Posts From Editorial Staff

Wyoming Senator introduces HELP bill to enhance America’s sporting heritage On June 30, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, introduced S.1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation for Wildlife Act (HELP for

Monkeys expanding territory from nearby state park Texas hunters have enough problems with local critters invading deer feeders. But at least they don’t have as tough a time as one Ocala, Florida, man. Brian Pritchard has rhesus macaques invading his

Food plots top choice for 81 percent surveyed Southwick Associates reports more than 80 percent of surveyed hunters create and use food plots for land management. Their HunterSurvey.com survey found that food plots were the leading practice by nearly double

Apply online for TYHP hunts The Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP) 2017-18 season has officially opened! The Texas Wildlife Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have joined forces to offer youth hunts that are safe, educational and very affordable.

Believes hot air balloon hog hunting will cause “future catastrophes” without increased oversight The Texas Tribune reports state Rep. John Cyrier wrote a letter May 27 to Gov. Greg Abbott urging him to veto the hot air balloon hog hunting bill. Cyrier,

First drawn hunts deadlines are Aug. 1 Enter online at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to win any of the Drawn Hunts in the 2017-2018 season, including: Hunts on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges Private Lands Dove Hunts Hunts

TPWD Adopts 2017-18 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Texas Parks and Wildlife reports South Texas dove hunters will see increased opportunity this year thanks to a season framework adjustment expanding the early September 4-day Special White-winged Dove Area hunting season to

New knife law begins Sept. 1 Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation repealing illegal long-bladed knives in Texas statute. The governor signed HB 1935 into law on June 15. The law will effectively allow for Bowie knives, daggers, dirks, stilettos, poniards,

Funding benefits Texas conservation, outdoor recreation, economy U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced yesterday $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. Texas

Hearing Protection Act language added to SHARE Act The Outdoor Wire reports the House Committee on Natural Resources will conduct a hearing this morning (June 14) in which the Federal Lands Subcommittee will hear a discussion draft of the Sportsmen’s