AUSTIN— Polish the cauldrons and dust off those brooms, Texas State Parks are getting extra spooky this October for some scary-fun events happening throughout the month. A variety of family-friendly Halloween events are scheduled for ghouls and goblins of all ages, including zombie apocalyps…

The Redhead, Taz, and myself watched the critters splash in our pool. Ages 4, 5, and 6, with the one-year-old toddling around in the grass, we were busy.

As hunters and lovers of the outdoors, we all have places near and dear to our hearts. These are places that the mere thought of brings a smile and rekindles great memories. Red River County in northeast Texas is such a place for me.

The Hunting Club Membership was gathered in the large round corner table in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café by the time I arrived on that gloriously rainy morning. It had been hot for the past month, and triple digit temperatures was the weatherman’s main topic until a little cool front drop…

AUSTIN – While most Texans are sweltering under a brutal August heat wave, savvy dove hunters will gladly suffer along providing conditions don’t change before the Sept. 1 season opener.

AUSTIN – When gearing up for hunting and fishing this fall, be sure to include two items from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that won’t take up any more space and offer access to a world of resources: The Texas Outdoor Annual mobile app and the My Texas Hunt Harvest mobile app.

The Hugo Wildlife management Area covers 18,196 acres with two additional areas (Sawyer Unit and Hamden Unit) of 551 and 480 acres respectively. Total WMA is 19,227 acres. The Hugo WMA is located along the Kiamichi River with the majority in Choctaw County. The northern portion is in souther…

House Resolution 3742, known as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, would provide $1.3 billion annually to state initiatives, and $97.5 million to tribal nations, to support at-risk fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Texas would get an estimated more than $50 million per year.

At Pat Mayse and our other area lakes, water temps are on the rise and water levels are dropping, and that brings changes in the locations of the fish. Right now and up until fall, you’ll find the fish will spend much of the time suspending up into the water column.

The Hunting Club membership was gathered in the large round corner booth in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café. We were trying to schedule the first dove hunt of the season, and conflicts ran rampant.

You might recall I broke a toe a few years ago. I clumped around in one of those awkward boots for six weeks, suffering the indignity of hoots and howls from supposedly close friends. One of the most irritating things was going through airport security on my way to Washington D.C.

Last week I wrote about all the plants I ate when I was a kid, and that brought back other memories as well, memories of trees. Now I’m no tree hugger, and I’ve cut down my share of them in the past, but trees were an important part of my kiddom.

On Pat Mayse, crappie and white bass (sand bass) have been the main choice for a lot of fishermen, even though water levels are still somewhat high and stained. Crappie jigs and minnows have been best bets for the crappie, and spoons and lipless cranks have been good baits for the Sand Bass.