Hunter enjoys variety and options of public lands hunting

Dennis Behee has been big-game hunting since graduating from college in the 1980s. What makes him different from most other Texas hunters is that he has never had a lease. Not once. Instead, his hunting has been on public land either through draw hunt programs or walk-ins on federal land. “I’ve never had a lease of my own or been on a lease…

Deer blinds can provide a window to the outdoor world

It is January and for most hunters that means the end of the hunting season. Sure, waterfowl and quail hunters still have a few weeks to get out and go, but for the majority of hunters the end is near. It all started back in September with the opening of dove season. Before you could blink an eye, deer hunters by the hundreds of thousands were

Feral hog poison field tests in Texas, Alabama in 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Feral swine do more than $1.5 billion a year in damage around the country, and scientists are taking what could be a big step toward controlling them. They are field-testing poison baits made from a preservative that's used to cure bacon and sausage. The tests will cover two major habitats where feral hogs are common during

Steve Knight column: Mother Nature has her own way of dealing with wildlife

For those who think hunting is cruel meets Mother Nature, she is no lady in the way she treats all creatures great and small. Tyler hunters Tony Morgan and Richard Perryman were recently at Morgan’s East Texas farm to deer hunt. Morgan dropped Perryman off at a stand to hunt doe and then proceeded to another stand, but before he got there he