The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
Knives In The Outdoors
Knives of all kinds have been a part of my life since childhood in Arkansas and East Texas. While living with my grandmother as a child, I remember using small paring knives to peel potatoes and other vegetables in the kitchen. The adults used large
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
Hunting Exotics In Winter
Not every hunter pursues whitetail deer, the most popular species to hunt in the Lone Star state. In recent years, hunting exotics has grown in attractiveness, partly due to being available all year as well as making beautiful distinctive mounts. Man
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters1 min de lectureNature
SUPPORT THE SAME MISSION – as your – DAD’S DAD’S DAD
Since 1937, volunteers have been the lifeblood of Ducks Unlimited. Over 60,000 of our volunteers help to raise more than $50 million dollars for North American wetlands each year. Additionally, becoming a DU volunteer is a fun way to meet new people
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters1 min de lecture
Save Your Ammo
Have you tried to buy some ammo for your 9mm pistol lately? Or maybe you want to shoot some crows or jackrabbits and you can’t find any .222 Remington shells. The same is true for such cartridges as .257 Roberts, .30-30, 00 buckshot, and a host of ot
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
Rigging Your Bass Lure
There’s a vast difference between “fishing” and “catching.” That statement is especially true for bass anglers. Even if you’ve got the time and money to put in the days needed to truly get on a pattern, fishing (really searching) typically is done a
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters6 min de lecture
Waterfowl Hunting Outlook
Texas waterfowl hunting remains a thriving pursuit for those willing to invest the time and effort. That being said, this year’s hunts will be somewhat different – for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has thrown
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters1 min de lecture
Share Your Lunker, Win Prizes And Help Conserve Big Bass
Since 1986, the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s popular Toyota ShareLunker program has been partnering with anglers to promote and enhance bass fishing in Texas. Each season—Jan. 1 through Dec. 31—anglers will have new and exciting opportunities to partne
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters1 min de lecture
Waterfowl Hunting Safety Checklist
Duck and goose hunting bring inherent dangers that shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are safety aspects to consider during winter hunts, especially on larger bodies of water: ✔ Always make plans with your family and friends. Never go hunting without tell
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
Got That Big Boy
The day started at home in San Antonio on Nov. 23, 2019, when the alarm went off. I hollered at my son, Tuff, “Wake up, Pop. It’s time to get up and go get that ‘Big Boy.’” I didn't hear a word from that 8-year-old boy sleeping in my bed. His mom wou
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
South Texas Double
After the holidays when all friends and family have left, my better half, Teri, and I love to head down to South Texas to spend some quality time in the deer stand, hunting the elusive whitetail deer. As many other Texans do, we load up the truck and
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters5 min de lecture
MOOSE For The Table
High school teachers are always challenged to both teach and engage teenagers. Chugiak, Alaska, teacher Brian Mason decided to call on a cow moose for some help. Mason brought a moose he had shot to class last fall, for his high school freshman stude
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters5 min de lecture
The Co-Op Connection
Sound deer and habitat management practices coupled with a budding interest in letting young bucks walk continue to pay off with some handsome whitetails for East Texas deer hunters. One of the latest to reap the rewards of keeping those itchy trigge
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters6 min de lecture
Cash’s QUEST
The quest for my son Cash’s buck started the weekend of Nov. 1 of the 2019-2020 season. My youngest of three children, Cash had just finished helping me guide a father/son hunt for friends of ours, on our lease west of Freer, under the MLD program. T
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters3 min de lecture
Back to The Pecos
The first deer lease where I was a paying hunter was a ranch in Pecos and Terrell counties, and the year was 1976. While I began hunting in 1960, the ranches where I hunted were family owned, leased, or I was invited to hunt, and all were in Medina C
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters6 min de lecture
Wildlife For All
North America is a mecca for wildlife, ranging from the wilds of Alaska, through Canada, the United States and south to arid Mexico. A variety of habitats provides the requirements of a large range of big game, small game and avian species hunted by
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
Guns For Texas
There was a time when the Texas hunter only owned guns regularly used to hunt birds or animals close to home. In many cases, these guns were a .22 rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun. As time passed, hunters were able to hunt farther from home and needed ad
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters5 min de lecture
Conservation vs. Contraception: Part I
Contraception for wildlife has a long and controversial history. Some groups have always seen it as a magic bullet that will allow them to rid the world of hunters, while others see it as a threat to the most successful system of wildlife conservatio
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters5 min de lecture
Choosing A New Bow
My daughter, Emma Ray, is growing fast. At 12 years old, she’s over 5 feet tall and strong for her age. Her old bow’s draw length was too short and the bow limbs were maxed out. She was ready for her first “real” bow. So, I did the research, consulte
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters3 min de lecture
Keeping the Child Within Alive
Growing up back in Detroit in the roaring 1950s, every Thursday was trash day, and “me and the boys” were searching for the Holy Grail of recyclable garbage. We would mount our stump-jumper Huffy and Schwinn bikes early in the morning and race from o
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters6 min de lecture
Wyoming Antelope Odyssey
I have always had a fascination for that iconic denizen of the western plains, the pronghorn antelope. I just never considered going to the West to hunt them. That all changed during a whitetail hunt on my Webb County family ranch when a couple of cl
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
Must-haves
TTHA has partnered with HuntStand to bring you a new hunting, weather and navigation app to easily navigate and map your favorite hunting areas on public and private lands. Measure distance and area, as well as add map markers for blinds, feeders, ca
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters3 min de lecture
Why Females Hunt
Why do females hunt? Basically for the same reasons males do. Hunting purposes and objectives are individual. How someone began hunting or developed their hunting desire is often varied and interesting. I asked different Texas ladies of all ages who
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters4 min de lecture
Arizona Elk
I started with a company called Zero Guides Fees many years ago, as I was determined to hunt the big bull elk of northern Arizona. For most of my life, I have enjoyed hunting the Western states for big game and have been successful many times with el
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters5 min de lecture
5:40 And Bingo!
During the last 60 years, I’ve killed about 40 whitetail bucks. Some were from Brown, Brazos, Jim Hogg, Live Oak, Maverick and Zapata counties. Try as I may, I can’t remember ever killing a real good buck at daylight or on a morning hunt. I’ve put my
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters7 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Off-road Vehicle Buyer’s Guide
Power, speed and hauling and towing capability continue to improve on many of the latest all-terrain vehicles and side-by-sides. Available creature comforts include full cabs with roll-up and power windows, heating and air conditioning and infotainme
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters3 min de lecture
The Venerable Family .22 Rifle
I grew up in a time when almost every family in East Texas had some type of .22 rifle on the wall, over the door, under the bed, or in a closet. The rifle most likely was a single-shot, such as the Remington Model 512, the Model 67 Winchester, the St
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters1 min de lectureNature
SUPPORT THE SAME MISSION as your DAD’S DAD’S DAD
Since 1937, volunteers have been the lifeblood of Ducks Unlimited. Over 60,000 of our volunteers help to raise more than $50 million dollars for North American wetlands each year. Additionally, becoming a DU volunteer is a fun way to meet new people
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters2 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Golden Fried Venison
• 1 1⁄2 pounds venison (or more), backstrap or hind quarter steak• 1-2 eggs, beaten in bowl with cup of milk• 1 cup (or more) flour in flat bowl or pan• Vegetable oil• 10-count biscuits for gravy Note: This recipe is also good for sandhill crane, squ
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters7 min de lecture
PANHANDLE Cornucopin
I’ve shot a limit of dove by a Panhandle windmill in September. In October, I’ve stalked a 15-inch pronghorn buck. In November, I’ve wrapped tags around both a 10-point whitetail and a 10-point mule deer—on back-to-back days. Come December, when the
The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters1 min de lectureNature
Feeding Times
Fish and game move in search of food in cycles relative to the moon’s location to the Earth. The time spans listed are the prime or major period times to start each day and along each time zone meridian of longitude 75° (Eastern), 90° (Central), 105°
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