Category: Survival

Return to the Pecos – 1. Decisions

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Photo by Scott Gartman

The alarm goes off at 6:00 AM, but I’m already awake, and I’m pretty sure my wife Luisa is too. I hit the snooze button, and it’s pouring rain outside; it has been for the last several hours, and as if that wasn’t enough,

Game Warden Field Notes

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Game Wardens in west Texas seize deer related to exceeding the limit and hunting without a license. (Photo courtesy of TPWD)

Compliments of our great Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), we present another installment of Game Warden Field Notes, otherwise known as your tax dollars, well spent. The notes are compiled from recent law enforcement reports and the catchy headers are theirs, not mine…

Into the Night
As two Val Verde County game wardens conducted their nightly patrol, they

Coyote vs. Mountain Lion Video

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Somebody sent me this video of a short tussle between a good size coyote and a mature mountain lion. The video was shot in western New Mexico about a year ago, and it appears these two guys were driving a snowy mountain road when they came across the two apex predators fighting it out. As they drove up, the two battling

Game Warden Field Notes

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Texas Game Wardens investigate a large number if deer allegedly poached for their back straps. (Photo courtesy of TPWD)

On December 2, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department released another installment of the Game Warden Field Notes, which as you probably know by now are compiled from recent law enforcement reports. Suffice it to say that there is no shortages of miscreants in Texas, including the lowlifes who killed the deer above for their back straps. As a reminder, if you’re you’re out hunting or

ACA’s Stories of Survival

ACA headerThe American Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Raft, Rescue Association (formally the American Canoe Association) or ACA for short, is a nonprofit group that serves the paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling. In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, the ACA just produced an animated, memoir-style video short that confronts some of the challenging situations

GoPro Rattlers

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A pretty cool video just emerged on social media of someone videotaping a den of rattlesnakes with a GoPro. While I can’t determine the video’s origin with absolute certainty, it appears to have been taken by a Montana rancher named Michael Delaney who decided to give us an up close GoPro tour of a rattler infested den,

Game Warden Field Notes

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Photo courtesy of TPWD

Your tax dollars at work…another installment of the Game Warden Field Notes. The reports come to us courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and are compiled from recent law enforcement reports. This post was released by TPWD on September 16, 2015, and as I like to remind readers, the catchy headers are theirs, not mine…

No Rest for the Weary

As two Bowie County game wardens were leaving the county jail after an arrest, they got a call from the County

Photo of the Day – August 28, 2015

Whitney Rattlesnake

A photo’s resurfaced on the internet of some park rangers relocating a pretty big rattler down on Lake Whitney. I say resurfaced because the photo first made the rounds back in early 2012, and as is usually the case these days, several internet jockeys called the photo a fake. The angle of the photo

Game Warden Field Notes

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Coast Guard and Texas Game Wardens rescued three men aboard a grounded recreational boat in Mission Lake, near Seadrift. (Photo courtesy of TPWD).

Time for another set of Game Warden Field Notes, which are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. This report was released by TPWD August 5, 2015.

Devils River Paddle – A Photo Montage

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The good thing about Texas is that there are plenty of rivers to paddle. The bad thing about Texas is that there are plenty of rivers to paddle. That’s not a contradiction. There are so many good fishing rivers within two hours of Fort Worth, that it’s become easy to paddle nearby rivers like the Brazos or the Trinity, and that can

A Rough Holiday Weekend in Texas

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Photo courtesy of TPWD

According to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department news release, state law enforcement officers were busy last weekend. Collectively, they made contact with over 47,000 boaters resulting in 63 arrests for boating while intoxicated.

Other incidents encountered over the holiday weekend included nine boating accidents, recovering 

Game Warden Field Notes – June 24, 2015

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Texas Game Warden Jason Duke on patrol in Kenedy County, near Corpus Christi. (Photo by Krystal Krenek)

TPWD just released a new set of Game Warden Field Notes which are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports. The notes are published periodically and they do a fine job of educating, and sometimes even entertaining us, while reminding us that there are idiots out there. By the way, the