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What’s Happened to All The Pintails?

What’s Happened to All The Pintails?

Wildlife Resources

Waterfowl managers across the nation know there is a big problem with the Northern Pintail. Starting in the mid-1990s, precipitation returned to the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) of southern Canada and the northern plains of America. Populations of all puddle ducks species escalated to some of their highest numbers since the 1950s, but pintails languished well below their long-term average, disappointing sportsmen with reduced bag limits and perplexing biologists with a population that should have rebounded with conditions.


Dove Fields, Abundant Yields

Dove Fields, Abundant Yields

Wildlife Resources

Dove hunting has long been a tradition that Texans look forward to every September because it kicks off fall hunting seasons and brings friends and family together.


Down the Devils

Down the Devils

Land Stewardship Resources

With gear loaded, we shove out into the river, slipping the canoe through a small break in the cattails. Where we launch, the current is moderate and the river is wide so the paddling is akin to being on a pond. We spend a few minutes coordinating our paddle strokes and situating our gear before heading downstream. The excitement is evident as conversation is light and brisk. However, our attitudes are merely a ruse, for downstream the roar of Texas’ largest waterfall awaits us. There is no turning back now, so we paddle on.


Sheep on the Mountain

Sheep on the Mountain

Wildlife Resources

Desert Bighorns Thrive Again in Far West Texas


Hill Country Browse

Hill Country Browse

Wildlife Resources

Texas is home to about 4 million white-tailed deer, and about half of them live in the Hill Country and Edwards Plateau. In addition, Texas is home to more than 2 million goats, sheep and exotics, and the majority of these live in the Hill Country. These animals depend on browse, the leaves and tender twigs of woody plants, as an important part of their diet.


Historic Wildlife of Texas

Historic Wildlife of Texas

TWA Magazine

These are some of the noteworthy species that were “numberless” when our great-great grandfathers settled this state. Now, these species are reduced to insignificance or gone forever. In 1860, Texas had 600,000 people who comprised less than 2 percent of the total U. S. population. Now, we have 28 million people who comprise over 8 percent of the U. S. population. When human habitation increases, wildlife habitat decreases.


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