Tag: wildlife

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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North America’s Most Unique Big-Game Animal: The Pronghorn

Though they are often referred to as an antelope, pronghorns are not a true antelope and are in fact the only member in the family to which they belong.

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Raising Roosevelts: The Next Generation of Wildlife Conservation

Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions to wildlife conservation and land stewardship are monumental. Now it is up to the present generation to preserve the wildlife and land for those generations to come, just as Roosevelt did.

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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Where to See the Monarch Butterfly Migration

The Animal Kingdom is about to see the start of one of its most spectacular annual events: the migration of millions of fluttering monarch butterflies on their way to winter nesting zones in Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains.

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North America’s 10 Deadliest Snakes

What is the most venomous snake in the United States? Our partners at OutdoorHub offer a rundown of the ten deadliest snakes in North America.

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.

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.

How to Protect Yourself Against North America’s Most Dangerous Predators

Bears, wolves, and cougars may be a sight to behold from a distance, but up close they can be rather frightening. Here's what to do if your wildlife encounter becomes more than just a photo op.

Red Fox: History, Habitats & Habits

If you live in any of the lower 48 states, Canada or Alaska, at least one of the five North American fox species is your neighbor.

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A Guide to Texas Exotics

They’ve been called a “poor man’s bighorn”. Some taxonomists do not even consider them to be a true sheep, since they also possess morphological traits that are more like a goat, but make no mistake about it, these hardy animals have become a popular quarry for hunters who are looking for a unique and challenging hunting experience.