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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’ Wildlife Management Areas are as distinct and varied as the different regions of the state where they are located. This network of public land is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, which uses the hundreds of thousands of combined acres for a number of purposes. Mostly, the...
September wingshooters can count on one thing in years like this: The probability for a good dove or teal hunt goes sky-high if you’ve got consistent water and food sources in your flight path. Texas boasts fall dove populations in excess of 40 million birds and its roughly 300,000 dove...
The dog days of summer are here, which means there’s no better time to go in search of cats. The catfish remains a summertime staple across Texas, ranking only behind the largemouth bass in terms of anglers’ preference. And for good reason – flatheads, channel cats and blue cats can...
Fishing during the middle of the day isn’t just tough — it’s downright dangerous. It doesn’t take much to overheat and take all the fun right out of the pastime. However, if you’re looking to find the magic hour, any success you have clearly will be both audible and visible. Concentrating early...
Texas is home to millions of acres of excellent wildlife habitat, providing exceptional hunting from the Red River to the Rio Grande. The rub for many hunters, however, is the sheer fact that the majority of that land is inaccessible, resting squarely in private hands and open only to...
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...
It’s a safe assumption the majority of hunters are fully aware of the regulations associated with dove hunting, but there remain common violations that game wardens continue to see each September. Most of them are easily avoidable, and in all reality, these issues rest at the heart of conservation:...
He slowly slid the truck door back in place, performed the ritual gear check adopted as habit and started down a rut in the meandering ranch road. The afternoon glow was a welcome departure from the previous two days when frigid north winds and light mist made the last week...
The Texas coastline stretches from the Louisiana border to the Mexican border and harbors game fish of all shapes and sizes – and tastes. With that in mind, here’s a summer saltwater fishing guide, featuring more than a few reasons why it’s worth making the trip south or east, at...
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...