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.

We’re not sure how it happened, but when the Bride and I took our 36-foot fifth wheel trailer out for a camping trip back in January, we somehow tore the rubber roof along the front edge.

Randy Horton was the winner of this year’s Uncle Jesse’s Big Bass Fishing Classic. Horton brought in a 7.75 pound bass representing Team Coston & Son. Tippi Pyles, widow of Actor Denver Pyle, founder of the event, was in attendance enjoying the day and signing T-shirts. A total of 310 an…

Sitting on the front porch of the old country store was a great way to get an education when we were kids. Back in the mid-1960s, the remaining little stores on bodark posts were the evolutionary result arising from similar, more primitive businesses that were once scattered throughout this …

To recognize the service and sacrifice made by Texas law enforcement personnel, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will offer the first-ever “Free Fishing for Law Enforcement Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday during National Police Week.

The Hunting Club membership was gathered around the large corner booth in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now café, drinking coffee and watching a steady rain flood the ditches out front. After about five hours of watching it fall, we’d consumed an equal amount of coffee.

When I was a kid, I was finished with school by this time of the year. Oh yeah, I know there was still a month to go until they released us on an unsuspecting world for the summer, but the weather was great and I wanted nothing more than to be out of that desk.

Fall remains my favorite time of the year, but spring runs a very close second place. In early fall, we have all the hunting seasons to look forward to, with the exception of spring turkey. But, right now we can enjoy some of the best fishing of the year for many species during a period when…

Have I mentioned that I absolutely despise today’s bubble gum rock and roll pseudo country music rap crap? Well I do. George Strait and Alan Jackson hit the nail on the head when they released “Murder on Music Row” back in 2003. They saw it coming all right, but none of us truly knew the dis…

It hasn’t been that long since the vast majority of folks who raised me dried their wash on a line, clothes that absorbed the sunshine and wind to come in smelling sweet and clean. I wonder if all that pollen that came inside when the ladies took in the wash was beneficial in building up our…

The Hunting Club membership was gathered in the large round corner booth in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now café. We’d been solving the world’s problems that morning, and it was the consensus of the group that if they’d put us in charge of all the problems we were seeing on the news, we’d have ev…

The Hunting Club assemblage was gathered at the big round corner table in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café on a sunny, windy morning. Conversation was soft and limited as we studied the parking lot through the large windows.

Have you ever wondered how to predict if the fish are going to bite or if the deer are moving? I’ve been hunting and fishing all my life and have picked up on several tips that usually let me know.  Some of these tips are ancient, and I’m sure that most of you have heard them, but maybe some…