Archive for September 27th, 2011

TPW Magazine–Fall Hunting

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

After the brutal summer we endured, only cool fall temperatures can lure us from our homes. The October issue of TPW magazine reminds us why we love the outdoors. Editor, Louie Bond.

57— Well, we’re always interested in wild places at Texas Parks and Wildlife, and this month we’ll be taking a look at hunting camps with Henry Chappell, who I think is one of our most lyrical writers. And he talks about hunting camps as primitive as a campfire in the woods and little else, all the way to the palatial accommodations of a corrugated tin shack held together with mouse droppings and spider webs, as he describes it.

And while you’re out hunting, of course, you’re going to want to know what the conditions are this year. So, we have all of our biologists rounded up for their big forecast this year and although the drought’s been quite devastating across the state, it actually does mean some good numbers for a few species. So, I know readers will be interested in that.

And also Larry Hodge takes a look at Texas’ two last wild rivers: The Devil’s and the Neches, and efforts to keep them as wild, undammed rivers. So, we hope that you get outdoors whether you’re enjoying hunting or just the wild places that we love in Texas.

Thanks, Louie!

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.