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Texas hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — Whether you plan to hunt in the “Deer Capital of Texas” or need to stock up on shells for dove season, Aug. 15 is the first day to purchase Texas hunting and fishing licenses for the upcoming seasons. (more…)

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White-tailed deer

Deer season should be ‘banner’ one

The general season for white-tailed deer begins Saturday, Nov. 5, in Texas, and it’s predicted to be a “banner” year by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department experts. Read more about deer season — and other hunting seasons — at 101HighlandLakes.com.

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Hunter Safety Course is Oct. 15

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With the dove and archery deer seasons well underway, you might think it’s too late to take a hunter’s safety course. But it’s not. (more…)

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State officials have extended the dove season —  Sept. 1 to Nov. 6 — by 20 days for more opportunities to plan, hunt and feast on the migratory bird. Photo copyright of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

20 days added to Texas dove season

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER CHEROKEE — Devin Everett likes to stay close to home during dove season and often welcomes family and friends on opening day Sept. 1 to his 1,400-acre ranch in San Saba County. (more…)

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A town hall meeting from 9-11 a.m. June 18 will address the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow hunters chosen by the city to bowhunt deer within the city limits.

Town hall meeting to cover planned bowhunting of deer in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A town hall meeting to address deer overpopulation in Granite Shoals is June 18. On the agenda is the Granite Shoals Deer Management pilot program, which would allow bowhunters chosen by the city to hunt deer within the city limits. (more…)

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Granite Shoals studies bowhunting as deer population control within city

Granite Shoals studies bowhunting as deer population control within city

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A select group of bowhunters might have another hunting spot this fall, but it’s not on a Highland Lakes ranch; it’s within the city of Granite Shoals. (more…)

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SPRING SEASON:
South Zone (Blanco County) is March 21-May 3
North Zone (Burnet and Llano counties) is April 4-May 17
Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Spring is the best time to ‘talk turkey,’ according to expert hunter and caller

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As a turkey hunter, Robert Linder gets positively excited when spring comes around. (more…)

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Shaun Oldenburger says there are still excellent dove-hunting opportunities in the late season. Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Hunters ring in holidays with late Texas dove season

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If you’re a dove hunter and stashed your shotgun away a few months ago, you might want to get it back out. Starting Dec. 19, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is opening the second season for these darting birds. (more…)

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Burnet taxidermist wants your big bucks for deer hunting contest

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — If you’re a Burnet County deer hunter and think you’ve taken the biggest buck during opening weekend, Nov. 1-2, then the folks at Griffith Taxidermy want to see it. And if it truly is the biggest buck of the weekend, you could end up with a free shoulder mount. (more…)

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Hunters can take aim at hunger with Texas Food Bank Network

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While stockpiling a freezer full of venison is a nice benefit of deer hunting, you also can make a difference in the lives of fellow Texans who are struggling with hunger. Through Texas Hunters for the Hungry, a Texas Food Bank Network program, hunters can donate venison to people […]

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Expert: Break up those flocks for challenging fall turkey hunting

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Having a turkey mosey up to a feeder or wander into a deer rifle’s range are the most common ways of taking a bird during the fall season, but not the most challenging. Robert Linder, a hunter and turkey caller who has gone after the wild birds across […]

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General deer season opens Nov. 1 across the Highland Lakes. Area biologists are reporting a mix of good acorn crops to a limited amount depending on rainfall. But the deer appear healthy, and officials are expecting a good season. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Acorn crop and rainfall impact Highland Lakes deer prospects

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LLANO — When hunters head to the field for general deer season, they could find a mixed bag of nuts as far as natural food sources. “Some areas are seeing acorns, while in other areas, we didn’t seem to get much acorn crop at all,” said Dale Schmidt, a Texas […]

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FIELD GUIDE: Important dates, tips and information for your hunting trip

The general season for deer hunting opens Nov. 1 in most of Texas. Following are more important dates, tips and information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that you should know before heading out on your hunting trip. (more…)

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Texas Parks and Wildlife on a high-tech hunt for wild turkey information

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE AUSTIN – Fifty Rio Grande wild turkeys sporting shiny, colored leg bracelets roamed the woods this spring in Llano and Mason counties. Some had designer backpacks and state-of-the-art electronics. But they were not trying to be fashion statements; they were participants in a high-tech information exchange. (more…)

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Llano Outdoor Expo combines fun, faith and outdoors

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — For many, life in the Hill Country revolves around hunting, fishing and family. So to reach out to people in Llano and the Highland Lakes, area churches have come together to put on the Llano Outdoor Expo on Oct. 11-13. (more…)

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Picayune Round-Up: July 8, 2013

Spicewood man’s award-winning tracking dogs popular with Highland Lakes hunters

SPICEWOOD — Belle is a new mom, proud of her seven blue Lacy pups. As her owner, Lauri Lowry, shows off the five male and two female puppies to a neighbor, Belle can hardly contain her excitement as she licks the pups’ squinty faces. (more…)

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Shane Lowry shows off his 18-month old Lacy dog, Belle, on June 24 and the second-place ribbon she won in May at the National Lacy Dog Association Working Dog Field Day for tracking a blood trail with three turns 500 yards away. Just a day after giving birth, Belle was happy to be outside and working. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Spicewood couple’s award-winning tracking dogs popular with Highland Lakes hunters

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — Belle is a new mom, proud of her seven blue Lacy pups. As her owner, Lauri Lowry, shows off the five male and two female puppies to a neighbor, Belle can hardly contain her excitement as she licks the pups’ squinty faces. But when Lauri picks up the […]

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Bob Linder bags World Slam

Marble Falls hunter Bob Linder discovers challenge of wild turkey

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR CAMPECHE, Mexico — The jungle wrapped itself around Marble Falls resident Bob Linder as he waited near an open field. In front of him, he could see about half a mile across the grain field. To his left and right, the trees and greenery converged only a few feet away. […]

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Best in hunting and fishing supplies at Texas Hill Country Outfitters

To enjoy the outdoors of the Highland Lakes, stock up with the latest hunting and fishing supplies from Texas Hill Country Outfitters in Marble Falls. For that particular lure or fishing rod or a specific type of gun and ammunition, check out this specialty store’s wide selection of gear. In the heat of a Texas […]

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101 Fun Things - Hunting seasons

Hunting season under way in Texas HIll Country

Hunting season is in full swing in the Highland Lakes, home to Llano, the “Deer Hunting Capital of the World.” (more…)

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