Whatever your views are on hunting, I think you’ll find senior editor Wes Ferguson a clear-eyed guide to this timely topic.
Sprawling ranches. Rare animals. Rich folks with guns. Welcome to the state’s booming business of stalking wildlife from around the globe.
Crested caracaras used to range no farther north than Texas’s southern tip, but now they’re expanding across the state—perhaps because of climate change and habitat loss.
Eight tips from expert gardeners.
Plus, an escalated karaoke squabble and a Little League embezzlement.
Long live the red wolf.
Austin’s Greater Calvary Bible Church believes the sport is a training ground for essential life lessons. Here’s how the congregation’s efforts defy hunting trends across the state.
Emily McCullar on hunting's place in her life, plus a tour through her glossary of hunting terms.
Whitetail season is nearly upon us. Here are the destinations that belong at the top of every hunter’s bucket list.
A brief primer so the next time you get an invite to your buddy’s deer stand, you won’t booger things up.
"We both watch the blood and steam spill out into the winter air. At this point, it is not unusual for at least one of us to cry."
The gear is better, the antlers are grander, and the price of admission has shot way up. Welcome to the new world of Texas hunting.
The deer industry is booming. Participation in the sport is not.
My cat was a fearless hunter who stalked the countryside—until she squared off with a rattlesnake.
These North Texas hikes will take you to spots that have helped shape our state’s history.
These hikes, through the Edwards Plateau and the Coastal Plains, will take you to quiet spots in some of the state’s most popular parks.
These hikes will take you on a tour of the towering forests behind the Pine Curtain.
Just look at these little guys.
Despite health risks, volunteers have stepped up to help in Harvey’s aftermath. Here’s a guide to safe mucking.
Caddo Lake is being consumed by the world’s most monstrous weed. Herbicides, kitchen strainers, and even blowtorches have failed to stop it. Now a local band of volunteers is making a last-ditch effort to save these treasured wetlands.
Are mosquito-borne illnesses Hurricane Harvey's next threat?
So much for second chances.
On the coast, nothing is permanent.
Discovering that hunting Pokémon is a lot like fishing—except a lot less tasty.
Big Bend roared back to life last year after spring rains unleashed a bounty of ocotillos, bluebonnets, and yuccas. Thankfully, photographer James H. Evans was there to capture it in living color.
An (extremely) amateur ornithologist’s examination of the monk parakeet and its time in Texas.
The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is a world-class site for birding and . . . ocelotting?
Can we save our beloved ant-eating, blood-spurting, quickly disappearing state reptile?
The year we gave thanks—at least at first—for the turkeys in our town.
Your move, cat pics people.
Kendall Jones is a Texas Tech cheerleader who became the flashpoint of Internet controversy this week for posting numerous pictures of herself with felled African creatures. Is the controversy fair?
Walter Schumacher’s organization, Central Texas Bee Rescue, is saving bees one hive at a time.
Texans should be proud of the state's economic performance, but they should be smart about the challenges that lie ahead.
Lance, son, we need to talk about what you're doing with your life.
You think you’re scared. Clarence here is about to mate for the first time. After which he’ll be killed and eaten.
The wild and powerful tarpon once ruled the seas off Port Aransas. Why did the ancient fish disappear? And could they make a comeback?
A Lament on Roots, Bexar County, TX
Ted Nugent, the unrepentant hunter and right-wing activist, grabs the media's attention with his political rhetoric, landing appearances on the Texas Tribune and CBS This Morning.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife department is temporarily suspending its controversial policy of shooting wild burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park to control the animal population.
The drought threatening the state's whooping crane population highlights the importance of current conservation efforts in Wisconsin.
Six burros and their handlers marched up Lavaca Street to the Capitol, a furry showing of opposition to TPWD's feral burro-eradication program.
Before developing a drilling site in Burleson, Chesapeake Energy relocates a prairie dog colony.
The endangered whooping crane is at the center of a lawsuit that could change the rights of water users in Texas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife has embarked on an ambitious plan to restore the desert bighorn sheep population in Big Bend Ranch State Park. To accomplish this goal, the department has had to make hard choices about which animals live, which animals die, and what truly belongs in the Trans-Pecos.
The senior editor on Texas Parks and Wildlife’s program to reintroduce bighorn sheep in the Big Bend.
Victor Emanuel can find you a hooded warbler, a horned guan, or maybe even an Eskimo curlew. But his real genius is that he can get you to really look at a grackle.
The senior editor on embracing enthusiasm, going birding with Victor Emanuel, and wading through tall grass.
The biggest blue catfish ever caught in Texas—121.5 pounds—was hauled flipping and flopping out of Lake Texoma on January 16, 2004, by Howe resident Cody Mullennix. Contrary to iron-clad tradition, Mullennix did not eat the critter, stuff it, or hang its head on a rural fence post. He donated it,…
Why are they so damn angry all the time?
Ever wonder about that fellow in the crosshairs?