Duck season ends Jan. 29, meaning three hunting weekends to go, and they could offer the best duck hunting Texas hunters have seen in many years.
The best things about hunting camps are the stories repeated by hunters sitting around the table or campfire. Favorites are told and retold until they’re legend, like the night Melvin fell out of his bunk or the morning Emilie killed nine wild hogs with seven shots, plinking away as if in a shooting gallery.
Readers might not recognize the name Jack Unruh, though they’ve surely seen his illustrations in dozens of magazines and books. Unruh’s style is unique, unforgettable and instantly recognizable.
FORT WORTH — Carl Edwards arrived at Texas Motor Speedway likely needing a victory to advance to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale with a chance to win the championship.
Twenty-seven times Tony Stewart has run a Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Today’s AAA Texas 500 will be the 28th and final time the three-time NASCAR champion takes the green flag in Denton County.
The long-awaited white-tailed deer season arrives Nov. 5, and there’s preparation work to be done. Job one is to make certain your rifle and scope are lined up to deliver as accurate a shot as possible.
Hunting seasons are well underway in Texas, and the action ramps up in November with the opening of the general deer season, waterfowl seasons and quail season.
Many Dallas-Fort Worth residents share their neighborhoods with wild carnivores so elusive they are seldom seen. An urban bobcat study conducted in Tarrant County indicates that the wild cats readily adapt to an environment that includes more than 220,000 people, fast cars and housing developments.
In Texas, we tend to take children hunting at a young age, sometimes too young. They may be unprepared for what can be an intense experience. Some states have a minimum age for hunting, but not Texas. I’ve heard of kids as young as 5 shooting a deer. My son bagged two deer when he was 7.
The 2016-17 Toyota ShareLunker program begins Saturday with a few important tweaks and possibly significant changes planned for future seasons. ShareLunkers are largemouth bass weighing 13 pounds or more that are donated by anglers to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s selective breeding program at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.
If dove hunting is the most fun you can have with a shotgun, and I’m inclined to believe it is, a good waterhole hunt is dove hunting at its best.
Alan Haynes is not as mobile as he once was, but the Tyler sportsman still hunts doves every chance he gets. He derisively calls himself “No Talent Alan,” but he’s being modest. Haynes, 77, still hunts doves with a .410 Remington 1100 auto-loading skeet gun that won’t fire anything but 2 1/2-inch shells. That means he’s shooting a half-ounce of pellets, as opposed to the full ounce of shot that most good 20-gauge loads hold.
Wednesday night was the second night of the annual 21-and-under rodeo at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, featuring youths from around the region competing in the same rodeo events as the professionals.
The topwater lure landed with a soft splash, and I allowed it to sit until the ripples played out and the surface was again slick as a mirror. I was just about to move the lure when that mirror surface fragmented and the eponymous maw of a largemouth bass inhaled the lure.
The future stars of rodeo were at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo for the first of two nights of 21-and-under rodeo competition Tuesday.
North Texas Karters will host the International Karting Foundation 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals on Thursday through Saturday at the North Texas Kartway, 3738 Memory Lane, north of Denton.
About 1.25 million Texas hunting licenses were sold during the 2015-16 license cycle, which ends Aug. 31. New licenses go on sale Aug. 15. The state has many more potential hunters who cannot afford to pay private landowners for a hunting lease.
Whether it’s just before the sun rises or long after it has set, Denton High School’s Ben McAfee can be found running. Committed to his dream of making the 2020 U.S. Olympic team, McAfee knows how much work is ahead of him. On Monday in Sacramento, California, he will take a major step toward accomplishing his goal as he competes in the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships.
FORT WORTH — If it has a motor and wheels, Brent Harper is willing to race it.Harper, 47 and a Denton resident, has made a name for himself racing competitively in everything from karts to motorcycles.
Add Lake Worth, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Livingston to the list of Texas lakes infected by zebra mussels. Since these east European invasive mollusks were discovered in Lake Texoma in 2009, six lakes and three river basins are fully infested.
FORT WORTH — A Verizon IndyCar Series race that was rained out Saturday did get started Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, but an extended caution period after a scary crash saw the return of heavy showers and another postponement.
ALLEN – Less than two minutes into Saturday’s Game 1 of the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals between the defending champion Allen Americans and the Wheeling (W. Va.) Nailers, fans in the Allen Event Center leapt to their feet in excitement thinking their team had scored, but it was a shot off the side of the net that triggered a false horn as the referee waived his arms emphatically to signal no goal. Despite the tease, the Americans gave their fans several more opportunities for celebration as they rolled to a 4-1 lead in the second period behind a pair of goals from defenseman Tristan King and fended off a late, penalty-infused rally by the Nailers for a 5-3 victory to open the best-of-seven series.
ARLINGTON — Ranger manager Jeff Banister will be facing his past when he looks across the field this weekend at something he has never seen in more than three decades in professional baseball. “It’ll be...