Wild Canids Carry DNA of “Extinct” Red Wolves

“Wil E. Coyote” For the Evolutionary Win

More on the “discovery” of Red Wolves in Texas. The real hero is “Wil E. Coyote,” the indomitable little wolf of our Southwestern deserts. Taking a cue from “The Roadrunner,” his cartoon adversary, the coyote

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The Great Migration by Johann Fanzoj

A beautiful double rifle by the Ferlach, Austria gunmaker Johan Fanzoj. He describes the rifle as follows, “The Great Migration” portrayed by Johann Fanzoj in artistic splendor, in a 5-year-project based on a monumental large-caliber

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Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 10

Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 10

Nothing is as peaceful as elk country. Rather than trying to eliminate all elk on Texas’ public lands under the scientifically-bogus belief that they are an “invasive, exotic” species that harms bighorn, pronghorn and mule

Rise of the Golden Jackal

Rise of the Golden Jackal

The golden jackal is Europe’s coyote. Like coyotes in North America, golden jackals are spreading because: (1) Mother Nature abhors a vacuum, and (2) natural systems require predators. When looked at this way, the golden

German Winemakers See Boon in Climate Change

German Winemakers See Boon in Climate Change

Global climate has never been static. In fact “Climate Change” is as old as the Earth. For millions of years, the Earth’s climate has vacillated between ice ages and warm periods. For the last 20,000-years,

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Scaled Quail Hunting

Scaled quail are notorious for running from dogs on point. After the covey rise, the singles are tired and will usually hold a little better. English Pointers, Labs and English Cockers do a great job

‘America’s Mississippi’ Review: Overflowing With Life

‘America’s Mississippi’ Review: Overflowing With Life

The amazing wildlife of the Mississippi River.

Fire & Blood: A History of Mexico

Book Review: Fire and Blood – A History of Mexico

Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico, published in 1973, is still the best history of Mexico and the Mexicans available. Written by San Antonian TR Fehrenbach, with whom I shared a 40-year friendship, the

A Permit Runs Through It

A Permit Runs Through It

Often, the biggest impediments to conservation are the conservation agencies.

Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees?

Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees?

Seventy years ago, Dr. William Albrecht, the “Father of Soil Fertility,” wrote, “It’s not the overpowering invader we must fear but the weakened condition of the victim.” Outbreaks of parasite-spread diseases must be treated if

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