Home Authors Posts by Will Leschper

Will Leschper

517 POSTS 4 COMMENTS
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 of now-defunct publications.
The Lone Star State is blessed with an abundance of hunting opportunities for both small game and big game, and with a little help from Mother Nature, the overall hunting forecast has shaped up to be good for most Texas wildlife in 2017-18. Here is The Texas Outdoor Digest's annual...
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...
Legendary Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme's lasting legacy and gifts to the culinary history of the South include many mouth-watering recipes that are regularly in use today. However, Prudhomme -- who passed away at age 75 in 2015 -- is likely most remembered and revered for one signature dish: blackened redfish. Prudhomme's cooking...
Texas anglers looking to fill their freezers with red snapper are urged to head to their local H-E-B or other local seafood-selling establishment. At least that's what NOAA Fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would urge you to do. In the most stunning move it may ever make, the fisheries governing...
Multiple state agencies, conservation groups and common-sense hunters went hog wild over the potential use of a controversial toxicant to kill feral hogs in recent months. All that hubbub ultimately led to Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. -- the maker of Kaput Feral Hog Bait -- to withdraw its registration of the warfarin-based...
South Texas is big deer country. That’s a fact, regardless if you’re scouring the senderos on a high-fence tract or spying a feeder on a low-fence lease. However, there also is a pair of Wildlife Management Areas operated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department that shouldn’t be overlooked when discussing...
Howdy, fellow Texans, outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. My name is Will Leschper and I'd like to introduce you to the new Texas Outdoor Digest. I'm a native Texan, and, no offense to anyone out there not from the Lone Star State, but I just have to say it: Texas is awesome....
Feral hogs in Texas can't be controlled. It's a fact rooted in destruction of native habitats as the swine descended from those introduced by Spanish explorers explode exponentially across our Lone Star State landscape. That's not to say that we Texans aren't doing our best to thin the state's herd estimated...
Venison is the most expensive meat on earth. But it's just deer, right? Yes, but there's more to the story. There's no doubt about it, when you're tallying a grocery list that requires time spent in the field to acquire your meat-based protein, the costs are going to add up. In...
The catfish ranks only behind the largemouth bass in terms of anglers’ preference, as you would expect, and we’ve got exceptional catfish habitat in Texas. Flatheads, channel cats and blue cats can be found in almost every nook and cranny of the Lone Star State and are more than...