Hunting contest begins next week



The 2015-16 Brush Country deer contest is officially underway next week with numerous hunters ready to hit the outdoors. The Pleasanton Express hunting contest began in 1976. The categories are: (Age 21+) best overall buck, best archery, most points, widest spread and longest hog; (Age 20-) best youth deer and best youth hog. In each category, the winner receives prizes, […]

It’s almost deer season, go enjoy the outdoors!



With general deer season opening on November 7th of this year in Atascosa County I’d like to share some thoughts with hunters that might make for a more enjoyable experience while in the field. This is an exciting time of the year for both hunters and non-hunters alike. The weather is changing, it’s cooling off, and it’s a great time […]

TPWD details plans for hunter harvest CWD sample collections



Texas hunters wishing to assist with the statewide chronic wasting disease (CWD) monitoring effort this fall can do so by voluntarily taking their harvested deer (or the head of the harvested deer) to a location where Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologists will be collecting tissue samples for testing. A list of collection sites and times is available online […]

Bartek buck sparks recent memories



The hunting season is rapidly approaching as next week marks the start of the seasons. It is currently archery season for Atascosa and McMullen Counties, which means plenty of hunters are already in the field. The general season for both counties begins Nov. 7 and the doe and spike season runs through Jan. 31, 2016. But as I prepare for […]

Celebrate Halloween this week at a Texas State Park



Texas State Parks are getting spooky this month, offering fun Halloween activities for the whole family throughout October. Here is a sampling of some of the Halloween events scheduled this month in Texas State Parks. Regular park entry fees will be charged, but children 12 and younger get in free, unless the event charges separate fees. In South Texas, check […]

What to do after harvesting a deer



Tags or Permits After a deer is killed and before the deer is field dressed or moved, the appropriate hunting license tag or permit (MLDP, LAMPS, etc.) must be immediately filled out and dates cut out. Additionally, if a hunting license tag is used, then the Hunting License Harvest Log (White-tailed deer only) must be legibly completed. A hunter may […]

Migratory game bird hunting methods



Lawful Hunting Methods Legal shotguns, lawful archery equipment, falconry, dogs, artificial decoys and manual or mouth-operated bird calls. Hunting is permitted in the open or from a blind or other type of concealment or from any floating craft or boat (except a sinkbox) provided that all motion resulting from sail or motor has ceased. Sails must be furled and motor […]

Hunter Education requirements



Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a hunter education training course. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Minimum age of certification is 9 years. Singleday in-person course cost is $15. persons 17 years of age and older have the option of taking the […]

Park visitors can celebrate Halloween



marshmallows, roasting sticks and chairs. For more information, call 512- 415-8793. Garner State Park is celebrating Halloween with an Autumn Celebration from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting, carnival games, a photo booth, face painting, free candy, spooky tales and campfire treats. Dressing up in costume is encouraged. For more information, call 830-232-6132, […]

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