Have Nose, Will Travel: Scent tracking demonstrations with Jane

We all know that dogs have had a relationship with mankind for centuries. From delivering messages in war, search and rescue, hunting small and big game, herding livestock, etc.- purebreds were all created with purpose to serve humankind in some way or another. The Vikings were even buried with their beloved hunting dogs afterall. When… Continue reading Have Nose, Will Travel: Scent tracking demonstrations with Jane

Peculiar Perspectives on Peccaries: the tasty Javelina & a little girl power

Inedible. Skunk pig. Nasty creature. All words used to describe Texas’ native peccary, the Javelina. A closer look into understanding this unique creature and maybe, just maybe, people will start to appreciate them. First off, the Javelina or Collared Peccary is NOT a feral hog. It is a small, robust new-world pig who primarily feeds… Continue reading Peculiar Perspectives on Peccaries: the tasty Javelina & a little girl power

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

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