Outdoors | Sports
Ray Sasser: Don't settle for sausage! Venison can be a star dish
Deer season opened this weekend. That means more than a million pounds of venison will soon be brought home from the field, more than three million pounds by season's end. Venison is a sustainable meat source, untainted by steroids or preservatives, the original farm-to-market meat.
Ray Sasser: New business focuses on matching hunters with affordable hunting options
Ray Sasser: TPWD's ShareLunker program adds incentives and prizes for particpation
The dos and don'ts of deer hunting season in Texas
Most of Texas' estimated 700,000 white-tailed deer hunters will be afield when the traditional firearms season begins Saturday. They can expect an average season for antlers with average to above-average numbers of deer harvested, according to Alan Cain, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's white-tailed deer program leader.
Ray Sasser: Javelina added to Texas Big Game Awards season
The 2017-2018 Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) officially started with pronghorn season in September. Now it's archery season for white-tailed deer and mule deer. No doubt, some animals have already been taken that qualify for the program.
How a fisherman expanded his business from selling live minnows to fishing tackle, guns, boats and motors
Larry Walker has fishing in his DNA. In 1946, the year after Walker was born, his parents, Ralph and Mildred Walker, started Walker Bait Shop in Grand Prairie, first selling live minnows, then expanding to fishing tackle, guns, boats and motors.
Ray Sasser: Wraps draw eyes to your boat, truck
With summer quickly approaching, boaters will see more boats and trucks decorated with the American flag or other colorful designs. It may look like a paint job, but it's probably a wrap made of high-density vinyl and bonded to the vehicle or boat surface.
When using spinnerbaits, it seems like fish are always biting
While fishing in Mexico recently, I caught more bass on a spinnerbait than I've caught on that particular lure in 10 years. There was a time when the spinnerbait was my favorite, and I kept a tackle box well-stocked with spinners of all sizes, colors and blade designs.
Equestrian trail challenge set for Sept. 23-24
The Greenbelt Alliance of Denton County will host the Lake Ray Roberts Equestrian Trails Association Trail Challenge on Sept. 23-24.