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Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

Granite Shoals hosting town hall on deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Granite Shoals is holding a town hall June 1 over its deer management program. Officials will answer technical and legal questions as well as provide a general overview of the program, which is coming up on its fourth year. (more…)

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Lake LBJ

Be ‘carefree but not careless’ on the lakes this weekend

FROM STAFF REPORTS Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and boating season. And law enforcement agencies are expecting a number of people to take advantage of the three-day weekend for fun on the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Shoot for Coop fundraiser is May 18, 2019

Shoot for Coop benefits area graduates, honors namesake

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Cooper DeSpain Memorial Scholarship benefits at least eight Highland Lakes high school graduates every year. A big reason it can do so is the annual Shoot for Coop Sporting Clay Fundraiser. (more…)

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced four new public access spots on the Llano River — including one at Castell Crossing — for people to put in kayaks and canoes or fish from the bank. Photo courtesy of TPWD

Texas Parks and Wildlife opens new access sites to Llano River

FROM STAFF REPORTS Anglers looking to enjoy more access to the Llano River have landed four spots to drop in their kayak or canoe or simply do a little bank fishing thanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, several private landowners, and additional funding. (more…)

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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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TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

TPWD bow hunter certification class May 19 in Granite Shoals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Jason Brady still remembers the long day of traveling and learning he and three others experienced when they decided to become certified bow hunters in the state of Texas. (more…)

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Kingsland resident Tim Lewis said he captured this image of a nearly 3-foot-long alligator just off Game Street in the community where he lives. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: Kingsland alligator captured, according to TPWD

UPDATE: A reptile believed to be the alligator in the below article was found, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. On March 29, a Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted the alligator and trapped it until a game warden took possession of it, a spokesman said. The creature, believed to be an American […]

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TPWD reminds boaters to ‘clean, drain, dry’ vessels to stop invasive species

TPWD reminds boaters to ‘clean, drain, dry’ vessels to stop invasive species

FROM TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT AUSTIN – As sunny days and warm weather kick off spring boating season, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s inland fisheries and law enforcement staffs are urging boaters to fight back against aquatic invasive species that threaten Texas lakes. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School fishing duo wins 2nd at state, going to nationals

Marble Falls High School fishing duo wins 2nd at state, going to nationals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO TYLER — After not catching any fish for almost three hours during the Student Angler Federation Texas high school state tournament March 10, Marble Falls High School seniors Kaleb Smith and Craig Dodson changed their strategy. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School freshman Austin Skero poses with his Lucas Oil Drag Boat World Series Finals championship trophy. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls teen racer captures championship on liquid quarter-mile

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School freshman Austin Skero is the Lucas Oil Dragboat World Series Finals champion in the personal watercraft division, which he captured Nov. 5 in Chandler, Arizona. (more…)

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Burnet 4H Horse Club members Luke Haydon, Hannah Spruiell, and Emily Moomaw, club adviser Kelly Haydon, and member Amy Neusch. Courtesy photo

Burnet 4H Horse Club members ride on to state show

SPECIAL TO THE DAILY TRIBUNE LLANO — Five members of the Burnet County 4H Horse Club advanced to the state show off their performances at the District 7 show June 19-20. The state show started July 22 and runs through July 29 at the Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas 36 in Abilene. (more…)

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is stocking the Llano River with rainbow trout this winter.

Winter weather brings plenty of rainbow trout in Central Texas

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Move over bass (and catfish) because rainbow trout are coming. While the largemouth bass and other warm water species rank as top angler targets most of the year, when the temperatures drop, anglers are often left wondering what to do until spring. (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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Marble Falls High School fishing club

Big Bass and big finish for Marble Falls student-angler

Marble Falls High School student-angler Kevin Duggins won the first bass fishing tournament of the season thanks to catching these three fish. Duggins also caught the Big Bass. The next tournament is Oct. 15 on Lake Travis. Courtesy photo

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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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State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

State of the lake: Now full, Buchanan sees fish and habitat changes

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR UPDATE: The State of the Lake program scheduled for May 17 has been postponed due to possible severe weather. It has been rescheduled for June 21. Go to www.lakebuchanancc.org for more information.   BUCHANAN DAM — A little wind made the difference in whether Lake Buchanan’s white bass population survived the […]

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10 ways to spend Spring Break in the Highland Lakes

10 ways to spend Spring Break in the Highland Lakes

Spring Break is fast approaching. Are you prepared? In the Highland Lakes there is fun for everyone to fill a week. Check out 101HighlandLakes.com for 10 ways to spend Spring Break in the Highland Lakes. READ MORE

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Student-anglers Brandon Duggins (left) and Kevin Duggins, members of the Marble Falls High School fishing club, will be competing at the Texas High School State Championship on March 19 at Sam Rayburn Lake in Jasper. Courtesy photos

Marble Falls student-anglers headed to state championship

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — For these athletes, Spring Break means grabbing a fishing pole and dropping a boat in a lake — all for the chance to be the state’s best student-anglers. (more…)

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Chronic wasting disease affects the nervous system of deer, elk and moose. State officials recently confirmed a case in Medina County.

With nearby chronic wasting disease case confirmed, meeting is Oct. 26

LLANO — In June, state officials confirmed a case of chronic wasting disease in a Medina County deer breeding facility, making it the farthest east in Texas the disease has been reported. In an effort to keep people informed about the disease, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Llano County AgriLife Extension Service are […]

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Members of the Marble Falls High School fishing club hold the Captain’s Cup, the prize for winning the Captain’s Cup tournament on Lake Travis on Oct. 10. The team includes Kevin Duggins (left), Blake Lilly, Alex Bennett (hidden), Craig Dodson, Brandon Duggins, Layton White, Colby Orton, Keegan Stoud, Wes Schultz, Austin Pegues, Calvin Todd, Dixon Wehmohls and Kameron Wright. Not Pictured are Blade Beckham, Jarrett Robertson, Morgan Smith and Olivia Delz. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls student-anglers snag Captain’s Cup on Lake Travis

AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School fishing club won the Captain’s Cup Tournament hosted by Lake Travis on Oct. 11. As a result, the Mustangs get to keep the Captain’s Cup trophy for one year. (more…)

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Llano partners with nearby cities, utilities for dark skies program

Llano partners with nearby cities, utilities for dark skies program

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Several Hill Country communities will join forces with electric utilities to launch a “dark skies” program aimed at reducing light pollution, which takes an economic, health and aesthetics toll on growing communities, officials say. (more…)

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active kids

How to lessen screen time and boost your kids’ activity levels

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Once upon a time, kids raced outdoors as soon as they could when summer break descended upon them. That was before video games, the Internet and the 3,068 channels on TV these days. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Marble Falls fishing club crowns Angler of the Year

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The fishing club at Marble Falls High School ended the 2014-15 school year by crowning Lyle Schmidt as the Angler of the Year after he won the last tournament of the season. That event was May 9 on Lake Marble Falls. (more…)

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Olympian Leonel Manzano to help open Granite Shoals hike-and-bike trail

Olympian Leonel Manzano to help open Granite Shoals hike-and-bike trail

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Almost two years after walking what would become a trail system, Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano will return to his hometown May 9 for the official opening of the Leonel Manzano Trail. (more…)

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