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By Jim Heffelfinger Bird and reptile enthusiasts enjoy an endless variety of colorful combinations worn by their favorite animals. We all know every member of the deer family is so much more likable than anything the bird or reptile family

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.

The Texas Youth Hunting Program’s (TYHP) Super Hunt No. 17 is scheduled for Jan. 17–19, 2020, with the Cave Creek Wildlife Management Association in Gillespie County. Registration for first time youth hunters or youth hunters new to TYHP is available at www.tyhp.org. Deadline for this hunt is Dec. 20, 2019.

New Texas laws go into effect Sept. 1 that remove the hunting license requirement when hunting on private land.

Wild pork backstraps are lean and tasty. This recipe is easy to prepare and tasty enough to use for special gatherings. Serves 4 aggies or 6 tea sippers. — Horace Gore

A lot of sweat equity and time spent in the field, plus some old-fashioned guesswork, during the spring and summer is a necessity for Texas dove hunters hoping to experience a bird bonanza on Sept. 1

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds you that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the year-to-date fishing license) expire the end of August, and new licenses for 2019-20 go on sale Thursday, Aug. 15.

Since the July 9, 2019 update, anthrax has been detected on three additional premises in southwest Sutton County and one premises in south central Crockett County. The Texas Animal Health Commission quarantined the premises after animals tested positive for the reportable disease.

Hunters for the Hungry is a statewide hunger relief program that provides venison to Texans in need. Through the program, hunters can drop off legally tagged, field-dressed whitetail or mule deer to participating meat processors. Partner processors then prepare the venison for distribution through local food banks.

It’s time to clear up at least one of the misconceptions—the potential impact on humans