Tag: wildlife

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.

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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 ...

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Impacts of Brush Management on Land Values

When it comes to brush work, it’s been said that you should know your plants, know their values and know how to manipulate them. So, as a land owner, don't simply focus on goals that only suit the needs of today but consider how to best preserve or enhance your land values for tomorrow.

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A View from the Field: Understanding the Effectiveness of Aerial Wildlife Surveys

The inconsistencies and inaccuracies associated with aerial surveys as a wildlife management tool can be confounding. Wildlife expert Greg Simons shines a light on the practice.

where to hunt big black bears

Top 10 Places to Hunt Monster Black Bears

If your goal is big black bear, the Boone and Crockett Club record books point to these ten locales around North America for consistently producing some of the biggest of the big game.

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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.

Rio Bonito Ranch

Rio Bonito Ranch: Tour a Texas Hill Country Icon

For the past 87 years, the 14,965-acre Rio Bonito Ranch has been owned by the Moody family, one of the Lone Star State’s founding families. For the first time ever, as part of an estate liquidation, it is for sale.