Posts From Editorial Staff

Public hearings scheduled for May 22-24 in Amarillo, Lubbock The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission invites the public to attend upcoming regional public hearings May 22-24 in Amarillo and Lubbock. Attendees may provide input concerning any issues relating to Texas

Hunters, and anyone else outdoors, during spring turkey season should know they’re not alone. Rattlesnakes also share in springtime activity. And if you’re not careful, they might give you a painful—or life-threatening—reminder. Outdoor blogger Shannon Tompkins writes about rattlesnakes and

Research shows poaching crimes often dismissed or fines reduced The Boone and Crockett Club released the results of a two-year research study on poaching, the illegal taking of wildlife. It shared the research findings with conservation and law enforcement attendees

A Gobbler for Tristan

A grandfather helps his grandson get his first turkey By Jim “Pops” Carter My grandson Tristan loves the outdoors. He has gone on various hunting trips with me since he was about 5 years old. We have been on dove

Boone and Crockett Club names endowment after Dr. James “Red” Duke The Boone and Crockett Club will give a $4 million endowment to Texas A&M University and name it after noted heart surgeon, conservationist, and Texas A&M graduate, Dr. James

TPWC cites potential conflicts between quail hunters and deer hunters The Houston Chronicle reports Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners rejected a proposal to extend whitetail deer season by two weeks in the North Zone. Commissioners cited potential conflicts between quail

Action taken in response to disease discovery in roadkill whitetail The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved expansion of the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) Panhandle Containment Zone following the discovery of the disease earlier this year in a

A new survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that today, only about 5 percent of Americans, 16 years old and older, actually hunt. That’s half of what it was 50 years ago and the decline is expected to

Spring Turkey Season starts tomorrow in South Zone Patience as much as skill will test Texas turkey hunters during the opening days of this year’s spring turkey season, as they may be forced to wait out the natural pecking order

Turkey Shotgun Tips

Sage advice for tackling spring toms By Ralph Winingham Shotgun shooters transitioning from wingshooting doves and quail to hammering toms require a proper plan; a little practice and prep work; and an effective performance in the field, plus a little