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Texas Fish & Game November 2019

May 28, 2020

TPWD Changes Numerous Freshwater Regs

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2020-2021 season at the meeting held virtually May 21. Modifications include length limits and harvest regulations at some waterbodies […]
May 28, 2020

Endangered Falcons Born On Mustang Island

On May 16, researchers banded two females and one male 26-day-old northern aplomado falcon chicks at Mustang Island State Park. This banding is part of ongoing restoration efforts by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the nonprofit […]
May 28, 2020
doodlebug rig

When to Use the Doodle-Bug Rig

The Doodle-Bug is a common surf rig, but most people clip either a Doodle-Bug or a bottom rig onto the end of the line without giving much thought to which is most appropriate for the situation. […]
May 28, 2020

TPWD Changes Flounder Size Limit

On May 21, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission discussed 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 […]
May 27, 2020

Hen Turkey Defends Nest Against Snake (Video)

The beauty of everyone having a high definition video camera in the form of their phone is we get to see wildlife interactions rarely viewed in past times. Jackson Wheat was walking through the woods near […]
May 27, 2020

Encountering The Bloody, Bearded Man In The Woods (A True Story)

Chester Moore interviews Lou Marullo, master bowhunting education instructor and author of String Theory For Bowhunters, about a crazy encounter with a bloody, bearded man he encounters in a remote set of woods an hour before […]
May 26, 2020
mahi mahi fish

Save the Day with Mahi-Mahi

The mahi you see pictured here was certainly no giant. Nor was it the intended target of the day, which was supposed to be all about tuna fishing. But sometimes things just don’t go your way, […]
May 26, 2020

Black Bears In East Texas-The Latest Research

Join host Chester Moore as he discusses black bears in East Texas with Dr. Daniel Scognamillo and Sarah Fuller of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture at Stephe F. Austin University. Learn the history […]
May 25, 2020
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May 24, 2020

ISSUE COVER – June 2020

In This Issue: Jaws In The Western Gulf? • Two Month Snapper Season Opens • What Is Killing Texas Rabbits? • Deer Hunting Co-Ops • Federal Land Rush for the Outdoors • And Much More… 0
May 24, 2020

INSIDE COVER: Hobie – June 2020

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May 24, 2020

BACK COVER: Hummingbird – June 2020

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May 24, 2020

TEXAS FISH & GAME Staff – June 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 […]
May 24, 2020

INSIDE FISH & GAME by Roy and Ardia Neves – June 2020

Book Smarts  WE’VE BEEN IN the book publishing business for almost as long as we’ve been putting out this magazine. It all began, oddly enough, when former TF&G editor Larry Bozka slipped on a cheap door mat […]
May 24, 2020

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – June 2020

A Letter of Hope SPRINGTIME IS DEFINITELY here and the warmer temperatures are a welcome sight to all. Not only are these warmer temps a good thing concerning Covid 19, but they also make fishing much […]
May 24, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTES by Chester Moore – June 2020

Operation: Covert-19 IT WAS THE Archduke Ferdinand moment in the ongoing struggle for hunting and fishing access and opportunities. Just as the assassination of the Archduke was the first domino that fell in the game of […]
May 24, 2020

PIKE ON THE EDGE by Doug Pike – June 2020

Cool Down and Be Thankful AT THIS WRITING, first week of April, there are jurisdictions in Texas where fishing is prohibited. Mostly, these boat-ramp barricades and no-cast zones were enacted by smaller communities and towns across […]
May 24, 2020

JAWS IN TEXAS WATERS? – June 2020

Great White Sharks Expand Westward in the Gulf IN 2005, Tide magazine published an article I wrote about great white sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Titled “Jaws in the Gulf?” it was honored in the […]
May 24, 2020

RETURN OF THE REDS – June 2020

Expanded Snapper Season Opens In Federal Waters THE PRIVATE recreational angler red snapper season opens Monday, June 1, 2020 for a projected 63 days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year-round in state waters. […]
May 24, 2020

THE BASS UNIVERSITY by Pete Robbins – June 2020

Palaniuk Looks for Texas ‘Tweeners’ in Early June JUNE IS A TIME of transition for the transitory largemouth bass of Texas. They’ve left the shoreline areas where they fulfilled their reproductive duties. However, they’re not yet all […]
May 24, 2020

TEXAS BOATING by Lenny Rudow – June 2020

Digital Switching on Boats: Want It? Need It? DIGITAL SWITCHING SYSTEMS have become common on high-end fishing boats over the past few years, but not everyone thinks this is a good thing. Should you consider owning a […]
May 24, 2020

JOIN THE CLUB – June 2020

Texas Hunters are Tapping the Power of Deer Hunting Cooperatives DEER AND DEER HUNTING have come a long way in eastern Texas over the years. Back when I first moved here in the early 1980s, not many […]
May 24, 2020

RABBIT PLAGUE – June 2020

A Highly Contagious Virus is Killing Wild Rabbits in West Texas TEXAS PARKS and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has received test results confirming that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) was diagnosed in a wild black-tailed jackrabbit in Lubbock County […]
May 24, 2020

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo – June 2020

The Best Time to Scout AS I SIT TO write my column for June, the entire world is trying to cope with the coronavirus, which has now reached pandemic levels. Many infectious control doctors have given […]
May 24, 2020

TEXAS TACTICAL by Dustin Ellermann – June 2020

Another Look at the Diablo AMERICAN GUN CRAFT is now producing “The Diablo” double barrel 12 gauge shotgun pistols. That’s right—pistols. Not only that, but they ship right to your door with no federal infringements such as […]
May 24, 2020

OUTDOOR NATION – A GREAT OUTDOORS LAND RUSH – June 2020

Federal Government Proposes Opening Vast Acreages of Public Land to Hunting and Fishing U.S. SECRETARY of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has announced a historic proposal for new and expanded hunting and fishing opportunities. Continuing the […]
May 24, 2020

THE TF&G REPORT – June 2020

Game Wardens Encounter Hawks in Stores and More THIS IS HAWKWARD: A Hardin County game warden was at the Beaumont District Office when he received a call from the manager of the local Office Depot store. […]
May 24, 2020

TEXAS HOT SHOTS – June 2020

Black Drum Port Aransas Whitetail Atascosa County Alligator San Jacinto River Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest     0
May 24, 2020

FORECAST CENTER: Saltwater – June 2020

June Sets the Tune for Upper Coastal Fishing SABINE LAKE & PASS Reported by CAPT. EDDIE HERNANDEZ Email Eddie Hernandez at [email protected] IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. It’s time to flip another page on the calendar. Things are […]
May 24, 2020

FORECAST CENTER: Freshwater – June 2020

Bass, Crappie, Hybrid Action Heats Up Reported by TF&G STAFF Email us at [email protected] •  •  • •  •  • Location: Caddo Lake Hotspot: Bird Island Area GPS: N 32 40.6206, W 94 5.0219 (32.6770, -94.0837) Species: […]
May 24, 2020

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

FISH & GAME HUNTING CENTER – June 2020

The Bighorns of Texas’ Elephant Mountain THERE IS SOMETHING about Elephant Mountain that desert bighorn sheep love. I have heard that over the years through conversations with biologists and various wildlife officials but not until I […]
May 24, 2020

OUTDOOR DIRECTORY – June 2020

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

FISH & GAME PHOTOS – June 2020

Bass Undisclosed Bass Sabine County Bass Near Bellville Black Drum Upper Laguna Madre Feral Hog Nacogdoches County Redfish Carancahua Bay Stingray Galveston   SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO [email protected] For best results, send MEDIUM TO HIGH quality […]
May 24, 2020

OPEN SEASON by Reavis Z. Wortham – June 2020

Cherry Blend I WAS SITTING in the round corner booth to the left of the door in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café with Wrong Willie when Delbert P. Axelrod got out of his truck. We’d […]
May 21, 2020

Wildland Firefighters Keeping Fires At Bay

Spring sunshine brings warm, fresh days to clean up the yard, hike or drive through the countryside. We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know how many of you look forward to your yards and […]
May 21, 2020

Feds Address Slaughter of Gorilla Game Wardens

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins the global conservation community in mourning the 17 lives lost in the recent tragic attack on community members, park rangers, and staff of the Virunga National Park. Virunga’s devoted rangers are […]
May 21, 2020

No Room For Ferrets In Texas?

The black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered mammals on the planet. Thought extinct in the mid-1980s, a surprise finding of a handful in 1987 spawned a capture and eventual captive breeding program that currently has 370 […]
May 20, 2020

ISSUE COVER – June 2020 Promo

In This Issue: Jaws in Texas Waters? • Two Month Snapper Season Opens • What is Killing Texas Rabbits? • Deer Hunting Co-Ops • A Federal Land Grab for the Outdoors • And Much More… 0
May 20, 2020

Red And Yellow Kill A Fellow!

Hey man, red and yellow means friendly fellow.” Those words would have been laughable if they were not coming from a young teenage boy who was dangling a 2.5 foot long Texas coral snake over his hand. Wrapped […]
May 20, 2020

Road Hunting And Stolen Boats Reported

Game Warden Field Notes A Hardin County game warden was patrolling Village Creek by boat when he came across a woman in distress at just the right time. Two ladies had been paddling in two separate […]
May 19, 2020

This Week’s TPW Commission Meeting To Be Held Online

Amid ongoing public health concerns, the May meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission scheduled for May 20-21 will be streamed virtually on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s website. Planned agenda items remain unaltered […]
May 19, 2020

Boaters Told To Stay Clear Of Bird Rookeries

May 12, 2020 (AUSTIN) — With peak boating season around the corner, Texans recreating on the coast are likely to spot iconic coastal birds like brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, black skimmers and reddish egrets nesting in […]
May 14, 2020

A Plan To Bring Wild Bison Back?

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 the wild American Bison over the next 10 years. The […]
May 14, 2020

Waterfowl Surveys That Determine Seasons, Bag Limits Cancelled For First Time

For the first time in its 65-year history, the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey has been cancelled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and state partners due to COVID-19 […]
May 14, 2020

Government Looking for Amberjack Data

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would like to gain a better understanding of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico. It is seeking information from anglers and divers about what they have observed, including […]
May 13, 2020

Things You’ve Never Heard About Wild Turkeys

Join host Chester Moore as he interviews Jason Hardin, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Wild Turkey Program leader about turkeys in Texas. Learn about ongoing Rio Grande research and even restoration, the hard work of restoring […]
May 11, 2020

Texas State Parks To Allow Some Camping

As part of a broader effort to reopen Texas, Texas State Parks will resume limited overnight camping beginning May 18. This gradual reopening of overnight reservations will be limited at all Texas State Parks to varying […]
May 7, 2020
live bait

Keeping Your Live Baits Perky

Whether you love fishing for reds, flounder are your main target, or king mackerel get you the most excited, on thing is for sure: the effectiveness of live baits can’t be overlooked. But all livies are […]
May 7, 2020

Pothole Plan Could Save Many Duck

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the rollout of the Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program, which will invest millions into voluntary protection of wetlands in the Prairie […]
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