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The Journal of the Texas Trophy HuntersThe Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters

The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters May - June 2018

The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters offers the latest news and information on Texas whitetail and North American game from professional writers uniquely combined with first-hand hunting experiences from its members! Each issue provides product information for archery, firearms and all of the latest hunting gear.

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Texas Trophy Hunters Association
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no time for summer blockbusters

May is usually a rainy month in Texas. As a rule, we get very little rain and a lot of wind in March, so the general countryside is still dry. Kenny Milam, of radio fame, who lives on Lake Buchanan, said he saw his first bluebonnet last week (March 1). If you’re wondering about spring, watch the mesquite—when it leafs out, winter is definitely over.Spring turkey seasons are on, and hunters should be happy this year, since the turkey hatch has been good the last couple of years. Hunters are more successful when gobblers are young and dumb. By their third year, turkeys get smart and only the better hunters are able to harvest one.I’ve been lucky through the years to have had some very good turkey country to hunt…

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big bucks at ttha’s corpus christi hunters extravaganza deer contest

Laura BerryHunter OglesbyCaden ReaganAlly BeamanOur re-scheduled Hunters Extravaganza show in Corpus Christi turned out to be a big success. And the Annual Deer Competition came through, with TTHA members entering their best bucks from the 2016/17 and 2017/18 hunting seasons. The BIG winner was none other than Corpus Christi’s famous Laura Berry. Her giant non-typical measured an impressive 201 inches and won Best of Show in the High Fence category, plus High Overall Female Winner, and People’s Choice winner. Wow!Ally Beaman won High Overall Youth with a nice South Texas buck that scored 1263⁄8. And 12-year old Caden Reagan took the Best Perfect 8 award with his archery buck, scoring 1243⁄4. The Best of Show for the Low Fence category went to Hunter Oglesby. His South Texas buck scored 1513⁄8.Thanks…

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blake’s resolve

The author’s son Blake with his first trophy bow buck. (AUTHOR PHOTO)October 2016 was the start of Blake Blanchard’s quest to find his first buck with a bow. It didn’t take long to find a mature deer that we thought was a good deer to remove from the pasture, and would be good for a 12-year-old bowhunter. Blake and I hunted hard for the next month and a half in hopes of taking the deer, but had no luck. We went to a tower stand to see if the buck was still in the area, and he was.After filming him the second time that year, we viewed it back at the house with the other lease members. After studying the buck some more, we decided it might be best to…

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my ghost buck

The author and his “ghost” buck. (AUTHOR PHOTO)Deer tales are usually all about the kill. This story is—let’s say different. Since 1979 when I took my first whitetail, I’d been infatuated with the hunt itself. The kill was a simple byproduct of the journey that transcends achievement, but not before learning the ways of the outdoorsman during my upbringing. There were uncles and one stepfather who introduced me to fishing, hunting and camping. I commend them for helping me find the gift of the outdoors and the love of chasing game.Like most of us, we navigate through adolescence, and find ourselves somehow on the other side of reality with a career, a wife, some kids, dogs, and a house. Within all those responsibilities lies this haunting and calling of the…

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fence posts

TPW Commission Rejects Longer North Zone Whitetail SeasonThe Houston Chronicle reports Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners rejected a proposal to extend whitetail deer season by two weeks in the North Zone. Commissioners cited potential conflicts between quail hunters and deer hunters in some Rolling Plains counties for rejecting it.The proposal came from a private citizen who petitioned for a rules change to Texas Parks and Wildlife. But that drew opposition from quail hunters who hunt in the Rolling Plains, where an estimated 36,000 hunted the game birds during the 2016-17 season, according to the paper. Hunting access to some private properties there gets shared between deer hunters and quail hunters, with quail hunting access sometimes available only after close of deer season. Adding two weeks to deer season would, in…

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publishing wildlife disease reports

In the interest of our membership and the hunting public, Texas Trophy Hunters Association has announced The Journal will publish in our regular issues any science-based data on the wildlife malady commonly called chronic wasting disease (CWD), and other wildlife disease reports. The information must be original, non-rebuttal, and of interest to the deer and elk hunters of Texas. All factual information will be peer reviewed by the TTHA peer review committee. Mixed data to support a favorable conclusion, and authorships that cannot be verified in the text will not be accepted. Publishable material will be limited to 2,500 words, and must be acceptable reading for the general public.All proposed publications or inquires should be sent to: Editor@ttha.com. Non-published articles will not be returned. ■…

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