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What Does Your  Trophy Score? Beyond the Tape Measure

What Does Your Trophy Score? Beyond the Tape Measure

Wildlife Resources

One well-known, self-proclaimed deer expert has defined a trophy whitetail as a buck with antlers that measure 150 or more inches, but for generations of hunters a true trophy hunting experience goes beyond the tape measure. By this definition, the animal itself, or rather the antlers, is the trophy without regard to the experience of finding, watching, hunting or harvesting the animal and without regard to how the antlers were produced.


Bright Future for Texas Waterfowl Hunting

Bright Future for Texas Waterfowl Hunting

Wildlife Resources

The future of Texas waterfowl hunting boils down to two things—water and habitat. The Lone Star State is littered with water and wintering habitat for waterfowl throughout its many eco-regions.


Elusive White-wings Timing Is Everything

Elusive White-wings Timing Is Everything

Wildlife Resources

South Zone hunters can take advantage of wing shooting opportunities for
White-winged Doves before the species migrates south.


Texas Tarpon: The Mighty Silver King

Texas Tarpon: The Mighty Silver King

TWA Magazine

The rich waters of the Texas bays fed by freshwater nutrients from Texas rivers mix with equally rich gulf water to create a natural nursery. Here, numerous fish species lay eggs where the fry will grow and return to the gulf. The rich and protective estuaries are habitats for a number of fish species including the mystical Atlantic tarpon.


Ecotourism on the Ranch

Ecotourism on the Ranch

TWA Magazine

In a state that ranges from a hot dry desert to lush green swamps, Texas has the diverse ecosystems, open spaces and assorted private ranches to be a world-class leader in ecotourism.


The Problem with Pronghorns

The Problem with Pronghorns

TWA Magazine

Of all the Texas big game species, none is more emblematic of the wide open west than the pronghorn. Swift and fleet footed, the pronghorn covers distances faster than any other land mammal on the continent. Over the past decade or so, the pronghorn of West Texas and the Marfa Plateau couldn’t outrun enigmatic problems that plague the species.


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