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January 22, 2020

Most Dangerous Thing In The Woods Is…

People often ask me what I think is the biggest threat in the woods. And they are shocked when I don’t answer bear, mountain lion, rattlesnake or wild boar. My answer is always the same: humans. […]
January 22, 2020

Important Elk Research Boosted

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation allocated more than one million dollars in funding to further elk-related scientific research in 2019. Those funds leveraged an additional $6.3 million in funding from other partners. “Our mission to ensure […]
January 21, 2020

How Top 5 Duck Species Nest (Video)

Duck species nesting success is often overlooked by hunters. The five most common duck species nesting in the uplands of the prairie pothole region are mallards, blue-winged teal, gadwall, shovelers, and pintails. When you are nest […]
January 21, 2020

The 1st Amendment Defends The Second

Last year, shortly after the City of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance that was clearly designed to weaken support for the Second Amendment, NRA filed a lawsuit, calling the city’s outrageous action a violation of the First Amendment. […]
January 16, 2020

When I Caught My Own Tagged Redfish

Redfish populations have skyrocketed in recent decades and we are learning much about them.  The species is fast growing, reaching approximately 11 inches and 1 pound in its first year, 17-22 inches and 3-1/2 pounds in […]
January 16, 2020

Kids Need Outdoor Encounters

Kids And The Outdoors I was a persistent child growing up. Many kids are including my own. Without hesitation I would ask my mom to take me in to Wingate’s Meat Market in Orange every single […]
January 16, 2020

Can Freeze Wipe Out TX Speckled Trout?

Nothing sends shivers down the spine of fishing guides and savvy Texas saltwater fishing enthusiasts like the words “coastal freeze”. It’s not because of the prospect of boating across a chilly bay but the potential devastating […]
January 16, 2020

Snakes Are Out In Winter Too

Snakes in Texas don’t really hibernate. I have heard of several serpentine encounters in recent weeks and even had some dealings with a big coral snake myself. Snakes (as well as turtles and alligators) will come […]
January 15, 2020

Black Cougars Don’t Exist!

The following subject probably generates more reader interest than anything I have ever covered. I am talking about “black panthers” more specifically black cougars. Sightings of “black panthers” are common throughout Texas, including our Southeastern corner. […]
January 15, 2020

The Truth About Texas Hunting

Texas is a place with as many ecosystems as some countries and more wild game than most. Whether it is hunting or fishing, Texas is tops. It almost goes without saying the whitetail hunting in Texas […]
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