With a population of about 5.4 million and a growth rate of 3.8 percent annually, it is pretty clear that Texas has a vibrant white-tailed deer herd. The only question is: is it too big and is it growing itself out of habitat?
If there ever was a year to dream big when it comes to deer antlers, this should be it.
In this era of political upheaval there is one thing all Texas voters should be able to agree on: approving Proposition 5 on Nov. 5 is a good thing for Texas state parks, and in turn, Texas.
Long story short, William Oliver bought an airgun for shooting pigs from Airguns of Arizona. That led him to taking one of the company’s staff, Kip Perow, on an East Texas pig hunt. Perow returned the favor with an Arizona dove and quail hunt, and Oliver fell in love with the desert mountain…
Jacksonville fisherman Jim Hamblet will detail his recent fishing trip across Alaska at the Lone Star Fly Fishers program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Main Building of Tyler Junior College’s West Campus, 1530 S SW Loop 323.
Hunting is a lot more than just being a successful shot. Whether they see themselves that way or not, hunters are actually conservationists. Tax money they pay on equipment, along with their hunting license fees, goes back to support management, underwrite law enforcement and preserve habitat.
For 37 years Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist Rick Ott worked out of a cluttered office on Bascom Road just outside Tyler. His office was piled with everything from fisheries’ research papers to motorcycle helmets to the occasional lizard, but in a building originally …
For Texas deer hunters the season never ends. There is just a little rest period when they are not in a blind hunting.
COLEMAN — Of all the stupid things I have done in life, and there have been many, this may have been the worst. There were no police involved, but considering the circumstances that would have been a better ending.
COLEMAN — At the opening of dove season last September through early June, portions of Coleman County and North Central Texas got double, maybe triple, the normal year’s rainfall total.