Texas Hunting And Fishing Through The Years

An angler stands next to his catch, a 7 foot long tarpon caught near Palacios, Texas on September 3,

An angler stands next to his catch, a 7 foot long tarpon caught near Palacios, Texas on September 3, 1923.

Archie Underwwod (R) cotton man, Marvin Hall (L) state fire insurance commisioner; fishing at Lake U

Archie Underwwod (R) cotton man, Marvin Hall (L) state fire insurance commisioner; fishing at Lake Undy near Underwood’s home, 1942.

The game warden inspecting the hunter's gun, 1946.

The game warden inspecting the hunter’s gun, 1946.

Mrs. Parker giving a bird that her husband shot to another man who claimed it, 1946.

Mrs. Parker giving a bird that her husband shot to another man who claimed it, 1946

A hunter raising his shotgun at a flock of doves, 1946.

A hunter raising his shotgun at a flock of doves, 1946.

Fred Gipson and dogs running coon up a tree during hunt, 1949.

Fred Gipson and dogs running coon up a tree during hunt, 1949

Fred Gipson with dogs during coon hunt, 1949.

Fred Gipson with dogs during coon hunt, 1949.

Exhausted Mike Gipson sleeping in car after 1949 coon hunt.

Exhausted Mike Gipson sleeping in car after 1949 coon hunt.

Author Fred Gipson with his son Mike who is running to his mother who is waiting at the gate after c

Author Fred Gipson with his son Mike who is running to his mother who is waiting at the gate after coon hunt, 1949.

Author Fred Gipson with his son Mike who is hugging his mother after coming home from coon hunt, 194

Author Fred Gipson with his son Mike who is hugging his mother after coming home from coon hunt, 1949.

Dogs Nettie and Duke greeting Author Fred Gipson and his son Mike before the coon hunt, 1949.

Dogs Nettie and Duke greeting Author Fred Gipson and his son Mike before the coon hunt, 1949.

Lugging back a deer, after an early morning hunting trip, 1952.

Lugging back a deer, after an early morning hunting trip, 1952.

A woman stands on a pier next to a 51 pound cobia caught on 30 pound line near Port Isabel, Texas on

A woman stands on a pier next to a 51 pound cobia caught on 30 pound line near Port Isabel, Texas on June 25, 1954.

Oil workers fishing trout by light of oil flare at Shamrock Cove in the Gulf of Mexico in 1954.

Oil workers fishing trout by light of oil flare at Shamrock Cove in the Gulf of Mexico in 1954.

Oil workers fishing trout by light of oil flare at Shamrock Cove in the Gulf of Mexico in 1954.

Oil workers fishing trout by light of oil flare at Shamrock Cove in the Gulf of Mexico in 1954.

A group of quail hunters riding in a converted truck during a visit on a ranch in 1956.

A group of quail hunters riding in a converted truck during a visit on a ranch in 1956.

Boy shooting deer, 1960.

Boy shooting deer, 1960.

Cooking fish after catching them at the beach, 1961.

Cooking fish after catching them at the beach, 1961.

Surf fishing with net, 1961.

Surf fishing with net, 1961.

Author Fred Gipson (center L) showing off trophies, 1960.

Author Fred Gipson (center L) showing off trophies, 1960.

Members of the Thrash and Burns families, and their friends hunt white-winged doves along a muddy, d

Members of the Thrash and Burns families, and their friends hunt white-winged doves along a muddy, dirt road, Giddings, Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunter with his kill, 1961.

Dove hunter with his kill, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunt in Texas, 1961.

Dove hunters enjoying the day's kill, 1961.

Dove hunters enjoying the day’s kill, 1961.

Child petting dead bird at dove hunt, 1961.

Child petting dead bird at dove hunt, 1961.

Women plucking the killed dove, 1961.

Real women plucking the killed dove, 1961.

A man stands outside a gate from which the carcasses of dead animals hang, Texas, 1968.

A man stands outside a gate from which the carcasses of dead animals hang, Texas, 1968.

Sue Borman hugs her sons Fred and Ed, both of whom wear camouflage jackets and hold shotguns, Housto

Sue Borman hugs her sons Fred and Ed, both of whom wear camouflage jackets and hold shotguns, Houston, Texas, December 1968. The boys’ father, and Sue’s husband, is Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman.

A boy stands holding a fishing rod and a 12 pound 6 ounce largemouth bass he caught on August 19, 19

A boy stands holding a fishing rod and a 12 pound 6 ounce largemouth bass he caught on August 19, 1983 in San Augustine County, Texas

A man stands next to a 98 pound flathead catfish caught on June 2, 1986 near Lewisville, Texas and d

A man stands next to a 98 pound flathead catfish caught on June 2, 1986 near Lewisville, Texas and displayed on the back of a pickup truck.

US Pres. George Bush dressed in hunting gear w. friend/oil heir William Farish, both sporting shotgu

US Pres. George Bush dressed in hunting gear w. friend/oil heir William Farish, both sporting shotguns, on quail hunt at Lazy F ranch, 1989.

US Pres. George Bush aptly dressed in hunting gear w. rifle in hand hunting quail on the Lazy F ranc

US Pres. George Bush aptly dressed in hunting gear w. rifle in hand hunting quail on the Lazy F ranch in 1989.

103354 27: A child stands on a dead alligator during Gatorfest September 16, 1991 in Anahuac, TX. Hu

A child stands on a dead alligator during Gatorfest September 16, 1991 in Anahuac, TX. Hunters in Texas can only kill a certain number of alligators, must report each kill to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and are paid by the foot by buyers for each alligator harvested.

The winning gator in the Great Texas Alligator Roundup is on display during Gatorfest September 16,

The winning gator in the Great Texas Alligator Roundup is on display during Gatorfest September 16, 1991 in Anahuac.

8-yr-old Kemper Cowden with father, Lynn, during first deer hunt & male initiation, near the Pecos B

8-yr-old Kemper Cowden with father, Lynn, during first deer hunt & male initiation, near the Pecos Bend ranch in 1991.

Texas Governor George W. Bush looks up at the sky for an opportunity on the first day of Dove huntin

Texas Governor George W. Bush looks up at the sky for an opportunity on the first day of Dove hunting season in Hockley, Texas, September 1, 1994.

NASCAR Busch series driver and track announcer Wally Dallenbach, George Privett during the filming h

NASCAR Busch series driver and track announcer Wally Dallenbach, George Privett during the filming his outdoor show at Greystone Castle hunting lodge in Mingus, Texas in 2005.

Hunting dogs during the filming outdoor show at Greystone Castle hunting lodge in Mingus, Texas, in

Hunting dog during the filming outdoor show at Greystone Castle hunting lodge in Mingus, Texas, in 2005.

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