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Are Oklahoma and Texas Quail Turning a Corner?

After back-to-back years of ideal weather conditions—namely wet, cool summers—bobwhite quail populations are surging in Texas and Oklahoma.

December 23, 2014

How I Spent My Christmas Vacation: Chasing Redheads In the Sunny South

By late December in Bryce Towsley’s home state of Vermont, the ducks are gone. Unlike him, they are smart enough to understand there is another brutal winter coming and they flee south. So what’s a poor, frozen boy to do? Take the hint: Make like a bird and migrate south.

December 02, 2014

Last-Minute Aoudad

The hunt for a 34-inch aoudad sheep comes down to the wire as the sun sets over West Texas.

June 19, 2014

Southwest Javelina

Do you need a guide for javelina, or are the desert dwellers suited for a do-it-yourself hunt?

April 07, 2014

West Texas Rules

The author comes slowly to an epiphany hunters can have only in the Lone Star State.

August 20, 2013

What State Is the Best Big Buck Destination?

The Question: "What’s the best spot to kill a monster whitetail on a week-long trip?"

August 11, 2011

Texas gov. shoots, kills 'wily' coyote

Wild Animals: Don't Mess With Texas (or Alaska) Governors!

April 28, 2010

Texas Duck Hunt: Early Birds on the Bay

Day OneI like to have my decoys out early, and it's nice to hunt with people who share my philosophy. Guide Harold Dworaczyk of the Bay Flats Lodge in Seadrift, TX, had the decoys out long before legal shooting time. Noting the slight crosswind, Harold placed 5-7 dozen puddle duck, redhead and bluebill decoys upwind to the right of the blind and 3-4 dozen downwind to the left. The blind was on a point that jutted out into the Bay, and he left a hole in front. We expected mostly diving ducks (redheads and a few bluebills), but this was obviously more of a puddle duck style spread than a traditional diver rig.

January 02, 2010

Deer Hunting: Motivation For Living

Eight days adrift at sea can't keep a good sportsman down, not when he's got hope of tagging a bruiser this fall.

September 02, 2009

Texas Exotics

Texas Exotics

July 16, 2009