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How To Prevent Oak Wilt

Oak wilt is a fungal disease that affects oak trees. It is caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, which is spread by sap beetles. The

History
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The Fetterman Massacre

In December 1866, during Red Cloud’s War, a group of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes joined forces and clashed with a detachment of the United

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The Shot that Changed the West

The Second Battle of Adobe Walls: A Tapestry of Conflict and Survival in the American West In 1874, the Second Battle of Adobe Walls emerged

Wildlife Management
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When Do Most Deer Shed Their Antlers?

When Do Most Deer Shed Their Antlers?   Deer shed their antlers when their testosterone falls after mating, also known as their rut. This hormone

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What is the Flood Risk?

What is the Flood Risk? There’s a saying: where it can rain, it can flood. So for homebuyers, the question shouldn’t be, “can my house

Hunting
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Super Pigs

Super Pigs   Super pigs, pigs, swine, hogs, boars – whichever name you give them, these omnivores are poised to wreak havoc on the environment

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Water Information for Landowners

The following websites are resources related to water for landowners:   DROUGHT INFORMATION: The website https://www.drought.gov/states/texas provides up-to-date information on drought conditions in Texas, including temperature and

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Comanche Chief Iron Jacket

Comanche Chief Iron Jacket   Iron Jacket, also known as Puhihwikwasu’u, was a Comanche chief and medicine man who lived in the late 18th and

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The Largest Contiguous Ranches in the US

Discovering Vermejo and the Waggoner Ranch, the largest contiguous ranches in the US   Are you a nature lover looking for a unique and unforgettable

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Elk in Texas

Texas Elk Range – Live interactive mapping, free range, updated Jan 1 2024 Map Legend: Black Triangle = Historical Elk Physical Evidence, White triangle = 

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Cattle Ranching

CATTLE RANCHING   Maybe since the advent of the television series “Yellowstone,” there is a lot of interest in cattle ranching. With its abundant grasslands

Real Estate
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How Does A Recession Effect Land Prices?

2023 Land Prices – What will happen?   In Texas, land is an ever-present commodity. Land prices are always changing and many factors contribute to

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The Largest Ranches in Texas

Recently, James Bigley talked about the biggest ranches in the world. There’s been so much talk about the Yellowstone ranch and a spinoff, the 6666

History

XIT, the Real Largest Ranch

Taylor Sheridan is one busy guy, promoting the history of settling the Yellowstone Ranch in “1883” and a modern version of trying to preserve the

Wildlife Management

Exotics In Texas

What is an Exotic? According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, “The term exotics in Texas refers to medium to large-sized nonindigenous or non-native

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Luckenbach Texas

Nestled deep within the very heart of Hill Country, Texas, is the tiny town of Luckenbach (Loo-kin- bahk). There are just 13 residents living inside the town’s

Ranching News

So You Want to be a Rancher

So you want to be a rancher. Why? Did you grow up on a farm? You loved the smell of the disced land and the