Hunting

Hot air balloon hunting requires license by state The San Antonio Express-News reports the Texas Legislature passed a bill to allow feral hog hunting from a hot air balloon. Hunters will now have a less expensive alternative to feral hog

Hunting season dates for 2017-18 available online Texas Parks and Wildlife has their “cheat sheet” of hunting season dates available for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 season. The full summary of rules, regulations and county listings will be available in

White House budget would cut Interior funding by 11 percent Public lands fish and wildlife habitat, public access funding, and hunting and angling opportunities will face severe negative impacts in the administration’s fiscal 2018 budget, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA)

Hog hunting balloon bill moves to Texas Senate The Houston Chronicle reports House Bill 3535 passed unopposed in the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill 3535 would allow for hunters to shoot feral hogs and coyotes from a

Big Time Texas Hunts deadline Oct. 15 Entries for this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts are available now online. Entries cost $9 each at www.tpwd.texas.gov/buyentry , or for $10 each at license retailers. There’s no limit to the number of

Hunters are key to conservation of wildlife Hunters’ role in preservation and restoration of wildlife has been and continues to be so successful that many nations around the world have adopted the model of conservation. Here are a few numbers

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, nearly 80 percent of today’s population approves of legal hunting. Yet misunderstanding of hunting and hunters persists. The Foundation developed this infographic to explain how wildlife gets strategically managed with regulations, seasons, and

Hunting “for the meat” has increased substantially as the most important reason for hunting over the past decade. The number rose from 22 percent to 39 percent of hunters nationwide. This trend continues to grow, according to research. Research also

Outdoor writer Shannon Tompkins declares this turkey season as a dream season for turkey hunters. It’s not too late to join in the fun. The 2017 spring Rio Grande season runs through April 30 in Texas’ 54-county South Zone and

Sportsmen’s Act product of bipartisanship On March 27, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) members introduced the Sportsmen’s Act, a bipartisan package of legislation (S. 733) in the Senate. On March 30, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed S. 733