Oops! Errors in Texas Outdoor Annual Hunting and Fishing Regulations Booklet




Errors in Texas Outdoor Annual Hunting and Fishing Regulations Booklet Several errors in the 2013-14 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Outdoor Annual could leave some hunters scratching their heads. The mistakes were uncovered after the booklet, considered the "go-to" summary of hunting and fishing regulations for Texas sportsmen, had already gone to press. Probably the most glaring miscue that should provide hunters with a chuckle indicates a mule deer season and a pheasant season for Cass County in Northeast Texas. Neither game species have been documented in the wild there, much less in huntable numbers. However, the listing also indicates white-tailed deer and turkey seasons that are incorrect, and omits the squirrel season, which is much more serious. The correct information can be found on the Outdoor Annual website area at http://tpwd.texas.gov/outdoor-annual where the most updated information is always posted. The accurate season information for Cass County is: Whitetail Deer--Archery Season: Sept. 28-Nov. 1; General Season: Nov. 2-Jan. 5 (Nov. 2-17, no antlerless permit required except on LAMPS or MLD property; Nov. 18-Jan. 5, antlerless by LAMPS or MLD permit only -- countywide); Muzzleloader Season: Jan. 6-19 (general season buck limits apply, antlerless permit required only on MLD property). Bag limit: 4 (2 bucks and 2 antlerless, all seasons combined). Squirrel--Oct. 1-Feb. 2 and May 1-31. Daily bag limit: 10. Turkey--Eastern Spring Season: Apr. 15-May 14. Bag limit: 1 (gobblers only). . Anderson -- The dates printed for the squirrel seasons are off by one day for the fall season and do not include the spring season. Squirrel -Oct. 1- Feb. 2 and May 1-31. Bexar -Contains last year's dates, which are off by one day. Whitetail Deer/Rio Grande Turkey Archery: Sept. 28 - Nov. 1. Whitetail Deer/Rio Grande Turkey General Season: Nov. 2 - Jan. 5. Whitetail Deer Special Late General Season: Jan. 6 - 19. Spring Rio Grande Turkey Season: Mar. 15 - Apr. 27. Carson -- Contains last year's dates, which are off by one day except for mule deer and pheasant (six days). Whitetail Deer/Mule Deer/Rio Grande Turkey Archery: Sept. 28 - Nov. 1. Whitetail Deer/Rio Grande Turkey General Season: Nov. 2 - Jan. 5. Whitetail Deer Special Late General Season: Jan. 6-19. Mule Deer General Season: Nov. 23 - Dec. 8. Pheasant: Dec. 7 - Jan. 5. Spring Rio Grande Turkey: Mar. 29 - May 11. Milam -Contains last year's deer seasons, off by one day. Whitetail Deer Archery: Sept. 28 - Nov. 1. Whitetail Deer General Season: Nov. 2 - Jan. 5.




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GOOD. Water lightly stained; 45-48 degrees; 1.08 feet low. Striped bass are good some days and great others. Due to the cooler water temperatures best success comes from dead sticking using pink and clear five-inch flukes with one ounce jig heads. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors. Striped bass are good in 40-65 feet of water deadsticking with flukes and one ounce jig heads, or drifting main lake flats to catch those suspended in 35-50 feet of water. Catfish are slow, patience and anchor fishing with fresh cut shad or perch in 70 feet of water can bring some in the boat. No report of crappie, other than people are on the lake catching them. Report by Trey Franklin, Tight Lines Guide Service.

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