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Texas Fish & Game November 2019

November 1, 2019

Corn Is Not Deer’s First Food Choice

Deer hunters like deer are creatures of habit and over the last 20 to 30 years, they seem to have gotten into a rut of putting our corn and doe-in-heat scents and leaving their hunting experience […]
November 1, 2019

Opening Day Brings Excitement!

The general whitetail deer season opens Saturday, bringing a high level of excitement to the outdoors community. While hunting in the Hill Country as a teen, opening day was about as exciting for me as Christmas. […]
October 31, 2019

Where To See Texas Red Wolves

Canis rufus, the red wolf is one of the most endangered mammals in the world. Declared extinct in the wild in 1980, red wolves engaged in hybridization with more adaptable coyotes. Now a number of scientists […]
October 31, 2019

Facts About The Wild Turkey

Maybe you’re already dreaming about Thanksgiving: turkey, stuffing, all the pies. And maybe you thought you knew everything about turkeys. Think again. Wild turkeys are not hard to find – if you look in the right […]
October 31, 2019

Gearing Up For Finicky Flounder Bite

Flounder Run In 2011 I took part in an epic challenge to catch 100 flounder in five days on artificial lure only. It was called the Fall Flounder Run and it was all done from the […]
October 31, 2019

Court Decision Save’s Hunter’s Identity

It received little media attention but it was an important decision hunters should study. On August 15th, a D.C. federal district court agreed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Safari Club International (SCI) that […]
October 30, 2019

Snow Leopard Secrets Revealed

Recently I received news that one of the most mysterious and beautiful creatures on the planet was being taken off the endangered species list. I am talking about the snow leopard. Listing and delisting a species […]
October 30, 2019

Trophy Hunting Is Conservation Solution

Public discussion of how trophy hunting fits into the wildlife situation in Africa has been triggered again with an editorial in Africa Geographic entitled: “Trophy hunting in Africa is in decline, and no longer pays its […]
October 29, 2019

Mackerel on the Fly

I’m no fly fishing sharpie, but guys who are step aboard my boat every now and again. And one of those that impressed me the most lately was a guy named David, who’s a Grim Reaper […]
October 29, 2019
Do not rest on your rifles barrel

Rifle 101: Resting on Your Rifle Barrel

Rifle 101: Resting on Your Rifle Barrel Resting your barrel on your rest can destroy your accuracy. Everyone knows this right? Well not really, there are a lot of people at the range or in the […]
October 29, 2019

What Are The Perfect Food Plots?

All too often I get asked about what I plant for my food plots for whitetails.  The truth is that far too regularly I see hunters planting things that have no real draw or affect on a […]
October 24, 2019

Texas Fish & Game November 2019

October 24, 2019

ISSUE COVER – November 2019

In This Issue: The Publish Hunt Option  |  Tech for Fishing from Shore  |  Shark Rise on the Texas Coast  |  Outsmarted by a Snow Goose  |  Can ‘Trophy Cooking’ Save Hunting?  |  Guns, Gear & Grub  
October 24, 2019

INSIDE COVER: Progressive – November 2019

October 24, 2019

BACK COVER: CZ-USA – November 2019

October 24, 2019

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

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

Observing Veteran’s Day THE WORLD CHANGED, seemingly forever, Eighteen years ago, after terrorists crashed passenger planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and a […]
October 24, 2019

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – November 2019

Texas Brigades Shout out MY NAME IS Lauren Brooker. For the last two years, I have attended Texas Brigades camps as an assistant leader and cadet. Texas Brigades offers a range of summer programs, including Bobwhite […]
October 24, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – November 2019

Storm Warning! THE MOST SIGNIFICANT threat hunting has ever faced is upon us right now. Living in Texas has isolated us a bit from the furor growing against hunting globally, but it is here. And what happens […]
October 24, 2019

DOGGETT AT LARGE by Joe Doggett – November 2019

Dos Gobblers IT IS POSSIBLE to bag two game birds in flight without firing a single shot. I have seen it happen twice. The first occurred during deer season years ago. I was a guest on […]
October 24, 2019

NUGENT IN THE WILD by Ted Nugent – November 2019

Venison: The Ultimate Sacred Flesh GAMEY! You’re darn tootin my venison is gamey! That’s exactly why it is celebrated around the world as the most desirable, delicious, nutritious, natural, organic, healthy food on planet earth. Let […]
October 24, 2019

THE PUBLIC HUNT OPTION – November 2019

ASK ANYONE WHO has played the game and they will tell you deer leases aren’t cheap. I’ve got several friends and acquaintances who routinely fork more than $7,000 or more in annual lease dues. It would be […]
October 24, 2019

TROPHY COOKING – November 2019

Can Meat Hunting Save the Sport? THIS IS THE most gratifying meal I have had in a long time. My wife Lisa cooked fried turkey breast strips from this incredible Eastern wild turkey I took in […]
October 24, 2019

DIGITAL BONUS: Tips For Bagging Urban Deer – Do’s and Don’ts

   
October 24, 2019

BANK NOTES – November 2019

Bank Fishing Technology Can Save the Day (or Night) BANK FISHERMEN often feel limited because of the constraint of only being able to fish as far as they can cast. New technology is developing to help […]
October 24, 2019

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams – November 2019

New Texas Fisheries THESE ARE EXCITING times for lots of folks in Fannin County. State fisheries managers are reeling over the possibilities at Texas’s newest bass fishery. Heavy equipment operators are steadily pushing dirt and clearing brush […]
October 24, 2019

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales – November 2019

Into the Sun(block) MY GRANDFATHER SAM had a large bandage on his chin. Just like any curious nine year old, I walked up to him and pointed at it and asked, “What’s that, Papa Gane?” “Oh, […]
October 24, 2019

SHARK RISE ON THE TEXAS COAST – November 2019

IN 1992 WHEN I started writing professionally during my freshman year in college, interest in sharks was minimal among fishermen. Turn on the handful of television fishing programs, and it was all bass, trout, redfish and billfish. […]
October 24, 2019

OUTSMARTED BY A SNOW GOOSE – November 2019

FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, a special conservation order has been in place to allow hunters to use electronic calls to lure in snow geese. The conservation order was intended to help reduce snow goose populations. The […]
October 24, 2019

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn – November 2019

Finally, November! JUST LEFT THE Hargrove Ranch near Snyder,” I told my wife. “Rattled in a few bucks, mostly youngsters. Shot a really nice buck just before dark this evening. Should be home by four. Will […]
October 24, 2019

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus – November 2019

Promoting Mountain Goat Conservation THEY LIVE IN places most humans only dream of trekking. Among the highest peaks, in the jagged crevices and rocky valleys where beauty intersects with danger, only the best trained and most fit […]
October 24, 2019

TEXAS OUTDOOR NATION: GUNS, GEAR AND GRUB – November 2019

THAT TITLE ROLLED off my lips with the same flair for alliteration as my hero Stan Lee when he developed characters named Peter Parker and Bruce Banner, whom you know better as Spiderman and The Incredible […]
October 24, 2019

THE TF&G REPORT – November 2019

Duck Numbers Dip Slightly THE U.S. FISH and Wildlife Service (FWS) today released its report on 2019 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS, Canadian Wildlife Service, […]
October 24, 2019

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – November 2019

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October 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Sabine – November 2019

Find the Bait in November THE FALL FISHING scene here on Sabine Lake will kick it up a notch or two with the arrival of November. The cold fronts will be a little more frequent and intense […]
October 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Galveston – November 2019

November: Best Fishing of the Year? AS I AM WRITING this column, we have a Cat 5 Hurricane heading up the U.S. East Coast. Here’s hoping that by mentioning this storm, it doesn’t decide to skip across […]
October 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Matagorda – November 2019

World’s Best Birding and Good Fishing, Too OSTENSIBLY, THE REASON we go fishing is to catch fish, but we also go fishing because it takes us to wondrous natural environments where delightfully unusual things happen. I enjoyed […]
October 24, 2019

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – November 2019

Imitation is Vital WOW, IT’S ALREADY NOVEMBER. Where’d the first three quarters of the year go? Oh well, all this means is that it’s once again one of the absolute best times of the year to be […]
October 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Rockport – November 2019

Use It or Lose It! IT WAS LATE. Well, late for me is after nine p.m. I didn’t answer my cell on the first two call attempts, but did on the third attempt—all from the same […]
October 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Aransas to Corpus – November 2019

‘One More Shrimp’ MAX SMITH of Port Aransas and Luis DeLeon of Corpus Christi were two of the lucky anglers who are now driving brand new Ford F-150s and fishing from a 23-foot Haynie Bigfoot, Mercury marine […]
October 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Baffin Bay – November 2019

Tis the Seasons THE YEAR HAS BEEN a whirlwind of seasons that, on Baffin Bay, were tremendous and interesting. Even the recent start of the dove season was totally off the charts, with lots of birds in […]
October 24, 2019

COASTAL FORECAST: Lower Coast – November 2019

Ballers MOST LOWER COAST ANGLERS will tell you that their favorite month to hit the water is November. Fewer anglers are out because hunting season is in full swing The weather is much more moderate, transitioning between […]
October 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Saltwater – November 2019

UPPER TEXAS COAST • • • SPOTLIGHT • • • Location: Galveston Trinity Bay Hotspot: Fishers Reef GPS: N 29 40.116, W 94 51.073 (29.6686, -94.8512) Species: Speckled Trout Best Baits: 1/4-1/8 oz. gold spoons, Bass […]
October 24, 2019

HOTSPOTS: Freshwater – November 2019

PINEY WOODS • • • SPOTLIGHT • • • Location: Lake Fork Hotspot: Dale Creek GPS: N 32 49.548, W 95 33.552 (32.8258, -95.5592) Species: Crappie Best Baits: Crappie jigs in electric chicken color, live minnows […]
October 24, 2019

SPORTSMAN’S DAYBOOK-Tides & Prime Times – November 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 […]
October 24, 2019

TEXAS TASTED – November 2019

Cajun Style Meatloaf MEATLOAF IS A great comfort food and can be made a variety of ways. This recipe is a detachment from the one that mom made, but it’s still really tasty, just a bit […]
October 24, 2019

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – November 2019

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

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – November 2019

Bass Private Lake Croaker Sabine Pass Dove New Braunfels Black Drum Texas City Mixed Stringer East Matagorda Bay Redfish Upper Laguna Madre Shark South Padre Island Speckled Trout Matagorda   SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO [email protected] For […]
October 24, 2019

Think Small For Fall Flounder

The fall flounder run is set to kick into high gear. Flounder are already starting to trickle from the marsh down into the channel and out toward the Gulf of Mexico.There has not been any big […]
October 24, 2019

Beware Manatees Are On The Move

Manatees are on the move-at least along the Intracoastal Waterway corridor in Louisiana. Recent sightings near Houston and near the Texas-Louisiana border shows that this winter all of these amazing creature are not near the warm […]
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