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Fall Fishing in Texas

A Guide To Fall Fishing In Texas

As summer turns to autumn, there’s one activity at the forefront of our minds: fall fishing. When the mornings turn chilly and the skies become gray, you know you’re in for a great catch. Texas has a world-class saltwater fishery year-round, but saltwater fishing is at its peak during the fall. A prediction of heavy rainfall this autumn indicates an increase in desirable conditions for lake fishing. Rain aerates and cools bodies of water, which can increase marine life activity. When it comes to freshwater, many species of fish are more active under dark conditions than in bright sunlight, so autumn weather is preferable across the board for angling.

What to Look Out For:

As the weather cools, most anglers…

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Fly fishing is an elusive, captivating adventure that allows participants to be up close and personal with nature. Unlike hunting or traditional fishing, there’s nothing to separate man from beast when it comes to fly fishing. Casting a line to float just above the water is an athletic masterpiece that takes finesse, technique, and experience. Although most of the world’s most scenic fly fishing locations are located in mountain streams and rushing rivers far above the Mason-Dixon line, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has been bringing the gem of fly fishing to Texans everywhere for over 30 years. Rainbow trout are the crown jewel of fly fishing, but Texas waters are too warm to…

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When it comes to hunting, the ethics debate rages hot and heavy – and will likely continue ad infinitum. The fact is, hunting is a major sport all over the world, and in many cases, the industry contributes massively to the economy of a large number of third-world countries.

For example, hunting tourism is big business across the African continent. It brings in plenty of people from across the globe who are looking to take down one of the Big Five. The money they bring with them goes to the country’s GDP and to the conservation parks that organize the hunts. In addition, that money and the act of hunting helps the conservation parks to control the number of animals they have.

If you would like to get into hunting we can assist by taking a look…

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A blight on the land of most ranch-owners in Texas is feral hog overpopulation. This post is an overview of wild pigs and their effects on the land you own or are looking to own.

Not only do they tear up the land, but feral hogs can spread E Coli and other diseases to humans and other animals, kill native species, and contaminate water sources. This invasive species can thrive in 79% of Texas and their population continues to increase exponentially. A study from 2004 estimated that Texas had around $52 million in damages annually resulting from feral hogs. Now, that estimation reaches as high as $1.5 billion nationwide. Needless to say, their presence within Texas is detrimental to ranching and landowning.

To get an idea of the scope of the…

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A hunting lease is an agreement between a landowner (the lessor) and someone who wants to use that land for hunting (the lessee). Hunting lease agreements can cover many details, including what animals can be hunted, how they can be hunted, the duration of the lease, hunting times, and provisions for other uses, like camping, fishing, and transport.

Hunting lease prices are determined by a range of factors, including the are of the land to be hunted, the quality of the area for hunting, and the number of hunters included in the lease.

Hunters often prefer to lease private land for hunting because it allows for a more controlled hunting experience. Less competition with other hunters (which might be expected on public land) means a higher quality…

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