Wes Ferguson

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Wes Ferguson primarily writes about the outdoors at Texas Monthly. His 2019 article "When Angels in America Came to East Texas" was nominated for a National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. An East Texas native, he is the author of two nonfiction books, The Blanco River and Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine, both published by Texas A&M University Press.

overview of hunting at ox ranch
Hunting & Fishing |
April 26, 2021

Hunting Exotics at Ox Ranch

Texas has more than its share of hunting ranches, from scrappy mom-and-pop operations to enormous luxury resorts. Catering to deep-pocketed sportsmen and women who lust after big bucks with trophy antlers, the average hunting outfit would just as soon avoid scrutiny from the non-hunting world, particularly animal-rights activists. And then

Books |
December 21, 2016

Let the River Run

Wes Ferguson has paddled and walked all 87 miles of one of the Hill Country’s most prized waterways. In this exclusive excerpt from The Blanco River, he uncovers a few of its natural secrets.

Entomology |
June 22, 2016

Meet the Beetle

How long it will take the dreaded emerald ash borers to fully establish themselves in Texas? And how many native ash trees will they decimate?