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.
Applications are being taken for a drawing for 150 alligator harvest permits to be used on portions of the Trinity River. The drawing is a result of regulation changes adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its March meeting.
On my first dove hunt as a kid I carried a now-rare 16-gauge shotgun. A double-barrel. It kicked like the proverbial mule. Maybe it was the lack of not only a recoil pad, but any butt plate at all. Maybe it was that pocket full of paper shells I was handed was a bit much for either doves or …
If I could only hunt one thing every year for the rest of my life it would be dove. It is what I grew up doing and it’s still my favorite.
When I was a kid I used to look forward to Aug. 31. In those pre-historic times of the 20th Century, that was when hunting licenses went on sale, or at least when we bought ours.
The truth is Texas’ lakes are aging. That is not such a bad thing for water production, but it can definitely have an impact on the fishing.
In 1987, the last year before mandatory hunter education, Texas recorded 81 hunting accidents, 12 of which were fatal. In 2018, the last year for which numbers are available, the state had 17 total hunting accidents. It is difficult to say, but fortunately only three of those were fatal.
It is hard to look at Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings and see New York’s St. Lawrence River sitting in the No. 1 spot.