With the winter-type weather we have this week, you might think it would shut off the bite, but actually after about 72 hours, the bite should get better. Even though we have winter conditions on Pat Mayse, it’s still good for fishing, with somewhat clear water color and normal lake levels. …

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First of all, I want to wish you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. Since the crappie have been doing so well on Mayse, one thing that will be on my table for sure will be fried crappie along with the regular Thanksgiving fare. Yes the crappie have been biting very good on Mayse and it …

An uncropped image of a pretty buck moving around Nov 25 at about 9 a.m. on Lamar County public land. He seemed to be grunting and communicating to nearby deer.

This past week, during the peak of the cold weather pushed down by the first arctic blast of the season, I was deer hunting up on the Brazos River on the Dale River Ranch, using my .45-caliber Airforce Airguns Texan air rifle.

With duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved changes to the regulations on passive fishing gear to facilitate the removal of abandoned gear from public waters, make the presence of passive fishing gear identifiable to all users of public waters, and minimize the unintended take of aquatic resources.

Rain rattled on the camper’s tin roof. The world outside was awash on our first day in deer camp. It was one of those hunts that went sideways from the outset. Wrong Willie’s bumper-pull trailer was at his house with an electrical problem.

A beautiful buck was moving through Lamar County at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday on public land during early morning rain. Later, on Sunday, photographer Phil Carter saw five or six bucks in close proximity for an extended period of time. One was a first-year buck. The others were mature. Carter…

I finally got tired of dragging a 12-thousand pound, 36-foot fifth-wheel trailer around the country. It was like hauling an entire house, so the War Department and I decided to downsize.

The War Department is already in full Christmas shopping mode, being what it is. These days, drivers from Amazon, UPS, USPS, or FedEx show up at our door with alarming regularity, bringing cardboard boxes that I will eventually have to dispose of.

It’s been nine months since the War Department and I pulled up stakes in our old house of twenty years and moved…a whole five miles north. That move was significant, though. In a world where Baby Boomers are downsizing, we bought and updated a house twice the size of the one we left.

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.