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So far, the second split of duck season has been much better than what we had during the first few weeks of November. Good numbers of gadwall, teal and pintails are being seen by hunters in flooded fields and in the marsh and backwater estuary lakes along the coast.

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Pitbull

It’s never too early to purchase concert tickets, and the local venues in Southeast Texas, the casinos in Southwest Louisiana and Houston hot spots have announced major concerts for 2016.

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Seafood Gumbo

When I was a boy, my dad used to take me fishing at my grandma and grandpa’s farm in Lufkin. They had two fishing holes on about 50 acres of land that were stocked with perch and catfish.

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Tracy Byrd

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame artist Tracy Byrd will perform at the Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country (3871 Stagg Drive) in Beaumont on Saturday, Dec. 26, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue.

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Mike Zito

Mike Zito, along with fellow Southeast Texas musicians Scott McGill, Tod Stark and Carl Richardson, will play Bayou Café 2 (8460 Central Mall Drive) in Port Arthur on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call (409) 724-0402.

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