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Photos shot for the January | February issue

Even though a year has passed, it's still painful for Texans to think back on Winter Storm Uri.

Our memories are now colored by what we've learned in the ensuing months — the stories of nature's endless ability to rebound from disaster and how we humans came together to do our best to help.

During the bad times, we band together; during the good times we celebrate.

And celebration came quickly, as one of the most amazing ShareLunker weeks in the 30-year history of the program commenced on February 19. Was it the best season ever for big bass? You can judge for yourself.

You can also gobble up an exciting turkey hunt, try out a great Texas-style recipe with your own harvest and check out our new fishing column, Reel Easy.

Join us for the start of another fabulous year outside!

 

ShareLunker's Epic Season

Will 2022 be another dream year for big bass?

There's no better way to shake off the winter blues than to hit a Texas lake in search of an elusive ShareLunker largemouth bass. Everything else fades away as you feel the line go out, see the lure land and hope this time the bait gets a strike from that fish-of-a-lifetime.

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Waiting For Tom

When you think you've outwitted — or outwaited — a turkey, think again.

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin would have preferred the selection of the wild turkey as our national symbol rather than the bald eagle. Franklin called the turkey "a much more respectable bird," saying it was a "bird of courage" and "a true original native of America."

After hunting them, I certainly understand why.

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Snowmageddon

Looking back at Winter Storm Uri, one year later.

Years from now, we'll be telling our grandchildren about the big winter storm of 2021.

How we nearly froze in our own homes with no power or heat for an entire week. How we melted snow for water and sat in cars to run the heater and check the outside world on our phones. How the birds frantically mobbed our feeders when snow blanketed every morsel of natural food and how every green thing looked dead when the snow finally melted.

Winter Storm Uri was the event's official name, though it was nicknamed Snowmageddon.

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