Welcome to our Being Texan video series, in which we explore the dreams and realities of Texans from all walks of life, from the Panhandle to the Gulf Coast, the Trans-Pecos to the Piney Woods.

Texas has more than its share of hunting ranches, from scrappy mom-and-pop operations to enormous luxury resorts. Catering to deep-pocketed sportsmen and women who lust after big bucks with trophy antlers, the average hunting outfit would just as soon avoid scrutiny from the non-hunting world, particularly animal-rights activists.

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