Should you be hunting public land in Texas? The answer: Almost unequivocally YES. If we are to measure the success of my 2018 dove season by sheer number of harvested birds, then yes it was an epic fail. However, in addition to spending some real quality time with my hero (Dad) in the field on opening day, I realized there are still several lessons to be gleaned from the experience. I encourage all bourgeoning hunters to put in a little time on public land. In this article we will cover three reasons you should hunt public land in Texas, how to approach Texas dove hunting, some basic gear you don't want to go without and the greatest nemesis of early season Texas dove hunters.
Gordy and Sons, a primo Houston based outfitter, stuffed a big wad of cash where their mouth is and funded BTT's first year of groundbreaking tarpon research in Texas. In a move that could pay major dividends down the road, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is expanding the scope of acoustic tagging research, already underway in Florida, by working with anglers in Texas to learn more about these fish. Tarpon are a bit of a mystery in terms of migration routes, spawning behavior and even diet. Targeted conservation is not possible without a baseline understanding of habitat utilization and seasonal migration. Read on for a brief history of tarpon in Texas, and a conversation with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's Dr. Adams in which we discuss tarpon tagging research in Texas.
I am a passionate outdoorsman with over 25 years of hunting and fishing experience across the state of TX.