Flooding scattered across Texas

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May 192016
 

Edited by Craig Nyhus

Photo by Brian Holden

Three or four major storms over the past few weeks have hampered hunters and fishermen alike. In Callahan County, feeders were underwater and Stan Chism’s hunting blind was recovered after it floated to a nearby creek.

The Redfish Lodge at Copano Bay was truly an island for a brief period, but the guides and customers fished on. At Aransas Pass, Dean Thomas took his kayak to the grocery store and to get tacos.

At the nearby Port Bay Club in Rockport, the long pier will have to be raised and replaced.

The Boerne and Fredericksburg areas were hit, but the big floods of nearly a year ago were avoided. At the Bonn Ranch, Cade Bonn was homebound as the road out of the ranch was underneath six feet of water.

It’s hard for hunters and fishermen to complain about rain.

Dean Thomas and friend paddled to HEB in Aransas Pass. Photo by Dean Thomas, Slow Ride Guide Service, Facebook

Dean Thomas and friend paddled to HEB in Aransas Pass. Photo by Dean Thomas, Slow Ride Guide Service, Facebook

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Photo by Stan Chism, West Texas Feeder Supply

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Photo by Stan Chism, West Texas Feeder Supply

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Port Bay Club pier submerged in water. Photo by Alan Skrobarcek

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Lighten your load with Nikon’s new PROSTAFF 3S binoculars

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May 172016
 

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Is your hunting bag or backpack getting too heavy to lug up the stairs to the elevated deer blind? Is the lengthy walk down the sendero to the ground blind wearing on your shoulders? Your binoculars, one of the heavier things in the bag, may be weighing you down.

Enter Nikon’s PROSTAFF 3S binocular, just released and featuring 8×42 and 10×42 models, with a lightweight body and compact style.

These new optics offer Nikon’s legendary optical quality, along with a durable waterproof/fogproof exterior design, satisfying the diverse demands of sport optic beginners to seasoned veterans.

The new PROSTAFF 3S binocular features 42mm objective lenses, yet the body is noticeably lightweight and compact to assure superb portability. In addition, the large field of view allows the user to locate the subject easily.

Other features include prisms with high-reflective silver-alloy mirror coatings and multilayer-coated lenses that provide bright and clear viewing. Also, turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multi-click adjustments are included, allowing easy eye positioning at the correct eye point, even for eyeglass wearers.

With a large field-of-view, Nikon’s legendary optical system, and a well-engineered housing that comfortably conforms to user’s eyes and hands, Nikon’s PROSTAFF 3S binocular is ideal for hunting, hiking, bird-watching, observing sporting events and other outdoor activities.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

(800) 645-6687

www.NikonSportOptics.com

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Texas Fishing Report: Trout, reds biting in San Antonio Bay

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May 162016
 

Story by Lili Sams

Photo by Nathan Beabout

In San Antonio Bay, a midday top-water bite was a welcome sight, according to guide Capt. Nathan Beabout.

“Wade fishing with artificials and especially top-waters has been producing great results in San Antonio Bay,” he said. “From the reefs to the shorelines, any place we can find dirty streaks is producing good results.”

Both redfish and trout are turning on later in the day.

“We are seeing a great midday top-water bite for redfish and big trout,” Beabout said. “The trout are ranging from 22-27 inches.”

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Photo by Nathan Beabout

Beabout still has some days available in May and June.

Captain Nathan Beabout

(210) 452-9680

N&M Sportsman’s Adventures

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What do you do when it rains at the ranch?

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May 162016
 

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New issue out today. Check it out online www.lsonews.com or

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May 132016
 

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Skeeter Boats celebrates 20th anniversary as Yamaha boat company

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May 112016
 

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Bass fishermen in Texas have been running Skeeter Boats, built in Kilgore, for years, and coastal fishermen have joined in. It seems like yesterday since Skeeter was acquired by Yamaha, but it was way back in 1996.

Skeeter Products, Inc., the leader in performance fishing boats, announced its 20th anniversary as a Yamaha Boat Company this year.

“Joining Yamaha has been an extremely gratifying experience for hundreds of Skeeter employees,” said Jeff Stone, Senior Vice President, Skeeter Boats, “We have seen our product and service grow to levels never seen before. There have been so many individuals at Yamaha’s regional headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga., and at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Cypress, Calif., that have been instrumental in our growth as a brand, and most importantly as a producer of fiberglass fishing boats.”

Since the acquisition of Skeeter by Yamaha in 1996, Skeeter has introduced new models in the FX bass boat, iClass bass boat, and WX and MX deep-V product lines, as well as the 2016 expansion of the SX line with the SX230, Skeeter’s newest in- or off-shore boat that includes the high performance features that are signature to Skeeter’s top quality bay boats.

Since 1996, Skeeter’s Kilgore facility has also undergone significant enhancements, including the addition of a new R&D building, a new warehouse and wiring shop, as well as expansions to its warranty shop and fiber reinforced plastics area. The company has also begun construction of a trailer factory, expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“Yamaha is very proud of its partnership with Skeeter in the freshwater segment,” said Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine Group President. “The Skeeter brand has evolved to include some of the highest quality fiberglass fishing boats in the industry, which deliver exceptional performance and fishability for serious anglers. We are pleased to be a part of this evolution and look forward to the next generation of great Skeeter products.”

Skeeter is the recipient of 14 consecutive NMMA Customer Satisfaction Index awards, and its boats are certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat & Yacht Council standards.

For a catalog, call (800) SKEETER, or for more information visit www.skeeterboats.com. EAT. SLEEP. FISH.

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Bass stocking in Texas lakes

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May 062016
 

Story by Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Tyler South District

Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Tyler South District

Stocking season is upon us again, and with all of the flooded shoreline habitat, we should see awesome survival from our fish again this year. All of our lakes should be fishing great over the next few years!! We put 401,000 Florida Largemouth Bass fingerlings into Cedar Creek on Tuesday, and Richland Chambers received a portion of the total it should receive with 140,000 FLMB fingerlings going in Thursday. Richland also received 736 adult surplus fish that were removed from another lake that needed to be thinned out. Go get ’em!!

Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Tyler South District

Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Tyler South District

Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Tyler South District

Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Tyler South District

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Dakota paw prints in the morning makes us smile.

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May 052016
 

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100% No Test deer at Stockerbuck.com

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May 052016
 

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It’s Christmas at Stockerbuck.com. Give yourself an early 2016 deer season present — a trophy buck.

If you are a Texas ranch owner who enjoys the great outdoors and deer hunting, a new set of rules will change the future of deer hunting and ranch stocking forever in Texas. Due to the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in Texas, new testing standards may affect your ranch.

In the past, Texas ranch owners could pick up the phone and order deer for ranch-stocking purposes. Now, they must study and understand a new set of rules. Texas ranches will be labeled as TC1, TC2 or TC3, and your ranch’s label is determined the testing category of the seller of the deer. It is designed as a first-time pass through. This is a new CWD Harvest Deer Testing Category.

The new rules apply only to high fence ranches, as low fence releases will not be allowed.

So what is TC1, TC2 and TC3? This label will tell you how many harvested deer you’ll have to test for CWD, at your expense (up to $200 per head.)

Here is the good news:

TC1 (Test Category 1) does not have to test any deer for any reason —period!

Here is the bad news:

TC2: must by law test 50% of all harvested deer, male or female.

TC3: must by law test 100% of all deer harvested.

Where do you buy your deer?

Out of approximately 1,350 Deer Breeders in Texas, less than 60 are TC1 Status, that requires being enrolled in a program controlled by the Texas Animal Health Commission, and testing their deer for at least 6 years for CWD.

Stockerbuck.com is a TC1 Status Facility.

We supply 100% No CWD Test trophy whitetail deer to the ranch and hunt industry in Texas,” said Jay Reichert, operator for the past 9 years. “We have trophy bucks, stocker bucks, bred does and fawns that are bred from Texas typical bloodlines and available for delivery today to anywhere in Texas.”

Located near Marble Falls in the Texas Hill Country, Stockerbuck.com has deer for every rancher’s desires.

“We are your one-stop shop,” Reichert said. “We produce huge typical Texas whitetails (ages 3 or 4), ranging from 165 to 200 inches on average.”

To schedule a ranch tour, discuss your ranch’s whitetail program, or obtain everything from bred does to trophy bucks, contact Reichert at (505) 681-5210 or reicherlator@yahoo.com.

 

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Comment on CWD plan

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May 032016
 

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Photo by David J. Sams

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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