AUSTIN — September marks the start of dove season for more than 300,000 Texas hunters per year. While 2020 surveys of dove populations were cancelled due to ongoing public health concerns, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) estimates promising hunting conditions ahead of the start of the season. With a breeding population of about… Read More TPWD: Dove season begins September 1
Exporting Trophy Requirements To our members who have clients hunting in the United States, our member taxidermists, or those members planning on going out of the country to hunt, there are several things that need to accompany harvested animals leaving the U.S. and those animals coming into the U.S. Please see the following information: Info needed to… Read More Exporting Trophy Requirements
Hunting in a Fever Tick Quarantine Area Things to Know Before You Go Austin, TX – Hunting season has arrived and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials are reminding hunters in South Texas that additional precautions are required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer, and other exotics located on fever tick… Read More Hunting in a Fever Tick Quarantine Area Things to Know Before You Go
Decor Ideas for Your Harvests and Culls Most of you are hunters or spend ample time outdoors. But what do you do with the antlers, skulls, hides and other “rarities” you find? As any respectful hunter does, its best to use as much of a harvested animal as possible, right? And, by just spending time… Read More Decor Ideas for Your Harvests and Culls
Hunting | How Young Is Too Young? What’s the appropriate age for a kid to start hunting? From my experience, most people throw around the ages 7, 8 and 9. But why are these the ages most people assume a child is ready to hunt? Is there even a “right” age? A kid can go… Read More Hunting | How Young Is Too Young?
Don’t worry. I’m not going to go full blown into People Eating Tasty Animals, but there are a few key points I’d like to discuss. As a conservationist and animal lover, it’s interesting that I feel like I have nothing in common with animal rights activists when in theory, we have similar principles. I fully… Read More What Animal Activists Get Wrong
Why Women Hunt Better Than Men Okay, I have your attention, don’t I? This isn’t a girl power or feminist post, I promise. But, I am going to provide you with two key reasons why women are better hunters than men. We all know men have historically been the hunters, and in my opinion are… Read More Why Women Hunt Better Than Men
Feral hogs are an invasive species. They destroy our agriculture and economy. We’ve all heard this and most outdoorsmen have seen the damage they do firsthand. Hogs were brought in almost 300 years ago by Spanish settlers as an important source of meat. Then in the 1930’s, European hogs, or Russian boars, were brought into… Read More Feral Hogs: The Damage Is Done
Mountain Lions | Steve Forest Get ready EWA members!! The Mountain Lion is on the comeback and headed your way. When I moved out to west Texas, I didn’t have much experience with lions, but sad to say I’ve gained lots of experience. The first lion I took was an intriguing novelty, but now after number 45 and… Read More The Mountain Lion is on the Comeback!
There are two sides of the wildlife conservation coin. On one side are conservationists who think the benefits of hunting are exaggerated and that there are other (better) options for wildlife management. On the other side of the coin are hunters who believe you must manage a herd in order for it to thrive and… Read More 4 Facts of Wildlife Conservation