Hunting

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January 21, 2013

It’s Time to Bag Some Feral Hogs

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! …

The Culture |
January 21, 2013

The Nuge’s Stranglehold

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. …

Web Exclusive |
January 21, 2013

High on the Hog

Hunting from a helicopter isn't as easy as Sarah Palin makes it look.

Travel & Outdoors |
January 21, 2013

Whole Hog

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.

Sports |
January 20, 2013

How to Dove Hunt

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…

Hunting |
January 1, 2012

The Bucks Stop Here

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.

Hunting |
October 31, 2011

Eat, Prey, Love

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.

Rick Bass |
January 1, 2011

Stuck Truck

The mud was deep and wet and cold and there was nothing to do but dig. And dig. And dig.

The Culture |
October 31, 2010

Mike Wheat, Game Warden

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…

The Culture |
July 31, 2010

How to Hunt Javelina

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,”…

The Culture |
October 31, 2007

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…

Feature |
May 31, 2005

Happiness Is a Warm Gun

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?…

Texana |
December 1, 2001

Merry Tex-mas

Break out the hog-bladder balloons and get ready to chase livestock! It's time for a look at Texas' Christmas past.

Feature |
November 1, 1993

Gila Hell

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…