Tag: Texas Wildlife Association

Banking on Land: Land Investment Tips for First-Time Buyers

Banking on Land

While statistics aren’t available yet for 2020, anecdotally it was a record-breaking year. “2020 was as busy as any year I remember—and 2021 doesn’t show any signs of slowing down,” Bownds said. Currently, inventory is tight. Buyers are anxiously waiting to purchase a suitable property when it becomes available. In several instances, Bownds has sold multi-million-dollar ranches before he’s even had a chance to have photos taken. A limited inventory means that buyers don’t have ...

TWA: Conservation Legacy: Adapting and Overcoming

Conservation Legacy: Adapting and Overcoming

While many organizations scrambled to create an online presence, the Conservation Legacy team drew from its extensive experience of delivering digital education. TWA has been using the Internet and videoconferencing to reach students across Texas since 2007.

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Hunting Heritage 2.0

“The overall goal of Hunting Heritage is educating Texans about wildlife and the role that hunting plays in conservation through wildlife and habitat management,” said David Brimager, TWA’s Director of Public Relations and a Certified Wildlife Biologist®. “Through our new initiative H2, we’re combining our existing long-term programs with several new ones into one focused, integrated effort to educate Texans across the board and help funnel them into the field through mentored hunting opportunities.”

Landowner Liability, A Real but Manageable Threat

The threat of liability exists anytime landowners open their property to anyone, including family and friends.

Forging A Connection

Chef Jesse Griffiths, co-owner of Austin’s Dai Due and Dai Due Taqueria, forges a connection between people and their food.

Grazing Matters

Grazing is a powerful tool for improving the health of plants and the soil supporting them when it’s managed correctly.

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Wildlife by Design: Bringing the Outdoors Inside Texas Schools

Conservation educators using hands-on experiential lessons bring the outdoors into classrooms—both urban and rural—across the state.

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Celebrating Hunting and Habitat: Texas Big Game Awards

Since 1990, the Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) has set itself apart from “big buck” contests by showcasing the vital relationship between hunting and habitat.

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Fish It Forward: Meet Veteran Angler Chuck Naiser

Chuck Naiser has fished coastal waters for more than 50 years. His passion for his sport, and for the coastal resources he loves, has evolved into a fierce determination to make a difference for the next generation who will enjoy these waters long after he is gone.

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The Border Wall: Protecting Our Country or Dividing Our Interests?

Because the far-reaching impacts of the proposed Border Wall can’t be accurately distilled into a sound bite, a headline or a Tweet, the Texas Wildlife Association is hosting “The Wall: Protecting Our Country or Dividing Our Interests?”

Sarah Nunley Biedenharn herding cattle on a 4-wheeler

The Rancher’s Daughter: Sarah Nunley Biedenharn

By the time she was four, Sarah Nunley Biedenharn, who was reared near Sabinal, was driving a pickup on one of ...

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TWA’s Adult Education: Knowledge is Power

For landowners, knowledge is the power to make the informed decisions about habitat management and natural resource policy.

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How to Create Artificial Cover for Bats, Birds & Bass on Your Land

Food, cover, water, and space are the basic habitat components that are central to the health of all wildlife species. Though perhaps not as sexy as food or water, cover requirements for wildlife are often the weak links in the habitat equation for various wildlife.

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Dr. Wallace Klussmann: Education, Conservation & Dedication

In 1993, Dr. Wallace Klussmann, professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, ended his 30-year career in higher education and immediately embarked on his second “career” as a volunteer.

Aflutter over Monarchs

The Texas Wildlife Association's Conservation Legacy program connects local students to the plight of pollinators through a Milkweed for Monarchs habitat campaign.

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Kenneth Bell: Putting Water Where It Isn’t

Decades of experience have shown Bell, who founded Quick Line Service Company’s Ranch Water Division in 1990, that the availability of fresh water dictates land’s productivity when it comes to livestock and wildlife.

Q&A with Nature Photographer Larry Ditto

TEXAS LAND magazine recently sat down for a chat with Larry Ditto, a full-time nature photographer for the past 15 years

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Nature Photography: A Natural Fit for Landowners

While a picture is worth a thousand words, a nature photography operation can be worth thousands of dollars to landowners.

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The Texas Agricultural Land Trust: Created by Landowners for Landowners

Conservation easements, as part of a comprehensive estate plan, can help families pass their ranches to the next generation.

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The Value of Restoration: A TWA Topic

Linda Campbell and husband David Mahn headed west, searching for a ranch they could manage for quail, which meant buying in either South Texas or West Texas. They had a budget, a wish list—and a vision.

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