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South Zone youth-only weekend for Rio Grande turkey starts March 9 With lots of mature toms across the Rio Grande turkey range, persistent Texas hunters should have a good shot at a long beard this spring. Wildlife biologists with the

Texan banker pays $110,000 for markhor hunting permit A Texas hunter traveled all the way to Pakistan in order to take a rare mountain goat, called a markhor. The animal, also known as the screw-horned goat, is the national animal

Proposed changes include implementation and expansion of white-tailed deer “doe days;” experimental mule deer antler restriction in Lynn County; clarification on turkey harvest requirements; and season dates and bag limits for migratory game birds. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel

It’s not too late to register Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold an Internship Fair from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at its Austin Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road. Learn about internships with Texas game wardens, Texas state parks, and

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission votes March 20 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department proposes changing fishing regulations for alligator gar. Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners will vote on the matter at their meeting March 20 in Austin. The proposed

Bowhunting Success, Back to Back Seasons By Eric Boley There’s something magical about being in a deer blind and waiting for daylight to arrive. The mind wanders through all the possibilities of what might be seen. It’s incredible how still

Double Dropper

A McMullen County buck for the ages By Hallie West Swope It was a typical late November in Texas morning when I was getting ready to walk out of the house. My brother Stephen had called me at 7:30 and

My Trophy Oryx

Huntress takes exotic scimitar-horned oryx By Rylie Granger Christmas 2017 was a huge holiday for me. I received one of the best gifts ever: a surprise hunt to Cactus Creek Bowhunting Ranch in Nixon, Texas. My boyfriend, Gage, was adamant

A daddy-daughter whitetail hunt By Scott Caudill Hunting season represents a much needed break from the stress of a demanding job and children’s schedules as complicated as my own. My daughter Abbey and I treasure our time together in the

So many hogs, so many opportunities By Brandon Ray Wild hogs have spread to every corner of Texas. It’s legal to hunt feral hogs in Texas year-round, day or night, with landowner permission. When I barely have enough money to