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Texas Fish & Game September 2019

September 26, 2019

“Now” Acorns Key To Archery Success

The archery-only season for whitetail deer throughout Texas opens Saturday Oct. 1. Tens of thousands of bowhunters will take to the field to get within 30 yards (yes, some further) of an extremely wary game animal […]
September 26, 2019
cobia ears

What do fish hear?

I recently had an awesome opportunity to go fishing with one of the world’s foremost experts on how fish hear: Dr. Arthur Popper, from the University of Maryland. He’s spent an entire career focusing solely on […]
September 25, 2019
fishing podcast

Podcast: Airgun Hunting for Whitetail Deer, Backyard Plinking Fun and More with Guest Rick Ward

Subscribe on your favorite podcast app or listen right here! On this week’s episode, Dustin sits down with Rick Ward, AKA The Urban Airgunner, and they talk about hunting deer and other big game with big […]
September 24, 2019

Texas Fish & Game October 2019

September 24, 2019

ISSUE COVER – October 2019

In This Issue: Deer vs. Crossbow  |  Fishing for Wolf Packs  |  Mystery of the Black Longtail  |  The Eyes Have it: Sight Fishing  |  Voice of the Texas Outdoor Nation  |  Chasing Revved-Up Reds  |  Special Section: […]
September 24, 2019

INSIDE COVER: Chevron Techron – October 2019

 
September 24, 2019

Back COVER: Gerber – October 2019

 
September 24, 2019

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – October 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 […]
September 24, 2019

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

Bull**** Control LET’S FACE IT. There is, and probably always will be, a gun problem in the United States. The wrong people get their hands on high-powered weapons—either by legal or illegal means, or under circumstances […]
September 24, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – October 2019

Bullish On Bighorn Story Thank you so much for your story on bighorns in the August edition. A friend of mine shared their magazine with me to see this story, and it was absolutely amazing. The […]
September 24, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – October 2019

In Search Of Mule Deer/Whitetail Hybrids SO, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN whitetail and mule deer meet up? It’s a question that has intrigued me since I heard stories of mysterious whitetail/mule deer hybrids years ago. While on […]
September 24, 2019

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike – October 2019

Aches and Pains for the Ages THIS PAST SUMMER, during a Grade 2 strain of my right groin muscle, I thought I heard a “snap-twang” as though someone had squeezed wire cutters through the top string on […]
September 24, 2019

DEER VS. CROSSBOW – October 2019

Scoring Big with a Crossbow in Archery Season CROSSBOWS OFFER A UNIQUE experience for archery hunters. Combining the stealth of a bow and the basic mechanics of a gun they can be a useful tool for hunters […]
September 24, 2019

DIGITAL BONUS: Choosing a Crossbow

   
September 24, 2019

FISHING WOLF PACKS – October 2019

And Other Fall Strategies for Specks, Reds, and Flounder FALL IS HERE, but we haven’t quite felt the full effects yet. The forecast will be in the 80s for much of the state. Could record-setting summer temperatures […]
September 24, 2019

CASTING SHADE – October 2019

Sunglasses for Sightfishing OUR EYES ARE THE most valuable tools we have. As fishermen, take away our ability to see and we couldn’t drive ourselves to the lake. We couldn’t tie a snell knot, much less spot […]
September 24, 2019

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins – October 2019

Feider Walks the Dog in Fall IN THIS HOME STATE of Minnesota, it’s not all that unusual for Seth Feider to see snow on the ground or a little bit of ice on the lakes as October […]
September 24, 2019

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow – October 2019

Tech Run Amok THE LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY found in modern boats is in some ways beginning to border on the absurd. The last time you blinked, your electronics became obsolete. If you bought a new boat this […]
September 24, 2019

MYSTERY OF THE BLACK LONGTAIL – October 2019

MY HEART POUNDED as I saw the silhouette of a black cat move through the tall grass. Headed toward a clearing on the edge of a bayou, it would only be seconds before it stepped into the […]
September 24, 2019

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo – October 2019

The Buck of Your Dreams MORNING COULD NOT come quick enough. It seemed like I had already been settled in my tree stand for hours, but when I checked my watch, I saw that it had only […]
September 24, 2019

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann – October 2019

Canik TP9 Elite Combat HANDGUNS HAVE COME a long way in just the past decade. It’s not uncommon to upgrade a handgun with a red dot optic, threaded barrel, flared magazine well, and custom trigger. This will […]
September 24, 2019

OUTDOOR NATION – SPEED TROLLING – October 2019

Fast Trolling Motors For Chasing Revved Up Redfish YOU CAN SEE A SCHOOL of reds tailing just beyond casting range, but they’re on the move. You crank the electric trolling motor up to full-tilt, but even […]
September 24, 2019

THE TF&G REPORT – October 2019

Stark Museum Exhibiting Special Duck Stamp Art Collection THE STARK MUSEUM OF ART is bringing the great outdoors inside with Conservation Art: Federal Duck Stamps & Prints. The exhibition opens July 13  and continues through January […]
September 24, 2019

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – October 2019

Speckled Trout Laguna Madre Bass Lake Tyler Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest    
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – October 2019

October Brings Fish Back to School AFTER WHAT SEEMS LIKE an eternity of waiting as patiently as possible for the arrival of some cool fronts with somewhat of an attitude, I’m happy to announce that October has […]
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – October 2019

Early Fall Can Be Better than Late Summer WITH THE ARRIVAL of October, “fall” has officially “fell.” Although the upper Texas coast might still feel like summer, somewhat cooler weather is certainly on its way. This means […]
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – October 2019

Find the Action IN OCTOBER FISH are motivated to feed up by signs of winter: shorter, cooler days and dropping water temperatures. The average air temperatures at the beginning of October are 67°F to 85°F, and at […]
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – October 2019

Goodbye, Summer AS WE GET INTO OCTOBER, the summertime heat is behind us. The fall transition should be well underway now that September has passed and things are starting to cool down a bit. Falling air […]
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – October 2019

Lone Star Fishing ON A REAR VISIT to the local car wash to wash my boat after a trip (I normally use a power washer at my house), I noticed a small aluminum boat/trailer parked out of […]
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – October 2019

Popping Good Time THE EASIEST TIME, the best month of the year to have a successful fishing trip is October. “A lot of white shrimp are coming into the bays,” said fishing guide, Tommy Countz. “The trout […]
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – October 2019

Epic Fall Fishing SUBTLE SIGNALS THAT the summer is winding down begin to appear to those of us who spend their lives outside. The sun sets a little lower on the horizon, and the colors along the […]
September 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – October 2019

Red Storm Rising MOST ANGLERS KNOW October for hurricane season winging into its annual groove and for the dog days that follow a tropical system that goes inland anywhere east of the South Texas Coast Here’s hoping […]
September 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – October 2019

UPPER TEXAS COAST • • • SPOTLIGHT • • • Location: Galveston Trinity Bay Hotspot: April Fool Reef GPS: N 29 29.077, W 94 54.773 (29.4846, -94.9129) Species: Speckled Trout Best Baits: Live shrimp under a […]
September 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – October 2019

PINEY WOODS • • • SPOTLIGHT • • • Location: Lake Fork Hotspot: Sticky Branch Point GPS: N 32 54.348, W 95 39.1679 (32.9058, -95.6528) Species: Largemouth Bass Best Baits: “Spoons, Carolina rigs with a Grandebass […]
September 24, 2019

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – October 2019

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 […]
September 24, 2019

SPECIAL SECTION: CAST & BLAST – October 2019

8 Things to Look for in Fall Hunting & Fishing SCHOOLING REDFISH, rutting bucks, and whistling widgeon are things that inspire hunters to hit the field in the fall. Fall is not only the best time […]
September 24, 2019

TEXAS TESTED – October 2019

Ranger XP 1000 Back Country Delivers I HAVE SPENT MORE time in the woods this year than at any point in recent memory. It has truly been a year of exploration in the forests of my […]
September 24, 2019

TEXAS TASTED – October 2019

Snapper Pontchartrain OFFSHORE FISHING HAS always been a cherished adventure for me. Cruising in beautiful deep blue water while trolling around a rock pile or an oil rig and waiting with anticipation for that strike. Red snapper […]
September 24, 2019

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham – October 2019

Watering Hole THE ONLY PROBLEM with this lease is a distinct lack of water,” Doc observed, standing on the edge of a sheer ridge. Below us, cactus, salt cedars and grass spread down to a very, […]
September 24, 2019

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – October 2019

TEXAS FRESHWATER Lake Texoma DFW Metroplex TEXAS SALTWATER Upper Texas Coast Mid Texas Coast Lower Texas Coast HUNTING South Texas
September 24, 2019

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – October 2019

Catfish Lake Somerville     Catfish Martin Creek Lake   Crappie Lake Granger   Gar Lake Tyler   Redfish Rockport   Red Snapper Matagorda   Speckled Trout Florida   Speckled Trout Galveston   Speckled Trout Port […]
September 24, 2019

Survival Belt by Slidebelts

Traditional belts with holes and buckles are now a thing of the past.  Being locked down to 1″ increments and your waistline can be downright uncomfortable. Slidebelts have a fully adjustable 1/4″ speed adjustable sizing that […]
September 24, 2019

Essential Fishing Gear: A Hairbrush?!

When you think about critical fishing gear, a hairbrush is probably just about the last thing in the world going through your mind. I know that was the case with me – until last week. I […]
September 20, 2019

Is This The Tiniest Whitetail Ever?

My late uncle Jackie Moore was a man of few words but when he told a story it always seemed to have an interesting twist-especially when it came to whitetail deer. “It crossed the road in […]
September 20, 2019

The Excitment Of Bowhunting Whitetails

When it comes to deer hunting, I almost always prefer to take mine with a bow and arrow. While I am not a bowhunting snob who would juggle someone else for hunting with a gun, I […]
September 20, 2019

Proof In The Performance: Nosler Ballistic Tip Ammunition

You’ve spent countless hours checking cameras, tending food plots and scouting out your fall whitetail hunt. You researched rifles, calibers and optics before purchase and you’ve painstakingly dialed them all in to pinpoint perfection. So why […]
September 20, 2019
gaming nature

Do You Know Deer Have A Second Nose?

According to a fascinating article put out by Dr. Karl V. Miller from the University of Georgia, few hunters know that a deer actually has two ‘noses‘.\ “The second nose is technically not a nose, but […]
September 19, 2019

Teaching Kids to Throw Tomahawks, Shovels, and Stars!

Throwing sharp objects has been a huge hit at our summer camp as well as the Youth Marksmanship Camp.  After teaching thousands of campers over the past 8 years I’ve been able to narrow down instructions […]
September 19, 2019

An Answer To Gulf Sea Snake Mystery

The réponse to my blogs about sea snake sightings in the Gulf of Mexico has been tremendous. I have received nearly 200 reports dating back to the 1970s ranging from Cuba to the South Texas Coast. […]
September 17, 2019

Trolling With Planers

With one of the best Spanish mackerel bites in memory going off this summer, we’ve done a lot of trolling with planers lately. You know the gig: number one, two, and three planers get rigged in-line, […]
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