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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.
A juvenile whooping crane was accidentally shot and killed in January  near St. Joseph’s Island in Aransas County,  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement officials said. A fresh water duck hunter out on his first coastal duck hunt Jan. 12 saw a bird he believed was a sandhill crane...
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted Feb. 8 to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing  season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27-day season. The recommendation passed by a narrow majority, over strong...
There is as much skill in deciphering a bass fishing report as there is to catching the scaly creatures contained in one. The angling world offers its own lexicon, complete with lingo that can make even a seasoned angler offer a sheepish look when they’re enlightened about some newfangled and...
Texas bass fishing is akin to Texas deer hunting. You don’t have to go far to find the big ones. Many of the state’s more than 2 million resident anglers have started their pursuit of finding the lunker of a lifetime, while some already have hit the jackpot. There have been...
The best-kept secret in the early 1990s in Brownwood surprisingly had nothing to do with high school football, the next man to follow in the legendary footsteps of Gordon Wood or the juicy details of a Lions-Yellow Jackets rivalry that Stephenville later would dominate when our family moved there. Instead...
Few things in this world compare with a great hunting lease, but nothing compares with the sucker punch that comes with losing one, especially when you least expect it. Let’s face it – the going rate for prime hunting real estate in Texas is just that –  with prices continuing...
Hunting frameworks for waterfowl ended recently, adding to the number of seasons we’ll have to wait until next fall to again enjoy, but boating repair should be your new aim. Now is the time to line out your fishing gear for spring and summer. I’m specifically talking about your bass...
On the final day of duck season, Baffin Bay hunting is measured in hours and minutes. And the clock is ticking. A looming full moon peeking ominously through faint bands of wispy clouds greets the pair of droning bay boats flanked by the unmistakable mist of salty spray that always hovers...