Texas Fish & Game

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May 25, 2016

BARE BONES HUNTING by Lou Marullo

Successful Hunt know that most of the readers here, right now, have nothing but fishing on their mind. After all, it IS summer and in most states, that is the primary outdoor activity this time of year. […]
May 25, 2016

SPOON FEEDING CRAPPIE By John N. Felsher

Tempt Deep Water Crappie with Vertical Jigging When crappie go deep to escape temperature extremes, anglers sometimes need to spoon-feed finicky fish.  In deep water, crappie might not chase baits far or aggressively, but they may […]
May 25, 2016

IS THAT A WATER MOCCASIN? OR JUST A HARMLESS WATER SNAKE? By Chester Moore

The swamps, marshes and waterways of Texas are loaded with snakes. In most cases, every dark-colored snake encountered in these realms is labeled a “water moccasin” or “cottonmouth.” In reality, the vast majority are simply nonvenomous […]
May 25, 2016

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

A Writer’s Heroes ne of the great perf I have as a writer is that I get to speak to students about my writing and my experience as a writer. Considering how the suits in Austin have completely mucked […]
May 25, 2016

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

Wild Bill   It seems like an ocean of rough water has passed beneath the bridge, but it’s finally smooth sailing for Billy Ray Williams. My life-long mentor, confidant and fishing partner passed away on the […]
May 25, 2016

GATOR COUNTRY by Chester Moore

No animal symbolizes the marshes of coastal Texas better than the American alligator. Once an endangered species, the population rose enough to open a hunting season in 1984 and now thanks to solid management by the […]
May 25, 2016

THE TF&G REPORT

Redfish Classic Kicks Off in Texas The Elite Redfish Series “Redfish Classic” held at the City of Orange Boat Ramp in April showed that Texas has what it takes when it comes to redfish and redfish […]
May 25, 2016

TEXAS HOT SHOTS

Bass Elm Grove King Mackerel Padre Island Whitetail Newton County Post your own Action Photos and Check Out the TEXAS HOT SHOTS Photo Contest
May 25, 2016

THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE

Spider-Man   This piece is not actually about Spider-Man. It is about something that one of the characters in the first Spider-Man movie said. Spidey was talking to his uncle and the uncle told him “With […]
May 25, 2016

THE DEPT. OF CONSERVATION

Private Property f there is a downside to hunting in the Lone Star State, it relates to access, with roughly 97 percent of lands resting in private hands. That being said, it’s hard to overlook public hunting […]