Hunting is a great way to get young people outside and learn stewardship of Nature.
Tag: Bird Dogs
Nine Days of Nirvana!
The nine day overlap of dove and quail season in the South Zone is heaven for bird hunters.
Dove Season Starts Tomorrow; Is Fido Ready?
With the opening of the North Zone tomorrow, thousands of Texans will be heading afield in search of dove. Lucky hunters will enjoy the companionship of a dog. It is critical to watch your dog closely for heat exhaustion. Many retrievers are also house dogs and have been inside so […]
Bobwhites are Pairing Up!
I am getting reports that pairs of Bobwhites are showing up all over South Texas so with eternal optimism, I pray for a great hatch. Last season was very bad over most of Texas, even in areas where the birds normally do well. As usual, I get reports of pairs where people say there simply […]
Spring is a Great Time to Buy a South Texas Ranch!
Covid Pandemic has a Silver Lining
With all the depressing news about Covid, it is uplifting to see some good come out of it. Across the United States, hunting and fishing license sales are greatly increased due to the pandemic. Texas is no exception. This is good news for several reasons. First of all, it means increased revenues to Texas Parks […]
Ruby is Five Years Old Today!
Such an amazing dog that has enriched and no doubt lengthened my life. A bit standoffish at first, she has warmed up to me and Eileen a lot in five years. Sometimes, she still thinks she is a puppy and curls up in her tiny puppy bed. Other times, she is the Master of the […]
Fire and the Plow in the Deep Sandy Country Revisited
Bobwhite quail management requires attention to the weather and the calendar.
Bootcamp for Ruby (and her boss!)
In spite of Covid and social unrest, my thoughts are turning to a cold drink and a hot shotgun on the edge of a stocktank or sunflower field. Summer is upon us and we only have to endure another six weeks and bird season is here! What better way to social distance than sitting on […]
Uncertain About the Economy? Covid Got You Spooked? Buy a Ranch!
Below are my sales for the last several years. I deal in ranches from 200 acres and up, and work with buyers who primarily want their ranch for wildlife enjoyment, with or without extensive management. The buyers come from all walks of life; some pay cash, some use financing, all variations with wildlife as the […]