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Winning the fight Three antelope species in U.S. exempted from Endangered Species Act provisions.

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Black rhino hunt fetches $350,000, but comes with plenty of controversy

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By the time the gavel fell in the Dallas Omni Hotel ballroom, $350,000 had been raised for the first American to legally hunt and import a Namibian black rhino in decades. Dallas Safari Club Executive Director

Hard to break Better nutrition has hunters seeing fewer broken antlers this season. Page 4

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UNDER PRESSURE: After raising $350,000 for the chance to hunt an old black rhino bull, the Dallas Safari Club set a record for money raised for rhino conservation. Photo by Lili Sams, LSON.

Texas outdoor author Bob Hood passes. Page 4

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Ben Carter said he was extremely pleased with the auction, noting 100 percent of the money will go straight into a trust for rhino conservation in Namibia. “I am very happy with the final sale price,” Carter said. “It is the most money ever raised for rhino conservation. The money was given to the Namibian Wildlife Products Trust, which has a very high rating from agencies that track the funds. This will ensure the funds are spent where they are See RHINO, Page 17

KATS Angler of the Year looking for repeat Red snapper season back on

PASSIONATE DEBATE: The arguments for and against regulation changes for seatrout and flounder have been passionate on both sides. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

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between me and a few other guys,” Campbell said. “Steve Garcia (the winner of the first KATS event this year on Decker Lake) and Chris Coufal are really good.” Campbell said he is a die-

Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists and public outreach folks held a series of scoping meetings the second week of January to gauge public interest on possible changes to seasons and bag limits for seatrout and flounder. Among the issues presented was a proposal to go to a coast-wide five-trout limit and closing flounder gigging in December. Currently, only the Lower Laguna Madre has a five-fish trout limit. The rest of the state has a 10-fish limit. According to TPWD’S website, neither trout nor flounder are currently being overfished or overharvested. Art Morris, TPWD’s outreach specialist, said anglers were passionate about both issues at the scoping meetings. “Support for a five-fish bag limit for trout

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HOISTING A WINNER: When he’s catching bass like this from his kayak, angler Brandon Campbell is tough to beat in Central Texas tournaments. Photo by Brandon Campbell.

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Austin angler Brandon Campbell is tough to beat sitting on a kayak casting for big largemouth bass in Central Texas. He’s been fishing the

Kayak Angler Tournament Series since its inception eight years ago. He’s won the Lake Travis tournament two years in a row and was consistent enough last year to win the series’ Angler of the Year award. “It seems to be always


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Fast shooting, tough hunting

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Woodcock hunting an exercise in brush busting, quick reflexes By Conor Harrison Lone Star Outdoor News

One of the most unappreciated and under hunted birds in Texas might just be one of the toughest to hunt. But some hunters in East Texas know around the first of December each year, it is time to load up the dog, find some dense brush and get ready for some fast shooting when woodcocks explode from underfoot. Corsicana hunter Clay Beard, along with his dog, Jenny, have learned the joy of chasing the small bird that looks somewhat like a snipe. “When I was a kid in East Texas,” Beard said, “I’d jump one up every now and then. I didn’t know what they were. I bought 375 acres near Kenard and had the same thing happen — I’d jump them every now and then.” Beard said after reading an article by a retired Stephen F. Austin University professor, Dr. Monte Whiting, his interest was piqued. “I decided to get a dog and hunt them,” he said. “I had never hunted upland birds in my life. At first, Jenny would point and flush anything. When it turned out to be a woodcock, I would try and get off a shot. We learned bit by bit. Now she is 2 1/2 and she knows what to do.

“We enjoy ourselves tremendously.” Woodcock are migratory birds that come to Texas each winter from the upper Midwest and Northeast, where the bird is revered. “They roost in the woods during the day and come out at sunset to marshy areas to feed,” Beard said. “I can’t see a lot of rhyme or reason on where to find them — just when you think you have them figured out and find pockets of them, they move.” A general consensus among hunters is that woodcock like to hide in dense thickets. “Very thick,” Beard said. “I’ve also found them consistently in yaupon thickets. Find a yaupon thicket, you will find birds.” According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Upland Game Bird Leader Shaun Oldenburger, hunters should concentrate on areas that have seen logging and reforestation, especially in East Texas. “Their distribution is mainly East Texas, but they range all along the coast in drainages and watersheds,” Oldenburger said. “They certainly aren’t pressured very much. Some area with old forestry practices where it has now gotten brushy is good habitat.” One common theme among hunters is the

SHOOT STRAIGHT (AND FAST): Woodcock hunters know they must be on high alert when woodcock flush from their dense hiding places. Photo by Clay Beard.

woodcock’s ability to elude hunters. “It is not an easy hunt,” Oldenburger said. Beard agreed, saying it would be really tough without a dog. “I don’t see how you’d effectively hunt them without a dog,” he said. “They hold tight; you almost have to step on them to get them to fly. But their flight is amazing. They whistle when they get up and they are a very challenging bird to hit.” Beard recommended a lighter-gauge shotgun when hunting woodcock. “A 20- or 28-gauge is ideal for wood-

cock hunting,” he said, “with #8 or even #9 shot with a more open choke like an improved cylinder or skeet. It’s ‘close’ shotgunning. An over/under is perfect, as you almost never get more than two shots anyway.” In Texas, there is a 45-day season ending Jan. 31 and a three-bird daily bag limit. Beard said woodcock isn’t his favorite bird to eat, but they are edible. “I would compare them to a dove,” he said. “They are a migratory bird, so they have dark meat. I eat them with bacon and jalapeños, but they don’t compare to a quail.”

Tough to break With good range conditions come stronger antlers By Conor Harrison Lone Star Outdoor News

NOT A NICK ON HIM: Many bucks in areas with good range conditions came through the season with all of their antlers intact. Photo by LSON.

Last deer season, many hunters complained to state biologists about the number of busted up racks on the bucks they were hunting. “Last year we heard so much about broken antlers,” said David Veale, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s South Texas biologist. “It was constant.”

Poor range conditions during the critical antler-growing periods of spring and summer contributed to lower body weights, smaller antlers and more brittle tines on those antlers. “We think there is a definite link,” Veale said. “We’ve long suspected that antlers will be in better condition with better nutrition.” See ANTLERS, Page 6

Robert Louis “Bob” Hood, 69, of Possum Kingdom Lake, an acclaimed writer and outdoorsman, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were held on Jan. 11, at the First Baptist Church, Graham. Bob was born June 28, 1944, in Fort Worth, to the late James Oscar and Ina Louise (Pipes) Hood. He and LaDee Kimberley Dobbs were soulmates for 16 years and were married Aug. 24, 2013, in Graford. He worked for the Fort Worth StarTelegram for 53 years. Starting at age 11, he was a paperboy, followed by many years in the sports department where he covered high school sports, rodeos, track and field, professional tennis and golf, Golden Gloves and all other sports before getting the outdoors beat in 1968. Bob was the Star-Telegram’s outdoor writer for 40 years before retiring in 2008. He was contracted by the Star-Telegram to continue writing outdoor articles. He was also the hunting editor for the Texas Fish & Game Magazine and was a contributing writer for Texas Sportsman magazine, Texas Sporting Journal magazine, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoors Journal, Lone Star Outdoor News and other outdoor publications. He won the Texas State Bass Fishing Tournament three times, received the Texas State Bass Tournament’s Mac Payne Award for sportsmanship and was inducted into the Texas State Bass Tournament Hall of Fame and Falcon Lake Hall of Fame. Last spring, he was inducted into the Muy Grande Hall of Fame at Freer. He was named the Fort Worth Ducks Unlimited Sportsman of the Year in 2000 and was named the Fort Worth Ducks Unlimited Sportsman of the Decade for the 1990s. Bob was past president of Texas Outdoor Writers Association, where he was a lifetime member and was on the TOWA board of directors. Also, he was awarded the Texas Outdoor Writers Association’s Daiwa Award for “lifetime achievements” in 1983 and again was awarded the TOWA’s L.A. Wilke Award for “lifetime achievements” in 2010. He was also an honorary member of the Dallas Safari Club. Other passings: Owner of Texas Hunting Products, inventor of the famous “Texas rag decoys” and one of the best crane and geese hunters in Texas, Chuck Berry passed away on Dec. 25, 2013. Berry was the first to market and sell the rag decoys and is probably responsible for more geese deaths in Texas than anyone else. Rag decoys changed the way hunters could hunt geese, making hundreds of decoys in one spread a possibility. Also, LSON is sad to report the death of Kelly Knight, who was a top guide for Straightline Outfitters in the Panhandle. Several of the LSON crew had hunted with Kelly in past seasons. He died of a blood clot on Jan. 1. Kelly had a passion for hunting and was a great guy in the field. — Staff report


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Three Amigos to be exempted President signs bill into law The U.S. House and Senate passed legislation to exempt from endangered species protections three antelope species nearly extinct in their native countries but thriving on ranches in Texas. The exemptions would clear the way for ranchers to maintain their herds and to offer hunts for these game animals without government intervention. Hunting revenue provides incentive for ranchers to ensure flourishing populations of exotic scimitar-horned oryx, Dama gazelle and addax. The antelope species are known in Texas as the “Three Amigos.”

On Jan. 16, the U.S. Senate approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, which included a provision that requires the Secretary of the Interior to reestablish certain Endangered Species Act permitting exemptions for U.S. captive-bred scimitar-horned oryx, addax, and Dama gazelle. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the same omnibus legislation on January 15. The president signed the legislation on Jan. 17. The bill will take effect on March 17. “This is exciting news in the name of wildlife conservation,” said Texas Wildlife Association President Greg

Guide sentenced for illegal alligator hunt A 49-year-old Kennard hunting and fishing guide has been sentenced for transporting an alligator that he knew had been shot in violation of state and federal wildlife laws, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. Steve Barclay pleaded guilty on Aug. 13, 2013, to the felony offense of transporting wildlife taken in violation of federal law and was sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine on Jan. 14 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark. Barclay admitted that he transported the alligator killed on May 20, 2008 in Leon County to Sportsman’s Memory taxidermy shop in Grapeland. — U.S. Attorney’s Office

Denton cook wins TPWD outdoor cooking contest Victoria Serna from Denton has won the TPWD Outdoor Cooking Contest, after her recipe for Dutch oven green Chile, chicken and spinach enchiladas received the most repins on the social media site Pinterest. Serna’s recipe beat out eight other recipes, including wild game sweet chili, blackened salmon, campfire cornbread and S’morelets. “I love cooking in a Dutch oven,” Serna said. “There’s a whole different way you cook outside. Food is such a big part of the camping experience. Everyone can pitch in. It’s a time to bond and get to know each other.” The Texas Outdoor Family workshops are hosted at state parks and give families hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills including fire starting, cooking, nature walks, GPS uses, geocaching and camping. For the complete recipe, go to LSONews.com —Staff report

Texas singer, songwriter killed in hunting accident Well-known Texas country singer and songwriter Steven Fromholz was killed Jan. 19 when a gun discharged at the Flying B Ranch in Schleicher County. Fromholz died in the hospital in Eldorado. A gun fell out of a case, struck the ground and discharged, striking Fromholz, according to the Schleicher County Sheriff’s Office. He was on the ranch for a pig hunt, according to reports. He was 68 years old. —Staff report

Simons of San Angelo. “We’ve had a lot of feedback from our members in the last year or two about concerns with the permitting process, and we’ve worked collaboratively with other groups and individuals in an effort to address the situation. This change provides an incentive again for Texas landowners to raise these animals, to provide care for these animals, and to provide hunting programs that help capitalize their efforts. “This is a great turn of events for the conservation of these species.” The Three Amigos were exempt from 2005 until 2012,

when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re-listed them under the Endangered Species Act. Since then, populations have fallen dramatically. The Exotic Wildlife Association estimates that scimitar-horned oryx numbers in Texas are now at nearly half of their 2010 levels. “It’s time for the federal government to step out of the way, because ESA status has been deadly for these species,” said Ben Carter, executive director for Dallas Safari Club. “An ESA exemption would give these species real value, and that, in turn, clears the way for their numbers to go back up.” ­— Staff report

DELISTED: Texas ranchers and hunters can now get back to breeding and hunting scimitar-horned oryx, addax and Dama gazelle without undue regulations from the federal government. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.


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Antlers are essentially bone, so it makes sense that better food equals stronger bones, albeit on top of the buck’s head. “The better nutrition you have, the stronger your bones are,” said TPWD biologist Kevin Mote, who oversees the Possum Kingdom area. “When your buck/doe ratio isn’t very good, you might have some extra fighting, which could lead to a higher number of broken antlers.” Mote said it would be tough to paint an overall picture of the Texas deer herd and say definitively that better nutrition equates to stronger antlers, because conditions vary from one locale to the next. “It could be more localized,” he said. “You might have an area with higher calcium deposits in the soil that con-

tributes to stronger antlers in that one region. But I suspect there is a strong correlation between good nutrition and stronger antlers.” The crew from LSON has witnessed this firsthand in several areas this deer season. The bucks in South Texas that were observed had very few broken tines, main beams or nicks to the antlers. Last year in the same area, many more bucks had broken antlers. The buck/doe ratio remained similar both seasons. A buck taken by one of the members on a well-managed ranch in North Texas, where bucks often fight for the right to breed does, did not have a single mark on his 140-inch, 8-point rack. Further proof that with better nutrition comes bigger and more intact bucks.

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Investigation still ongoing Huge buck taken after being hit by car in Southlake still actively being pursued Taking any part of a road-killed deer is illegal in the state of Texas. But that didn’t stop someone from collecting the head of a giant buck struck and killed by a vehicle near Highway 114 in Southlake, near Fort Worth, in late October. The giant nontypical was known to area residents, and the investigation is still ongoing, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Maj. David Murray. “The investigation is still active,” Murray said. “We have not recovered (the buck). It is a STILL SEARCHING: Game wardens are still looking for the person who crime to take road kill because it took the horns of this buck in Southlake last year. It was not the man is not a legal means of harvest- photographed with the buck. Photo by Facebook. ing an animal. We have not come across it.” Murray said he didn’t think the case was a lost cause, as the department usually have several older cases each year that get solved because someone comes forward with new information. “Every year we have a few of these cases break, where someone will bring in a deer that was hit by a car several years ago,” he said. “This isn’t a lost cause, but without someone coming forward, they are hard to solve.” Murray said his office reviews social media and monitors taxidermy shops to see if bucks in old cases turn up. “Hopefully, someone starts to brag or takes it to a taxidermist,” he said. “We haven’t given up on it.” — Staff report


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LONG JOURNEY: Rainbow trout that end up in Texas rivers and ponds make a long trek from breeding farms in Missouri. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

The long ride By Mark England

Lone Star Outdoor News Trout are not native Texans. Odds are the stocked rainbow trout you catch in state waters traveled farther to get there than you did. Most began their journey to Texas in Missouri, where Crystal Lake Fisheries loads them into 10-wheeler tankers for the 10-15 hour drive to hatcheries run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas rainbow trout really come from Missouri Department. “Deliveries start the last week of November and typically end the first week of March,” said Carl Kittel, program director for the hatcheries. “We receive in the neighborhood of 300,000 rainbow trout and stock them at about 130 different sites.” Most of the trout are 8- to 10-inches long with about 36,000

in the 10- to 12-inch range. The larger trout go into the state’s neighborhood fishing program, located in urban areas. The trout are Emerson strain rainbow trout, raised by CLF in a closed hatchery fed by an Ozarks’ spring. Even the Dust Bowl days couldn’t keep the spring from gushing 10 million gallons of water daily at 58 degrees. Before coming

to Texas, the rainbow trout have their stomachs “purged,” according to Marvin Emerson, who runs the business with his brother, David. “We’ll take them off their feed as long as a week before,” Emerson said. “Now, it’s not like taking your cows or pigs, warm-blooded animals, off their feed. In the wild, trout might go two to three weeks

without eating. The purpose is to reduce the stress on the fish during the trip.” About 13,000 trout are delivered on each trip to Texas. TPWD pays for deliveries by the pound, with the current price $3.46 per pound. That works out to about $1.82 for each 10- to 12-inch trout and 99 cents each for the smaller ones. Funding comes from the Freshwater Fishing Stamp, supSee TEXAS TROUT, Page 11

Catching red snapper now Some party boats taking advantage of new federal pilot program By Conor Harrison Lone Star Outdoor News

BACK ON BOARD: Anglers who love catching red snapper can now catch them legally on party boats along the coast. Photo by Lone Star Outdoor News.

Several charter boat companies in Port Aransas are taking advantage of a two-year federal pilot program to catch red snapper in federal waters more than six miles from the Texas coast. Dolphin Docks Charters, Deep Sea Headquarters and Fisherman’s Wharf have all been running once-a-week trips for red snapper since Jan. 1. And anglers are having success. “We are mainly running the 12-hour trips and also the special red snapper trips,” said Bill Fintel at Dolphin Docks. “The feds have been running the pilot program and every Friday we have been going out. We will do that until the quota is filled, but I don’t think that will be anytime soon. I’m sure it will be at least a couple more months. “But it is getting popular.”

Fintel said, along with the red snapper trips, the normal 12-hour charters are catching good numbers of vermilion and lane snapper, along with sharks, pompano, a few ling and grouper. “The fishing has been good,” he said. “We are using cut bait and live bait.” Also in Port Aransas, Martin Harris of Fisherman’s Wharf said the red snapper trips are very successful. “It’s been going very well,” he said. “We are running the red snapper trips on Tuesdays and they have been catching limits. We are also catching lots of vermilion snapper, kingfish, sharks and lane snapper.” Harris said cut squid and sardines are having the most success offshore. But not everyone is taking See PARTY BOATS, Page 14

A HAWG: Randall E. Claybourne holds the 13.86-pound bass he caught while fishing at night on Lake Fork. Photo by TPWD.

Another giant bass from Lake Fork Sometimes staying up late has its advantages. Lake Fork produced its third bass weighing more than 13 pounds this season on the evening of Jan. 13. Randall E. Claybourne of Tulsa, Okla., was fishing by himself in 15 feet of water in the east arm of the lake when the 13.86-pound bass took his jig-and-craw lure about 11:20 p.m. The fish was 25 inches long and 21 inches in girth. It was held for pickup at Lake Fork Marina. Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to TPWD’s breeding program. The fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours. — Staff report


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How old? Aging fish an exact science with lethal means, not so exact with live fish By Conor Harrison Lone Star Outdoor News

Ever wonder how old that 30-inch seatrout or slot-sized redfish is? Turns out, aging a fish is a pretty exact science, although the fish has to be dead to be exactly sure. According to Dr. Matt Ajemian, assistant research scientist at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico studies, the process uses certain structures on the fish, depending on the species. “Many species will lay down rings somewhere,” Ajemian said. “One of the most common is the otolith bone in the head. This bone helps the fish with orientation and balance in the water, similar to our inner ear. In that bone, there are rings, similar to the rings on a tree.” Scientists remove the bone, although it is lethal to the fish, slice through it and view it under a microscope. By counting the opaque and colored rings, they get an accurate reading on the age of a fish. For non-bony fish like sharks and rays, which have cartilage instead of bone and no otoliths, a slice of the vertebrae is taken and the rings are counted in much the same fashion. “The non, or less-lethal methods, haven’t been

shown to be as tried and true as the lethal method,” he said. “Spines can be used from the outside of a fish, but the majority of measurements are done on internal structures because the external spines or fins can be rubbed off, broken, et cetera.” The aging process in coastal fish gets harder as the fish gets older, although Ajemian said there is a correlation between length and age. “We measure fish populations and take length measurements and see how they correspond to age,” he said. “We use this information to gauge the health of a fish population, especially species that aren’t targeted as much by anglers. The aging is a good indication of population health. With heavily fished populations, we see most of the population centered around younger age classes.” Ajemian said scientists could follow an age class of fish over time to look at length, age and population structures, which is crucial for fisheries managers. “We also look at increment analysis and look at how quickly the fish is getting to a certain length,” he said. “We can then pinpoint the best habitat for a species by comparing age versus growth — it is an important metric for stock assessments.” Texas Parks and Wildlife

GOOD INFORMATION: Knowing the age of fish in a population helps biologists determine the overall health of the species, which then helps them make decisions that affect anglers. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

Department fisheries biologist Tom Wagner said the department takes the age of popular coastal species such as trout and redfish to study regional differences between groups of fish. “We look at regional differences, for instance, a population in Galveston Bay versus the Lower Laguna Madre,” Wagner said. “We’ll have known salinity and temperature averages and we can look at the regional growth differences. We can also graph age versus length in popula-

tions by species and sex. “The length versus age is different for each sex.” Interestingly, trout and flounder along the Texas coast may live up to 10 years, while redfish may live a little longer. Offshore species like red snapper can get to several decades, while grouper can live up to 50 years. Mahi mahi only live three years. “Some of the Texas fish may sound old,” Ajemian said, “but I caught a rockfish in the Pacific Northwest that we aged at 90 years old.”

Redfish growth rates vs. age

AGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

LENGTH 12 inches 19 inches 24 inches 27 inches 30 inches 32 inches 34 inches 35 inches 36 inches 37 inches

Trout growth rates vs. age: AGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

MALE 9 inches 14 inches 17 inches 18 inches 18 inches 19 inches 19 inches 20 inches 21 inches 21 inches

FEMALE 8 inches 17 inches 20 inches 23 inches 24 inches 25 inches 26 inches 27 inches 27 inches 28 inches

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TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT Tough for bass, good for cats LAKE CONROE — With water temperatures in the 53-degree range, Lake Conroe is turning out some good-sized catfish, but the largemouth bass fishing has been tough. According to multiple anglers, catfish can be caught on cut bait and even artificials like jerkbaits. The big cats are hanging near the edges of drop-offs and channels. For bass, soft plastics worms with little weight have been catching fish between 10 add 15 feet of water. Finding structure is the key this time of year — it can be points, humps, brushpiles or docks. Look for baitballs near the cover and throw toward the structure.

Right time of year MARTIN CREEK LAKE — The fishing is heating up on the power plant lake in East Texas near Marshall. Although Martin receives a good amount of local pressure,

ALAN HENRY: Water lightly stained; 39–46 degrees; 13.3’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigs and lipless crankbaits. AMISTAD: Water fairly clear; 62– 66 degrees; 35.53’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, spinner baits and soft plastics in 18–25 feet. Striped bass are fair on jigging spoons. White bass are fair on jigging spoons and spinner baits. Catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. ATHENS: Water clear; 45–49 degrees; 0.56’ low. Largemouth bass are good on bladed jigs and lipless crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are good on minnows. BASTROP: Water clear; 60–64 degrees. Largemouth bass are fair on chartreuse/white soft plastics, spinner baits and crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait, chicken livers and nightcrawlers. BELTON: Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 9.18’ low. Largemouth bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, doughbait and stinkbait. BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 4.26’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and Colorado-blade spinner baits in white. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. BONHAM: Water stained, 46–50 degrees; 1.74’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on jerkbaits, crankbaits and shaky heads fished slowly around rocks. Crappie are good on minnows and jig under the bridges. Catfish are good on chicken liver in 8–18’. BRAUNIG: Water clear. Largemouth bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on live shad and silver jigging spoons. Channel catfish are fair on liver, frozen shrimp, and cut shad. BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 45–49 degrees; 20.61’ low. Largemouth bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 56–60 degrees; 9.91’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on watermelon spinner baits, jigs, crankbaits and soft plastics off points in coves.

Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. BUCHANAN: Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 30.90’ low. Largemouth bass are good on Texas-rigged watermelon worms and blue back Fat Free Shads along points in 10–25 feet. Striped bass are good drifting live shad. White bass are fair jigging Tiny Traps and blade baits along main lake points. CADDO: Water stained; 47–50 degrees; 0.31’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. CALAVERAS: Water clear. Largemouth bass are fair on small crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Redfish are fair on live perch and shad. CANYON LAKE: Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 7.68’ low. Largemouth bass are good on watermelon red Brush Hogs and tubes on jigheads in 10–20 feet along bluffs. Striped bass are fair jigging Pirk Minnows. CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 45–50 degrees; 3.27’ low. Largemouth bass are good on spinner baits, lipless crankbaits and shallow crankbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on minnows.

FALCON INTERNATIONAL RESERVOIR — The bite has been inconsistent on Falcon the past week, according to area anglers. Crankbaits in deeper channels, along with spinner baits on shallow flats have been catching some fish. Patterns change daily because of cold fronts and following warming periods. Water temperatures are ranging from 56 to 61 degrees. The fish are in a transition pattern between spawning flats and hanging near deep cover. Some days they are deeper, some more shallow. Anglers are covering a lot of water, but when you find them, stay on that pattern in that area. — Conor Harrison

are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotlines.

FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water clear; 39–45 degrees; 12.18’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

LBJ: Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.09’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on watermelon jigs and green pumpkin tubes along docks and seawalls. White bass are good on silver Pirk Minnows and Spoiler Shads. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and worms.

GIBBONS CREEK: Water clear. Largemouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and watermelon tube jigs. Catfish are fair on live bait and frozen shrimp. GRANBURY: Water stained; 57–61 degrees; 8.99’ low. Largemouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on shrimp, stinkbait and hot dogs. GRANGER: Water clear; 60–64 degrees; 0.63’ high. Largemouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad and cut bait in 5–20 feet. GRAPEVINE: Water clear; 44–48 degrees; 9.18’ low. Largemouth bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits. Crappie are fair near brush piles. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on cut shad and rod and reel.

CHOKE CANYON: Water clear; 65–69 degrees; 23.11’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on pumpkinseed soft plastic worms in heavy grass in 12–20 feet. COLETO CREEK: Water stained; 78 degrees at hot water discharge; 4.42’ low. Largemouth bass to 6 pounds are fair soft plastics in 8–10 feet.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water off-color; 38–46 degrees; 21.85’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers.

COOPER: Water clear; 60–65 degrees; 12.09’ low. Largemouth bass are good on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slab and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

JOE POOL: Water clear; 46–50 degrees; 1.03’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on weightless soft plastics and trick worms in green pumpkin. White bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

FORK: Water clear; 47–51 degrees; 4.50’ low. Largemouth bass are good on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and football jigs. Yellow

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bass and white bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows near bridges. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.

HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 54–58 degrees; 0.19’ high. Largemouth bass are good on watermelon Brush Hogs and lipless crankbaits around stumps near drop-offs. Crappie are fair on minnows near the dam in 15–18 feet. Bream are good on live crickets.

FAYETTE: Water stained. Largemouth bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp over baited holes.

anglers can find good numbers of bass, tilapia, blue cats and crappie. For bass, soft plastics around stumps has been producing. Grass carp are in the lake, so hydrilla is scarce, forcing anglers to find structure like bridge pilings, brushpiles and stumps. Drop-shot rigs near drop-offs have caught fish, as well.

LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 47–52; degrees; 1.46’ high. Largemouth bass are slow on spinner baits and bladed jigs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. LAVON: Water lightly stained; 47–51 degrees; 12.26’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on black/ blue flipping jigs and Xcite Raptor Craw Jrs in pumpkin. White bass

LEWISVILLE: Water clear; 44–48 degrees; 7.13’ low. Largemouth bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and finesse jigs. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are slow on jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad. LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 61–65 degrees; 0.28’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on crankbaits and spinner baits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in creeks. Blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with shad. MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 56–60 degrees; 0.35’ high. Largemouth bass are good on flipping jigs and creature baits around stumps. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. NAVARRO MILLS: Water murky; 55–59 degrees; 0.35’ high. Largemouth bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and liver. O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 39–45 degrees; 42.63’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows. OAK CREEK: Water stained; 38–44 degrees; 21.12’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and Texas rigs. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers. PALESTINE: Water clear; 44–49 degrees; 0.61’ high. Largemouth bass are good on black/yellow flipping jigs and crankbaits in natural shad. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chicken livers. POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 39–44 degrees; 12.25’

low. Largemouth bass are fair. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. PROCTOR: Water stained; 56–60 degrees; 7.83’ low. Largemouth bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shad and liver. RAY HUBBARD: Water clear; 45–49 degrees; 6.76’ low. Largemouth bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and deep-diving crankbaits. Crappie are slow on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. RAY ROBERTS: Water clear; 44–48 degrees; 7.40’ low. Largemouth bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and weightless Senkos. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad. RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 45–50 degrees; 7.11’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on football jigs and Carolina rigs near brush piles. White bass are slow on minnows. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 60–64 degrees; 3.90’ low. Largemouth bass are good on watermelon soft plastic worms with chartreuse tails. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/white tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and minnows. SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 59–63 degrees; 2.75’ low. Largemouth bass are slow. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows. STILLHOUSE: Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 10.12’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on chartreuse lipless crankbaits and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. SWEETWATER: Water murky; 38–43 degrees; 22.62’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on prepared bait.

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n Saltwater fishing reports: Page 14 TAWAKONI: Water stained; 46–50 degrees; 8.79’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on green pumpkin flipping jigs and white spinner baits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad. TEXOMA: Water clear; 45–49 degrees; 8.01’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on shaky heads and drop-shot rigs near deeper points. Striped bass are fair on slabs. TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 61–65 degrees; 3.23’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on soft plastics, spinner baits and lipless crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. TRAVIS: Water murky; 57–61 degrees; 52.53’ low. Largemouth bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, black worms and smoke grubs. White bass are fair on minnows and chrome spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. WALTER E. LONG: Water lightly stained. Largemouth bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and frozen shad. WHITNEY: Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 11.01’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on perch-colored lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on shrimp, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 46–51 degrees; 4.80’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on black/blue jigs and creature baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut shad. — TPWD


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the flies down deep,” Stubb said. “If the fish are rising, we’ll adapt. But that’s probably only 2 percent of the time.” Owner Chris Jackson of Action Angler & Outdoor Center said it takes time for the stocked rainbow trout to “dial in” to their surroundings. “Being freshly stocked, they’re more likely to be fooled by egg and worm patterns than a wild trout would be,” he said. “They’re not yet attuned to their environment. We don’t have the greatest flow right now on the Guadalupe. They really get to inspect what you’re offering. They bite soft, but once they’re on the line they fight really hard.”

CASTING TO NONNATIVES: Texas fly-anglers love to catch trout in many Texas rivers, although they might be surprised to learn where the fish began their lives. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

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plemented by monies from the Toyota Bass Classic, federal grant money (the Sport Fish Restoration program) as well as TPWD’s partners in the neighborhood fishing program. CLF loads the trout into 10 insulated tanks aboard each tanker with the water chilled to a temperature between 48 degrees to 52 degrees. “The metabolism of trout reflects the temperature of the water around them,” Emerson said. “When the water temperature is in the 40s, they metabolize really slow. Their support needs are very low. They start becoming stressed, though, when the water temperature gets to 60 degrees.”

To keep the water oxygenated during the trip, a tanker uses two systems. A mechanical aerator stirs the water periodically and a liquid oxygen tank — using the same flow meter on hospital oxygen tanks — keeps the water aerated through diffusers in the bottom of each tank. The dual system is designed to keep the trout alive even if a tanker breaks down. “If we blew an engine (knocking out the mechanical aerator), we’d just increase the oxygen flow from the tank and keep them alive on that,” Emerson said. The transportation system for the rainbow trout works so well that only an average of 10 fish

are lost during trips to Texas, according to TPWD. Trout are delivered to hatcheries in Athens, Graford, Electra and San Marcos. Held in ponds and indoor raceways, the trout are given commercial trout feed until TPWD stocks them in Texas waters. Once there, the fun begins. Below Canyon Dam on the Guadalupe River, many anglers fly-fish. The stocked trout, unlike wild trout in the Northwest, rarely feed on surface patterns, said Kevin Stubbs, manager of Expedition Outfitters. They prefer to dine on underwater food sources, such as the nymph stage of flies. “Use a strike indicator and split shot to get


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GAME WARDEN BLOTTER PARTYING GROUP SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM HUNTING A landowner called Val Verde County Game Warden Andrew Banda fearing that a rowdy group of hunters that had just left his hunting ranch without paying for a hunt had also committed hunting violations. Banda tracked down the group at a local hotel, but when he attempted to make contact with them he discovered the group had been kicked out of the hotel due to disorderly conduct. He finally found the group at the county jail, where they were being booked for discharging a weapon within the city limits and public intoxication. After interviews and another trip to the ranch, Banda issued multiple citations for no hunting licenses and lack of hunter education. Apparently the group wasn’t able to harvest any deer. Cases pending. FEW PHEASANT HUNTERS TO CHECK District 5 game wardens worked through the opening weekend of pheasant season. There was a distinct lack of pheasants due to the ongoing drought, which made for a lack of pheasant hunters. The weather also contributed to a pretty dismal weekend with temperatures in the teens and single digits. The wardens patrolled more than 3,400 miles and checked pheasant, goose, duck and deer hunters for compliance. WARDEN RESCUES CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM; HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER CAUGHT Randall County Game Warden Frank Niemiec was the first responder at a hit-and-run rollover accident and had to break a window with his baton to extract the driver. Niemiec was able to interview the victim and radio a description of the suspect’s truck resulting in an apprehension in New Mexico a short time later.

STOPPED SPEEDING WITH ILLEGALLY KILLED DEER IN TRUCK BED At a traffic stop, a Department of Public Safety trooper in Mills County noticed the single occupant of the vehicle had a large ice chest in the rear of his pickup. He asked for permission to look inside and found four quartered white-tailed deer carcasses; however, he saw no tags and no proof of sex. The occupant from Louisiana also had no hunting license or documentation for the deer. He contacted the Mills County game warden for assistance. In the course of the investigation, the occupant’s adult son was contacted and additional violations were found. SPOTLIGHTERS FOLLOWED BY WARDEN Palo Pinto County Game Warden David Pellizzari was watching an oat field when a vehicle stopped in front of him. Pellizzari observed the truck lights turn off and watched the passenger get out. The passenger got a rifle from the bed of the truck and began shining the field with a green light. He then got back in the truck and continued down the road. Pellizzari observed the hunters shine their light on several fields before initiating a traffic stop at a gate, where he found a loaded rifle in the front passenger’s lap. Palo Pinto County Game Warden Matt Waggoner arrived on scene and determined that the back seat passenger was underage and drinking beer. The wardens also found a small amount of marijuana in the center console. Multiple charges are pending. MISSING LARGER DEER SAVES TRESPASSER RESTITUTION MONEY Titus County Game Warden Jerry Ash completed an investigation for trespassing and hunting without landowner’s consent when a young man shot at a large, 14-point deer three times from the road and missed. The individual returned and shot a 9-point white-tailed deer. The man stated the 14-point was twice as big as the 9-point. Ash informed the man that he was lucky he missed the 14-point because the 9-point scored 134 B&C, with a civil restitution

value of $1,907.40. Case pending. SPOTLIGHTER SHINES LIGHT ON WARDEN’S HIDING SPOT Red River County Game Warden Daniel Roraback was sitting in a barn watching for night-hunting activity when a truck came by spotlighting the barn. When Roraback stopped the vehicle, the driver frantically tried to hide the ammunition from the .22 long rifle he had stuffed beside his seat. The subject ended up sitting on the magazine from the gun, which was found when Roraback had him exit the vehicle; however, he did not have time to eject one from the chamber. The subjects from Oklahoma said they came across the river to see what they could find. Cases pending. MAN FISHING WITHOUT LICENSE LEADS TO METH FIND Palo Pinto County Game Warden David Pellizzari was patrolling near Tucker Lake when he observed a truck sitting near the dam with a male subject passed out in the driver’s seat. After several minutes of beating on the glass, the subject finally woke up. Since there was fishing equipment around the truck, the subject was asked if he had caught any fish. The subject said that he had caught several bass, but was unable to produce a fishing license. He also was unable to produce any kind of ID and did not know whom the truck

was registered to. Pellizzari noticed the subject was acting extremely nervous, so he asked for consent to search the truck. The subject denied consent. Palo Pinto County Game Wardens Matt Waggoner and Jake Mort arrived to assist, along with the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit. An open-air search was conducted while they tried to determine ownership of the vehicle. The K9 arrived and alerted to the driver’s side door. A search of the vehicle turned up a glass pipe and 2 grams of methamphetamine. The subject was arrested. MAN AT DEER FEEDER Runnels County Game Warden Lane Pinckney received a call from a hunter who had three game cam pictures of a person at his deer feeder. After looking at the photo, Pinckney recognized the man. Warrant pending. NERVOUS MAN ADMITS TO SHOOTING ILLEGAL BUCK, LEAVING CARCASS Red River County Game Warden Daniel Roraback located a carcass from an illegal 8-point buck at a deer camp after the hunters had departed for the weekend. The cleaned carcass was located in the woods behind the camp. Roraback returned the following weekend to follow up on his findings. One man seemed to be nervously shaking more than the others and, after a brief interview, admitted to shooting the illegal buck. He also

had killed a legal 7-point two weeks prior. Cases files for exceeding the annual bag limit, the illegal buck and an untagged deer. Civil restitution pending. TRAIL CAMERA SHOWS TRESPASSING DUCK HUNTERS RACK UP VIOLATIONS Newton County Game Warden Landon Spacek apprehended several local residents hunting without landowner consent, hunting ducks in a closed season, hunting ducks after legal shooting hours, hunting ducks with an unplugged shotgun and hunting without a valid hunting license. Cases pending. NEIGHBOR LEAVES BLOOD TRAIL, ATV TRACKS FROM ILLEGAL DEER KILL Titus County Game Warden Jerry Ash responded to Red River County on a trespass call. The landowner’s wife had discovered a blood trail on her property with ATV tracks running beside it. Ash went to the adjacent hunting camp and discovered a fresh killed and tagged white-tailed doe. Two individuals in the camp were identified and confessed to shooting the deer on their neighbor’s ranch without consent. Cases pending. WARDEN HAS GOOD MEMORY FOR FELONS Atascosa County Game Warden Derek Iden encountered a vehicle leaving an isolated piece of property. The occupants said they were hog hunting. Iden knew the driver and remembered he had a felony arrest in 2007 for meth. Atascosa County Dispatch informed him the driver was wanted for revocation of probation for that felony drug charge. The passenger initially gave his brother’s name and date of birth but later gave his real name. Both subjects were arrested for unlawful possession of firearms by a convicted felon. Cases pending and firearms seized.


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ARANSAS PASS — The fish have been biting on a falling tide, according to anglers on Internet message boards at Aransas Pass. Redfish, trout and black drum have been caught on live shrimp and soft and scented plastics. Crabs and finger mullet are also catching some bigger black drum. Lots of undersized trout are being reported, as well.

Later in the day WEST BAY — Internet reports from 2coolfishing.com have been good from anglers fishing in West Bay in the southern portion of the Galveston Bay complex. Midday until dark has been producing the best stringers of trout and redfish over shell and mud bottom. Soft plastics, along with scented plastics, have caught fish.

NORTH SABINE: Redfish are good in the marsh on small top-waters and Stanley Ribbits. Trout are fair on the shorelines on Corkies and Catch 2000s. SOUTH SABINE: Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair around the Reef on live shrimp. BOLIVAR: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. TRINITY BAY: Trout are fair for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on soft and scented plastics. Redfish are good at the spillway on crabs and mullet. EAST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on top-waters and twitchbaits. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp.

WEST GALVESTON BAY: Trout are fair in the mud and shell on top-waters and Corkies in the afternoon for waders. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. TEXAS CITY: Redfish are fair in the holes and guts in Moses Lake on shrimp and mullet. Sheepshead are good around rocks on live shrimp. FREEPORT: Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Black drum are good in Cold Pass and San Luis pass on cracked blue crabs. EAST MATAGORDA BAY: Trout are fair to good for drifters in the afternoon on live shrimp, plastics and scented plastics over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. WEST MATAGORDA BAY: Redfish are fair on

There have even been whisperings about the top-water bite beginning to produce when the conditions are favorable. Slot-sized trout have been the most consistent bite, but a few feeding redfish have also been caught. Other reports of black drum and sheepshead have emerged from anglers targeting structure.

Soft plastics in ULM UPPER LAGUNA MADRE — Some good reports of a solid trout bite are coming from the Upper Laguna Madre area, especially around Nighthawk Bay. Soft plastics in chartreuse and grape colors have worked the past week. Much like fishing locales farther north, some top-water action is being quietly reported, but it doesn’t last long when it occurs. Also being caught are some nice redfish and the occasional black drum. For live bait anglers, shrimp and finger mullet are hooking some fish. — Conor Harrison

the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair at the jetty on crabs. PORT O’CONNOR: Trout and redfish are good on top-waters over soft mud in waist–deep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. ROCKPORT: Redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. PORT ARANSAS: Redfish and black drum are fair in the Shrimpboat Channel on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. CORPUS CHRISTI: Redfish are fair to good around Shamrock Cove on small top-waters and spoons. Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on scented plastics and live

shrimp. BAFFIN BAY: Trout are fair to good in mud and grass on Corkies and Gamblers. Redfish are fair along the spoils on gold spoons and scented plastics. PORT MANSFIELD: Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass holes. Redfish are fair to good while drifting potholes. SOUTH PADRE: Trout and redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on DOA Shrimp and scented plastics. Redfish are good in South Cullen Bay on scented and soft plastics. PORT ISABEL: Trout and redfish are fair to good in South Bay on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good at Holly Beach on scented and soft plastics under rattling corks. — TPWD

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wanes the farther north you go,” Morris said. “There was very little support for it in Sabine Lake and Galveston Bay. Around Corpus Christi, the majority of the people were in favor.” Morris said that group of anglers is closer to the Lower Laguna and may have seen what the reduced limit has done for the fishing. “Almost everyone down there has been very positive (about the five-fish limit) since it was enacted,” he said. ‘The data shows it works to add older fish. The LLM now has those older fish. The question is, do we want to do that up and down the coast? “We are hearing both ends of it.” Morris said anglers seemed split 50/50 on extending the flounder gigging ban from just November to November and December. “We’ve had more than 1,000 comments online, more than 1,700 comments from a Texas A&M University survey and 140 emails,” he said. “We’re hearing it. That

is good that people are passionate about it.” Morris said he gets the feeling most professional guides are in favor of keeping the status quo, something Coastal Bend Guides Association Director Chuck West agreed with. “We had a meeting last night and discussed the possible changes,” West said. “A number of our guides attended the meeting and, based on the fact that TPWD’s own gillnet surveys show no shortage of trout or flounder in our area from Port O’Connor to Port Mansfield, we are against any changes that would affect bag limits or changing season dates.” West said closing the month of December to flounder gigging would effectively put most guides who specialize in the practice out of business. “Our flounder guides would not be opposed to taking two weeks in November and two weeks in December off,” he said. “But if they

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part in the pilot program. Andy Hernandez at Galveston Party Boats said business has been slow this time of year, and the company did not get in on the pilot program. “The offshore business is a little slow,” he said. “When we do go, we run 60 miles off-

get shut down for a another whole month, that would hurt them bad and probably put them out of business. “That adjustment to time would benefit the flounder and keep the guides in business.” West said just because fish stocks are fine along the middle coast, doesn’t mean they aren’t hurting other places. “If they have an issue up north, that issue should remain up north,” he said. “If we were in trouble, we could see making a change. But we aren’t.” Morris said localized regulation changes could be the way the commissioners vote to proceed. “We might look at a Matagorda-south proposal or something along the upper coast only,” he said. “That idea has some legs.” At press time, the TPWD commissioners meeting had yet to be held. Check LSONews.com for updates from the Jan. 23 meeting. — Staff report

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Time 3:09 PM 4:31 PM 5:43 PM 6:40 PM 7:30 PM 3:26 PM 4:04 PM 4:41 PM 5:18 PM 5:55 PM 6:34 PM 12:52 PM 1:53 PM 3:18 PM 5:34 PM 7:13 PM

Height 0.7L 0.8L 0.8L 0.9L 0.8L 1.3H 1.3H 1.2H 1.2H 1.1H 1.1H 0.3L 0.5L 0.7L 0.8L 0.9L

Time 8:27 PM 9:15 PM 10:16 PM 11:21 PM

Height 0.9H 1.0H 1.1H 1.2H

8:17 PM 9:05 PM 9:56 PM 10:50 PM 11:47 PM

0.7L 0.6L 0.4L 0.3L 0.1L

7:14 PM 7:57 PM 8:46 PM 9:42 PM 10:40 PM

1.0H 1.0H 1.0H 0.9H 1.0H

Height -0.3L 0.6H 0.7H 0.7H 0.8H 0.7L 0.7L 0.6L 0.5L 0.3L 0.1L 0.0L -0.2L -0.3L -0.4L -0.5L

Time

Height

Time

Height

Time

Height

8:57 AM 9:47 AM 10:37 AM 11:25 AM 3:09 AM 4:12 AM 5:18 AM 6:28 AM 7:43 AM 9:08 AM 10:49 AM 1:57 PM 5:22 PM 6:26 PM 7:17 PM

-0.4L -0.6L -0.7L -0.7L 0.8H 0.8H 0.8H 0.7H 0.6H 0.5H 0.5H 0.5H 0.6H 0.7H 0.8H

9:25 PM 9:29 PM 12:13 PM 1:00 PM 1:47 PM 2:34 PM 3:23 PM 4:17 PM 5:23 PM 6:42 PM 8:05 PM

0.8H 0.8H -0.8L -0.7L -0.6L -0.5L -0.3L 0.0L 0.2L 0.4L 0.5L

11:46 PM

0.7L

9:25 PM 9:33 PM 9:38 PM 9:40 PM 9:47 PM 9:59 PM 10:11 PM 10:24 PM 10:38 PM

0.7H 0.7H 0.6H 0.6H 0.5H 0.5H 0.5H 0.5H 0.6H

Port O’Connor

Galveston Bay entrance, north jetty Date Time Jan 24 3:14 AM Jan 25 4:28 AM Jan 26 5:29 AM Jan 27 6:18 AM Jan 28 7:06 AM Jan 29 12:03 AM Jan 30 1:17 AM Jan 31 2:49 AM Feb 01 3:56 AM Feb 02 4:58 AM Feb 03 12:16 AM Feb 04 1:09 AM Feb 05 1:57 AM Feb 06 2:47 AM Feb 07 3:58 AM Feb 08 5:18 AM

San Luis Pass

Date Time Jan 24 3:59 AM Jan 25 4:53 AM Jan 26 5:47 AM Jan 27 6:41 AM Jan 28 7:34 AM Jan 29 12:24 AM Jan 30 1:33 AM Jan 31 2:42 AM Feb 01 3:52 AM Feb 02 5:07 AM Feb 03 12:24 AM Feb 04 1:30 AM Feb 05 2:39 AM Feb 06 3:49 AM Feb 07 4:54 AM Feb 08 5:52 AM

Freeport Harbor Date Time Jan 24 3:02 AM Jan 25 3:55 AM Jan 26 4:50 AM Jan 27 5:47 AM Jan 28 6:43 AM Jan 29 7:37 AM Jan 30 12:37 AM Jan 31 1:53 AM Feb 01 3:06 AM Feb 02 4:21 AM Feb 03 5:40 AM Feb 04 12:43 AM Feb 05 1:37 AM Feb 06 2:37 AM Feb 07 3:41 AM Feb 08 4:43 AM

Height -0.3L -0.4L -0.7L -0.8L -0.9L 1.1H 1.1H 1.1H 1.1H 1.0H 0.0L -0.1L -0.2L -0.3L -0.3L -0.4L

Time 11:28 AM 12:33 PM 1:38 PM 2:38 PM 3:19 PM 8:02 AM 9:00 AM 9:52 AM 10:39 AM 11:25 AM 6:36 AM 7:57 AM 9:04 AM 10:24 AM 11:56 AM 2:23 PM

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Time 1:58 PM 5:06 PM 6:06 PM 6:53 PM 7:51 PM 3:53 PM 4:26 PM 4:59 PM 5:35 PM 6:16 PM 12:16 PM 1:07 PM 1:53 PM 2:38 PM 5:45 PM 6:33 PM

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Time 8:09 PM 8:41 PM 9:27 PM 10:50 PM

Height 1.0H 1.1H 1.1H 1.1H

9:01 PM 9:52 PM 10:36 PM 11:23 PM

0.8L 0.6L 0.4L 0.2L

6:57 PM 7:32 PM 7:56 PM 8:09 PM 8:26 PM 8:52 PM

1.1H 1.1H 1.0H 1.0H 1.0H 1.0H

Height -0.2L -0.4L -0.5L -0.7L -0.8L 0.9H 0.9H 0.9H 0.8H 0.8H 0.1L 0.0L -0.1L -0.2L -0.3L -0.4L

Time 12:14 PM 1:29 PM 2:22 PM 3:06 PM 3:45 PM 8:26 AM 9:17 AM 10:08 AM 10:57 AM 11:47 AM 6:29 AM 8:01 AM 9:47 AM 11:44 AM 1:32 PM 2:41 PM

Height 0.6H 0.7H 0.8H 0.9H 0.9H -0.8L -0.8L -0.6L -0.5L -0.2L 0.7H 0.6H 0.6H 0.7H 0.7H 0.8H

Time 2:53 PM 4:33 PM 6:13 PM 7:14 PM 7:59 PM 4:22 PM 4:57 PM 5:30 PM 6:03 PM 6:35 PM 12:38 PM 1:33 PM 2:44 PM 4:47 PM 6:48 PM 8:00 PM

Height 0.5L 0.6L 0.7L 0.7L 0.7L 0.9H 0.8H 0.8H 0.8H 0.7H 0.0L 0.2L 0.4L 0.6L 0.6L 0.7L

Time 8:26 PM 8:56 PM 9:58 PM 11:12 PM

Height 0.6H 0.7H 0.8H 0.8H

8:44 PM 9:32 PM 10:25 PM 11:22 PM

0.6L 0.5L 0.4L 0.2L

7:06 PM 7:37 PM 8:08 PM 8:39 PM 9:15 PM 10:01 PM

0.7H 0.7H 0.6H 0.6H 0.7H 0.7H

Height -0.1L -0.3L -0.5L -0.7L -0.8L -0.9L 1.1H 1.1H 1.1H 1.1H 1.0H 0.2L 0.0L -0.1L -0.2L -0.3L

Time 11:15 AM 12:36 PM 1:35 PM 2:24 PM 3:08 PM 3:49 PM 8:31 AM 9:24 AM 10:17 AM 11:10 AM 12:06 PM 7:07 AM 8:48 AM 10:51 AM 12:41 PM 1:44 PM

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Time 4:34 PM

Height 0.9L

Time 7:19 PM

9:59 PM 4:26 PM 4:59 PM 5:28 PM 5:54 PM 6:17 PM 1:12 PM 2:47 PM 5:05 PM

1.0L 1.5H 1.4H 1.2H 1.1H 1.0H 0.5L 0.7L 0.9L

Date Time Jan 24 5:51 AM Jan 25 6:44 AM Jan 26 7:39 AM Jan 27 8:35 AM Jan 28 9:30 AM Jan 29 10:23 AM Jan 30 12:00 AM Jan 31 1:34 AM Feb 01 3:07 AM Feb 02 4:54 AM Feb 03 1:24 AM Feb 04 2:41 AM Feb 05 3:55 AM Feb 06 5:06 AM Feb 07 6:16 AM Feb 08 7:22 AM

Rockport

Date Time Jan 24 7:11 AM Jan 25 8:00 AM Jan 26 8:53 AM Jan 27 9:48 AM Jan 28 12:08 AM Jan 29 1:02 AM Jan 30 1:59 AM Jan 31 2:59 AM Feb 01 4:03 AM Feb 02 5:20 AM Feb 03 1:17 AM Feb 04 3:33 AM Feb 05 4:57 AM Feb 06 6:02 AM Feb 07 7:01 AM Feb 08 7:57 AM

Port Aransas

Date Time Jan 24 3:14 AM Jan 25 4:05 AM Jan 26 4:57 AM Jan 27 5:50 AM Jan 28 6:43 AM Jan 29 7:34 AM Jan 30 12:10 AM Jan 31 1:20 AM Feb 01 2:29 AM Feb 02 3:41 AM Feb 03 4:58 AM Feb 04 12:43 AM Feb 05 1:49 AM Feb 06 2:54 AM Feb 07 3:56 AM Feb 08 4:53 AM

10:18 PM 10:44 PM 11:17 PM 11:56 PM

0.9L 0.7L 0.5L 0.3L

6:37 PM 6:55 PM 7:06 PM

0.9H 0.9H 0.9H

Date Time Jan 24 3:08 AM Jan 25 3:59 AM Jan 26 4:53 AM Jan 27 5:49 AM Jan 28 6:45 AM Jan 29 7:40 AM Jan 30 8:34 AM Jan 31 12:49 AM Feb 01 2:24 AM Feb 02 3:56 AM Feb 03 5:30 AM Feb 04 12:43 AM Feb 05 1:38 AM Feb 06 2:36 AM Feb 07 3:36 AM Feb 08 4:35 AM

OUTDOOR PUZZLER | By Wilbur “Wib” Lundeen ACROSS 1. Material wildfowl use in nests 4. The eagle is one 8. A camper’s concern for cooking 9. Wild turkey lures by mouth 10. Bushytail’s food source 11. Sound of arrow leaving a bow 14. A good beaver bait 17. Angler’s name for a large crappie 19. Term for a very large fish 20. The fur seeker’s gear 21. A writer’s necessity 22. The wolf 24. A type of gunsight 25. A fish’s breathing organ 27. Fishing and hunting tackle 29. Indian name for deer 32. Shells and arrows 33. Trapped for the pelts 35. An animal hideaway 37. Large member of the deer family 39. A group of decoys 40. A duck hunter’s cover 43. Propels the arrow 44. A flock of pheasants 47. Bowman’s protector, finger____

Time 3:32 PM 9:23 PM 11:04 PM 5:40 PM 7:00 PM 9:41 AM 10:04 AM 10:30 AM 11:02 AM 4:13 AM 4:59 AM 12:01 PM 12:37 PM 7:57 PM 2:33 PM 3:39 PM

Height 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.5H 0.5H 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 0.1L 0.4H 0.3H 0.3H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H

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Time 7:44 PM 7:47 PM 8:22 PM 9:17 PM 10:29 PM

Height 0.0H 0.1H 0.2H 0.2H 0.2H

11:14 AM 12:02 PM 12:47 PM 1:27 PM 7:00 AM 9:31 AM 7:14 PM 7:25 PM 7:50 PM 8:21 PM

-0.8L -0.7L -0.6L -0.5L -0.1H -0.1H 0.0H 0.1H 0.1H 0.1H

Height -0.4L -0.4L -0.5L -0.5L -0.1H -0.1H -0.1H -0.1H -0.1H -0.2H -0.3L -0.3L -0.3L -0.4L -0.4L -0.4L

Time 10:19 PM 10:43 PM 11:20 PM

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10:43 AM 11:37 AM 12:26 PM 1:09 PM 1:41 PM 2:00 PM 7:02 AM 9:33 AM 8:53 PM 9:26 PM 10:08 PM 10:57 PM

-0.5L -0.5L -0.5L -0.4L -0.4L -0.3L -0.2H -0.3H -0.2H -0.1H -0.1H -0.1H

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Time 7:02 PM 4:43 PM 5:08 PM 5:33 PM 3:52 PM 4:14 PM 8:26 AM 9:16 AM 10:05 AM 10:52 AM 11:37 AM 6:31 AM 6:10 PM 6:21 PM 3:03 PM 3:45 PM

Height 0.5H 0.6H 0.7H 0.7H 0.7H 0.7H -0.6L -0.5L -0.4L -0.2L 0.0L 0.4H 0.6H 0.6H 0.7H 0.7H

Time 6:38 PM 3:13 PM 3:32 PM 4:02 PM 4:30 PM 4:53 PM 5:12 PM 9:27 AM 10:19 AM 11:11 AM 12:03 PM 7:14 AM 9:34 AM 1:02 PM 2:27 PM 3:22 PM

Height 1.1H 1.3H 1.4H 1.5H 1.5H 1.4H 1.4H -0.2L 0.0L 0.3L 0.5L 1.1H 1.1H 1.2H 1.3H 1.4H

Height 0.2L 0.1L -0.1L -0.2L -0.3L -0.3L -0.3L 1.3H 1.2H 1.2H 1.1H 0.5L 0.3L 0.2L 0.1L 0.1L

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Time 6:35 PM

Height 0.4L

9:49 PM 10:00 PM

0.4L 0.4L

6:57 PM 12:00 PM 2:03 PM 2:16 PM 2:41 PM

Time 8:42 PM

Height 0.4H

11:47 PM

0.5H

0.3H 0.2L 0.2L 0.3L 0.3L

7:28 PM 7:54 PM 8:07 PM 7:27 PM

0.4H 0.4H 0.4H 0.4H

6:13 PM 6:27 PM

0.4L 0.4L

10:01 PM 11:55 PM

0.4H 0.4H

Time

Height

Time

Height

2014 Jan-Feb 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed > 30 Thu N 31 Fri > 01 Sat > 02 Sun > 03 Mon 04 Tue 05 Wed 06 Thu 07 Fri Q 08 Sat 09 Sun 10 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed

A.M. Minor Major 11:28 5:15 ----- 6:06 12:43 6:58 1:35 7:51 2:30 8:45 3:25 9:40 4:23 10:37 5:21 11:03 6:20 12:07 7:20 1:07 8:18 2:05 9:15 3:02 10:09 3:57 11:01 4:49 11:50 5:38 12:12 6:24 12:56 7:08 1:39 7:51 2:22 8:33 3:03 9:15

Dallas

9:14 PM 1:58 PM 2:09 PM

-0.1H -0.3L -0.2L

Time

Height

9:30 PM 1:57 PM 1:18 PM

-0.3H -0.3L -0.3L

Time

Height

Time

7:53 PM 8:12 PM 4:34 PM 4:49 PM 5:01 PM 5:16 PM 5:33 PM 12:08 PM

0.7L 0.6L 0.6H 0.6H 0.5H 0.5H 0.5H 0.3L

10:57 PM

0.7H

8:48 PM 9:38 PM 10:35 PM 11:37 PM

0.5L 0.4L 0.3L 0.1L

5:52 PM

0.5H

8:02 PM -0.1H 7:39 PM -0.1H

Time

Height

2014 Jan-Feb 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed > 30 Thu N 31 Fri > 01 Sat > 02 Sun > 03 Mon 04 Tue 05 Wed 06 Thu 07 Fri Q 08 Sat 09 Sun 10 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed

A.M. Minor Major 11:33 5:21 12:01 6:11 12:49 7:03 1:41 7:56 2:35 8:50 3:31 9:46 4:28 10:43 5:27 11:08 6:26 12:12 7:25 1:12 8:24 2:11 9:21 3:08 10:15 4:02 11:07 4:54 11:55 5:43 12:17 6:30 1:02 7:14 1:45 7:57 2:27 8:39 3:09 9:20

San Antonio

Time

Height

9:48 PM 5:27 PM 5:41 PM 5:53 PM 6:04 PM 12:59 PM 2:06 PM

1.2L 1.3H 1.2H 1.1H 1.1H 0.8L 1.0L

8:38 PM -0.2H 8:34 PM -0.2H

Height

Time

Height

10:21 PM 11:03 PM 11:51 PM

1.1L 0.9L 0.7L

6:08 PM 5:55 PM

1.1H 1.1H

2014 A.M. Jan-Feb Minor Major 24 Fri 11:40 5:28 25 Sat 12:05 6:18 26 Sun 12:56 7:10 27 Mon 1:48 8:03 28 Tue 2:42 8:57 29 Wed > 3:38 9:53 30 Thu N 4:35 10:50 31 Fri > 5:34 11:15 01 Sat > 6:33 12:19 02 Sun > 7:32 1:19 03 Mon 8:31 2:18 04 Tue 9:28 3:15 05 Wed 10:22 4:09 06 Thu 11:14 5:01 07 Fri Q ----- 5:50 08 Sat 12:24 6:37 09 Sun 1:09 7:21 10 Mon 1:52 8:04 11 Tue 2:34 8:46 12 Wed 3:16 9:27

Amarillo

2014 A.M. Jan-Feb Minor 24 Fri 11:54 25 Sat 12:18 26 Sun 1:09 27 Mon 2:01 28 Tue 2:55 29 Wed > 3:51 30 Thu N 4:48 31 Fri > 5:47 01 Sat > 6:46 02 Sun > 7:46 03 Mon 8:44 04 Tue 9:41 05 Wed 10:35 06 Thu 11:27 07 Fri Q ----08 Sat 12:38 09 Sun 1:22 10 Mon 2:05 11 Tue 2:47 12 Wed 3:29

Major 5:41 6:32 7:23 8:17 9:11 10:06 11:03 11:29 12:33 1:33 2:31 3:28 4:23 5:15 6:04 6:50 7:34 8:17 8:59 9:41

P.M. Minor 11:54 12:20 1:12 2:06 3:00 3:56 4:52 5:49 6:48 7:46 8:44 9:40 10:34 11:26 ----12:36 1:20 2:03 2:45 3:26

Major 5:41 6:33 7:27 8:21 9:16 10:11 11:07 ----12:34 1:33 2:31 3:28 4:22 5:13 6:02 6:48 7:32 8:15 8:56 9:37

SUN Rises 7:14 7:14 7:13 7:13 7:12 7:12 7:11 7:11 7:10 7:10 7:09 7:09 7:08 7:07 7:06 7:06 7:05 7:04 7:03 7:03

Sets 5:50 5:51 5:52 5:53 5:54 5:55 5:56 5:56 5:57 5:58 5:59 6:00 6:01 6:02 6:03 6:03 6:04 6:05 6:06 6:07

MOON Rises Sets 12:49a 12:08p 1:50a 12:55p 2:52a 1:48p 3:54a 2:47p 4:54a 3:51p 5:50a 4:58p 6:42a 6:07p 7:29a 7:14p 8:13a 8:21p 8:55a 9:25p 9:36a 10:27p 10:16a 11:27p 10:57a NoMoon 11:39a 12:25a 12:22p 1:21a 1:08p 2:14a 1:55p 3:05a 2:44p 3:52a 3:35p 4:36a 4:27p 5:17a

P.M. Minor Major 11:59 5:46 12:25 6:39 1:18 7:32 2:11 8:26 3:06 9:21 4:01 10:16 4:58 11:12 5:55 ----6:53 12:40 7:52 1:38 8:49 2:37 9:46 3:33 10:40 4:27 11:31 5:19 ---- 6:08 12:42 6:54 1:26 7:38 2:09 8:20 2:50 9:02 3:32 9:43

SUN Rises 7:26 7:25 7:25 7:24 7:24 7:23 7:23 7:22 7:21 7:21 7:20 7:19 7:18 7:18 7:17 7:16 7:15 7:14 7:13 7:12

Sets 5:50 5:51 5:52 5:53 5:53 5:54 5:55 5:56 5:57 5:58 5:59 6:00 6:01 6:02 6:03 6:04 6:05 6:06 6:07 6:08

MOON Rises Sets 12:59a 12:09p 2:01a 12:55p 3:03a 1:47p 4:06a 2:46p 5:06a 3:50p 6:01a 4:58p 6:52a 6:08p 7:38a 7:18p 8:21a 8:26p 9:01a 9:31p 9:40a 10:35p 10:19a 11:36p 10:59a NoMoon 11:40a 12:36a 12:22p 1:32a 1:07p 2:26a 1:55p 3:17a 2:44p 4:04a 3:35p 4:48a 4:28p 5:28a

P.M. Minor Major ----- 5:53 12:32 6:46 1:25 7:39 2:18 8:33 3:13 9:28 4:08 10:23 5:05 11:19 6:02 ----7:00 12:47 7:59 1:45 8:56 2:44 9:53 3:40 10:47 4:34 11:38 5:26 12:02 6:15 12:49 7:01 1:33 7:45 2:16 8:27 2:57 9:09 3:39 9:50

SUN Rises 7:26 7:26 7:25 7:25 7:24 7:24 7:23 7:23 7:22 7:22 7:21 7:20 7:20 7:19 7:18 7:18 7:17 7:16 7:16 7:15

Sets 6:03 6:04 6:05 6:06 6:07 6:08 6:09 6:09 6:10 6:11 6:12 6:13 6:14 6:15 6:16 6:16 6:17 6:18 6:19 6:20

MOON Rises 1:02a 2:02a 3:04a 4:06a 5:06a 6:03a 6:54a 7:42a 8:26a 9:08a 9:49a 10:29a 11:10a 11:52a 12:36p 1:21p 2:09p 2:58p 3:48p 4:40p

Sets 12:21p 1:08p 2:01p 3:00p 4:04p 5:12p 6:20p 7:28p 8:34p 9:38p 10:40p 11:40p NoMoon 12:38a 1:34a 2:27a 3:17a 4:04a 4:48a 5:30a

Sets 6:05 6:06 6:07 6:08 6:09 6:10 6:11 6:13 6:14 6:15 6:16 6:17 6:18 6:19 6:20 6:21 6:22 6:23 6:24 6:25

MOON Rises 1:23a 2:26a 3:29a 4:32a 5:32a 6:27a 7:17a 8:02a 8:43a 9:22a 10:00a 10:38a 11:16a 11:57a 12:39p 1:24p 2:11p 3:00p 3:52p 4:45p

Sets 12:26p 1:12p 2:04p 3:02p 4:07p 5:16p 6:27p 7:37p 8:46p 9:53p 10:58p NoMoon NoMoon 1:00a 1:58a 2:52a 3:43a 4:30a 5:13a 5:53a

P.M. Minor ----12:45 1:38 2:32 3:26 4:22 5:18 6:15 7:14 8:12 9:10 10:06 11:00 11:52 12:16 1:02 1:46 2:29 3:11 3:52

Major 6:07 6:59 7:53 8:47 9:41 10:37 11:33 12:01 1:00 1:59 2:57 3:54 4:48 5:39 6:28 7:14 7:58 8:41 9:22 10:03

SUN Rises 7:51 7:50 7:50 7:49 7:49 7:48 7:47 7:47 7:46 7:45 7:44 7:43 7:43 7:42 7:41 7:40 7:39 7:38 7:37 7:36

FOR THE TABLE Lemony steamed trout

49. A part of a trap 50. A duck 51. Animal’s bite is poisonous when _____ 52. Duck hunter’s lures DOWN 1. Camo slip-ons for scopes 2. To prepare for another shot 3. A stinger 4. Anti-hunting association 5. A game bird 6. To treat a hide 7. A buck’s mating ritual 8. A fish steering aid 12. An Arctic home 13. The hunter’s helper 15. A day’s catch of fish 16. Brings a catch into the boat 18. A game bird 23. Brown or polar 25. Used for frying fish over open fire 26. A diving duck 28. Large on the muley

Feb. 14

Houston Height 0.1L 0.1L 0.0L 0.0L 0.0L 0.5H 0.5H 0.5H 0.4H 0.3L 0.2L 0.2L 0.1L 0.1L 0.1L 0.1L

South Padre Island Height 0.9H

Legend: Major=2 hours. Minor=1 hour. Times centered on the major-minor window. F=Full Moon, N=New Moon, Q=Quarter > = Peak Activity. For other locations, subtract 1 minute per 12 miles east of a location, and add 1 minute per 12 miles west of a location.

Full

Feb. 6

Jan. 30

East Matagorda Date Time Jan 24 6:05 AM Jan 25 6:14 AM Jan 26 6:40 AM Jan 27 7:26 AM Jan 28 9:15 AM Jan 29 12:22 AM Jan 30 12:57 AM Jan 31 1:53 AM Feb 01 3:23 AM Feb 02 1:49 AM Feb 03 2:17 AM Feb 04 2:36 AM Feb 05 3:00 AM Feb 06 5:11 AM Feb 07 5:55 AM Feb 08 6:30 AM

First

New

Texas Coast Tides Sabine Pass, north

Solunar | Sun times | Moon times

Moon Phases Jan. 24

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6 (6 ounce) trout fillets 3 tsps. dried dill weed 3 tsps. onion powder 1/4 tsp. paprika Seasoning salt to taste 1 pinch lemon pepper 2 tsps. dried parsley 1 pinch garlic powder 2 tbsps. lemon juice Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut 6 foil squares large enough for the size

of each fillet. Center fillets on the foil squares and sprinkle each with dill weed, onion powder, paprika, seasoned salt, lemon pepper, parsley and garlic powder. Sprinkle lemon juice over each fillet. Fold foil over fillets to make a pocket. Pleat seams to securely enclose. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. You can also cook these on the grill. — easyfishrecipes.com

Elk tenderloin with mushroom gravy

29. The king is one 30. A kind of camp fireplace 31. Term for method of snaring skunk 34. A fillet _____ 36. The Irish ______ 38. Very good breed of gundog

41. A male duck 42. A deer does this to escape danger 45. Pack day’s catch in this 46. The electric swimmer 48. The ___white 49. Bowman’s protector, arm ____

1 lb. elk tenderloin/backstrap, cut into 3/4 inch thick pieces Cooking spray 2 tbsps. butter 2 tbsps. finely chopped shallots 1/2 lb. crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 tbsp. soy sauce 3 tbsps. all-purpose flour 2 cups beef broth 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. salt 3 fresh thyme sprigs Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the elk and sauté for 5 min-

utes, browning all sides. Remove from pan and tent with foil. Be careful not to overcook! Melt the butter in the skillet and add the shallots and mushrooms. Sauté for 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds stirring constantly to prevent garlic from burning. Stir in the soy sauce. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in the broth and stir until smooth. Add the salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes until thick. Return the meat and accumulated juices to the pan and cook until heated through. Discard the thyme sprigs. Serve over egg noodles or steamed rice. — backwoodsbound.com

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NATIONAL RMEF tops 200,000 members The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation added more than 7,000 members in 2013, bringing its total membership to an all-time high of 203,703. “We are extremely thankful for all our members and volunteers who believe and invest in our mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Hunters remain the driving economic force that funds land and wildlife conservation in North America. We will continue to press forward in our quest to conserve and enhance vital habitat, create and secure public access, restore elk to their native range, strengthen and ensure the future of our hunting tradition, promote the management of all wildlife including predators and spread the fact that hunting is conservation.” — RMEF

Zumbo receives communications award The Professional Outdoor Media Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation awarded Jim Zumbo with the prestigious Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator Award at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trades Show in Las Vegas. The award recognizes extraordinary achievements in communications and in support of our hunting heritage and firearm freedoms. Zumbo is a 40-year veteran outdoor writer with more than 2,000 articles and 3,000 photos pub-

lished. He has dedicated his life to supporting and defending hunting, and describing ways for people to become better hunters in his books, lectures, magazine articles, and television show Jim Zumbo Outdoors on Outdoor Channel. Much of his career was spent as a contributor and editor for Outdoor Life magazine. Zumbo ignited an industry firestorm after questioning the use of AR-style firearms in the hunting realm, but later became a proponent after experiencing them. “I know the selection of Jim Zumbo might surprise some because of a controversy he set off while working for Outdoor Life,” said Tom Gresham, who presented the award. “But I’m pleased, the award committee, made up of the past recipients and POMA and NSSF representatives, looked at Jim’s entire body of work, as well as his part in awakening hunters to the need to support gun rights and all gun owners.” — NSSF

Pheasants Forever conserves more than 10 million acres Pheasants Forever and its quail conservation partner, Quail Forever, spent more than $50 million on its wildlife habitat conservation and education mission for the third consecutive year. In 2013, $53.8 million mission dollars helped accomplish 13,281 wildlife habitat projects spanning 1.46 million acres — the highest annual acreage total in Pheasants Forever’s 31-year history. The year’s total pushes Pheasants Forever over the 10 million acre mark since the organization’s 1982 inception. — Pheasants Forever

EPA report shows mining damage to Alaska’s Bristol Bay fishery The Environmental Protection Agency’s final Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment found that large-scale mining in the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed would immediately cause the loss of 90 miles of salmon spawning waters and be potentially devastating to the entire drainage and its irreplaceable salmon and trout populations. The BBWA was conducted after nine federally recognized tribes, commercial fishermen and sporting interests asked the EPA to use the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay from large-scale mining in the region, including the proposed Pebble Mine. “Bristol Bay is the world’s most important wild salmon fishery, and no place for a large-scale industrial mine,” said Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited. The EPA’s assessment found that the Pebble Mine would: • Cause the direct loss of up to 90 miles of salmon-spawning streams • Increase acidity and metals concentrations in area waters, which could degrade important salmon habitat • Directly impact salmon and trout in up to 35 miles of river and stream beyond the mine footprint and 51 miles within the mine footprint as a result of copper leaching during standard operation • Generate millions of tons of waste produced by mining the Pebble deposit that would require treatment and storage in perpetuity

A broad coalition of more than 150 conservation groups and industry partners worked to protect the Bristol Bay fishery, including the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska, Trout Unlimited, Dallas Safari Club and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. — Staff report

West Virginia has nation’s highest ATV death rate A new study says West Virginia has the nation’s highest rate of fatal all-terrain vehicle accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at rider deaths on public roads from 2007 to 2011. In that time, 1,701 riders died in crashes on public roads throughout the nation. West Virginia ranked third in the number of deaths with 96, behind only Kentucky at 122 and Pennsylvania at 97. However, its death rate of 105 per 10 million people was the country’s highest. Men 16 and older were most likely to die in such crashes. In these crashes, few wore helmets and many were impaired by alcohol, the study found. Crashes were most likely to just involve one ATV. — Staff report

Target shooters’ spending benefits Texas A new report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation outlined the spending of target shooters in Texas and nationwide. The report, “Target Shooting

in America: Millions of Shooters, Billions of Dollars,” was released at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. In Texas, target shootingrelated spending contributed $1,452,958,852 to the state’s economy and supported 12,735 jobs. Nationally, the money target shooters spent in 2011 resulted in $23 billion being added to the nation’s economy and supported more than 185,000 jobs. “More people target shooting is good news for the industry, and it is equally good news for America’s economy,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti. — NSSF

Lots of sails Extreme weather conditions tested the 39 boat fleet fishing in the West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s 77th annual Silver Sailfish Derby held January 9 through 11. The tournament fleet, headquartered out of the Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, registered a total of 220 sailfish releases during three days of fishing. By comparison, the fishing was far off the mark from any of the record-setting events the fleet has enjoyed in recent years. However, the 2.0 sailfish per boat day average was an improvement over last year’s event and higher than the Derby’s historical average of 1.4 sails per boat day. “Considering the rough sea conditions, I’d say the catch rate was pretty good,” commented WPBFC Chairman and Derby radioman Pete Schulz. Team “Miss Annie,” with anglers Mark Donohue, Tom Smith, Frank Napurano and Barry Weshnak, claimed top daily boat honors with six releases and won the Top Overall Team award with a total of 14 releases. — Silver Sailfish Derby


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supposed to go.” Although the name of the buyer was supposed to be anonymous, it quickly leaked out through social media that Texas resident Corey Knowlton was the winning bidder. Knowlton and his family have received death threats from anti-hunting activists who were upset with the auction. He now has full-time security to prevent any of the threats from becoming reality. Read more on this story on page 22. Later, he did make a statement on his Facebook page. “Thank you all for your comments about conservation and the current situation regarding the black rhino. I am considering all sides and concerns involved in this unique situation,” he wrote. “Please don’t rush to judgment with emotionally driven criticism towards individuals on either sides of this issue. I deeply care about all of the inhabitants of this planet and I am looking forward to more educated discussion regarding the ongoing conservation effort for the black rhino.” According to Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement officials, the threats received by Knowlton would be handled by local law enforcement, not game wardens. “Honestly, if he’s getting threats like that, that could be construed as terrorist threats or something like that,” said Lt. Brad Guinn. “That would be in the jurisdiction of local law enforcement. Even though it is hunting related, it is not in the act of hunting, so it doesn’t constitute hunter harassment.” Carter said the auctioneer for the event waived his fee on the rhino auction. There was speculation that the wave of negative publicity scared some potential bidders away. “It’s possible,” Carter said. “If it did, that is unfortunate, but that is the fault of the anti-hunters. We hoped it would go for $1 million. If it didn’t because of (the negative publicity), that is a shame and the activists should be the ones to blame for lowering the price of the tag if that did happen.” When asked if he would have done anything differently in promoting the auction, Carter emphatically said absolutely not. “We believe in the North American model of sustainable use hunting,” he said. “People in our community understand it. The people with emotional attacks don’t understand that conservation model.” Carter said he hoped the auction would become an annual event, but he has not had further discussions with the Namibian government about next year. “I would love for it to be an annual thing,” he said. The auction got off to a great start when Sherman hunter and conservationist Lacy Harber presented Carter with a check for $100,000. Harber said he had no interest in hunting the rhino, he just wanted the money to go toward the conservation efforts. Within a minute, the bidding had risen to $350,000 before the winning bid was called. No security issues were reported during the convention. Dallas Police were expecting more than 200 protestors outside the convention hall. Eventually, only about 40 protestors showed up to voice their displeasure.

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KATS tournament 2014 dates: Jan. 25 Feb. 8 Feb. 22 Mar. 1 Mar. 29 Apr. 12 Apr. 26 May 10 May 31 Sep. 27-28

Lake Conroe ­- Houston Area Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake ­- Austin Area Lake Wood ­- San Marcos/San Antonio Area Lake Bastrop ­- Austin Area Austin Area Lakes ­- Austin Area Lake Sam Rayburn ­- Houston Area Lake Fayette ­- Austin/Houston Area Lake Ray Roberts ­- Dallas Area Choke Canyon - San Marcos/San Antonio Area Classic Championship  ­- To be Announced

Capital City Kayak Tournament Series tournament 2014 dates:

Jan.18 Feb. 22 Mar. 22 Apr. 26 May 17 Jun. 14 Sep. 13 Nov. 8-9 Dec. 13

Lake Bastrop ­- Austin Area Lake LBJ (Mid-Lake) - Austin Area Ladybird Lake - Austin Area Lake LBJ (Horseshoe Bay) - Austin Area Lake Limestone - College Station Area TBD Jul. 12 TBD Aug. 9 TBD Oct. 11 TBD Lake Fork - Dallas Area Ladybird Lake - Austin Area

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hard shallow-water angler, which often gets him off to a slow start in the winter. “January is tough,” he said. “I usually have to come back in the spring. I throw a lot of hollow-body frogs, Senkos and soft plastics. I beat the bank a lot. Sometimes, it can be my downfall.” Campbell said his home lake in Austin is changing because the grass carp introduced into the lake have eaten a lot of the hydrilla he likes to fish. “It’s kind of a problem,” he said. “The hydrilla is slowly going away. There are some big carp in there.” Campbell said he is

glad to see kayak fishing series like KATS and the Capital City Kayak Tournament Series taking off. “The future is so bright for kayak anglers,” he said. “Between the two series, along with a new series in Dallas, there are a lot of opportunities for kayak fishermen.” He said anyone thinking about getting into the sport should come out and have a good time. “Don’t be intimidated,” he said. “The people are all really nice. You’ll learn a lot because the anglers in these series are so open with what they are doing. There are pro

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and social divisions, which have a lot less pressure. And anyone can get lucky and catch fish. I’ve had tournaments where I couldn’t get a bite, looked over in the next cove and one of the social anglers is killing it.” Campbell said he is looking forward to competing locally, and making the end of the year tournament on Lake Fork pitting the best kayak anglers from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas against one another.


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Big Dog Status Outfitters DeeDee Rodriguez with her personal best, a 27-inch trout caught and released while fishing in Port Mansfield.

Celina hunter Hannah Walker took this buck on a friend’s ranch near Brownwood.

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Thirteen-year-old Josh Quintero, from Frisco, showing off his new Lone Star Outdoor News hat and the 6-point buck he took over the Thanksgiving weekend in Rocksprings.

Eight-year-old Kristopher Quick took his first deer, a nice 8-point buck, Thanksgiving weekend in Jack County.

Dan Eickenhorst took his first buck, a large 8-pointer, named Big Red for his redcolored forehead patch, on Nov. 29 with a single shot from his Remington .243.

Pam Guelker of Rockport was fishing on the pier at Goose Island State Park on Dec. 13 when she caught this black drum.

Ben Kimmel took this Shiras moose in Cherryville B.C. with Sugar Valley Outfitters.

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STEALTHSCREEN GLOVES: HECS has added gloves and caps to its Stealthscreen line of concealment garments. These accessories are designed to be worn with HECS’ hunting suits and will offer additional coverage for hunters wanting to get closer to their prey. The Stealthscreen material is made of conductive carbon fibers woven to reduce the electric signal of the human body, which, the company says, can alert animals to a hunter’s presence. The gloves are lightweight and comfortable, featuring a stretch fit. They can be worn alone or as a liner in extremely cold weather. The gloves, which come in small/medium and large/extra large, cost about $25.

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Prime Time | January OUTDOOR CHANNEL Western Extreme Whitetail Freaks Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector Gregg Ritz’s Hunt Masters Heartland Bowhunter Heartland Waterfowl Territories Wild Ultimate Buck Zone The Best of the West Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell Pro Hunt Journal RMEF Team Elk Ram Outdoorsman OUTDOOR CHANNEL Tecomate Whitetail Nation American Birdhunter ScentBlocker’s Most Wanted Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild Mossy Oak’s Hunting the Country Driven with Pat and Nicole Deadliest Hunts ATK’s Grateful Nation Eastman’s Hunting TV Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell Primos Truth About Hunting Mossy Oak’s Hunting the Country PSE’s Wild Outdoors OUTDOOR CHANNEL Shooting USA’s Impossible Shots The Best Defense Shooting Gallery Shooting USA American Rifleman TV Midway USA’s Gun Stories The Best Defense Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell Shooting USA Midway USA’s Gun Stories OUTDOOR CHANNEL Wardens Presented by Streamlight Jack Link’s Major League Fishing FOXPRO Furtakers Tecomate Whitetail Nation Bow Madness RMEF Team Elk PSE’s Wild Outdoors Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell Crush with Lee and Tiffany Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector Driven with Pat and Nicole OUTDOOR CHANNEL Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish The Hunt for Big Fish Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show Bottom Feeders Arrow Affliction Alaska Outdoors Television Gold Fever RMEF Team Elk Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell Wardens Presented by Streamlight Heartland Waterfowl OUTDOOR CHANNEL Bottom Feeders Buccaneers and Bones Gridiron Outdoors Steve’s Alaska Adventures SCI Expedition Safari Trophy Quest The Best of the West Under Wild Skies Western Extreme Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild Cabela’s American Archer Arrow Affliction OUTDOOR CHANNEL Mathews TV with Dave Watson Crush with Lee and Tiffany Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures Wildgame Nation Realtree Outdoors Primos Truth About Hunting NRA All Access Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector Adventure Bowhunter Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures Realtree Outdoors Wildgame Nation

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Good through March 31. Go to LSONews.com for up-to-date information. SPORTSMAN CHANNEL MeatEater-Hardest Hunts MeatEater-Hardest Hunts Guns & Ammo Guns & Gear TV Hot Shots Personal Defense TV TAC TV Gun Talk TV Guns & Ammo Guns & Gear TV Hot Shots Personal Defense TV TAC TV SPORTSMAN CHANNEL MeatEater-Hardest Hunts MeatEater-Hardest Hunts Realtree’s Monster Bucks Major League Bowhunter Elite Archery’s Respect the Game TV Whitetail Properties Dreams to Reality Savage Outdoors Brad Farris’ Game Plan Realtree’s Monster Bucks Major League Bowhunter Elite Archery’s Respect the Game TV

WORLD FISHING NETWORK Angler West TV The Scott Martin Challenge The Next Bite TV Bass 2 Billfish Timmy Horton Outdoors Big Coast Sportfishing Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Skeeter Bass Champs FLW Tour Florida Adventure Quest The Scott Martin Challenge WORLD FISHING NETWORK Sportsman 360 TV | Episode 6: Lake Erie Bass The New Fly Fisher Hookin’ Up with Nick and Mariko | Monterey, CA The Legacy Experience Musky Hunter Valentine Warner: Coast to Coast Westcoast Sporting Journal Fly Nation American Fly Guide

Savage Outdoors SPORTSMAN CHANNEL MeatEater-Hardest Hunts MeatEater-Hardest Hunts North American Whitetail Skull Bound TV Mathews Dominant Bucks Outfittersrating TV Whitetail SLAM DreamPoint’s Extend Your Range TV North American Whitetail Skull Bound TV Mathews Dominant Bucks Outfittersrating TV Whitetail SLAM SPORTSMAN CHANNEL MeatEater-Hardest Hunts MeatEater-Hardest Hunts MeatEater MeatEater MeatEater MeatEater Outlanders Yeti’s Ultimate Hunt MeatEater MeatEater MeatEater MeatEater Outlanders SPORTSMAN CHANNEL MeatEater-Hardest Hunts MeatEater-Hardest Hunts Bowhunter TV Relentless Pursuit Nock On TV YoungWild Outback Outdoors Maximum Archery Ambush Tour Bowhunter TV Relentless Pursuit Nock On TV YoungWild Outback Outdoors SPORTSMAN CHANNEL Excalibur’s Huntin’ the Backwoods The Outdoor Option Canada in the Rough Turkey Man Silent Draw Outdoors 100% Real Hunting Phil Phillips Unleashed On The Road Canada in the Rough Turkey Man Silent Draw Outdoors 100% Real Hunting Phil Phillips Unleashed

The New Fly Fisher WORLD FISHING NETWORK Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing Jarrett Edwards Outdoors Lindner’s Angling Edge George Poveromo’s Saltwater Fishing Reel Animals Florida Adventure Quest Ultimate Fishing Experience | Reservoir Tactics South Bend’s Lunkerville FlatsClass Fishing the Flats

SPORTSMAN CHANNEL Bullets And Broadheads Maximum Outdoors TV Pigman: The Series Predator Nation Petersen’s Hunting The Season with Justin Martin Dead Dog Walkin’ Dog Soldier TV Pigman: The Series Predator Nation Petersen’s Hunting The Season with Justin Martin Dead Dog Walkin’

WORLD FISHING NETWORK Fish’n Canada The Scott Martin Challenge Lindner’s Angling Edge World Fishing Hookin’ Up with Nick and Mariko George Poveromo’s Saltwater Fishing Fishing With Joe Bucher Bass 2 Billfish Jarrett Edwards Outdoors Florida Adventure Quest

Jarrett Edwards Outdoors WORLD FISHING NETWORK Wild Fish Wild Places Guided with Mark Melnyk Fishing 411 Fish’n Canada Fishing With Joe Bucher World Fishing Journal BC Outdoors Sport Fishing Dave Mercer’s Facts of Fishing Fish TV IGFA Saltwater Adventures Guided with Mark Melnyk WORLD FISHING NETWORK Strikezone The Bass Doctor Inside Sportfishing Krappie Kings | Spider Rig Crappie of Reelfoot Lake John Gillespie’s Water & Woods Fishful Thinker | Cold Front Bassin’ Extreme Angler TV Big City Fishing The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons Kayak Bassin’ TV The Bass Doctor WORLD FISHING NETWORK Inside Sportfishing The New Fly Fisher Musky Hunter Fishing 411 The Next Bite TV Timmy Horton Outdoors Big Coast Sportfishing Fishful Thinker | Small Boat, Big Fun Valentine Warner: Coast to Coast Inside Sportfishing

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Winners of Golden Moose Awards announced The country’s leading outdoor television awards ceremony was held during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 16. The 14th Annual Golden Moose Awards were given out in 21 categories. The event was hosted by Michael Waddell of Bone Collector. The winners were: Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award — Larry Potterfield Best Overall Production —Jim Shockey’s The Professionals Best Deer — Bow Madness Best Big Game Hunting — Jim Shockey’s The Professionals Best Bird Hunting — Crush with Lee & Tiffany Best Turkey Hunting — Bone Collector Best Fishing — Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show Best Shooting — Shooting USA’s Impossible Shots Best Conservation/Educational/ Instructional — MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories Best Comedy — Wildgame Nation Best Show Open — Ram Outdoorsman Best Sound Design — Jim Shockey’s The Professionals Best Videography/Camera Work — Jim Shockey’s The Professionals Best Graphic Design and Animation — The Bass Pros Best Commercial — Cabela’s Best General Interest Show — Hornady’s Dark and Dangerous Fan Favorite Best Overall — Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild Fan Favorite Best New Series — Chris Brackett’s Arrow Affliction Fan Favorite Best Hunting Series — Crush with Lee & Tiffany Fan Favorite Best Fishing Series — The Bassmaster Elite Series Fan Favorite Best Host — Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhans, Tombo Martin, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Willie Robertson of Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour

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Attacks on Texas hunter become personal By Conor Harrison Lone Star outdoor newS

Dallas Safari Club member Corey Knowlton was the highest bidder for the chance to legally hunt a black rhino at this month’s Dallas Safari Club convention. He expects to take the hunt in the future and see the dollars raised, all $350,000, go toward rhino conservation. What he didn’t expect was the violent rhetoric and massive backlash by the antihunting community toward himself and his family. By speaking out, Knowlton has become the de facto face of the argument for scientifically-backed trophy hunting as a way to manage wildlife. His position is supported by numerous agencies, including the International Union for Conservation of Nature and CITES. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also supports the hunt by issuing the first import permit in almost 40 years for a black rhino. “If you kill one more animal, I will find you and KILL you,” was just one the posts Knowlton received from angry antihunters on Facebook. He received thousands of similar messages. Speaking with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Knowlton defended himself and his hunting background from those who wish to do harm to his family. “That is urban sentiment versus science,” Knowlton said. “Urban sentiment is hate. I am being a part of science. All of these countries I have hunted in … they put these pro-

grams in place. I am part of a group that cares enough to put their money where their mouth is. As far as celebrating the hunt … when I went hunting as a child with my grandpa and dad, we looked at hunting as a celebration and a camaraderie together as a special time together. “These people don’t understand that. They didn’t grow up doing it.” Pressed by Morgan on whether he understands why he is hated, Knowlton responded, “I don’t think I should be hated because I lead my life a certain way. They are threatening my children. They’re threatening to kill me.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement were providing security for Knowlton at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Morgan asked Knowlton if the venom of the reaction surprised him and would it make him not go through with the hunt? “It has not made me think twice (about the hunt),” Knowlton said, “but to be honest, I had no idea it would be this visceral. I had no idea they would be attacking my 2-year-old daughter, attacking my 7-year-old daughter and my beautiful young wife and want to attack us and burn us and make a Saw movie out of us.” Knowlton said everyone should respect other people’s views. “It’s not an egotistical thing,” he said in the CNN interview. “It’s a belief in conservation for me. I’m a good human being. Just because I have a different belief than them, I don’t hate them. I respect them.”

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Longview Chamber of Commerce East Texas Outdoor Expo Maude Cobb Activity Center (903) 237-4000 longviewchamber.com

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Kayak Angler Tournament Series Lake Conroe (512) 719-4386 fishkats.com

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Coastal Conservation Association Dallas Chapter Fish Fry Tailwaters Fly Fishing, Dallas (800) 626-4222 ccatexas.org

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Simmons Custom Boats Baffin Cup 2014 Bluff’s Landing Marina and Lodge, Corpus Christi (979) 299-8172

Premier Gun Shows Houston-Pasadena Gun Show Pasadena Convention Center (817) 732-1194 premiergunshows.com

January 31-February 1

Texas Deer Association Superior Genetics Deer Auction San Antonio (210) 767-8300 texasdeerassociation.com Safari Club International El Paso Chapter Safari Nights 11th Annual Gala El Paso (915) 478-8505 scielpaso.org

January 31-February 9 DFW Winter Boat Expo Dallas Market Hall (469) 500-6155 dallasboatexpo.com

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Premier Gun Shows Big Town Gun Show Big Town Event Center (817) 732-1194 premiergunshows.com

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Ducks Unlimited Allen Sportsmen’s Night Out Swingin’ D Ranch, Parker (214) 770-3551 ducks.org/texas

Texas Dove Hunters Association San Antonio Area Meeting Bass Pro Shop, San Antonio 210-764-1189 Texasdovehunters.com

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All Valley Boat Show McAllen Convention Center (866) 639-8940 allvalleyboatshow.com

February 8

Kayak Angler Tournament Series Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake (512) 396-2386 fishkats.com

February 8-9

Premier Gun Shows Houston-The Woodlands Gun Show Legends Sports Complex (817) 732-1194 premiergunshows.com

February 12

Houston Safari Club Monthly Meeting Houston Racquet Club (713) 623-8844 houstonsafariclub.org

February 15

Hill Country Chapter SCI 2014 Campfire Memories Annual Fundraiser Hanger Hotel, Fredericksburg (830) 928-4344 texashillcountrysci.org

Texas Team Trail Sam Rayburn Reservoir Tournament (210) 788-4143 texasteamtrail.com

February 15-16

Texas Outdoor Adventure Show Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, Conroe (713) 865-6768 texasoutdooradventureshow.com Texas Gun and Knife Show Fredericksburg Gillespie County Fairgrounds (830) 285-0575 texasgunandknifeshows.com

February 19

Central Texas Chapter, Safari Club International Wildlife Legacy Gala Crown Plaza Hotel, Austin (512) 773-5674 centexsci.com

February 21-23

Troutfest 2014 Rio Raft Resort, below Canyon Dam (210) 287-1300 grtutroutfest.org

March 1

Texas Dove Hunters Association Shooting for Scholarships Fundraiser National Shooting Complex, San Antonio (210) 764-1189 texasdovehunters.com


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January 24, 2014 - Lone Star Outdoor News - Fishing & Hunting  

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