Hunting

Can the Bobwhite Quail Be Saved?

Oct 24, 2019 By Wes Ferguson

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.

It’s Time to Bag Some Feral Hogs

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

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 Nuge’s Stranglehold

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

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. 

Whole Hog

Jan 21, 2013 By Philipp Meyer

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.

How to Dove Hunt

Jan 20, 2013 By Andrea Valdez

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…

Stuffed Venison Flank from Jesse Griffiths’ Afield

Sep 17, 2012 By Layne Lynch

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…

Five Ranch Getaways

Feb 1, 2012 By Stirling Kelso

From riding on the range and stargazing to big game huntin, here are five guest ranches where you can explore your inner cowboy.

The Bucks Stop Here

Jan 1, 2012 By Lee Hancock

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.

Eat, Prey, Love

Oct 31, 2011 By Rick Bass

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.

Stuck Truck

Jan 1, 2011 By Rick Bass

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

Mike Wheat, Game Warden

Oct 31, 2010 By Texas Monthly

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…

How to Hunt Javelina

Jul 31, 2010 By Andrea Valdez

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

Oct 31, 2007 By Andrea Valdez

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…

Happiness Is a Warm Gun

May 31, 2005 By Michael Hall

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?

Merry Tex-mas

Dec 1, 2001 By Anne Dingus

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

Gila Hell

Nov 1, 1993 By Gary Cartwright

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…