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April 8, 2020

COVID-19 And The State Of Turkey Hunting

COVID-19 hit right as turkey season was opening throughout the nation. By far the nation’s most popular spring hunting activity, it has taken a big hit as some states have closed down turkey hunting opportunities (Washington) […]
April 7, 2020
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Texas State Parks Closed Until Further Notice

AUSTIN—At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and […]
April 7, 2020

NRA Urges Governors To Keep Public Land Open

The National Rifle Association, along with other pro-hunting organizations, sent a letter to governors of all 50 states on Friday urging them to keep public lands open for hunting and fishing during the COVID-19 pandemic.​ “Now, […]
April 3, 2020

Animal Rightists Using Pandemic Against Hunters, Anglers

As COVID-19 the coronavirus causes unprecedented closures of national borders, access to areas and facilities, animal rightists are using it to attack hunters and anglers. In a shocking report, Chester Moore details how three states have […]
April 3, 2020

Coronavirus And Its Shocking Global Impact On Wildlife

COVID-19-the coronavirus has caused historic lockdowns of access to countries, states and communities around the world. And while the human risk should be the first priority, there is huge concern for an impact on wildlife. This […]
March 30, 2020

COVID-19: “Non-Essential” Travel From Louisiana Requires 14-Day Quarantine

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive ordering quarantine for persons entering Texas from Louisiana. That would include Texans entering into Louisiana and returning. The following passage is directly from the order. Every person who enters […]
March 30, 2020

Trump Declares Gun Stores “Critical”

As NRA is actively fighting gun store closures across the country, President Trump’s newly-updated DHS guidance echoes what the NRA is arguing in court: that firearms and ammunition retailers are “critical infrastructure.” On March 28, DHS’s Cybersecurity […]
March 21, 2020

Safest Place From Covid-19? The Great Outdoors

Life looks different from 6,000 feet. As someone who lives at about 10 feet elevation along the Gulf Coast, it’s awe-inspiring to see the world from this perspective, especially in Texas. Standing on the southwest corner […]
March 19, 2020

COVID-19 And Wild Game-The Truth

There are many rumors circulating about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and one of them is that animals are major carriers. While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person […]
March 18, 2020

TPWD Hearing On Flounder, Other Regs Postponed Due to COVID-19

Amid growing public health concerns, the March meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission previously scheduled for March 25-26 has been canceled. All agenda items have been postponed until the May meeting. This includes […]