Tyler Paper to offer hunters, fisherman outdoor adventures

The sky was switching from the darkness of night to the faint orange eastern glow announcing the arrival of morning when we finished the task of putting out the decoy spread. It was cold and windy, but it always is on the South Plains in the winter. Flocks of Canada geese, making their way from distant roosts, could already be heard flying overhea…

Archery, MLDP season opens Saturday

Ready or not, deer season is here. Come Saturday morning bow hunters and hunters with access to Managed Lands Deer permits will be opening ranch gates and slipping into blinds well before daylight hoping to get the first shot at a deer they have been watching grow for several seasons or recently found on a game camera.

Helpful Hunters

There probably isn’t a deer lease in Texas that doesn’t need more doe killed than hunters are willing to take. And for those trying to produce quality bucks, there always are management bucks that need to be removed.

Banquet season: Ducks Unlimited chapters will be holding events

Two things on the upcoming outdoors calendars go hand in hand — the opening of waterfowl season in Northeast Texas and the lineup of local Ducks Unlimited banquets. Leading up to the Nov.

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Archery, MLDP season opens Saturday

Ready or not, deer season is here. Come Saturday morning bow hunters and hunters with access to Managed Lands Deer permits will…

20 September 2014 [09:21 PM]
Big Buck Contest registration starts

Registration is under way for the 35th Tyler Paper Big Buck Contest. Hunters can register for free at any of the contest sponsors: Army/Navy Store of Tyler, 1201 E.SE. Loop 323; East Texas Seed, Cotton Belt Rail Yard; Lynch’s Food…

20 September 2014 [09:19 PM]
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Helpful Hunters

There probably isn’t a deer lease in Texas that doesn’t need more doe killed than hunters are willing to take. And for…

17 September 2014 [10:46 PM]
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Here and Gone

The September teal season is to duck hunting what preseason football is to the regular season. With its hit-and-miss nature, the season…

11 September 2014 [12:15 AM]
Texas Fishing Report, September 11

NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 82-86 degrees; 1.21’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait and trotline. BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 2.30’…

11 September 2014 [12:12 AM]
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Counts help hunters understand harvest

BY STEVE KNIGHT, outdoor@tylerpaper.com YARD — It was a mild night for August in the Trinity River bottom. It was almost comfortable as…

08 September 2014 [09:16 AM]
Texas Fishing Report, September 4

NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 83-87 degrees; 1.06 feet low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits and finesse jigs. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are slow on prepared bait and rod and reel. BOB…

04 September 2014 [01:59 AM]
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Surprising Start

BUCHANAN DAM — It was supposed to be a short visit at a deer lease for dinner with friends, then back to…

04 September 2014 [01:58 AM]
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Reunion Time

I have to admit I like Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 a whole lot more than I do New Year’s Eve and…

31 August 2014 [01:22 AM]
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Southern Flight

With temperatures still spiking in the mid- to upper-90s this week, it is a little hard to think about being bundled in…

28 August 2014 [01:24 AM]
Texas Fishing Report, August 28

NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater walking type baits along edges of grass. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared…

28 August 2014 [01:22 AM]
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Extra punch needed for whitewings

It is simply Opening Day. Any hunter in Texas knows that means Sept. 1 and doves. For most older hunters dove used…

23 August 2014 [09:12 PM]
Waterfowl Seasons Set

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has approved dates for the 2014-15 waterfowl season. The only major change during the season is that hunters will be allowed one canvasback daily. The waterfowl season begins with the early statewide teal-only season Sept.…

23 August 2014 [09:07 PM]
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Surprise

Adventure can come around any corner, and therein lies the problem. Planned or not sometimes it can be fun. Sometimes it is…

20 August 2014 [11:46 PM]
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The Perfect Present

What Yancy Rounsavall knew about tarpon he learned watching television or reading magazines. That didn’t keep him from wanting to catch one.…

16 August 2014 [10:15 PM]
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Prospects good for dove season opener

Like the swallows to Capistrano, dove hunters will be returning to fields around Texas Sept. 1 to close out the dog days…

16 August 2014 [10:15 PM]
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New Beginnings

With hints like extra trips to the sporting goods store, game camera pictures to show and even the occasional oak leaf floating…

13 August 2014 [11:19 PM]
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Texas Fishing Report, August 7

NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 81-84 degrees; 0.40 feet low. Black bass are good on shakyheads with green pumpkin finesse worms on docks…

06 August 2014 [10:01 PM]