Robert and Vickie Lyle’s lives revolve around hunting and trapping hogs. Wildlife refuge managers count on them to keep the destructive pigs in check.
Deer season is almost upon us, but don’t fret if you don’t have a lease. Here are four public places that welcome hunters.
Once widely hunted in Texas, the beloved game birds have been dwindling in number in recent decades. But a West Texas hunter and professor believes he’s found a way to save them.
The antlers are bigger, the gear is better, and the price of admission has shot way up. Welcome to the new world of Texas hunting — if you've got the cash, that is.
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.
Surprise those hard-to-shop-for types with unforgettable Texas experiences.
A Texas hunting primer.
After Facebook removed a number of Kendall Jones's photos of herself posing with animals that she hunted, she responded by posting photos of herself with some living, breathing, adorable little critters.
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?
As part of "Hog Out" month in Texas, hunters in participating counties can receive two bucks for every feral hog they kill. Just make sure to save those tails!
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 scimitar-horned oryx will be fully covered by the federal Endangered Species Act starting Wednesday, but could this mandated protection actually lead to the extinction of the species?
Indian Country Today rallies its readers against the Texas Hunt Lodge, which offers a "rare White Buffalo Hunt."
The musician shows us some of his gear.
Hunting from a helicopter isn't as easy as Sarah Palin makes it look.
Texas has a serious problem with feral hogs, which cause more than $400 million in damage every year. But it can be solved—one delicious bite at a time.
The Season For many hunters, Labor Day weekend is synonymous with the soft coos of the mourning dove. Every year, roughly 350,000 people in Texas are seduced by this avian siren song and harvest about five million of the four-ounce birds—that’s about 30 percent of the total number shot in…
Never been squirrel hunting? Here’s what you need to know: It tastes like chicken.
Read a Q&A with Philipp Meyer.
Ever wonder about that fellow in the crosshairs?
A recipe for when the hunters get home.
Last week, we talked to Jesse Griffiths about his new book Afield, which hits bookshelves tomorrow. During his interview, Jesse mentioned a recipe he felt would be a favorite amongst seasoned deer hunters. For those of you who are gearing up for…
A conversation with the Austin chef.
From riding on the range and stargazing to big game huntin, here are five guest ranches where you can explore your inner cowboy.
Lara Logan joins a hunt for scimitar horned oryx in the Hill Country.
East Texas deer breeder Billy Powell flouted the laws against importing live whitetails, emailing photos of his illegally obtained animals to prospective customers. Then Texas Parks and Wildlife came calling.
After stray bullets hit two students at an Edinburg junior high, officials consider erecting a cinder-block wall around the property.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals points its Thanksgiving publicity campaign toward the small Panhandle town of Turkey.
Mike Price tries to fire up his team at practice for this weekend's Rice game with fake arrest and hunting jokes.
The author on hunting deer, knowing the land, and writing about his family.
For decades, a treasured plot of Hill Country land meant one thing to the men in my family: a chance to kill lots of deer. Today, it means something different.
Read a Q&A with Rick Bass.
The mud was deep and wet and cold and there was nothing to do but dig. And dig. And dig.
Wheat was born in Pasadena and grew up near Cuero. After graduating from college and the Texas Game Warden Training Center, he was stationed in Tyler County for five years before transferring to Ochiltree and Hansford counties in 1996. He lives in Perryton. I credit my dad with my love…
When Theodore Roosevelt visited Texas in 1892, he insisted on booking a six-day javelina hunt. He shot two but later opined that the best way to dispatch the animal would be by spear. Teddy was on to something. “Because of their poor eyesight, it’s easy to close in on javelinas,”…
How to field-dress a deer.
So you’ve downed your first twelve-point buck of the season. But don’t break out the brewskis just yet: You’ve got some dirty work to do. “The minute the animal dies, it’s starting to decay,” says James C. Kroll, a.k.a. Dr. Deer from the Outdoor Channel (and whose formal job is…
In the state with the nation’s most celebrated concealed carry law, is it any wonder that the annual convention of pistol packers, peddlers, and promoters was number one with a bullet?
How I learned to stop worrying and love “blood sport”—or at least understand its appeal.
On the trail of Texas' unhappy hunting grounds.
Break out the hog-bladder balloons and get ready to chase livestock! It's time for a look at Texas' Christmas past.
This will be our routine, I’m sorry to report. Very early every morning, at an hour when the Mogollon Mountains are still velvety silhouettes against the star-smeared sky and the predawn tranquility of the Gila Wilderness has swallowed us into the deepest valley of our dreams, we will be…
Praise the Lord for gentle creatures and pass the ammunition.
A veteran hunter and guide tells how it's done.