Texas deer seasons are just about always good, but this one may turn out to be one for the record books for Greg Simons of San Angelo.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently adopted several new regulations pertaining to tagging and updating requirements on passive fishing gear, including trotlines, throw lines, limb lines, perch traps and other gear used to target catfish.
Dawn was just a promise on the horizon and there was a light mist dancing around in the cool morning air. It was still too dark to see clearly, but I was able to make out the figure of a deer as it merged from a mesquite thicket and moved into a small opening, about 75 yards away.
As the weather goes, the timing of Texas’ 2019 season opener for white-tailed deer couldn’t have been scripted any better.
It was just beginning to turn dusky dark on the afternoon of Oct. 20 and Jim Crockett of Brock was in his happy place doing what he loves. Standing on the shores of Houston County Lake, the 63-year-old angler lofted a one-ounce perch color Rat-L-Trap into the 1,300-acre reservoir.
Texas’ 2019-20 duck and goose hunting seasons are set to get underway in early November in most of the state. The only exception is the High Plains Mallard Management Unit in the Texas Panhandle, which opens for two days Oct. 26-27 before reopening Nov. 1 — Jan. 26, 2020.