Comment on CWD plan

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May 032016
 

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Now is your time to be heard in Austin if you are concerned about the new chronic wasting disease (CWD) management plan. If you hunt deer or are in the breeding business you might want to get on this and let the TPWD commissioners hear what you think. They do listen, so speak up.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is taking public comment on proposed rules that would implement the department’s comprehensive chronic wasting disease (CWD) management plan with respect to the artificial movement of deer under TPWD permits, including Triple T (trap, transfer and transplant), DMP (deer management permit), TTP (trap, transport and process) and deer breeder.

Current deer movement rules (proposed for repeal) were intended to function on a temporary basis for the 2015-16 deer season and the period immediately thereafter. As stated in previous rulemakings and numerous press releases, TPWD’s intent was to review the current rules following the hunting season and, based on additional information from ongoing epidemiological investigations, disease surveillance data collected from captive and free ranging deer herds, guidance from the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and input from stakeholder groups, present proposed changes to the TPW Commission at the May 25-26 commission meeting for possible adoption.

To ensure that the concerns and interests of all stakeholders were fully understood and considered, TPWD engaged the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law to provide facilitation services for the spectrum of interested groups, including landowners and land managers, hunters, veterinarians, wildlife enthusiasts, deer breeders, TAHC and TPWD. The facilitator’s official report is available on TPWD’s website http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/diseases/cwd/ .

In addition to the facilitated process, the proposed new rules are also a result of extensive cooperation between TPWD and TAHC to protect susceptible species of exotic and native wildlife from CWD. TAHC is the state agency authorized to manage any disease or agent of transmission for any disease that affects livestock, exotic livestock, domestic or exotic fowl, regardless of whether the disease is communicable, even if the agent of transmission is an animal species that is not subject to the jurisdiction of TAHC.

Proposed rules are available for review in the April 22, 2016 issue of the Texas Register http://sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0422/0422is.pdfand public comment may be made online at http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/feedback/public_comment/ , in writing to TPWD Public Comment/Wildlife, 4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744 or in person at the same address during the TPW Commission meeting on May 26 at 9 a.m.

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Bass fishing guru John Hale with a nice fish caught

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May 022016
 

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Bass fishing guru John Hale with a nice fish caught on a wood frog Top Toad at Sam Rayburn. John was testing some new prototype baits last week with Lone Star Outdoor News on the boat. #bigsam #halelure #stanleyjigs #ribbit #bassfishing #texasbassfishing #lonestaroutdoornews #topwaterfishing

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Fish we caught on the Ribbit Top Toad Hollow Body

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Apr 302016
 

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Fish we caught on the Ribbit Top Toad Hollow Body on Big Sam. Hit the outside hay grass mats for the best action. #lonestaroutdoornews #fishstanley #stanleyjigs #halelurecompany #bassfishing #topwater #samrayburn #bigsam #fishing #fishingvideo #videooftheday

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Frog fishing hay grass on big Sam. Bite was good

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Apr 302016
 

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Frog fishing hay grass on big Sam. Bite was good Thursday 11 am to 3:30 pm. #lonestaroutdoornews #halelures #stanleyjigs #topfrog #bassfishing #topwater #texasbassfishing

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Our little office pup uses his antler shed as a

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Apr 292016
 

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Our little office pup uses his antler shed as a pillow. #lonestaroutdoornews #labsofinstagram #puppy #puppyoftheday #hunting #retrieveroftheday #photoofday

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Lake Falcon shines in Bass Champs event

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Apr 262016
 

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Retired Bassmaster Elite pro and 1998 Bassmaster Classic winner Denny Brauer and his partner, Shane Moore, landed 22.15 pounds at the Skeeter Bass Champs South Region event on April 23 at Lake Falcon. They didn’t even cash a check, finishing 22nd.

Falcon was the big winner at the event, with 32 of the 142 teams topping 20 pounds.

Winners Albert Ramirez Sr and his son, Albert Jr, both of Laredo, worked shallow rock humps with square-billed crankbaits to land their five bass totaling 31.97 pounds, winning $20,000.

Mike Fleming of New Braunfels and Brian Fleming of San Antonio finished second with 29.48 pounds, winning $2,500. The team fished main lake rock edges using Xcite baits and Reflex jigs.

In third place, winning $1,750, was the father-son team of Arlen Hauschild of Seguin and Christopher of Canyon Lake, who finished with 29.17 pounds. Rounding out the top five were Kevin Clifford and Jared Gonzales of Laredo with 26.49 pounds, winning $1,200 and Mark Pena of Zapata with Ronald Lewis of Gonzales with 24.98 taking home $1,050.

It took a double-digit sow to win as the largest bass in the tournament, tipping the scales at 10.67 pounds brought in by David Meyer and Rusty Reedy.

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Meet Dakota. The newest member of the Lone Star Outdoor

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Apr 262016
 

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Meet Dakota. The newest member of the Lone Star Outdoor News team. Thanks for all the name suggestions. He has had a fun first weekend in the wild. Met the neighbors–Flushed a couple of mallards–Attended a crawfish boil–A sleep over at one of the coolest duck clubs in Texas and put in some office time. #lonestaroutdoornews #ducksunlimited #deltawaterfowl #retriever #yellowlab #huntingbuddy #waterdog

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Texas Fishing Report: Tides high, Seadrift fishing still good

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Apr 242016
 

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Nathan Beabout of N&M Sportsman’s Adventures said his groups were able to beat the weather over the past week, with low ESE winds around 10-12 mph.

“Most of our shorelines and reefs looked good,” he said. “Last week’s storms brought in a lot of water and our tides are 1 to 2 feet above normal, but we were able to take advantage of this.”

The groups fished grass beds that are usually very shallow.

“Right now, these grass beds are thigh deep and are holding solid trout,” Beabout said. “We have released a few trout over 5 pounds and have seen some in the 7-8 pound range. These trout and reds are being caught on top-waters, Softdine Corkys and soft plastics.”

Water temperatures are climbing into the mid ‘70s, and Beabout expects the bite to continue.

“The way this year is shaping up with the off-and-on rain and good tide movement, I see it being one of the best years in a long time.”

To contact Capt. Nathan Beabout, call (210) 452-9680 or visit

www.nmsportsmansadventures.com.

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Sasser receives Dallas CCA award

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Apr 242016
 

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Longtime Dallas Morning News’ outdoor writer Ray Sasser received the Dallas Coastal Conservation Association Conservation Sportsman of the Year at the chapter’s banquet on April 21.

Sasser has served the Dallas Morning News since 1986, has written hundreds of articles for state, regional and national magazines, along with 12 books.

He has received awards from the Dallas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Texas Wildlife Association, Park Cities Quail and he will be inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame this year.

“I’ve caught just about every game fish that swims in Texas waters,” Sasser said. Thanks to CCA and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, speckled trout and redfish received the respect they deserved — and that conservation effort has spread across America.”

Accompanied by his wife and fishing partner, Emily, Sasser received an acrylic award along with his own CCA belt buckle.

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Name our new office pup! Taking suggestions. Katie and Libby

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Apr 222016
 

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Name our new office pup! Taking suggestions. Katie and Libby could not leave him alone last night at the Dallas CCA dinner. #lonestaroutdoornews #cca #officedog #retriever #yellowlab #huntingdog

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