Outside: Loopy Texas climate cannot cease fishing | Sports activities Information


Target shooting is another outdoor option and challenges people to test their skills on themselves and compete in friendly competition with others. It helps develop hand-eye coordination, concentration and focus, and more. Also, with proper instruction, it teaches the consequences of aiming at something and pulling the trigger.

Our daughter has dealt with guns all her life, and at a fairly young age she became a better shot than most adult people I know. She learned safety before anything else, and saw the effects of a bullet hitting pumpkins, watermelons, and other targets. Her first shot was at a well-shaken can of warm water, and when the BB pierced the aluminum the sight of the spray and can made a strong impression on her.

Other outdoor activities

If you’re not into fishing or shooting, Texas still offers some great outdoor recreation through its state parks, and there are a good number within an hour’s drive of Waco – including Texas’ first state park, Mother Neff. There are plenty of campsites, hiking and biking trails, archaeological sites and other attractions just waiting for you to arrive.

The outdoor sports are unique in several ways. First of all, these are participatory sports that enable people to participate for a lifetime. Second, fishing and hunting are the only sports in our society that literally deal with life and death. Third, in today’s world where it is not safe to breathe around strangers, outdoor sports offer a safer way to spend time with others. They are, of course, spaced from each other – at least far enough away not to hit each other when casting the bait.