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Miron Crosby: Caroline
Miron Crosby cowboy boots

The capstone boot of the inaugural SS17 collection, this boot is hand-inlayed and appliquéd with the natural elements inspired by the American southwest that evoke fertility, growth and prosperity. Each pair of Miron Crosby boots is handcrafted in the ivy-covered Rios of Mercedes factory—a 160-year-old company operated in Mercedes, Texas. There, a master artisan with decades of experience selects the luxurious leathers and exotic skins, then cuts, lasts and stitches every pair by hand. MironCrosby.com

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The Fair Chase
The Fair Chase book cover

From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred—but also most fraught—traditions. It was promoted in the 19th century as a way to reconnect "soft" urban Americans with nature and to the legacy of the country's pathfinding heroes. Fair chase, a hunting code of ethics emphasizing fairness, rugged independence and restraint towards wildlife, emerged as a worldview and gave birth to the conservation movement. But the sport's popularity also caused class, ethnic and racial divisions and stirred debate about the treatment of Native Americans and the role of hunting in preparing young men for war. This sweeping and balanced book offers a definitive account of hunting in America. BarnesandNoble.com

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Bob Lee Bows
Bob Lee Bows

Top-rated, high-performing custom recurves and long bows for the traditional archers, made in Jacksonville, Texas. From the first Wing bow built in 1951 to today's nationally-acclaimed models, the name Bob Lee represents renowned recurves and longbows as well as the iconic legacy of the pioneer behind the name. At age 90, Bob Lee remains passionate about his beloved bows. After 30+ years as his dad's apprentice, Bob's son Rob continues the tradition of finely-crafted bows, along with Rob's wife Jenni and their son J.J. beside him at the Bob Lee helm. BobLeeBows.com

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Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch: A Vision for Wildlife Conservation in Texas
Caesar Kleberg book cover

In this tribute to a pioneer conservationist, Duane M. Leach celebrates the life of an exceptional ranch manager on a legendary Texas ranch, a visionary for wildlife and modern ranch management and an extraordinarily dedicated and generous man. Caesar Kleberg went to work on the King Ranch in 1900. For almost thirty years he oversaw the operations of the sprawling Norias division, a vast acreage in South Texas where he came to appreciate the importance of rangeland not only for cattle but also for wildlife. Creating a wildlife management and conservation initiative far ahead of its time, Kleberg established strict hunting rules and a program of enlightened habitat restoration. Because of his efforts and foresight, by his death in 1946 there were more white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, javelinas and mourning dove on the King Ranch than in the rest of the state. Kleberg's legacy lives on at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville, where a research program he helped found has gained recognition far beyond the pastures of Norias. BarnesandNoble.com

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Billy Hassell: Artist
Paintings by Billy Hassell

Billy Hassell is a Texas based-artist with a focus on nature, conservation and the environment who produces oil paintings, color lithographs and watercolors and exhibits in galleries in Texas, Missouri and Colorado. Over the years, Billy Hassell has had the opportunity to partner with a number of large and small regional and national conservation-related organizations. He currently partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife, Friends of Fort Worth Nature Center and the Big Bend Conservancy. In November of 2017, Billy joined the board of the Big Bend Conservancy. He has participated in several significant projects benefitting the national park, most notably the completion of the newly renovated Fossil Discovery Center located along the north entrance of the park. For both Audubon Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife, Billy created two series of five limited-edition (30) color lithographs in celebration of their conservation initiatives. Lithographic prints from both projects are still available for purchase; however, very few remain from the Audubon Texas series. The newest series, Keeping it Wild, produced for Texas Parks and Wildlife, is available through galleries in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston. BillyHassell.com

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Molly Sharp Jewelry: The Dirty Dilla
Jewelry by Molly Sharp

Beautifully fashioned jewelry is more than just adornments to Molly Sharp—it’s an art-form. Over the course of 13 years, the native Texan and expert gemologist has passionately traveled the nation, gathering multiple sources of inspirations and acquiring an incomparable skillset in her quest to becoming one of the elite in jewelry design. There is shocking realism in her armadillo ring, his claws holding the center stone and his tail wrapping around the finger. Handmade in Dallas, Texas. MollySharpJewelry.com

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Kimball Prints Tea Towels
Carolyn Kimball prints

Carolyn Kimball is a printmaker, painter and kitchen mess-maker who lives in Austin, Texas. Formally trained as an artist, she creates both fine art prints and modern home decor. Kimball Prints, Carolyn's home decor line, draws its inspiration from the beauty of the natural world. Carolyn graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003 and a MA in printmaking from the University of Louisville in 2008. Kimball Prints prides itself in being a boutique operation that provides artisanal, hand-crafted products. Each piece is handled by the artist through every step of the design process: starting with an original watercolor design, then screen-printed and individually packaged in her Austin studio. KimballPrintsHome.com

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Lone Star Bee Co.
Lone Star Bee Company products

Lone Star Bee Company’s small-batch, handcrafted infused honeys make it easy for gastronomes to elevate the enjoyment of their favorite everyday foods. Recognizing the impact that we have on our environment, Lone Star Bee Company understands that we all play a vital role in making the world a better place. Therefore, their company promotes a culture of appreciation for the conservation of our environment—throughout Texas and beyond. LoneStarBee.com

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