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 for
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.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department aims to please hunters and birders alike. So why is everyone gunning for it?
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
In darkest South Texas roam two of the world’s most endangered species—the black rhino and the Great White Hunter.
In which a group of society ladies samples the thrills and chills of an essentially masculine pastime.
Praise the Lord for gentle creatures and pass the ammunition.
A veteran hunter and guide tells how it's done.