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Tips and resources for the land owner and property improvement, plus advice and information about wildlife and habitat management, property taxes and more

Winter Wheat: Texas’ Best All-Around Wildlife Food Plot

Wheat that is planted with a grain drill provides beneficial interstitial spacing of plants, thus enhancing the foraging navigation for small birds, such as dove and quail.

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Harnessing the Sun: A Solar Energy Primer for Farmers & Ranchers

Solar technology helps a Texas couple embrace efficiency and self-sufficiency on their ranch.

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Open Gates = New Hunters

The Texas Youth Hunting Program needs landowners to open their gates for the sake of young hunters and the hunting tradition.

How to Manage Your Habitat for Quail Sustainability

One of the most avid and dedicated group of hunters in the entire state of Texas are those that pursue quail. Often their most cherished possession is one or more good dogs that flush coveys and retrieve birds after they have been shot. Addicted quail hunters will freely spend money to support their habit.

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USDA Announces Bee Better Certified Program for Farmers & Ranchers

The start of National Pollinator Week included the unveiling of the Bee Better Certified program, a program to help farmers and ranchers inform consumers how their products are farmed in ways that benefit bees.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Disaster

You can’t predict where and when disaster will strike, which is why it’s crucial to be proactive and get prepared. These simple steps can help you survive a disaster.

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Buying Guide for Lawn and Garden Tractors

Unless you are in it for the exercise, a large expanse of grass that needs to be cut calls for ...

Opinion: 453 is better than 1031

Congress is looking into the idea of changing IRC Section 1031. There are options to a 1031 exchange and in some ways, even a better option than a 1031 itself. The answer can be found in IRC Section 453.

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How to Create Sustainable Habitat for Big Game Production

This article is adapted from a presentation by Texas Tech's Dr. Warren Conway on “Sustainable Rangelands for Big Game Production and Habitat Management.”

Water for Wildlife

Water for Wildlife

Water is an essential part of any healthy, sustainable ecosystem, and landowners should be sure to provide for critters both large and small.