 4, 2019

B&C Examines Big Game Populations

As the organization that was founded by Theodore Roosevelt to reverse the decline of big game populations more than a century ago and has tracked their recovery ever since, the Boone and Crockett Club today reflects […]
September 4, 2019

Native Trout Challenge Tests Anglers

Deep in the West, under a secret rock in a cool stream, lies a prize worth finding. Anglers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Western Native Trout Challenge and put the lure […]
September 4, 2019

Killer Skunks? European Armadillos?

Hollywood gets lots of things wrong. And one of the most glaring examples are references to wildlife in films. There are countless examples like CGI whitetail deer with elk antlers and any number of animals shown […]
September 3, 2019
Walther Creed

Walther Creed – Budget Handgun Defense

Firearms can be pricey.  But not everyone can shill out $500 to arm themselves.  Walther knew this when they introduced the Creed 9mm giving an option of a quality budget handgun. The Bad I’ll just say […]
September 3, 2019

Trolling with Spoons and Planers

Few methods of trolling are as effective as pulling planers and spoons, when Spanish mackerel are in town. But this is also an effective tactic for kings, bluefish, and a wide assortment of predators. If you […]
August 29, 2019

Conditions Ripe for Texas Dove Opener

While most Texans are sweltering under a brutal August heat wave, savvy dove hunters will gladly suffer along providing conditions don’t change before the Sept. 1 dove opener. A hot, dry landscape heading into the season […]
August 28, 2019

Some Tribes Can Keep Eagle Parts

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has revised its policy regarding the retention of eagle remains from tribes on lands within Indian Country. Federally recognized Tribes are now able to retain bald and golden […]
August 28, 2019
fishing podcast

Podcast: Hunting, Fitness, Healthy Living & Eating What You Harvest with Guests Erik Mayfield and Gabe Azua

On this episode Dustin sits down with Hero Way Strength & Conditioning’s Gabe Azua and Krav Maga instructor Erik Mayfield and the three talk about hunting for organic meat, eating what you kill, the benefits of […]
August 28, 2019

Getting Schooled On Wild Sheep

Award-winning wildlife journalist, Texas Fish & Game Editor-In-Chief and conservationist Chester Moore and his wife Lisa are giving away a month-long North American Wild Sheep curriculum to any educator whether home, private or public school.“We are […]
August 28, 2019

Black Bear Attacks On The Rise?

The Mansfield News Journal  has an interesting article about the rise of black bear attacks across the United States. In the last two decades, black bear attacks on humans, and fatal attacks in particular, have been […]
August 27, 2019

Inshore Mahi Tactics

Most of us think of mahi-mahi (dolphinfish) as a species usually encountered in offshore waters, and usually that’s the case. Some years, however, they come closer to shore than others. And every so often they can […]
August 27, 2019

Confidence For Concealed Carry

Are you one the 1.2 million Texans that choose to carry concealed?  If so, do you have the confidence that if and when the time comes you will be able to make the right decision or […]
August 27, 2019

Check Out This Weapon Mounted Game Call

Weapon mounted game call with built in phone mount that connects directly to your picatinny rail. This allows you to have a hands free, compact call that is controllable through the convergent apps with just a […]
August 27, 2019

Aoudad Are Here To Stay

The aoudad (Barbary sheep) is now a part of the Southwestern landscape that will never leave it-at least not until something cataclysmic like a worldwide flood or giant astroid strikes the planet. I’m serious. Imported from […]
August 24, 2019
September 2019

ISSUE COVER – September – 2019

In This Issue: Opportunities & Challenges of Early Teal • 7 Keys to Saltwater Success • Weishuhn’s Buck Recall • Companies That Care for Wildlife • A Gun for All Seasons • Grizzlies & Hogs: What’s […]
August 24, 2019
September 2019

Texas Fish & Game September 2019

August 24, 2019

INSIDE COVER: YETI – September 2019

August 24, 2019

BACK COVER: AGUILA AMMO – September 2019

 
August 24, 2019

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – September 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. PUBLISHER Roy and […]
August 24, 2019

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves – September 2019

Contentment BUZZ WORDS ARE APTLY NAMED. Trendy words and catch phrases erupt into the public consciousness like a cloud of insects. They swarm, flit around until they are impossible to ignore, and then they finally—mercifully—begin to die […]
August 24, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – September 2019

Kudos On Hog Fight I just finished reading Chester Moore’s article about hog sanctuaries in Texas. Thank you as we are fighting the same fight in Missouri. There has been 79,000 acres banned since 2016 and […]
August 24, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – September 2019

Turkeys and Arrows THE FIRST TIME I took a turkey with my bow I was in a cactus thicket on the King Ranch not too far from Baffin Bay. I was 22 years old, and the legendary […]
August 24, 2019

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett – September 2019

Surf’s Up THE DOZEN OR SO SURFERS on big-wave boards floating nearby no doubt concluded that I was about to face the classic Hawaiian horror story—caught inside and under-gunned at Sunset Beach. A set of undulating blue-green […]
August 24, 2019

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent – September 2019

Rad Trad IT WAS A SUNNY, warm fall day in 1957, and my cousin Mark and I were on safari along the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan. The Dearborn Hills golf course was our own little dream […]
August 24, 2019

EARLY TEAL – September 2019

September’s Teal Season Presents Early Opportunities and Challenges THE SEPTEMBER TEAL SEASON follows early southward movement, which can be intense. At the first hint of a cold front, bluewings quickly start moving toward the tropics. Back […]
August 24, 2019

A GUN FOR ALL SEASONS – September 2019

IT WAS ONE of those special moments in life. Dad and I were going to a gun show to pick out my first deer-rifle. This wasn’t going to be a family heirloom or a situation where Dad […]
August 24, 2019

7 KEYS TO SALTWATER SUCCESS – September 2019

FALL IS THE PEAK fishing time along the Gulf Coast. Here are seven keys to helping you unlock those opportunities and maximize your time in the field. Aim small, miss small: As cold fronts arrive and […]
August 24, 2019

KUDOS FOR CONSERVATION – September 2019

What a Few Companies Are Doing to Protect Wildlife CONSERVATION IS MORE is more important than ever to hunters and anglers. Now many companies are getting involved with projects that help ailing fish, wildlife and habitat. […]
August 24, 2019

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams – September 2019

The Green Monsters SUMMER IS WINDING DOWN, but it’s still business as usual for John Findeisen and his crew. In their line of work the job never ends. Findeisen heads up the Texas Parks and Wildlife […]
August 24, 2019

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales – September 2019

Poles of a Different Color I LOVE FISHING RODS. I love the limitless variety of actions, lengths, styles and designs. I love the uber-spectrum of colors and shades you can find. I love the myriad array […]
August 24, 2019

DIGITAL BONUS: Practice Tips for Bow Season by Dustin Vaughn Warncke

   
August 24, 2019

BUCK RECALL – September 2019

A Whitetail Remembrance “THE BLOODY BUCK went the wrong way!” whispered Dean Stubbs in a heavy professional hunter, Zimbabwean accent. I smiled. “He’s trying to get down wind. He’ll reappear to our right,” he hissed. I […]
August 24, 2019

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn – September 2019

On the Cusp JUST PULLED THE CARD from the creek camera. Deer are really walking that narrow bottom trail you cut in early August,” spoke my brother Glenn. “At least four bucks are visiting the mock scrapes […]
August 24, 2019

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus – September 2019

.45 ‘Long’ Colt THE .45 COLT WAS FIRST introduced in 1873 for the 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver. It fired a 255-grain lead bullet using 40 grains of black powder for a muzzle velocity of 900-plus […]
August 24, 2019

OUTDOOR NATION – GRIZZLY & HOG LINK – September 2019

CASEY ANDERSON IS A WORLD-RENOWNED grizzly bear expert. He has done it all in wildlife exploration and filmmaking. Anderson is the host of Expedition Wild and Expedition Grizzly along with many other programs. He is a […]
August 24, 2019

THE TF&G REPORT – September 2019

Federal Red Snapper Season Closed Early BASED ON PROJECTED landings estimates, the private recreational angler red snapper season in federal waters off the Texas coast closed Aug. 2, earlier than the initially projected 97-day season. This […]
August 24, 2019

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – September 2019

Bass Lake Bob Sandlin Whitetail Starr County Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest    
August 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – September 2019

Summer’s Been Extended? FALL HAS ARRIVED…or has it? The fact that the calendar says the fall season officially starts in September doesn’t necessarily mean that the thermometer is going to support that theory. In fact, more […]
August 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – September 2019

Early Fall Can Be Better Than Late Summer IN SOME YEARS on the Texas coast, September can be a bit slow to show significant signs of cooling weather. Fall is definitely in its early stages. It will […]
August 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – September 2019

Be Prepared THE SURF. September weather usually yields many days that are calm enough to enjoy surf fishing. However, until you arrive at the beach, you will not know whether you can venture into the surf without […]
August 24, 2019

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – September 2019

September Transitions IT OFTEN BECOMES a chore for September anglers to find an active speckled trout bite. It can be downright frustrating. It’s the time in the year when things are changing between summer and fall, and […]
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