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October 17, 2022

What is a Shark?

Sharks are a group of marine cartilaginous fish predators that have evolved over millions of years to survive. Cartilaginous fish also include rays and skates all of which have skeletons made cartilage instead of bone. The eating habits of sharks is similar to most apex predators. They are opportunistic carnivores hunt for prey but will gladly take a free meal if they come across a carcass. With over 440 species of sharks inhabiting the world’s oceans, they have adapted to almost every environment on earth.

October 17, 2022

Species of Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon teal males have a red eye, long dark-colored bill, and vivid brown-orange plumage. They also feature a brown back and white underwing. Female, immature, and nonbreeding male are mostly rich brownish overall. All adults have sky-blue patch in open wing, similar to other teal and shovelers.

These birds are among the least abundant dabbling ducks in north america with breeding populations estimated at 100,000 to 300,000. While many of the water fowl species can be found anywhere, these ducks are confined only to the central and western fly ways.

October 12, 2022

If you’re new to dove hunting or unfamiliar with the regulations in Texas, here is everything from bag limits to zones and dates. The regulations below are for the 2022 but will be updated when information for 2023 is released.

Dove Species & Regulations in Texas

The most commonly hunted species of dove is the mourning dove. They can be found across the Lone Star State and will likely make up the majority of your bagged birds. Mourning doves are a gray to brownish-tan in color with black dots on their wings and a longer pointed tail.

October 12, 2022

What is a Cast & Blast

The only thing better than fishing is hunting while fishing. With a “cast and blast” trip, you get the best of both worlds. To put it simply, a cast and blast is an outing that entails both fishing and hunting either at the same time or back to back.

While the hunting side of things is typically a wingshoot of some sort, these trips can come in many forms. Depending on the body of water, fish species, and technique used for fishing, along with the game, technique, and overlapping access for hunting, the range of possible cast and blast combinations are endless.

October 10, 2022

What Types of Fishing Excursions Are Available in Port Aransas

Port Aransas, or Port A as it is known to the locals and frequent visitors, offers a variety of fishing opportunities to anglers of all skill levels. Some of the many options for your Port A fishing adventure include:

(1. Deep sea fishing on a private charter

(2. Bay fishing with a personal fishing guide

(3. Surf fishing along the miles of beachfront

October 10, 2022

Where to Fish in Port O’Connor during November

Port O’Connor is surrounded by water. There are so many choices for where to fish on any given day, that it can be difficult to find the best place to increase your chances of coming back home with a limit of your target species. In November, anglers can start to narrow their focus on the shallow back lakes and coves that run for miles along the barrier islands. The fish no longer will need to hide from the summer heat in deep water, and even the sandbars that offer productive summertime fishing opportunities will hold less fish during the colder weather months.

October 10, 2022

Feral hogs have quickly become one of the most prevalent invasive species in the US. The most recent surveys show wild pigs across the southern US from Texas to Virginia with scattered populations now being found in Northern Michigan and Canada. With the US population of feral hogs estimated to be over six million the damage they create is extensive. Texas may be the one state that experiences the worst of the pig infestation with more than 2.5 million of the six million total being found here.

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