Back when I was a hippie pacifist in Northern California, I never thought I’d kill an animal for sport. Then I married into a South Texas ranching family, and in time I managed to pull the trigger and bag a buck. My emotions were decidedly mixed, but I knew that I had become a Texan at last.
December 1, 2000 | by Michael DiLeo | Feature
All over Texas, ranchers are putting up eight-foot fences to keep their deer from roaming so they can charge more for hunting leases. Purists say shooting such deer doesn’t amount to “fair chase.” Biologists say penning them in causes disease. I say it’s the best thing that could happen to the land.
February 1, 2002 | by Joe Nick Patoski | Feature