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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.
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...
Black drum aren't a sexy saltwater species in Texas, playing second and even third fiddle to speckled trout, redfish and flounder. However, you won't find a fish more fit for the dinner table, and even in the dead of winter these fish pack a punch on conventional tackle. These cousins of...
Did you know there’s only one natural lake in Texas? I bet you didn’t. And even if you knew that fact, you probably couldn’t name Caddo Lake – the somewhat mysterious, cypress-infested body of water straddling the Texas-Louisiana border northeast of Marshall – as the lone native fishing spot in the...
Christmas is the best time of year to give and to receive new hunting and fishing gear. However, unless you know exactly what your special someone has their desires set upon, your best intentions to bestow happiness under the Christmas tree may fall somewhat flat. With that in mind, here are a...
If you're planning to make the trek north to Alaska for hunting in 2017, you better buy your licenses and tags before 2016 ends to avoid skyrocketing nonresident fees. Nonresident hunting tag fees for a variety of big game, including black bears and brown bears and moose, caribou and sheep...
Deer hunting all day is no easy task, something I’ve learned from personal experience. Nothing is more frustrating than sitting in your favorite stand for hours on end when the critters aren’t moving and bad weather decides to set in, making things even more difficult. However, that’s why it’s called hunting,...