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NRA brings record crowd to Dallas Trump, Pence address crowd Lone Star Outdoor News Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump, NRA’s Chris Cox and Wayne LaPierre were in Dallas for the NRA Annual Meetings. Photo from NRA.

An estimated 87,154 National Rifle Association members descended on Dallas the weekend of May 4 for

the organization’s 147th Annual Meetings and Exhibits, where a 15-acre exhibit hall and events awaited. Donald Trump Jr., an avid hunter, walked the halls with thousands of attendees, accompanied by a security

detail. After attending the show, he went turkey hunting. Most of the attendees roamed the hall and its hundreds of exhibits. The line to see the speeches by President Donald Trump

and Vice President Mike Pence, the first time a sitting president and vice president addressed NRA members, stretched the length of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. While Trump or Pence did Please turn to page 19

Angler snags favorite lure By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News Last summer, Michael Boyd lost his favorite crankbait on Benbrook Lake. This month, he caught it back. “I have a good friend, Bobby Danals, who fishes the lake a lot, and he found several good spots for big bass by the edges of creek channels with cover,” Boyd, who fishes tournaments with local bass clubs, said. “Bobby now runs Bobby Danals Guide Service on the lake. We would target the bigger bass moving out or moving into the creek channel — but there is a fair amount of junk down there to get hung up on.” Mindful his Strike King 10XD in chartreuse with a powder blue back comes with a $15 price tag, Boyd carries a lure knocker with him to help get snagged crankbaits back to the boat. This one, however, wouldn’t come loose. “The lure had a lot of wear and it had hook rash from casting it so much,” Boyd said. “I couldn’t get it back so I had to break the line.” On May 3, he returned to the area, looking for a big bass. “I was at the spot maybe 15 minutes and had made about 10 casts,” Boyd said. “I felt something kind of funny and noticed less tension on the retrieve. When I saw I had hooked a crankbait, I noticed it was the same type of crankbait Please turn to page 11

Michael Boyd, of Fort Worth, caught his favorite crankbait a year after losing it in Benbrook Lake. Photo from Michael Boyd.

Hounds trained to pursue poachers By Craig Nyhus

Joe Braman has been training and running hounds all his life from his Refugio home. It was a trip to South Africa, though, that brought his dog training to another level. In early 2017, Braman was asked by conservationist Ivan Carter, and by The-

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resa and Richard Sowry of the South African Wildlife College, to travel to South Africa and evaluate the kennels and dogs being trained to free-run and capture poachers, especially black rhino poachers. Additionally, one of the South African kennel masters came to Texas to work and hunt with Braman for several weeks. “I hadn’t heard much about the poaching problem over there,” Braman said. “When I went there for a month, it was Joe Braman’s hounds pursue a “poacher” as part of a demonstration in clear to me they were trying to push wa- Refugio County. Twenty of the trained hounds will soon leave for South ter uphill. The dogs tracked well, but they Africa to pursue real black rhinoceros poachers. Photo by Erich Schlegel, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

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HUNTING

FISHING

Game Warden Blotter . . . . Page 12

Top seller (P. 4)

Trekking offshore (P. 8)

Austin gun dealer is full-service.

When winds die, anglers get to the fish.

Banded tom (P. 4)

Brazos bass (P. 8)

Arlington hunter gets bird during bachelor party.

Finding fish in shadow of Baylor.

Sun, Moon & Tides . . . . . Page 18 Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22 Products . . . . . . . . . . Page 23 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . Page 24 Outdoor Datebook . . . . . Page 26

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Top gun seller offers it all Sales, fitting and instruction from August M. Crocker By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News August Crocker is a competitive shooter, a gun fitter, instructor and salesman. In 2014, after opening his own shop in Austin, he quickly became the top Caesar Guerrini salesman in the U.S. “I ran Sportsman’s Finest in Austin for several years,” Crocker said. “I loved the store and my crew and we experienced a lot of growth, but my dream was to meet with folks one at a time and focus entirely on them.” His shop, August M. Crocker Fine Guns, takes a unique approach. “I only carry brands that I believe in, with U.S. parts and service,” he said. “If I don’t believe in it, I don’t take it in trade or sell it.” Caesar Guerrini is his most prominent brand, including the company’s Fabarn and Syren models. He also carries Blaser. “I’ve known the Guerrini family for years and know everyone at the company,” Crocker said. “When I opened my own shop, I promised them I would be their biggest dealer in the U.S. I accomplished that in the first year.” Crocker’s shop is not open to the public, and he won’t tell you where it is unless you have an appointment. “I don’t publish my address, but I’m stacked every day,” he said. “I do tournaments and teaching on the weekends — the shop stays pretty crowded.” Crocker also handles consignment work for collectibles and estate pieces, but with new gun purchasers, focuses on getting the customer a gun that fits them. “I include a fitting consultation with every gun I sell,” he said. “That never expires. I spend time showing them how to shoot, mount the gun and where their eyes ought to be. Only then can you really get someone a really good fit. A gun has to fit the shooter, never the other way around.” When customers arrive at the shop, Crocker offers August Crocker is the top seller of Caesar Guerini shotguns in the U.S., but he offers much more at his Austin shop. Photo by Erich Schlegel, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

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Hunting dogs can get cleaned up for the house, either by staff or in self-serve bays, at Vhea’s LaundroMutt and Doggie Spa. Photo by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News.

When Vhea Cannon at Vhea’s LaundroMutt & Doggie Spa set up her doggie day care, boarding and selfserve dog wash business near White Rock Lake in Dallas, she didn’t expect a lot of business from hunters at the urban location. After helping Dakota, the Lone Star Outdoor News’ newsroom dog, get cleaned up to attend the Dallas CCA Banquet, where he went to his first home as an 8-week-old puppy two years ago, she said hunters do bring their dogs to her. “Especially this one guy,” she said. “He has three bird dogs. He gives me a call when he hits the city limits and brings the dogs here. They are usually dirty, muddy and have burrs and other things in their fur. I clean them up, he goes home and unloads his stuff, and then comes back and picks them up.” The reason? “His wife won’t let the dogs back in the house until they are clean,” Cannon said. Other self-serve or assisted dog wash businesses have popped up across the state, providing a one-stop spot to bathe and dry dogs after time in the field, the dog park or the mud puddle. “People like the convenience of the wash bays, the shampoos and the blow driers,” Cannon said. “Many like the self-serve wash areas while others like us to groom and bathe their pets.”

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Bachelor party gobbler Hunter bags banded bird during celebration By Craig Nyhus

Lone Star Outdoor News Kolby Trebilcock is getting married on June 2, and his friends scheduled a bachelor party at a friend’s ranch in Palo Pinto County. The Arlington native, an avid hunter and fisherman, wasn’t planning on hunting on that Saturday (May 5), but did have his gear with him. Kolby Trebilcock shot a turkey with “We started shooting some guns later a $100 reward band during his in the morning,” Trebilcock said. “I bachelor party in Palo Pinto County. heard some turkeys gobble in response Photo from Kolby Trebilcock. to the shots.” An avid turkey hunter, he knew what to do. “I got my turkey stuff, headed in that direction and sat under a tree,” Trebilcock said. “I made a few calls and three gobblers came bolting in, gobbling all the way.” Trebilcock wasn’t expecting such an enthusiastic response. “I had been turkey hunting the past five weekends and it was very slow,” he said. The three toms came to within 15 feet of the hunter, and Trebilcock decided to take the middle one. After the tom was down, he saw something flashy on the bird’s foot. Please turn to page 15


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Turkey season winds down Dry winter, unstable weather patterns impact hunting Lone Star Outdoor News North Texas turkey hunters will see their season wrap up on Mother’s Day, with the youth getting a few extra days the following weekend, May 19-20. Many described the season as strange. Bruce Klingman hunted in near Albany, and felt the dry winter impacted his hunting. “The birds are still henned up at my place,” he said in early May. “I think the hens, or a certain portion of them, did not breed this year because of the super dry winter we had. They fly down with the gobblers, stay with them all day long and don’t go off to the nest.” Other West Texas hunters echoed his message, with toms being active for a few days,

then going silent. At the Matador Wildlife Management Area, the overall success on turkey hunts was about 23 percent. “Hot, dry, and windy conditions during a couple of our hunt periods appeared to hamper success,” the WMA reported on social media. “Conditions remain very dry with only 1.59 inches of rainfall for the year. If dry conditions persist into the summer, we predict a below-average reproductive year for ground nesting birds such as turkey and quail.” Ken Meyer with All American Outfitters in Clarendon said crazy weather impacted the season. “I can’t remember a tougher season,” he said of hunting throughout most of April. Meyer’s hunters still bagged plenty of gobblers, especially when the weather conditions stabilized beginning the last weekend of April and into early May.

Jake decoys took a beating in may areas of northwest Texas, as the 2- and 3-year-old toms dominated the hens most of the season. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

Lone Star Land Steward award winners The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Lone Star Land Steward Awards program recognizes private landowners for excellence in habitat management and wildlife conservation. The awards also seek to publicize the best examples of sound natural resource management practices and promote long-term conservation of unique natural and cultural resources. Birdwell and Clark Ranch This ranch in Clay County has been involved in active cattle operations since the 1930s, but underwent major changes after Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell took ownership 13 years ago. Using high intensity/low duration grazing, they are able to maximize beef production and improve quail and other wildlife habitat at the same time. The grazing management practices are closely tied to the wildlife resource management goals. This is a deliberate holistic context evidenced at the ranch. Spicewood Ranch The primary goal of Christopher and William Harte for this impressive ranch has been restoration of the degraded habitats on the property. The ranch is situated in a high development area near Austin and, despite land development and fragmentation in the vicinity, has evolved after decades as a traditional cattle operation into a showcase for research and management of native plant species and their habitats. The Harte family shares management techniques and strategies with others through guided plant tours, prescribed burn demonstrations, and other best practices. Couch Mountain Nelson Roach embodies the tenets of land stewardship through his holistic approach to managing this Camp County property near Daingerfield. He has taken great strides to restore both land and aquatic habitats. Through creekside improvements, Roach is improving instream flows and the quality of water flowing from his property into Lake O’ The Pines Reservoir. He has worked to establish quality habitat for wildlife, particularly toward reintroduction Please turn to page 14

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Joe Braman’s dogs track down and apprehend a man as part of a demonstration of the dogs’ ability to capture poachers. Opposite page: Joe Braman, left and Ivan Carter discuss using Braman’s dogs to track black rhino poachers in South Africa. Photos by Erich Schlegel, for Lone Star Outdoor News.

had no aggression. They needed hounds to pursue and to detain a man — those poachers are ruthless.” When he returned, Braman knew what to do. “I came back and started getting dogs ready for them,” he said. “Now I have 70, and nine of them are rough — they’re the meanest I’ve ever seen. They others will just hold you at bay.” Braman also tweaked the handling of the dogs so the South Africans could better work with them. “They are having pretty good success on the hounds I helped with for a month,” he said. “But nothing like what will happen when these Texas dogs get over there — they will dig them out even if they dig a hole.” In Carter’s mind, the success already is unprecedented.

“The South African dogs have caught 23 rhino poachers in the last six weeks,” he said. “It’s very encouraging.” Braman’s dogs are a mix of black and tan coonhound, redbone and bluetick that he trained to detain a man, and the hounds are conditioned and ready. “I sent three guys out and they laid a 28mile track,” he said. “It hasn’t rained here in months. The dogs caught them in 1 1/2 hours.” Likely by June, 20 of Braman’s dogs will head to South Africa to go to work. “It’s a solution the likes of which has never been equaled,” Carter said. As part of fundraising efforts, on April 30, Braman headed a demonstration at the Mellon Creek Ranch in Refugio. Early in the morning, a few role-playing fugitives ran through the brush and laid a few miles of

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Rockport captain invites anglers down Capt. Brian Holden adjusts after Harvey By David Sikes

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“Forget the charity, just book a trip. Come fish with us.” Those are the words of Capt. Brian Holden, a Rockport fishing guide and general manager of the Redfish Lodge on Copano Bay. Holden arrived at the lodge as a 22-year-old cook, groundskeeper, marketer and sometimes housekeeper. He took over as the manager in 1999. Before Hurricane Harvey launched a direct hit on the lodge on Aug. 29, 2017, he had 19 full-time staffers. The storm scattered most of them, just as it did pieces of the main lodge, along with some of the other guest quarters. The storm tide lifted and carried away sections of the property’s main road, which today, after a great deal of work, is passable. Several months after Harvey, Holden and friend Austin Pieprzyca poured concrete to replace the lodge’s boat ramp, which also was destroyed. Contractors have assessed the damage and begun engineering reconstruction. Capt. Brian Holden sits atop his boat wrapped with the Lone Star Outdoor News logo. Since Hurricane Harvey, Holden has been doing a variety of jobs, including guiding fishermen, to make ends meet. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

Brazos River bass in Baylor’s shadow

Taking advantage of the conditions Offshore anglers score ling, wahoo and more when winds subside By Nate Skinner

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David Underwood prepares to release a largemouth caught just off of Interstate 35 and adjacent to McLane Stadium, where Baylor University plays football in Waco. Photo by Robert Sloan.

By Robert Sloan

For Lone Star Outdoor News Nearly beneath the Baylor University football stadium, Denny Copeland and David Underwood were flipping jigs into small and deep pockets of water on the Brazos River. The water was tannic colored, and a wad of shad scooted across the surface as Un-

derwood’s jig splashed down. After the jig sunk a few feet, the line took off sideways. “That might be a good one,” he said. “He was just laying up under that log looking to ambush something.” He leaned over the side of the bass boat and latched onto a solid 4-pound largemouth. “That’s a good river bass,” Please turn to page 14

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When springtime winds suddenly die, opportunistic anglers take advantage of it. That’s what Capt. Tim Young did when a window of opportunity presented itself. After several weeks of strong winds from almost every direction, Young, a Galveston Bay fishing guide, decided to try his luck offshore rather than in a muddied-up Galveston Bay when the breezes finally waned. Young and his buddy, Bryan Maley, ran Young’s new Triton east out of the Galveston jetties in search of ling and whatever else might be willing to strike a lure in the Gulf. “With the lake-like conditions, we decided to run outside the jetties and just go have some fun,” Young said. Please turn to page 17

Capt. Tim Young landed this 72-pound wahoo 110 miles southeast of the Galveston Jetties. Photo from Tim Young.


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Big stripers on the Flats inside San Luis Pass Guad teeming with specks Rainbow troutimitating flies bring giants Lone Star Outdoor News Dylan Mendoza and his girlfriend, Shannon Outing, recently floated the lower Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake in search of a striped bass on a fly rod. And Outing caught a giant. “The striped bass Shannon Outing landed this striped bass on the Lower get washed into the Guadalupe River. The fish was close to 40 inches long, tailrace when we have according to her boyfriend and guide, Dylan Mendoza. Photo by Dylan Mendoza. floods or increased flows from the dam,” Mendoza said. “These stripers have called the river home for quite some time — the second largest striper caught in Texas came from the river — the Guadalupe will continue to hold giant stripers as long as Canyon Lake feeds the river.” The area the pair fished is typically known as a cold-water trout fishery, but there are more predators after the trout than fishermen. “The stripers’ meal of choice has been rainbow trout anywhere from 6 to 16 inches,” Mendoza said. “The flies we’ve had the most success on are large 8-inch double deceivers in a rainbow trout color scheme.” The big fly requires a big fly rod. “We use an 8-weight rod with a 20-pound fluorocarbon leader and heavy sinking fly line,” Mendoza said. “We target the deepest part of the river and cover water quickly — if they are going to eat it, they will on the first few casts.” Mendoza, who guides anglers on Lower Guadalupe, believes the next state record striper may come from the river. “When the trout fishing is slow, fish for what eat the trout,” he said.

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For Lone Star Outdoor News When many refer to fishing the San Luis Pass, they are often talking about the stretches of surf that funnel swift tides to and from the lower end of West Galveston Bay under the Blue Water Highway bridge. The pass separates the west end of Galveston Island from the east end of Follet’s Island, and its outside portion can be a productive, yet treacherous place to wade-fish. There is a group of anglers, though, who approach the San Luis Pass from the inside of West Galveston Bay where Gulf and estuarine waters meet on the north side of the Blue Water Highway. No restrictions on wade-fishing exist here, although the risks still exist to a lesser extent. The West Bay side of the pass is composed of shallow sand bars and deeper guts carved by the continual ebb and flow of water. These features are constantly changing year after year, making the area a unique challenge for those trying to navigate it and pattern the fish. It’s these same traits that also make the area a gold mine for speckled trout and keep anglers coming back for more. Galveston Bay angler and part-time fishing guide, Kurt Pless, is a student of lower West Galveston Bay and the San Luis Pass. He’s been fishing the area for over 18 years, and it has become his favorite region in the entire Galveston Bay Complex. Pless recently fished the San Luis Pass during a period of calm winds and found the area to be full of life — and speckled trout. “The pass normally starts to get good around the middle to the end of May,” Pless said. “I wasn’t sure if things had really kicked off there yet or not, but after fishing in Bastrop and Christmas Bays with little success early in the morning, I decided to go check it out.” Pless encountered tons of shad and rafts of finPlease turn to page 14

Kurt Pless fights a speckled trout while wading the inside of the San Luis Pass. The area has been good for trout, with plenty of bait present. Photos by Nate Skinner, for Lone Star Outdoor News.


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TEXAS FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT ALAN HENRY: Water clear main lake, stained up the river; 62 degrees main lake, 67 up the creeks; 7.37’ low. Black bass are fair on top-waters, weightless flukes, shaky heads with trick worms and chatterbaits. Crappie are slow. Catfish are slow. AMISTAD: Water murky; 78-82 degrees; 27.01’ low. Black bass are very good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinner baits, swimbaits and jigs. Striped and white bass are good on slabs, crankbaits and jigging spoons. Crappie are good on live minnows and pink tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stink bait, shrimp and liver over baited holes. ARROWHEAD: Water fairly clear; 62-67 degrees; 1.62’ low. Black bass are fair on jigs, Texas rigs and chrome lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on cut bait and nightcrawlers. ATHENS: Water lightly stained; 67-72 degrees; 0.16’ high. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged craws, hollow-body frogs and buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. AUSTIN: Water stained; 65-72 degrees; 0.79’ low. Black bass are fair to good on chatterbaits, Texas rigs and weightless watermelon/ red flukes. Sunfish are fair on cut nightcrawlers. Catfish are good on live bait and nightcrawlers. BASTROP: Water stained; 76-80 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse/white soft plastics and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, shrimp and chicken livers. BELTON: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 2.29’ low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and spinner baits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows under lights at night. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stink bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines and throwlines baited with live perch. BENBROOK: Water stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.10’ high. Black bass are fair on shaky-head worms, shallow crankbaits and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs and crankbaits. Catfish are good on trotlines. BOB SANDLIN: Water stained; 6872 degrees; 0.17’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged creature baits, buzzbaits and buzz frogs. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. BONHAM: Water stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are good on stick worms, hollow-body frogs, jigs and buzzbaits. Crappie are good on bridges on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good along creek channel on jug lines and cut bait. BRAUNIG: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits along shorelines and structure. Striped bass are good on chicken livers and silver spoons. Redfish are good on live perch and tilapia. Catfish are fair on shrimp, liver and stink bait. BRIDGEPORT: Water lightly stained to stained, 66-69 degrees: 1.14’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, spinner baits and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow. BROWNWOOD: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 4.46’ low. Black bass are very good on craw and shad-colored crankbaits, chartreuse/white lipless crankbaits, and shad-colored spinner baits in 4-10 feet. Hybrid striper are slow. White

bass are excellent on minnows and jigs off lighted docks at night in 1-8 feet. Crappie are good on minnows, and white or shad jigs. Channel and blue catfish are slow. BUCHANAN: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 2.23’ low. Black bass are good on white/chartreuse spinner baits, pumpkin/chartreusetailed stick worms and soft jerkbaits in 4-12 feet. Striped bass are good vertically jigging silver minnows in 25-35 feet. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with live bait. CADDO: Water stained to muddy; 68-74 degrees; 1.50’ high. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged creature baits, hollow-body frogs and black buzzbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines. CALAVERAS: Water murky. Black bass are good on green/pumpkin soft plastic worms and grubs along shorelines. Striped bass are good on chicken livers, shad and spoons. Redfish are good on perch and shrimp on the bottom. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shad and liver. CANYON LAKE: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 3.71’ low. Black bass are good on jerkbaits, white spinner baits and pumpkin stick worms in 4-10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live minnows upriver in 5-15 feet. Channel catfish are fair upriver. Yellow and blue catfish are good on juglines. CEDAR CREEK: Water stained to lightly stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.20 low. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged craws, square-billed crankbaits, top-water poppers and white buzzbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. CHOKE CANYON: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 25.94’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/ white spinner baits, crankbaits and Carolina-rigged soft plastics. White bass are fair on jigs. Crappie are good on minnow-tipped jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stink bait in 10-15 feet. COLEMAN: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 2.93’ low. Black bass are good on dark soft plastic worms, lizards and spinner baits. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. COLETO CREEK: Water clear; 98 degrees at the hot water discharge, 79 degrees in main lake; 1.81’ low. Black bass are fair on soft plastics and spinner baits. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on live perch in 8-10 feet. CONROE: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.02’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/green spinner baits, crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are fair on stink bait and shrimp. COOPER: Water stained; 68-71 degrees; 0.31’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, weightless stick worms and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper and white bass are fair on slabs. CORPUS CHRISTI LAKE: Water off-color; 74-78 degrees; 2.19’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigs, shaky heads and red lipless crankbaits. White bass are fair to

good on Little Georges. Crappie are fair to good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live shad. EAGLE MOUNTAIN: Water lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 0.07’ high. Black bass are fair on square-billed crankbaits, spinner baits and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait. FAIRFIELD: Water lightly stained. Black bass are good on buzzbaits, buzzfrogs and Texas-rigged creature baits. FALCON: Water murky; 77-81 degrees; 30.56’ low. Black bass are fair on spinner baits and shallow-running crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers, stink bait and liver. FAYETTE: Water murky. Black bass are fair on watermelon and chartreuse Carolina-rigged soft plastics, crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and shad. FORK: Water lightly stained to stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.50’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged craws along points and shallow cover, square-billed crankbaits and hollow-body frogs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. FT. PHANTOM HILL: Water off-color; 61-66 degrees; 2.84’ low. Black bass are fair to good on silver spinner baits, Texas rigs and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on live and cut bait. GIBBONS CREEK: Water stained. Black bass are fair on green/pumpkin crankbaits and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stink bait and liver. GRANBURY: Water stained; 7478 degrees; 0.43’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon/red soft plastics, spinner baits, crankbaits and lipless crankbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow. GRANGER: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.36’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on small spinner baits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows upriver at night. Blue catfish are good on stink bait. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch in the river. GRAPEVINE: Water stained to lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 0.28’ high. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, Texasrigged craws and swim jigs. White bass and hybrid bass are good on minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. GREENBELT: Water off-color; 64-72 degrees; 33.14’ low. Black bass are fair on pearl crankbaits, Texas rigs and shaky heads. Crappie are fair on live minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait. HOUSTON COUNTY: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms near piers and humps midlake, and on spinner baits near the pump station on the east side of the lake. Crappie are fair on live minnows over brush piles. Bream are good on live worms off piers. Channel and blue catfish are good on stink bait and shad off piers, and on juglines baited with perch or shad.

HUBBARD CREEK: Water offcolor; 63–68 degrees; 3.8’ low. Black bass are fair on white/chartreuse spinner baits, Texas rigs and weightless stick worms. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are good on live and cut bait. JOE POOL: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.15’low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, small plastic swimbaits on jigheads and Texasrigged craws. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water stained; 68-72 degrees: 1.71’ high. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged craws, hollow-body frogs and swim jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. LAVON: Water stained; 67-71 degrees: 0.02’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged craws, black buzzbaits and black and blue flipping jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. LBJ: Water stained; 77-81 degrees; 0.80’ low. Black bass are good on blue/white spinner baits and green pumpkin soft plastic jerkbaits. White bass are fair on shad plastics and chrome/blue lipless crankbaits early. Crappie are good on blue tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on live bait. LEWISVILLE: Water lightly stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.38’ low’. Black bass are good on square-billed crankbaits, Texasrigged craws and flukes. White bass are good on slabs and top-waters. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. LIVINGSTON: Water stained; 76-80 degrees; 0.18’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon/red spinner baits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are fair on shad and minnows. MACKENZIE: Water stained; 65-71 degrees; 75.26’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs and shallow-running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around structure. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and live baitfish. MARTIN CREEK: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 0.08’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, swim jigs and weightless stick worms. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines. MONTICELLO: Water stained; 6871 degrees; 2.49’ low. Black bass are fair on swim jigs, buzzbaits and Texas-rigged creature baits. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait. NASWORTHY: 61-66 degrees; 1.12’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed jigs, Texas rigs and red lipless crankbaits. Catfish are fair to good on live bait and nightcrawlers. NAVARRO MILLS: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 0.09’ low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and lipless crankbaits along banks and near the dam. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows. Channel catfish are slow. Blue catfish are fair on juglines baited with live bait. O.H. IVIE: Water stained; 61-67 degrees; 39.77’ low. Black bass are fair on split-shot rigged flukes,

Texas rigs and chad pattern crankbaits. Crappie are fair to good on live minnows. Catfish are good on cut and live bait. OAK CREEK: Water stained; 62-68 degrees; 11.69’ low. Black bass are fair to good on Texas rigs, stick worms and orange/brown crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on live and cut bait. PALESTINE: Water lightly stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are fair on Texasrigged craws, hollow-body frogs and weightless stick worms. Crappie are good on minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. POSSUM KINGDOM: Water fairly clear; 62-67 degrees; 1.27’ low. Black bass are fair to good on drop-shot rigs, Texas rigs and chrome lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnow. White bass are fair to good on slabs. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on live and cut bait. PROCTOR: Water murky; 74-78 degrees; 2.58’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastic worms and lizards. Striped bass are good on live shad and white striper jigs. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in 10-15 feet. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live shad. RAY HUBBARD: Water lightly stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are good on shallow crankbaits, shaky-head worms and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. RAY ROBERTS: Water lightly stained: 66-69 degrees; 0.01’ high. Black bass are fair on spinner baits, weightless swim worms and medium crankbaits. White bass are good on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water stained to lightly stained; 66-70 degrees; 0.01’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged creature baits, weightless stick worms and swim jigs. White bass are good on slabs and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. SAM RAYBURN: Water stained; 75-79 degrees; 0.95’ high. Black bass are good on watermelon red worms, and Carolina-rigged soft plastics on main lake flats. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on live shiners and black/chartreuse roadrunners over hydrilla in 6-10 feet. Catfish are good on juglines baited with prepared bait. SOMERVILLE: Water murky; 75-79 degrees; 0.13’ high. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and crankbaits. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse/white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and chicken livers. STAMFORD: Water stained to muddy; 61-65 degrees; 1.59’ low. Black bass are fair to good on small swimbaits, Texas rigs and shallow-running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and live minnows. White bass are fair on slabs and tail spinners. Blue catfish are good on cut and live bait. STILLHOUSE: Water murky; 7377 degrees; 4.44’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkinseed soft

n Saltwater reports Page 16 plastics and spinner baits. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on live bait. TAWAKONI: Water stained; 67-71 degrees; 0.10’ low. Black bass are fair on buzzbaits, hollow-body frogs and Texas-rigged creature baits. White bass are fair on slabs and minnows. Hybrid bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines. TEXANA: Water stained; 73-79 degrees; 3.32’ low. Black bass are fair to good on small swimbaits, Texas rigs and shallow-running crankbaits. Crappie are fair on live minnows. Catfish are fair to good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. TEXOMA: Water lightly stained; 66-69 degrees; 1.69’ low. Black bass are good on Texas-rigged craws, flukes and medium crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and cut shad. TOLEDO BEND: Water stained; 73-77 degrees; 1.20’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black lipless crankbaits, spinner baits and crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp, cut bait and stink bait. TRAVIS: Water stained; 74-78 degrees; 13.52’ low. Black bass are good on smoke grubs and creature baits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on chrome crankbaits and minnows in 10-20 feet. Crappie are good on minnows in 10-20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. WALTER E. LONG: Water murky. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are good on chartreuse striper jigs and silver spoons. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers and punch bait. WEATHERFORD: Water lightly stained; 67-70 degrees; 0.41’ low. Black bass are fair on shaky-head worms and Texas-rigged craws. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. WHITE RIVER: Water stained; 62-68 degrees; 23.06’ low. Black bass are fair on chatterbaits and Texas rigs. No reports on crappie. Catfish are good on live bait. WHITNEY: Water stained; 72-76 degrees; 2.01’ low. Black bass are good on green/pumpkin spinner baits, crankbaits and soft plastics. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on live bait and frozen shrimp. WRIGHT PATMAN: Water stained to muddy; 68-72 degrees; 17.43’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas-rigged craws, buzzbaits and hollow-body frogs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines.

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Run and gun for Rockport- Old crankbait caught Fulton reds and trout Continued from page 1

By Robert Sloan

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Rockport-Fulton in Aransas County has rebounded well from the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, and the fishing for reds and trout is some of the best along the Texas coast. This is a huge area to fish that includes Copano, Aransas and Redfish bays. Guide Robert Hamilton, who has been fishing this area for around 30 years, said the fishing never really slowed down that much, the problem was getting to the fish. Many of the boat ramps were damaged, and there was a lot of debris in the bays. Also, there was the problem of getting live bait. But all that has changed. The bays have been cleaned up, bait is plentiful, hotels are up and running and two of the most popular places to eat Rockport guide Robert Hamilton nets a fish for Michael Gibson. Photo by Robert Sloan. in town, The Boiling Pot and Charlotte Plummer’s, are packed on just flat in the middle of nowhere. It was a combination of about any given day. shallow mud and shell. His first stop was good for two “Right now, we’re seeing good catches of both reds trout. Another was along the edge of grass and sand. and trout,” Hamilton said. “For trout, I’ve been fishing Some of his best spots can be found along the Intralive shrimp under popping corks. Reds are good on just coastal Waterway. Most of his shallow water flats are about anything, but two of my best baits are live pinfished with a popping cork, a 1/4-ounce weight and a fish and fresh dead ladyfish.” No. 4 or 5 thin wire Kahle hook. The one thing that keeps the rods bent on Hamilton’s “One thing I do is load up with a variety of live and 23-foot Haynie cat is his run-and-gun technique in a dead bait,” Hamilton said. “Shrimp are always in my shallow running boat that can access some of the skinlivewell. I’m always trying to get my hands on freshniest backwater flats around. caught ladyfish. That’s an excellent fresh dead bait that “I like to cover a lot of water,” he said. “If one spot reds can’t resist. Another good live bait is a pinfish.” doesn’t produce I’ll move to another one. On many Another Rockport guide that’s into fresh cut baits for days each spot I hit will give up one or two fish. That reds is Capt. Kyle LaFreniere. adds up after a few hours on the water.” Bait fishermen have been successful using live finger On a recent trip, Hamilton hit several different armullet, fresh cut mullet, often cut into two pieces, or eas during the first few hours of daylight. One was a pinfish. Please turn to page 17

Michael Boyd landed this 9.21-pound bass using the crankbait he lost last year. He snagged the lure in early May, and plans to use it again. Photo from Michael Boyd.

I was using.” Looking closer, Boyd saw the familiar groove marks on the lure, and realized it was the same crankbait he had lost nearly a year ago. “I washed it off, changed the hooks out and it will be ready to catch more big fish,” he said. “I’ve caught a lot of good fish on that lure, including a 9.21-pounder.” Boyd said Benbrook Lake is often overlooked for bass fishing. “The lake really has a lot of big fish, but it’s not mapped very well,” he said. “It has a lot of big drops and humps, and the bass stack up on them in the summertime.” When he saw the post, one of Boyd’s followers on Instagram, Shawn Blair, posted he had been on a crankbait bite, and managed to hook a lure as well, although not an old one of his. “Caught me a red craw lipless crank the other day,” he posted.

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GAME WARDEN BLOTTER AD SELLING RIFLE SHOWS ILLEGAL GATOR KILL Game wardens received an Operation Game Thief crime stoppers call claiming an individual was trying to sell an alligator on social media. Wardens learned the man was actually looking to sell the rifle pictured in his post, not the alligator. However, the wardens learned the individual harvested the alligator illegally in San Jacinto County. During an interview on April 13, wardens gained a full confession from the individual. Appropriate charges and restitution were filed. BIG PENALTIES FOR FORGING BOAT BILL OF SALE Game wardens in Grimes and Robertson counties followed up on a tip that an individual had forged signatures on a boat title and bill of sale. After interviewing the subject who submitted the documents, it was discovered that he did submit a fake bill of sale written by a friend and changed the amount of which he paid for the boat. Felony charges are pending. HIGH SPEED CHASE, MINORS WITH BEER IN VEHICLE In Uvalde County, a game warden noticed a vehicle driving slowly in a church parking lot outside of town. The warden initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle left the scene at a high rate of speed, and the warden pursued for a short distance. The vehicle came to a sudden stop after making a sharp turn, causing the bead on the tire to break and the rim to embed into the pavement. The rear of the vehicle spun around 180 degrees, breaking the bead on

MAN IGNORES ROAD CLOSED SIGN, RESCUED FROM HIGH WATER A Rockwall County game warden received a call for assistance from the Rockwall Fire Department. They requested help rescuing a victim trapped in his truck, which was swept off a county road by high water. The Game Wardens Search and Rescue

one of the back tires, also causing it to deflate. The warden made contact with the 16-year-old driver and 14-year-old passenger. The juvenile driver said he fled because he had beer in the truck. BALD EAGLE FOUND DEAD, KEPT A McLennan County game warden responded to a call about a dead bald eagle in the road, but by the time he arrived on scene the bird was gone. After speaking with some nearby neighbors, the warden learned an individual had picked up the eagle and taken it. The warden interviewed the subject, who stated he took it to a friend’s house and left it on the seat of his riding lawn mower. The warden recovered the eagle carcass at the second location. Citations were issued to the individual for illegally possessing and transporting a bald eagle. ILLEGALLY FISHING IN OLD ROCK QUARRY A Limestone County game warden received a landowner report of a suspicious vehicle near an old rock quarry. Upon arrival, the warden

team responded and the victim was successfully retrieved from his vehicle unharmed; however, the truck did not survive. A warning citation was issued for failure to observe the road closed sign due to high water.

observed two males exiting the woods. After a brief interview, both subjects admitted they climbed over the fence and were fishing in the old quarry lake. Charges were filed for fishing without landowner consent. FACEBOOK POST STRIKES AGAIN A tip from a Facebook photo led a Houston County game warden to file charges on a subject for taking a white-tailed deer by illegal means and methods and over their annual bag limit. After several lies, the subject confessed. The deer were shot with a .22 Mag. STATE PARK FISHERMEN KEEPING SMALL BASS At Choke Canyon Reservoir, wardens received a call regarding a group of people catching and keeping undersized black bass at the state park. The wardens located the suspects who were found in possession of eight undersized black bass. Multiple citations were issued.

TWO RESCUES AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES A Hunt County game warden received information that an elderly man had called 911 and advised that his boat had capsized in heavy winds on Lake Tawakoni. The caller advised that he was trapped under the bow of the boat and needed help quickly. A helicopter was utilized to assist in locating the victim. Another game warden responded with his patrol boat. The two wardens and volunteers from West Tawakoni Fire Rescue launched two boats, and the DPS helicopter located the overturned boat in the distance. As the helicopter hovered overhead providing light for the rescue below, game wardens and firemen pulled the victim from the water. Once inside the game warden patrol boat, an examination of the elderly man revealed he was suffering from hypothermia and soaked in gasoline. The man had been in the 61-degree water for four hours. On the way back to the shore, the victim advised that his 72-year-old brother had also been on the boat when it capsized. After offloading the first man at a waiting

ambulance, the wardens and volunteers, with three additional boats, headed back out onto the lake to search for the other missing man. Shortly after midnight, the second man was located clinging to a large jug. The wardens pulled the man from the cold water. Both victims survived the ordeal. The first man had chemical burns and his brother suffered a heart attack after being admitted to the hospital. ILLEGAL FISH DEALINGS IN THE VALLEY Texas game wardens targeted illegal commercial fishing trade in the Rio Grande Valley, citing nearly two dozen retail fish dealers for a variety of seafood industry related violations. Operation Dragnet was a multi-agency inspection operation targeting illegal seafood trade, and resulted in issuance of 22 citations and seven warnings ranging from no retail truck dealer’s license, no finfish license, no cash sale tickets, purchasing fish from unlicensed dealer, and possessing oysters for sale or consumption without labeling. In addition to vehicle inspections, game wardens inspected retail businesses and visited with individuals on social media offering fresh seafood for sale. One restaurant purchased fresh fish from plainclothes game wardens. The same restaurant also was in possession of uncertified oysters.

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Trout action at San Luis Continued from page 9

ger mullet swarming the edges of sand bars near deeper guts on the east side of Bird Island on the inside of the San Luis Pass. “The tide was pretty low, and a flat that I normally wade was almost dry,” he said. “I staged my boat on the northern end of a sand bar just east of this flat, and waded towards the south along the edge of a gut. The trout were feeding along the drop-off and almost all of my bites came when I lifted my lure up out of the gut towards the shallow bar I was standing on.” Pless’ best action came on a Down South Lure Super Model in the “Howell’s Strawberry Wine” color scheme. He paired this soft plastic bait with a 3/8-ounce jig head. “When I first started wade-fishing down the sand bar, the tide was trickling out,” he said. “The fish

really began eating when the tide switched and started coming back in.” Other Galveston Bay guides said action at the San Luis Pass is indeed in full force. “There’s no shortage of baitfish in the water at the pass, and the bite should stay consistent there for the next several weeks,” said Capt. Greg Verm of Fishing Galveston TX Charters. Capt. Ryan Battistoni said he plans to basically camp out at the San Luis Pass through the month of June as long as the weather conditions allow. “This is just the beginning of an excellent fishing pattern that should persist through the first half of summer,” he said.

Bass in the city Continued from page 8

Copeland said as the fish was released back into the slow current. “But there are bigger ones in this river. We’ve caught them up to about 5 pounds. It’s a quick hit river that doesn’t get a lot of pressure during the week. On the weekends we’ll see more fishermen, and lots of kayakers.” The area of the Brazos that flows through Waco is about 4 miles long. It offers good fishing for largemouth bass, and a variety of bream and catfish. It’s also a good option for fly-fishing and kayaking. This stretch of the Brazos River is scenic and contains heavily vegetated banks. There is sufficient water for recreational use, although during periods of dry weather shallow areas are found. One dam, forming Lake Brazos in Waco, exists. Water releases are automatic, and when the lake goes above conservation pool, the spillway is opened to release water. A popular boat ramp is located at the horseshoe throwing park in Brazos Park East. It’s called the Jimmy Bryant Horseshoe Complex and is one of

the best pitching facilities in Texas. The heaviest largemouth on record from the Brazos weighed 11.71 pounds. She was caught on Jan. 28, 2016 by Mark Bohanan on a lipless crankbait. “The bass on this river will hit just about any type of bass fishing lure,” Copeland said. “It’s just a matter of fishing the right lure in the right spot at the right time. Spinner baits are good. So are swim baits. Jigs are good producers. They can be worked tight to structure and little pockets of deep water along the shoreline.” Copeland said small patches of grass and small inlets along the shoreline are good targets. “These bass will hold around laydowns and debris,” he said. “One of the best tactics is to ease along the bank while flipping 1/4- and 3/8-ounce black and blue jigs. The top-water bite is good early and late, and small, square-billed crankbaits in chartreuse with a copper back will work all day long.”

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of eastern wild turkey. Trail Ranch Recognizing that habitat degradation didn’t occur overnight, and neither does restoration, Justin and Tamara Trail have taken a step-bystep approach to managing their Shackelford County ranch. One of the fundamental objectives for the Trail Ranch is to manage the land and the plant community to benefit from moisture when it occurs and to sustain a healthy habitat even during drought conditions. They have made strides in improving the land for wildlife, particularly bobwhite quail, turkey and deer through brush control, native plant restoration and other best management practices. Billingsley Ranch The ultimate resource management goal of this ranch in far West Texas is to promote, restore, and maintain native natural resources and provide ample habitat for native wildlife species. This goal is accomplished through maintaining the property in good to excellent range condition. Ranch operator Stuart Sasser has been a proponent of pronghorn restoration efforts, and through fencing modifications has effectively defragmented the prairie system on the property for the benefit of antelope. Alum Creek Wildlife Management Association The Alum Creek Wildlife Management Association’s original mandate was on the recovery of the federally endangered Houston toad in Bastrop County. However after wildfire devastated the community, the organization broadened its focus slightly to help WMA members recover their homes, properties and toad habitat. Land management practices implemented on member properties in recent years have contributed to an increase in both quantity and quality of habitat for the Houston toad as well as other native wildlife species that occur in the Lost Pines area of east-central Texas. Award recipients will be recognized on May 17 in Austin, and the Leopold Conservation Award, the highest honor awarded in the program, will also be presented by the Sand County Foundation.

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Holden still fishing, working Continued from page 8

It’s going to be a while before the lodge’s iconic red roof again beckons anglers and hunters to Port and Copano bays. Redfish Lodge had been hosting guests since 1992, which is when Holden began working there. Holden stayed at his family’s home after the storm, for weeks enduring the absence of modern conveniences such as electricity and running water. The house is livable now for his wife, son, 12, and daughter, 9. A Coast Guard-certified charter captain, he enjoyed some postHarvey income, mostly from weekend charters. Thankfully, bay conditions were good after the storm, and the fishing was as well. Refusing charity and unem-

ployment benefits, Holden established a limited liability company called Locals Rebuilding Rockport to maintain a cash flow. With borrowed or rented equipment, he offers services such as demolition, light rebuilding, cleanup, tree removal and some back-filling to replenish eroded shorelines with bulkheads. “My days are getting a bit busier with fishing,” Holden said. “Between trips, I clean up the lodge or do demo work in town.” Pieprzyca said Holden is the kind of man who always will turn a bad situation into something positive and productive. Since the storm, Holden has heard from many lodge clients, offering cash or asking how they can help.

“My answer was always the same,” he said. “Forget the charity, just book a trip. Come fish with us.” Holden arrived from Connecticut as a 22-year-old and was labeled a Yankee by the locals, but quickly gained respect with all of the local fishing guides. When the fishing gets tough, his hard-headedness won’t let him quit, often finding the fish after numerous stops. Holden keeps meticulous records of his fishing trips, but one of his most cherished possessions, his logbook of every fishing day, was lost in the storm. He’s known for teaching and sharing information with his customers, whether avid anglers or novices. He’s fostered goodwill and relationships

Capt. Brian Holden makes a cast while wading away from his Lone Star Outdoor News’ wrapped boat. Photo by David J. Sams, Lone Star Outdoor News.

in the community, which gets him top choices at the bait stands. When he needs more guides for a trip, others are anxious to help. His daily schedule is highly regimented. Always at the boat ramp an hour before his client’s arrive, you can find him washing his boat in the afternoon before heading off to his daily workout,

and then home to cook for his family. He also enjoys duck and deer hunting with his son. If you see him following the schools of fish on the Lone Star Outdoor News’ wrapped boat or at the boat ramp, be sure to say hello. Capt. Brian Holden (361) 386-0410

Banded tom Continued from page 4

“There was a reward band on his leg,” Trebilcock said. “It was for $100. I called Jason Hardin with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and he told me that about one out of five turkeys they band, they get a call from a hunter. They band about 2,500 birds a year.” The story got even better for the soon-to-be newlywed. “The bird had been captured and released at Hubbard Creek Reservoir, about 10 miles away,” Trebilcock said. “He was banded on Feb. 10, 2017 as a jake.” There was more. “A son-in-law of my mom’s hairdresser had worked with Jason Hardin,” Trebilcock said. “He had actually captured and released this bird.” The tom weighed 17 pounds, with an 8-inch beard, and Trebilcock plans to mount the fan with both feet, including the band, and the beard. After the turkey-hunting activity, the celebration began. “It ended up being a turkey party,” Trebilcock said.

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The redfish bite has been best from an anchored boat on a flat or a backwater cove. If you head to this very popular fishing destination keep in mind that this seaside venue was hit hard by the hurricane. “We have more than 700 rooms, and around 4,000 RV sites here in Aransas County,” said Sandy Jumper, director of tourism and events with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. “Tourism fuels the economy here. Prior to the storm, our direct spending numbers from tourism were reaching $101.1 million annually.” The food is fantastic and the art and shell shops are back in business. The HEB is open, so is the Walmart. Most of the piers are still torn up. But the bait camps have been rebuilt, and if you’re looking for fishing gear, Tackle Town is open every day. Capt. Robert Hamilton (361) 463-6653

Robert Hamilton, a Rockport guide, removes the hook from a speckled trout. Photo by Robert Sloan.

Heading offshore Continued from page 8

Tres Clawson, right, landed this hefty amberjack recently while fishing with Capt. Tim Young. Photo from Tim Young.

“The winds had been gusting for so long that the pattern in the bay was just not consistent and a change of pace offshore sounded like a good time.” Young was spot-on with his “good time” prediction. He and Maley found plenty of ling cruising along the surface near platforms and rigs around 30 miles out. They caught cobia on nearly everything they threw at them from large Rat-L-Traps to soft plastic swimbaits rigged on a jig head. “This pattern has seemed to be pretty consistent over the past few years,” Young said. “The first weather window that occurs when water temperatures are close to 70 degrees can be dynamite for ling. If you can get on them before the summertime crowds start to pressure them, they can be pretty aggressive and easy to catch.” The action was so good the duo decided to go for a repeat the next day. “We got back on the same schools of cobia that we found around platforms and rigs 30 miles out the day before, but the fish were finicky,” said Young. “It was unbelievable how much changed overnight. Every time a lure hit the water these fish would go darting in the other direction.” The pair ended up running out about 15 miles farther where they found a more aggressive pod of cobia around a rig. Maley ended up finding a bait they couldn’t resist when he chunked a Z-Man Mag Swimz in

the Sexy Mullet color pattern at one pushing 40 pounds. The ling engulfed the lure, and others soon fell victim to the same bait presentation. After two days of success offshore, Young schemed with his friend Jim Clawson about fishing even farther out as the period of light winds was predicted to continue. Just two days after running his bay boat to catch ling, Young found himself at the helm of Clawson’s Contender 33T. Clawson and his son, Tres, were aboard for the adventure. Young navigated the crew to the east Flower Gardens located about 110 miles southeast of the Galveston jetties. The group fished the area for a day and a half and found their best action right at dawn after an overnight lull. Several species made the highlights including a 66-inch wahoo with a girth of 29.5 inches and weighed approximately 72 pounds. “That fish smoked a Nomad DTX minnow that we were dragging at about 10 knots over a dropoff that went from 160 feet of water to 270 feet,” Young said. “We also caught another smaller wahoo using the same technique.” The crew also caught and released amberjack, sharks, grouper and a variety of snapper on jigs.

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2:40 8:52 3:21 9:33 4:03 10:16 4:50 11:03 5:41 11:55 6:38 12:24 7:41 1:26 8:48 2:33 9:55 3:40 11:00 4:46 ----- 5:47 12:29 6:42 1:19 7:31 2:04 8:16 2:45 8:57

3:04 3:45 4:28 5:16 6:09 7:08 8:12 9:19 10:26 11:30 12:01 12:55 1:44 2:27 3:08

9:15 9:57 10:41 11:29 12:22 12:53 1:56 3:03 4:10 5:15 6:15 7:08 7:56 8:39 9:20

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3:46 4:52 5:53 6:48 7:37 8:21 9:03

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3:29 4:11 4:54 5:42 6:35 7:33 8:38 9:45 10:52 11:55 12:27 1:21 2:09 2:53 3:34

9:41 10:23 11:07 11:55 12:48 1:19 2:22 3:29 4:36 5:41 6:40 7:34 8:22 9:05 9:46

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Time 7:27 AM 8:17 AM 9:04 AM 9:48 AM 10:33 AM 11:18 AM 12:05 PM 12:59 PM 8:42 AM 9:50 AM 10:54 AM 11:47 AM 12:30 PM 6:29 AM 7:38 AM

Height 0.76L 0.84L 0.94L 1.06L 1.18L 1.29L 1.39L 1.45L 1.94H 1.85H 1.77H 1.71H 1.65H 0.70L 0.86L

Time 1:53 PM 2:10 PM 2:27 PM 2:45 PM 3:06 PM 3:31 PM 3:59 PM 4:33 PM 2:07 PM 3:38 PM 5:11 PM 6:07 PM 6:49 PM 1:05 PM 1:35 PM

Height 1.56H 1.55H 1.55H 1.56H 1.59H 1.61H 1.63H 1.61H 1.45L 1.38L 1.22L 1.00L 0.75L 1.60H 1.55H

Time 7:57 PM 8:27 PM 9:01 PM 9:39 PM 10:21 PM 11:06 PM 11:54 PM

Height 0.61L 0.36L 0.12L -0.10L -0.27L -0.36L -0.36L

5:14 PM 6:23 PM 9:06 PM 11:21 PM

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Height 1.38H 1.54H 1.71H 1.89H 2.04H 2.14H 2.17H 2.16H -0.29L -0.14L 0.08L 0.33L 0.58L 1.43H 1.58H

Time 7:32 AM 8:25 AM 9:26 AM 10:42 AM 11:46 AM 12:44 PM 1:58 PM

Height 0.86L 0.97L 1.10L 1.23L 1.34L 1.45L 1.54L

Time 1:52 PM 2:06 PM 2:25 PM 2:47 PM 3:12 PM 3:38 PM 4:05 PM

Height 1.52H 1.51H 1.50H 1.52H 1.53H 1.56H 1.58H

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Height 0.71L 0.48L 0.24L 0.01L -0.18L -0.31L -0.35L

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8:02 PM

0.22L

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7:19 PM 7:23 PM 7:44 PM 12:13 PM

0.72L 0.56L 0.39L 0.87H

9:29 PM 11:26 PM

0.76H 0.77H

8:12 PM

0.22L

Time 1:10 PM 1:14 PM 1:17 PM

Height 1.02H 0.99H 0.97H

Time 7:45 PM 8:04 PM 8:32 PM

Height 0.51L 0.30L 0.09L

7:23 PM 7:10 PM 7:27 PM 12:12 PM

0.81L 0.61L 0.39L 0.95H

9:31 PM 11:58 PM

0.83H 0.86H

7:51 PM

0.17L

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9:47 PM 1:14 PM

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East Matagorda

Freeport Harbor Date May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25

Time 4:42 AM 5:53 AM 12:18 AM 12:40 AM 1:07 AM 1:41 AM 2:22 AM 3:12 AM 4:13 AM 5:30 AM 7:03 AM 8:30 AM 1:53 AM 4:02 AM 5:39 AM

Date May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25

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Date May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25

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Texas Coast Tides

Date May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25

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not address hunting in their speeches, they did focus on Second Amendment rights and the efforts being made to address school safety. “The people in this hall have never taken our freedom for granted,” Trump said. “The Constitution can’t be changed by judges, bureaucrats or the United Nations.” After discussing the Battle of Gonzales in 1835, the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution, Trump said, “Like those early Texans, Americans will never surrender or give up our freedoms. We were born free, and we will die free.” Pence challenged the national media to report on events when gun owners prevent incidents and save lives. “Too often, the media ignores when well-trained, law-abiding citizens safe lives,” he said. “Start telling the whole story about firearms in this country. We should be a nation that recognizes people who save lives much more than the people who take them.” After the show, NRA president Pete Brownell announced he would not seek another term, and the NRA Board of Directors announced Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC, who spoke at the convention, would become president. After leaving the show, Trump Jr. headed to West Texas. He told Lone Star Outdoor News, “Hunted turkey near Lubbock. Good times with good friends.”

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them an espresso, which might seem unusual. “Espresso has been a hobby of mine for years,” he said. Now, people send me beans, coffee cups, shirts and caps. A lot more people are into it than I ever would have thought.” Crocker’s 36-year competitive shooting career continues, and he coaches the Dripping Springs Shooting Team. “We’re at a time when young women are just pouring into the sport,” he said. “It’s really fulfilling to watch them grow. It’s amazing to me the number of kids that I coach and teach, and their parents didn’t really shoot or have guns — we’ve skipped a generation or two.” Crocker also stumbled into another field in the shooting realm, as he consults for best-selling fiction author Patricia Cornwell.

“I consulted with her on a book where one of the characters makes a long-range shot,” he said. “After I did that, she hired me as her firearms technical consultant. I’ll go over her manuscripts and help her with a scenario, and we’ll even set it up on the gun range. She’s very particular about getting the facts right. It’s been one of the neatest things to drop in my lap.” Following his life’s passion for firearms, Crocker credits his success to meeting and learning from the craftsmen that build the best. It’s the people and finding firearms for them, though, that keep him going. “I like to keep up with folks,” he said. “It’s all word of mouth and repeat business that carry me.” Crocker can be reached by email through his website, augustguns.com, or at (512) 567-7855. To see him or his shop, you’ll need an appointment.

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Remington promotes Ohlson

HSC seeking outdoor education coordinator

Matt Ohlson was promoted to vice president professional sales with Remington.

Houston Safari Club Foundation is currently seeking candidates for the position of outdoor education coordinator.

S&W hires director of international sales Smith & Wesson Corp. hired Matthew Fehmel to serve as senior director of international sales.

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Primos hires VP, agency Primos Hunting, Gold Tip and Bee Stinger named Jason Harris vice president of sales and retained the sales representation firm Ken Jefferies and Associates.

Meopta USA Sport Optics hired Carrera-Werner Sales as its sales agency for the Northeastern U.S.

New director at fishery council

Gray Loon hiring

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council selected Dr. Carrie Simmons at its new executive director.

Gray Loon Marketing Group is expanding its design and development team with two positions focused on the outdoor, hunting and shooting industries.

Suntex buys Tennessee marina Suntex Marina Investors, LLC, based in Dallas, acquired Hurricane Marina, located on Center Hill Lake in Silver Point, Tennessee.

Ammo, Inc. names board member AMMO, Inc. appointed financial executive Christopher Besing to serve on its board of directors.

New RD at Delta Waterfowl Jeff Dailey was hired as Delta Waterfowl’s regional events director for Michigan and Ohio.

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Spicy Thai catfish bites with cilantro slaw 1⁄4 cup salted peanuts 1⁄2 cup panko breadcrumbs 1 lb. catfish fillets 1⁄2 cup buttermilk 1 garlic clove 1⁄2 cup cilantro 1⁄2 tsp. red pepper 1⁄2 egg 2 tbsps. fresh grated ginger Sauce 1 lime, juiced 2 tsps. sugar 1 1⁄2 tbsps. grated fresh ginger 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red pepper 2 tbsps. chopped cilantro 2 tbsps. chopped mint Cilantro-jalapeno slaw 1 bag coleslaw mix 1 bag broccoli slaw mix 1 fresh jalapeno sliced thin, then cut in half 1⁄2 cup whole milk 1⁄2 cup mayo 1 tsp. white vinegar 1 tbsp. sugar 1⁄4 tsp. salt 1⁄4 tsp. cayenne pepper Mix milk, vinegar, mayo, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Add the coleslaw and broccoli slaw mixes and

the sliced jalapenos. Mix well. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove and add cilantro. Mix well. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cover baking sheet with foil and spread thin layer of olive oil on it. Put peanuts in food processor and process until finely chopped. Combine with panko crumbs in a medium bowl and set aside. Place catfish fillets in a 9x13 baking dish and add buttermilk. Cover and microwave on high for 7-10 minutes or until catfish flakes easily. Drain buttermilk and flake the catfish into a large bowl. Add garlic, green onions, ginger, cilantro, red pepper and egg to the bowl with the flaked catfish. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Make into 2-inch balls, roll in panko mixture and place on baking sheet. Bake on center rack for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Combine lime juice, sugar, ginger, red pepper, cilantro, and mint in a small bowl. Serve with catfish bites. —Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Wild turkey nuggets One deboned wild turkey breast 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 cup Old Bay seasoning Canola oil Rinse breast meat in cold water and cut into 1-inch chunks. Prepare seasoning by mixing flour with Old Bay in a con-

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Britney Blood, 16, of San Antonio, landed this bass while fishing on Lake LBJ with her father, Chris, and guide, Ander Meine.

While on a youth exotic hunt at the Devils River State Natural Area, Jack Turner, 14, dropped this Corsican ram with a 230-yard shot from his Savage .243.

Tom Haddock, of Dallas, landed this largemouth on a private pond in Dallas County.

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n Want to share hunting and fishing photos with other Lone Star Outdoor News readers? Email them with contact and caption information to editor@lonestaroutdoornews.com. High-resolution original jpegs only. Mail prints to Heroes, Lone Star Outdoor News, P.O. Box 551695, Dallas, TX 75355.

Mike Harper and Martha Mier each caught 20-plus-pound red snapper on a recent trip.

Clay Harvey, of Kerrville, shot this free-range aoudad ram in Llano County.


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Hornady cuts ammo sales to New York state, agencies Hornady, one of the top ammunition suppliers to law enforcement in the country, will halt sales of their products to the state government or other agencies in New York. The decision came after an order by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that cautioned banks, insurance companies and lenders against involvement with the National Rifle Association and similar organizations. Steve Hornady, the company’s president of manufacturing, made the announcement on social media. “While it may not make a difference to New York, Hornady will not knowingly allow our ammunition to be sold to the Government of the State of NY or any NY agencies,” Hornady said. “Their actions are a blatant and disgusting abuse of office and we won’t be associated with a government that acts like that.” —Staff report

Colt Walker brings $1.84m at auction The Rock Island Auction Company broke the record for selling the world’s most expensive firearm. The company sourced and auctioned a Colt Model 1847 Walker revolver, with its original case and accessories for $1.84 million dollars. The Walker is one of about 100 known to exist and the only known revolver with its factory belongings. “This is a major milestone in the collecting community,” said Rock Island President Kevin Hogan. “Not only is this a world record for a single firearm at auction, but further demonstration that the art and history in firearms is really catching fire. The Colt Walker, also called the Walker Colt, was a collaborate design by Army Captain and Texas Ranger Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker and legendary gun maker Samuel Colt. The Colt Walker was and still is the most powerful black powder repeating handgun ever made for military use. Originally only 1,100 Walkers were produced, with 1,000 for the military and 100 for commercial promotion and sale.

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Chesapeake Bay waters NEBRASKA improving Liquidated damages for The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports 2017 was the third congame violations secutive record-breaking year for underwater grass abundance in Maryland’s portion of Chesapeake Bay. An annual baywide survey showed 62,356 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in Maryland’s tidal waters, a 5 percent increase from 2016. —MDNR

MINNESOTA

Largest poaching case in 22 years After a three-year investigation, criminal charges were brought against 21 people for commercialized poaching of fish. The investigation, known as Operation Squarehook, involved about 60 officers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and tribal authorities from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The charges involve both illegal purchases and sales of game fish, primarily walleye, taken from some of Minnesota’s most popular fishing lakes, including Cass, Leech, Red and Winnibigoshish lakes on the Red Lake or Leech Lake Indian reservations. The state investigation began with Red Lake and Leech Lake tribal members who legally netted or angled game fish, but illegally sold them to other individuals. Red Lake and Leech Lake authorities are filing charges against tribal members in tribal court. The 21 individuals facing state charges are nontribal members who illegally purchased or sold fish. —MNDNR

NMMA founder dies Former National Marina Manufacturer’s Association President and Hall of Fame recipient Jeff Napier died after battling Parkinson’s disease. Napier served as the first president of the NMMA beginning in 1980. During NMMA’s early years, there were about 450 members, which produced four boat shows and had no Washington presence. By the early 1990’s, under Napier’s leadership, NMMA grew to include 1,800 members, a staffed Washington office with additional state lobbyists, and more than 20 boat shows. —NMMA

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed into law a measure that increases liquidated damages levied against persons who violate certain Nebraska game laws by killing, possessing or selling wildlife illegally. LB 1008, introduced by Sen. Bruce Bostelman, amended Section 37-613 in statute, increasing liquidated damages as follows: • $25,000 for each bighorn sheep • $10,000 for each bull elk with 12 points or more and $3,000 for any other elk • $10,000 for each white-tailed deer of eight points or more with an inside spread between beams of 16 inches or more, $2,000 for any other antlered white-tailed deer, and $500 for any antlerless white-tailed deer • $10,000 for each mule deer of eight points or more with an inside spread between beams of 22 inches or more, and $2,000 for any other mule deer • $5,000 for each mountain lion, lynx, bobcat or river otter • $500 for each wild turkey —Nebraska Sportsman’s Foundation

Three earn medals at World Cup Vincent Hancock won the gold medal in Men’s Skeet at the International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Hancock, of Eatonton, Georgia, hit 123 of 125 targets to win the event, his second win this season. In Women’s Skeet, six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode, of El Monte, California, won gold and Amber English, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, won the bronze medal. —USA Shooting

UTAH

Vista Outdoor considers leaving firearms market Vista Outdoor announced it may sell their firearms brands and exit the gun-making industry, but will stay in the ammunition market. Vista owns Savage Arms, Stevens, Federal Premium, Speer and American Eagle. —Staff report

JOHN AUGUST “GUS” STEGEMOLLER, OF BROWNWOOD, BAGGED THIS TOM ON EASTER SUNDAY IN BROWN COUNTY.

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Texas Deer Association Brush to Bay Fishing Tournament Bluff’s Landing, Corpus Christi texasdeerassociation.com

Ducks Unlimited Metro-Crest Dinner The Victoria Restaurant, Farmers Branch (214) 629-8647 ducks.org/Texas

MAY 25-26

Houston Safari Club Annual Sporting Clays Tournament Greater Houston Gun Club (832) 804-8959 houstonsafariclub.org

Coastal Conservation Association Katy Banquet Palacio Maria (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org

MAY 31

Texas Wildlife Association Sporting Clays Shoot texas-wildlife.org

MAY 12

Dallas Safari Club Conservation Society Crawfish Fest Tailwaters Fly Fishing Co. (972) 980-9800 biggame.org

MAY 17

Delta Waterfowl Fort Worth Banquet MOPAC Event Center (817) 715-7008 deltawaterfowl.org Dallas Safari Club Monthly Meeting DoubleTree Galleria (972) 980-9800 biggame.org Mule Deer Foundation Greater Houston Banquet KC Hall (832) 349-0473 muledeer.org

MAY 18

Ducks Unlimited Rockwall Dinner Big Sky Event Hall, Royse City (214) 354-3848 ducks.org/Texas

JUNE 1-2

Willacy County Young Farmers Fishing tournament Port Mansfield wcyf.org

Kenedy Chamber of Commerce Fruit Salad Shoot for Critically Ill Children Indlu Yendlovu Ranch (361) 850-3500 fruitsaladshoot.org

JUNE 2

Ducks Unlimited Katy DU Crawfish Boil American Shooting Centers Pavilion (713) 858-7669 ducks.org/Texas

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Houston Banquet SPJST Hall (281) 389-0488 rmef.org

Coastal Conservation Association Greater Woodlands Banquet The Springs, Montgomery (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org

JUNE 6

Texas Wildlife Association Hunting Film Tour Pearl Studio, San Antonio texas-wildlife.org

MAY 19

Coastal Conservation Association Concert for Conservation Sam Houston Race Park, Houston (713) 626-4222 ccatexas.org

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