Tag: wildlife

Mule deer at trough

Drought-Proofing Mule Deer Herds In Texas

Is it actually possible to insulate mule deer herds in arid environments, such as the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas, against the extreme pressures that can be delivered by harsh droughts? The answer is yes, to an extent.

Biggest ranches for Sale: view of Independence Valley Farm & Ranch in Nevada

On the Cover: Independence Valley Farm & Ranch

The Independence Valley Farm and Ranch offers seclusion and access. The property is located near the intersection of I-80 and Highway 93, which optimizes automobile travel as well as commodity transport.

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Blue Bulls & Black Beards: A Guide to Hunting Nilgai Antelope

Until recently few hunters knew much, if anything, about nilgai. The cat’s been out of the bag for a number of years now, however, and the popularity of hunting these big, exotic antelope has soared.

Apache Creek Ranch, for sale in Medina County, Texas

On the Cover: Apache Creek Ranch

Apache Creek is an exquisite ranch and a haven for whitetail and exotics. It has two lakes, frontage on Hondo Creek, gorgeous topography, cattle working pens, irrigated fields and a beautiful home.

We Will Not Be Tamed Ambassadors

A Natural Connection: Meet Adrian Sabom & Xochitl Rodriguez

Adrian and Xochitl's passion for the outdoors, and especially for sharing it with their children, is one of the reasons the two women were tapped as ambassadors for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s We Will Not Be Tamed campaign. The campaign calls us to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit and why we should be inspired to conserve it.

South Carolina Lowcountry landscape

The South Carolina Lowcountry Region Is in Its Own Little World

It’s a region where you can find Spanish Moss hanging off century-old oak trees, bright green saltwater marshes and towering sand dunes at the local family friendly beaches.

View of storm front over Great Plains

Preserving America’s Great Spaces: Montana’s American Prairie Reserve

The Great Plains is a landscape that has been valued by humans for centuries, from the Native Americans who inhabited it to the artists, explorers and fur trappers who marveled at its wildlife bounty. Since the 19th century, a variety of efforts have been undertaken to ensure that America’s Great Plains remains intact for future generations.

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Maximizing Your Outdoor Adventure Vacations

When it comes to adventure-type vacations, such as hunting, fishing, backcountry hiking and camping, rafting, and other outdoor excursions, the enjoyment and satisfaction levels of the end-result will often boil down to how well prepared the traveler is for the trip, mentally, physically, and gear-wise.

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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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A Good Sport: Texas Coach Leon McNeil Inspires Youth with Outdoor Adventures

Leon McNeil’s passion for the outdoors and especially for passing it on to the next generation made him an obvious choice as an ambassador for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” campaign.

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Keys to Success in the Hunting Business

What are the most important aspects for making your hunting business a success? Our wildlife expert Greg Simons shares his advice based on his decades of experience.

Laborcitas Creek Ranch Receives 2018 Leopold Conservation Award® for Texas

At a time when Texas wild places face threats such as land ownership fragmentation and non-native invasive grasses, Laborcitas Creek Ranch shines as a beacon.

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On the Cover: Texas Hill Country’s Sussex Farm

This 146-acre farm in kerr county provides a glimpse of the English countryside in the easily accessible heart of the Texas Hill Country.

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The Wild Side of Business: Adding Flavor to the Outdoor Experience

A mile-high look at a few cornerstone considerations for enhancing the outdoor enterprise through the culinary compartment.

Providence Springs Ranch

On the Cover: Providence Springs Ranch in Texas Hill Country’s Medina County

Located near the dividing line of the Texas Hill Country and the South Texas Plain, this 2,000± acres offers more diversification of terrain and rich, deep-soiled valleys than any other property currently on the market.

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The Pleasures & Treasures of Owning Rural Lands in Texas

With some 96 percent of the Texas landscape being held by private ownership, let’s look at some of the pleasures and treasures that are reflective of today’s interest in owning a piece of Texas.

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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.

View of Monarch Ranch in Val Verde County, Texas, for sale by Republic Ranches

Listing of the Week: Monarch Ranch is a Rare Jewel in the Desert

A rare jewel in the desert, the Monarch Ranch is located on over five miles of the pristine Devils River and 30 miles upstream from Lake Amistad.

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The Wild Side of Business: Top 10 Customer-Service Strategies

There are few industries that offer as much of an opportunity to profoundly impact client satisfaction through basic customer-service strategies as what you find in wildlife-based recreational enterprises. Our regular columnist outlines his ten tips for customer-service success.

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 ...