By Matt Williams (Outdoors Writer)

Cold Water Safety Tips

January 18, 2018 - Water doesn't have to be extremely cold to cause hypothermia. Any water that's colder than normal body temperature causes heat loss. The following tips may increase your survival time in cold water if you accidentally fall in:

Prep Work: Brushing Up for Another Big Bass Season Means Line Checks and More

January 12, 2018 - There is no such thing as a bad time to hook up with a big Texas bass, but there is plenty of evidence to show when the odds of getting the big bite are best. More than three decades worth of data collected by the Toyota ShareLunker program indicates that the four-period spanning January through April is prime time to catch a big bass with a weight problem.

ShareLunker is an angler recognition program run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department since Nov. 1986. Up until this year, the threshold for entry to program has been 13 pounds.

Alliance Supports the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Introduced in Congress This Week

December 22, 2017 Washington, DC – An unprecedented alliance of government, business, education and conservation leaders have united to provide a solution for one of America’s greatest threats - the decline of our fish and wildlife and their natural habitats, and what this means for people and the economy. Scientists estimate that one-third of wildlife species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered without much needed funding for their conservation.

Youth Hunter Bags Smith Co. Whopper, Brings Closure for Dad's Mistake

December 22, 2017 - John Idrogo has learned a lot about the dos and don'ts of deer hunting over the years. In hindsight, the 48-year-old hunter from Tyler claims the most valuable - and toughest - of those lessons is one he had much rather forget.

Shift to the 2014 deer season. It was a dreary day during the Thanksgiving holidays and Idrogo was sharing a Henderson County box blind with his young son, J.J. Only eight years old at the time, J.J. had never taken a crack at a deer before and he was anxious to get blood on his hands for the first time.

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