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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.
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...
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...