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Will Leschper

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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.
Texas has its own running of the bulls each fall and the most savvy of anglers know that when it's time to lock horns with a beast, you need look no farther than man-made passes that intersect the Gulf of Mexico for a stampede of fishing action. October is big...
The deer hunting forecast in Texas is always good. Yes, there are lingering detrimental impacts across much of Southeast Texas in the months after Hurricane Harvey inundated the area with terrifying flooding. However, even in what the whitetail prognosticators term as “down” or “average” years, we’ve still got the largest population...
The most dangerous game in Texas doesn’t have menacing claws, sweeping tusks or broad headgear. It isn’t a predator, it isn’t a carnivore, and in fact, it doesn’t even have teeth. It’s a 5-ounce bird. Dove hunting again was the most hazardous outdoors pursuit in Texas in 2016, and it’s a good...
The Rio Grande Valley is unlike any other place in the Lone Star State. Fresh citrus and distinctive cuisine abounds, in addition to this area being the birding capital of the state – if not the world – as the warm climate harbors hundreds of different migrating species each year. When...
Fall is my favorite time of year in Texas. And I don’t think I’m alone. While autumn officially begins Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, it's still hot, humid and downright muggy across much of the state. Despite that lingering heat, I'm optimistic that cool fronts are on their way soon. As far as hunting...
The thrill of dove hunting isn’t about shooting. Seems silly, right? Expense, time and energy are shelled out to chase after a quarter-pound bird, but the true aim isn’t to harvest as many as possible as quickly as possible. It seems like a paradox in this day and age when hours are...
Hitting a baseball is like sighting in a firearm for Texas deer hunters preparing to head afield in search of whitetails. When you first chew on it, that statement may sound puzzling. But upon closer inspection, both pursuits can be broken down into three simple steps: Load, aim and shoot. When...
The waiting game that was spring and summer is almost over for Texas deer hunters. Next month those with archery equipment and crossbows will get first crack at another waiting game — the one filled with feverish expectation that a burly, old buck will provide a close encounter of the...
Dove hunting in Texas is inexpensive, accessible and inclusive of every species of hunter in the Lone Star State, catering to anyone and everyone willing to brave a steamy September afternoon from the Red River to the Rio Grande. And thanks to the longest dove season in eight decades, maybe you'll...
I was the same age as the youngster when I first heard the chilling tale. In fact, I was in the same area of Brown County, hunting the same game bird that nearly cut his life short in the time it takes for a covey to get out of sight. One...