Sports
  • New lake record striped bass hybrid caught at Lake Keystone on June 6, 2014. It weighed 11.5 pounds and was 29 inches long. For more information go to wildlifedepartment.com.
  • Registration and payment deadline is August 22. Registration drop boxes are available at the following locations:
    Kwik Check - Bonham Hwy 121
    Kwik Check - Trenton Hwy 69
    Kwik Check - Leonard Hwy 78
    Registration can also be completed on-line.
  • Teams from as far away as Puerto Rico and Canada are competing with their U.S. counterparts at Al Alford Field in McKinney as the 16u AABC Mickey Mantle World Series gets underway Wednesday. photo by www.BuzzzPhotos.com
  • White River -- Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water is low in the mornings and rises as the day goes on. A lot of rainbow trout are being caught on Power Bait, shrimp and wax worms. Some really large brown trout have been caught lately on salmon eggs.
  • Southeastern's volleyball team will open the 2014 season picked to finish tied for sixth in the Great American Conference according to the league's preseason poll released on Wednesday.
  • Axis deer are plentiful across much of the Texas Hill Country and game ranches across the state. This nice buck is in the early stages of the rut. photo by Luke Clayton
  • Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission members learned this spring's paddlefish harvest in Oklahoma was lower than it was in 2013, based on data gathered by the Wildlife Department's Paddlefish Research Center (PRC) near Miami, Okla. But the lower harvest is going to benefit the state's paddlefish resource, which has received some heavy angling pressure in recent years.
  • Ed Garza, Austin College head volleyball coach, will host a camp for all incoming 6th-8th graders August 11-14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the L.H. Rather Junior High gym in Bonham. All girls who are interested in playing volleyball for the 2014 season are encouraged to attend.
  • The Glover River offers great angling opportunities, especially for smallmouth bass.
  • This small amount of dry plum wood is all the wood that’s necessary to smoke up to 20 pounds of meat in Luke’s Smokin Tex Electric Smoker. This is the ‘well used’ smoker that Luke has put to work many times during the past seven years. photo by Luke Clayton
  • Lower Mountain Fork: July 20. Elevation normal, water 67. Trout good on caddis flies and Power Bait along rocks and shallows. Report submitted by Mark Hannah, game warden stationed in McCurtain County.
  • Wild pigeons are excellent eating. Luke has these birds prepped and ready for the oven.photo by Luke Clayton
  • The Bonham Warriors coaching staff will be hosting a football camp for incoming kindergarteners thru incoming 9th graders.
  • BHS will be holding a team volleyball camp for all incoming 9th-12th graders July 28-July 30 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Ham from wild hog ready to cut into cubes. photo by Luke Clayton
  • Coaches and players from the Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team will hold a four-day camp in Prosper to help local kids sharpen their passing, dribbling, shooting and defense skills. The camps, which run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Frontier Park, will include a t-shirt, a soccer ball and autographs from the professional soccer players.
  • Species such as sunfish, white bass or catfish are great 'starter' fish for youngsters. Lake Caddo guide Billy Carter has just exposed these kids to some red-hot bream fishing. By the look on their faces, they are hooked for life! photo by Luke Clayton
  • Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this last week.
  • Part of the appeal of riding motorcycles is the adventure found on the open road. On a dual sport motorcycle, one suited for both on- and off-road riding, bikers can also venture off paved roads and highways to explore backcountry terrain like dirt roads, gravel roads and jeep trails.
  • Elk can be found in at least 30 of Oklahoma's 77 counties, some of which have been open to controlled and private lands hunting for many years. Most are found in the southwest region in and around the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, where a highly sought after limited elk hunt is offered almost every year through the Wildlife
    Department's Controlled Hunts program. Elk hunting in the area outside the refuge also has been available for many years through a private lands season in Caddo, Comanche and Kiowa counties.