YANTIS – I consider myself lucky. I grew up with hunting as a family activity. I started before I could even carry a gun going dove hunting with my father, uncles and cousins.
Lurking in the waters of Lake Palestine are some of the hardest fighting freshwater fish in Texas, and most fishermen just pass them by.
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What has become the most common four-letter word in my vocabulary these days. It comes from nearly 60 years of muzzle blasts from guns, with a dash of hard-headedness thrown in for good measure.
There is a fall briskness in the air, and with that comes a renewed optimism for Texas deer hunters. For many, that optimism could turn into reality when the general season opens Nov. 6 as conditions during the antler-growing season were close to perfect around the Lone Star State.
The honor is called the King of 2 Miles and it is reserved once a year for the shooter who is most accurate at hitting a pickup truck bed-sized target from that range.
Athens — GOOD. Water lightly stained; 75 degrees; 0.09 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair schooling up and moving fast to chase the shad. Try small swimbaits like flukes. Crappie are slow on structures using minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on live bait and earthworms.
Hunters taking deer in portions of four northern Post Oak counties will be required to bring their deer to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department check station to be sampled for Chronic Wasting Disease this season.