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It’s been a hectic and costly year for us humans, but Texas wildlife appears to have weathered the COVID-19 storm just fine. Thanks to timely spring and early summer rains in some areas, habitat was still in fairly decent shape in late July and critters of all kinds were feeling the love.

Texas is home to a passel of top-shelf bass lakes that anglers don’t often hear about. As a rule, names like Sam Rayburn, Fork, Palestine, Toledo Bend, Amistad and Falcon have a way of grabbing most of the attention, but here are a few sleepers worth checking out this year.

From the freezing wilds of Canada to the playas in West Texas and just about everywhere in between, Cherri Teutsch feels right at home in the great outdoors.

Evans Brothers Guns and Shooting Range started with Casey Evans and his brother Thanksgiving week in 2006. In the Evans household, guns were a staple growing up.

Whether you’re a blue collar hunter on a tight budget or a rich guy who is feeling particularly lucky, here’s a deal that’s too good to pass up.

Unlike many East Texans, I didn’t grow up in a family that hunted or fished. Our Saturday mornings were never spent huddled up in a deer stand, bracing against the cold. In fact, I had never even held a gun until March of this year.