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Will Leschper is founder of The Texas Outdoor Digest. He has been recognized for Excellence in Craft by the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. He is Conservation Editor of Texas Fish & Game Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters, in addition to writing for plenty of now-defunct publications.
Most Texas outdoorsmen and women dream of big whitetail bucks this time of year, but it’s time to give thanks for winter inshore saltwater angling opportunities and take part in what could be some of the best fishing of your life. Texas’ Gulf Coast stretches from a state border with...
The dusty breeze tickled the tops of spindly mesquites and thick bunch grass as I descended the steps of the tower stand. At the bottom, the icy chill of the late November morning hit me square in the face as binoculars were raised for what seemed like the 100th time. The...
With fall hunting seasons of all varieties set to commence in coming weeks, there are more chances than ever for accidents involving firearms, but most – if not all – can be avoided by erring on the side of caution and trusting your common sense. Too often hunters simply...
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials are reminding saltwater anglers that during November flounder fishing is allowed by rod and reel only, with no gigging allowed, and the bag limit is reduced to two fish. The two-fish bag also is extended this year into the first two weeks of December,...
I’ve hunted across Texas – from Panhandle shelter belts and Rolling Plains oak mottes to South Texas mesquite thickets and Pineywoods forest cover – and one quarry in particular calls each of them home, providing some of the toughest hunting around: the wild turkey. In general, fall turkey hunting is...
Fall and winter provide some of the liveliest angling opportunities for anglers willing to spend a day at the beach for Texas saltwater fishing pursuits. From Sabine Pass to South Padre Island, the Texas coast spans hundreds of miles and features myriad surf fishing options. Here’s a look at what’s biting...
Texas deer hunting is known across the country for both quantity and quality. And while many folks typically associate the Lone Star State as being a land primarily under high fence, there are huge bucks taken each year on low-fence lands. Many of those bucks are taken on smaller tracts...
Texas deer hunting is known across the country for both quantity and quality. And while many folks typically associate the Lone Star State as being a land primarily under high fence, there are huge bucks taken each year on low-fence lands. Many of those bucks are taken on smaller tracts...
The misidentification occurred years ago by a teenage hunter, but the mistake still rings true many more seasons into adulthood. Every time I think about the scenario I still get a sinking feeling, and while I broke no law and did nothing illegal, I perpetrated a cardinal sin in hunting:...
Far West Texas is best described as being a whole other country. The far-flung, rough-as-a-cob terrain made famous in the Oscar-winning “No Country For Old Men” is unforgiving to say the least. However, if you’re looking for the hunt of a lifetime -- one that certainly would include scenic views unlike...