2011-08-04 / General Stories

Outdoor News

By Victor Gonzales, Lee County Game Warden

August is here and the temperature remains hot as ever! With hunting season around the corner, outdoorsmen will be preparing hunting blinds, feeders, clearing shooting lanes and cleaning hunting camps. Don’t forget to hydrate with water or electrolyte type drinks as opposed to alcoholic beverages. Also keep in mind that wildlife have been making their homes and storing what food sources they could find in these same areas. Respect them and refrain from destroying all their hard work if possible.

Lake Somerville is as at all time low with both gates reportedly still open until further notice. There are a reported 3 boat ramps left open and they soon will be unavailable if rain doesn’t come. It makes for a dangerous situation with exposed shoreline and obstructions boaters are not used to seeing. Even as game wardens who work the lake every month, we still run aground in areas that seem to be ok, so please use caution.

I’ve been on vacation for the last 2 weeks so if you’ve been trying to call me chances are we didn’t speak. Other game wardens from the district made some calls and answered questions in my absence. It’s good to get away every now and then but time never seems to stand still and before one knows it, play time is over. Once again, I’m ready to go as I begin my 25th year of employment with TPWD.

I may be contacted at 979- 540- 0194 or victor.gonzales@tpwd.state.tx.us.

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