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January 23, 2020

Houston Safari Expo Kicks Off

The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) will hold its Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention, Jan. 24-26 at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston. The Friday night banquet will feature Don Felder, renowned as a former […]
January 23, 2020

10 Points On Concealed Carry

As an outdoors journalist of 28 years (started when I was 19), I have seen many changes in gun laws, gun culture and have heard every conceivable argument for and against concealed carry. I would like […]
January 23, 2020

Catching Blue Catfish In Brackish Water

Biologists with the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge have found through tagging efforts blue catfish have a high tolerance for salinity. This validates what Upper Coast redfish fans have known for years. You can catch blues where you find […]
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 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

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 14, 2020

The Mysteries of Speckled Trout Migration

A study by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) report shows that one researcher tagged more than 2600 speckled trout and received 50 returns. Of these, 20 came from the release point. Similar findings were […]
January 9, 2020

Goose Enchiladas And Venison Recipes

The most rewarding thing about hunting for many is what happens on the dinner table. Eating wild game is healthy, tasty and a great way to reflect on time spent in the field. Here are a […]