Boyds Gunstocks has recently released a bottom metal that allows the Boyds stocks to accept the Ruger American rifles with the AI-Style magazines.

Three noteworthy bills from the 86th legislative session Three bills submitted to this year’s state legislative session will affect hunters and the whitetail industry. Here’s a quick run-down: House Bill 547 from state Rep. Terry Canales would allow Texans the ability to carry their hunting and fishing licenses digitally via smartphone or other “wireless communication device.” The bill would mandate Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to accomplish this, with the agency providing a downloadable image licensees could get from a TWPD website, or allowing for a photograph of their physical license to serve as verification of a valid license. The

White-tailed deer hunters in 41 counties in the Blackland Prairies and Post Oak Savannah ecoregions will have expanded opportunities to take antlerless deer during the 2019-20 season.

In past years, feeding fish was a past-time. Folks were entertained by the novelty of finny critters chasing floating food pellets on the surface. Feeding fish not only accelerates fish growth and family fun, it greatly improves fish health. Growing bigger bluegill and trophy bass requires an effective feeding strategy.

Both bounty programs will pay $5 per hog Caldwell County will pay hunters $5 for each feral hog taken from now until August 7. Hunters may claim the county’s 2019 feral hog bounties only on the first Wednesday of each month until the deadline. During that period, hog hunters can bring in feral hog tails and/or certified buying station receipts to Smith Supply Co., 1830 Colorado Street, Lockhart, between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tails and/or receipts must be from feral hogs killed in Caldwell County. Participants must complete a W-9 form and a participation form. These can be obtained

The greatest sounds for predator calling are those you can’t hear By Gary Roberson When I first started calling critters, I didn’t know there was anything you could use other than hand calls. It wasn’t until 1967 when my cousin introduced me to recordings on cassette tapes as an alternative to blowing through a call. My first thought when I heard about using recordings of rabbits or birds in distress was that I would never have to experience another dry stand. Unfortunately, while I have had success with animal recordings, I have found they, too, are not always effective. Without