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. It’s awesome because of all the exceptional hunting, fishing and recreational pursuits that help us get outside and stay there. That’s exactly why I created The Texas Outdoor Digest, a place where we can discuss and celebrate all things sporting.
I was introduced to the outdoors at a young age and I’ve been hooked ever since. I really have hooked myself numerous times, whether it was as a kid trying to catch sunfish or later on using the long stick for the first time and whipping a fly pattern right into the back of my head.
I also have been hooked on bringing my passion for the outdoors to others. I’ve been a contributing writer and photographer to many outdoor magazines you may have heard of … and some that are no longer in print, thanks to the changing ways that folks consume their information.
I currently serve as conservation editor for Texas Fish & Game Magazine and I provide regular content for the Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters. Those are a couple of great publications with their own dedicated audiences. I would urge you to check them out, and if you like them, subscribe.
I also want you to subscribe to The Texas Outdoor Digest. And guess what? It’s free. That right, no fee required to get the best of the outdoors directly to you, when you want it.
As far as The Texas Outdoor Digest goes, you may ask, “Well, there’s lots of other shows and media out there about hunting and fishing … so what makes you different?” And you know what, that’s a great question.
My easy answer is that I know what you want because I want the same things. I want to know about the fishing conditions along the Texas coast this time of year, how the spring turkey hunting outlook is shaping up and hundreds of other topics that I enjoy discussing.
And there’s so much to talk about when you’re talking Texas hunting and fishing.
However, there also are opportunities to enjoy outdoor pursuits elsewhere, so we’ll talk about those, too.
What I would urge you to do today, in addition to signing up for show updates, is to plan out your hunting and fishing pursuits if you haven’t already. Then, once you’ve got an overall outline, take a second and go back over your list. Is there at least one opportunity to take a youth along? It could be your kids or your neighbors’ kids … or even someone you’ve never even met.
It’s up to us as hunters, anglers and conservationists to give back to future generations. They’ll be the ones entrusted with overseeing our traditions when we’re long gone.
And if you don’t have your list of outdoor pursuits locked down yet, please go to The Texas Outdoor Digest homepage. I’ve got a breakdown of one outdoor pursuit per month to help get you thinking.
While you’re on the homepage, you also can sign up for content updates to make sure you never miss out on any conversation … and please don’t forget to follow on Instagram @texasoutdoordigest.
I look forward to what 2017 brings outdoors and hopefully you do, too.
Thanks for joining The Texas Outdoor Digest.