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Dove hunting in Texas is a unique tradition. On September 1 of every year, opening day signals the end of a long, hot summer, and the beginning of the hunting season. It’s the first chance Lone Star State sportsmen have to break out the camo, harvest wild game and enjoy the unique camaraderie you can only experience du…

It is quite hard to imagine what these fishermen were thinking while fighting these in these massive sharks. Sometimes the catch was unintentional, other times it was on purpose, but this is without a doubt the most insane level of fishing one can achieve in terms of fight. These fishermen were up against true sea mons…

The waters off the Costa Rica-Panama border on the Caribbean Sea side are a fantastic location for catching monster tarpon on the fly. I recently tapped into this adventure with my dad and our friend, saltwater fly fishing expert Captain Mark Martin, at his Tarponville lodge. Located on the dense rainforest shores of M…

AUSTIN – Angler access to Texas rivers continues to improve through a public-private partnership between cooperating landowners and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Through leases with Texas landowners, angler access has now been expanded along reaches of the Brazos, Colorado, Guadalupe, Llano, Neches, San M…

I’m notoriously hard to buy for. I’m picky about my duck hunting gear, I’ve got every fishing gadget under the sun, and I don’t really care about the traditional father’s day trinkets like wallets and ties and such. So my wife gave our two kiddos the task of picking out 10 items they could gift me, their grandfather an…

As the thirteenth year of the Outdoor Texas Camp begins in June, founder David Todd is excited to spend another summer with his staff spreading and cultivating a love of the outdoors with young people. “We hope that we can light a fire for the outdoors,” said Todd. “Our history proves, and we’ll continue to show that t…

With summer fast approaching, now’s the time to take advantage of the mild temperatures, sparse crowds and your last chance to enjoy a little me-time outside before you find yourself on those non-hunting/fishing family vacations. Axis Hunting Most hunting seasons in North America end with the arrival of spring, simply…

Very little is known about the Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus). Their life cycle, migrations and habits are still mostly a mystery. But when they show up in the inshore waters, bays and estuaries of Florida’s extensive coastline, tarpon bring in tens of thousands of anglers, of all different persuasions, looking…

Now that it’s officially spring time, the days are longer and the cold air is warming quickly, it’s time to pack away the winter gear for good and lock in your outdoor plans! Here are some suggestions. SPRING TURKEY HUNTING It’s been said that there are really only three seasons: whitetail, bass and turkey. And two of…

There’s no better place on the planet to chase trophy bass than Texas. Oh sure, you may find bigger fish in places like Florida and California, but when it comes to the variety of fishable waters and shear numbers of fish, there’s no competing with the virtually unlimited opportunities available in the Lone Star State.…