In the final week of the Toyota ShareLunker program, it seems resigned to die with a whimper. This will be the worst ShareLunker season since the program began in 1987.
FORT WORTH — The rain fell, the sparks flew and a Saturday night hunt bled into Sunday morning. In the end, fresher tires made the difference and Kyle Busch won the weather-delayed Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. With his second win of the season, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion clinched a berth in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff.
Three stalwarts of the Dallas outdoors community will host fundraisers this month. It starts with the Dallas Ecological Foundation’s Rendezvous of the Guardians on Thursday, followed by the Dallas Woods and Waters Conservation Club’s 37th Annual Dinner and Benefit Auction on April 16 and the Dallas Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association’s 35th Annual Banquet and Auction on April 21.
ARLINGTON — I looked at my son for a brief moment Sunday night and wondered who was the bigger fan — him or me? We were at WrestleMania 32 and we were so excited that we couldn’t catch our breath.
As much as it’s even possible at Daytona International Speedway, Robert Richardson Jr. controls his own destiny. If the Pilot Point resident finishes ahead of Matt DiBenedetto, David Gilliland and Reed Sorenson in tonight’s second race of the Can-Am Duel, he will secure a starting position in the Daytona 500.
Robert Richardson Jr. has started 161 races across NASCAR’s three national series, but he wasn’t sure he’d run another one.
Denton resident Austin Letsche, 9, won the Division 2 title at the recent Texas Novice State Championship wrestling tournament in the 65-pound class. The tournament features wrestlers with less than two years of experience. Letsche pinned three of four opponents, including his opponent in the title match in 55 seconds. Letsche, who attends Nelson Elementary, went on to compete in the Houston Open National Championship on Saturday. He won five of six matches and finished second. Letsche went 28-0 in novice events this season and won all nine tournaments he entered. He is the son of Joe and Alice Letsche.
In 45 years of deer hunting, I’ve been lucky enough to hear many legendary thoughts from a big deer camp full of interesting people.
If you could set up an archery stand for hunting white-tailed deer anywhere in Texas, you probably wouldn’t choose Collin County. Steve Purcell thinks he has the best archery stand in Texas, and he didn’t even pick out the tree. It’s on an 84-acre tract of land about 20 miles from downtown Dallas.
There’s discouraging news from Lake Fork, where Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists on Nov. 18 confirmed the presence of giant salvinia in Chaney Branch, west of the dam.
Doug Fox was hunting with a crossbow in Bosque County the first time he saw the odd-colored Rio Grande hen turkey. It was during the October archery season. It’s legal to shoot a hen turkey in Bosque County, so Fox, 80, let his arrow fly.
Deer hunters are afield by the hundreds of thousands this weekend, and many will end their first hunt without firing a shot.
Virgil Wilson of Euless won the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Texas Grand Slam hunt through the department’s Big Time Texas Hunts computer drawing. A total of 13,478 hunters bought entries at $10 apiece.
FORT WORTH — Brad Keselowski arrived at Texas Motor Speedway likely needing a win to advance to the championship round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. For the second consecutive year, six-time champion...
When John Hunter Nemechek was at Texas Motor Speedway in June, the Camping World Truck Series driver was a spectator.
White-tailed deer season is setting up as one of those memorable seasons that hunters will speak of in hushed and reverent tones for years to come. Abundant spring and summer rain over most of the state’s whitetail range created a lush growth of native food that left animals fat and healthy entering fall.
Though he doesn’t have a green jacket to show for it, Kyle Ratcliff likens his winning a drag racing championship in the Stock Eliminator class at September’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to another popular, albeit slower-paced, sporting event.
This year, said Kevin Kraai, hunters should at least open the season with better habitat conditions than usual. Kraai heads the waterfowl program for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Thanks to heavy spring and early summer rains, most reservoirs in north and east Texas remain at healthy levels.
AUSTIN — Lewis Hamilton had quite a day at Circuit of the Americas. He spun in the rain during a rare Sunday morning qualifying session, eventually losing out on pole position to his teammate. He later forced that teammate, Nico Rosberg, off the track in the first turn of the race to take the lead. Faster cars passed Hamilton, and he found himself running second on the final restart.
AUSTIN — Fans danced in ponchos and mechanics horsed around on pit lane, but there was no on-track competition Saturday at the United States Grand Prix.
Important dates are upcoming in October. Youth-only weekends are set for duck and deer hunting. These early seasons were created so mentors can give their full attention to the kids they guide. Texas children are routinely introduced to hunting at early ages and often without the preparatory work necessary to ensure success.
Archery season for white-tailed deer, mule deer and Rio Grande turkeys begins Saturday and continues through Nov. 6. It’s hard to know how many archery hunters are out there, in spite of the fact that they must pay a $7 stamp endorsement to take advantage of the early season.
MIAMI, Texas — Delmar Smith and T. Boone Pickens have a lot in common. Both are Oklahoma natives, and both men have a reverence for good bird dogs. Not just bird dogs — good bird dogs, canine Geiger counters that sift the often dusty air for the subtle aroma of America’s finest game bird.