Texas Fish & Game

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May 9, 2018

Did You Know These Weird Creatures Live In Your Back Yard?

Moles Most of mammals we see where I live Southeast Texas would be considered of the common garden variety. They are certainly not weird in any way. Whitetail deer, raccoons, opossums and squirrels are the most frequently seen […]
December 13, 2017

Texas Has a Venomous Mammal!

Texas rules when it comes to biodiversity. No other state can boast the wide variety of creatures that roam the wild lands from the Panhandle to the coastal prairies of Southeast Texas and everywhere in between. A […]
March 23, 2017

Forgotten Texas Wolf

Canis lupus monstrabilis Ever heard of it? Chances are you have not. Oh, wolf fans will be familiar with the Canis lupus part but “monstrabilis”? It is the name of the now extinct “Texas Wolf” a species recognized […]
March 15, 2017

The Texas Javelina Massacre

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s decision to list a warfarin-based hog lure as a state-limited-use pesticide has sent shockwaves through the wildlife community. The pesticide, “Kaput Feral Hog Lure,” is the first toxicant to be listed specifically for use in […]
October 26, 2016

So, Where Did Texas Hogs Really Come From? The Answers Might Surprise You

Feral hogs are not native to Texas. In fact, they are not native to the United States at all. According to a report entitled, “Feral Hogs in Texas” compiled by members of the Texas Agricultural Extension […]
August 11, 2016

Dept. of Wild: Invade the Blackbuck Antelope’s Territory

The blackbuck antelope is one of the most beautiful of the world’s many antelope species. Hailing from India and Pakistan, the species was brought over in the middle of the 20th century for hunting and has […]
August 10, 2016

Mysterious Deer: Doe with antlers-help us identify other mystery deer

On a recent expedition into the gorgeous Texas Hill Country we encountered a couple of really unique deer. We’ll have much, much more on this trip in upcoming videos (this is a sneak peak) but wanted […]
June 10, 2016

An Honest Look at Coyotes

A television documentary featured the sad story of Canadian folk singer Taylor Mitchell who was killed by coyotes in a park in her native country. The 19-year-old’s tragic death in 2009 via the recent program has […]
May 16, 2016

Bearing Up

Black Bear Sightings are on the Rise in Parts of Texas. The eyes always tell the story. Having encountered thousands of wild animals over the years, my attention is always drawn to their eyes because they reveal so much […]
April 11, 2016

In Search of Texas Coywolves

Coywolves As storm clouds loomed over the coastal prairie and low, rumbling thunder echoed in the distance, I quickened my pace. Having placed a motion-sensing camera near a small, brackish marsh, there were still several hundred […]