Hunting has a way of turning strangers into friends

LUBBOCK — Let’s be honest here. If you are going to go hunting or fishing, you would rather go with family and old friends. After all, the shooting and catching is just a part of the overall experience. It is what you do the rest of the time that makes the trip special. That is why I was a little skeptical when management suggested I start or…

No changes in Big Buck Contest leaders

When it comes to finding mature bucks, Texas hunters had an unusually slow Thanksgiving holidays. Good mast crops and fall forbs across East and Central Texas, along with reduced deer numbers in some areas, have kept this year’s deer harvest lower than normal so far this season.

TPWD dove lethality study does not offer any surprises

It has apparently happened. Hell has frozen over.

Acorns cause deer hunters to struggle early across Texas

The 2014 deer season has been ... OK, you fill in the blank.

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Hunter shot, killed by friend who slipped in mud

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 57-year-old hunter is dead after one of his companions slipped in the mud and accidentally shot him in the back in northern Utah. Cache County deputies say the man was shot about 2…

17 December 2014 [11:38 AM]
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No changes in Big Buck Contest leaders

When it comes to finding mature bucks, Texas hunters had an unusually slow Thanksgiving holidays. Good mast crops and fall forbs across…

13 December 2014 [10:27 PM]
Duck stamp to increase

Pending the President’s signature, duck hunters will be paying $25 for a federal duck stamp beginning with the 2015-16 season. The increase from $15, approved last week by the Senate, will be the first cost jump since 1991. The push…

06 December 2014 [07:15 PM]
Infant blinded by hunter's bullet returns home

CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — An infant blinded by a hunter's stray bullet that came through his living room window has returned to his Pennsylvania home. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Shayne Iverson returned home near Saltsburg on Wednesday after spending more…

05 December 2014 [09:52 AM]
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Staying in the game

YANTIS — When I was younger I got thrown off a lot of horses and always got right back on. This was…

03 December 2014 [11:08 PM]
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Focus on the Outdoors

Send in your pictures of recent hunting and fishing adventures to Steve Knight, Outdoors editor, Tyler Morning Telegraph, 410 W. Erwin, Tyler…

29 November 2014 [07:27 PM]
No pre-Thanksgiving changes in Big Buck Contest leaders

     The usual weekend-before-Thanksgiving slowdown hit the 35th TylerPaper Big Buck Contest last weekend, with no new entries for the first time this season. Jacob Newman, Rusk, continues to lead the North Texas Division with an Anderson County 10-point…

29 November 2014 [07:14 PM]
3 new division leaders in Big Buck Contest

Staff Reports   Opening day of the 2014 deer season in Texas started with a bang, resulting in three new division leaders and one second-place entry in the 35th TylerPaper Big Buck Contest. Mike Ragan, Bullard, leads the North Texas…

10 November 2014 [09:33 AM]