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Game Warden Field Notes – March 2, 2018

Photo Courtesy of TPWD

We got lucky…the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released a late in week edition of Game Warden Field Notes, their periodic spotlight on the more entertaining of us here in Texas. We like to share the Field Notes, which are compiled from recent TPWD law enforcement reports, in honor of the late, great John Wayne who warned us that, “Life is hard, even harder when you’re stupid.” These serve as proof that the Duke knew what he was talking about. 

Game Warden Field Notes (Feb 16, 2018)

Photo courtesy of TPWD

Here’s another installment of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Game Warden Field Notes, originally published last Friday (February 16, 2018). The Field Notes are periodically released by TPWD and compiled from recent law enforcement reports. We like to share these here on Lone Star Chronicles and are obliged to point out that the witty story headers are theirs, not ours.

A Tale of Trespassing

Two of the least understood aspects of the Texas outdoors involves navigability and access to Texas streams or rivers, and this lack of understanding has led to numerous disputes over the years between paddlers and landowners, with several of the disputes ending badly for the paddlers.

Cowtown Kid on the River

Cowtown Kid & the Brazos (9)

“Live your life, and forget your age.” -Normal Vincent Peale

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” -Dale Carnegie

We recently had an opportunity to fish with a fellow Fort Worthian, a gentleman named Rick Irving, who despite his 63 years of age, still gets out to kayak fish more often than me. The soft-spoken real estate broker is known on the local fishing forums as the Cowtown Kid, and I’m not sure if he got that name in sarcastic deference to his grandfatherly looks or from the fact that he’s only been kayak fishing for a few years.

Game Warden Field Notes

GWFN Aug 2015

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

Dan on the Devils River (13)

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

4th of July roundup

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 

Pecos River Journal – The Trucks

Pecos Truck Removal 6

If you read about our search for the missing kayaks, taken from us by a flash flood on the lower Pecos River last June, then you’ll remember the group of campers from Ozona whose four new pick-up trucks were swept away by the same flood. In one Pecos River Journal entry

Game Warden Field Notes – Part II

Texas Game Wardens 2-23-15

(Photo courtesy of TPWD)

I’m playing a little catch up with these, which were released back in November. In case you’re unfamiliar with the Field Notes, TPWD regularly publishes the reports which are compiled from

Game Warden Field Notes: Fall 2014, Part 1

LSC Game Warden Field Notes Sep 2, 2014

Texas Game Wardens seize a large gillnet on the Mexico border. (Photo Courtesy of TPWD)

I’ve been meaning to share these, but I’ve been behind these days, what with all this Pecos Journal stuff going on. So how’s about we catch up a little with another collection of Game Warden Field Notes? In case haven’t seen these before, TPWD regularly publishes the field notes which are compiled from

Photo of the Day – October 23, 2014

LSC POTD Inks Lake SP

A group of children prepare for some evening bank fishing in this beautiful sunset photo, courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The photo was taken at Inks Lake State Park, in Burnet, Texas which is abut an hour northwest of Austin. The Hill Country park boasts over

Photo of the Day – August 31, 2014

LSC Game Warden Kayakers

Two Texas Game Wardens kayak down the desolate Devils River, in Val Verde County. I tried searching for more information about his photo which is posted on the TPWD Game Warden Facebook page, but didn’t find anything. I do know the Devils is one of the most scenic rivers in