May 2018 Issue

April 25, 2018

TEXAS FRESHWATER by Matt Williams

R.I.P. Ray Sasser EXAS SPORTSMEN LOST a powerful and colorful friend on February 21 when veteran Dallas Morning News outdoor writer, Ray Sasser, passed away after a multi-year battle with lymphoma. He was 69. Well known […]
April 25, 2018

TEXAS SALTWATER by Calixto Gonzales

Liven Up the Joint HAVE BEEN A HUGE DEVOTEE of jointed plugs (or broken-back, if you prefer) since I was a teenager, over grumble-grumble-grumble years ago. If you look in one of my myriad tackleboxes, you […]
April 25, 2018

CCA MADE GAFFTOP A S.T.A.R.

GROWING UP ON THE TEXAS COAST, I literally knew no one that ate gafftopsail catfish. Even the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department data on the species said, “The fish is edible, but difficult to prepare and […]
April 25, 2018

EXOTIC MYSTERIES

A Surprising Number of Non-Native Species Roam Wild in Texas… and Many Can be Hunted Year-Round AS I CRUISED DOWN HIGHWAY 12 between Mauriceville and Deweyville, my eyes were fixed on the woods as they always are while traveling areas such […]
April 25, 2018

TEXAS GUNS by Steve LaMascus

Handloading 101 FEW YEARS AGO I had an old Remington Model 700 ADL .222 Remington rebuilt into a wildcat .222 Remington Magnum Ackley Improved. The gunsmith who did the work had no experience with wildcat calibers, but […]
April 25, 2018

TEXAS WHITETAILS by Larry Weishuhn

A Tame Buck, for Name’s Sake AM NOT PARTICULARLY IN FAVOR of giving whitetail bucks names other than possibly “the front gate buck,” “the creek bottom buck” or “the cemetery buck”. After all, there always seems to […]
April 25, 2018

CAMPING IN THE TEXAS WILD

Texas Has Some Spectacular Options for Getting Away From It All NEED TO UNWIND from the stresses of modern American living? A trip to the wilderness is the best way to purge the negativity and get […]
April 25, 2018

BEST PADDLING TRAILS IN TEXAS — Hill Country

TEXAS HAS A GROWING number of official paddling trails for kayakers and canoe enthusiasts. These are great areas to simply get out and paddle but they also provide access to fishing in areas that would in […]
April 25, 2018

HIGH-TECH GAME WARDENS

Using State-of-the-Art Gear to Enforce Game Laws I’VE ALWAYS BEEN SOMEWHAT INTRIGUED by the job Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens do. My respect for the men and women who drive the green trucks is […]
April 25, 2018

THE TF&G REPORT

TPWD Approves Changes to Fishing Regs for 2018-19 HE TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE COMMISSION adopted a suite of changes to this year’s fishing regulations that includes standardizing harvest regulations for largemouth bass to the statewide limits […]
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