The Sun Sets on South Texas Turkey Season

I’ve said it a million times before- A bad day of turkey hunting is still a good day of turkey hunting. But there are “less good” days mind you. And I have experienced a few of them these past couple years. This spring I had lots of opportunities to hunt my favorite birds and it… Continue reading The Sun Sets on South Texas Turkey Season

Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the scenes at Powderhorn Ranch

“Oh wow…oh wow oh wow!” The words spilled out of Annie’s mouth. An Axis buck stood staring at our hunting blind not more than 60 yards away, antlers towering high above his head. A mating pair of Sandhill cranes flew over, calling back and forth to one another. The steam rose up from the ground… Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the scenes at Powderhorn Ranch

Rooted in Time: Hunting Heritage Prevails in the Texas Hill Country

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Indescribable are the emotions I feel about this old broken horned blackbuck antelope. When Adam and I first saw him with land owner Warren Blesh he was fighting in a food plot. The following morning I… Continue reading Rooted in Time: Hunting Heritage Prevails in the Texas Hill Country

Complete Connections: What it means to be a woman of the land

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” — Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist With the end of my hunt guiding season comes major reflection for me. It seems that February actually feels like the end of the… Continue reading Complete Connections: What it means to be a woman of the land

The Quail Quota: Empowering Texas youth for quail conservation

“Nature is an open book for those who care to read it. Each grass-covered hillside is a page in which is written the history of the past, conditions of the present, and predictions of the future.” -J.E. Weaver My Silver Bullet. If nature is an open book, we certainly read and re-read the pages. Working in… Continue reading The Quail Quota: Empowering Texas youth for quail conservation

Never Lose Hope: Guiding for the Texas Youth Hunting Program

“Bull.”  It was all I could manage to say seven years ago when I got my first taste of what being a guide was all about. Bull. Bull. Bull. I had to repeat it several times to get the attention of the hunter and for fear I’d only said it the first time in my mind.… Continue reading Never Lose Hope: Guiding for the Texas Youth Hunting Program