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The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters

The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters January/February 2020

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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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3 minuti
45 years of ttha and counting

In my first few months leading the team here at Texas Trophy Hunters Association, I’ve reconfirmed something I was already pretty sure of: Texas hunters are as diverse as the landscape of the state we hunt. At the 2019 Hunters Extravaganzas in Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, I saw more than 50,000 residents of the Trophy Hunter Nation, and the diversity was obvious. Some of us have been hunting for decades, while others of us are just getting started. Some of us are whitetail hunters; some, mulie hunters; some, bird hunters; and some, exotics hunters. By default, I think almost all of us are hog hunters and varmint hunters, as well, in the name of conservation and wildlife preservation. I think many of us, though, are just hunters, with no…

2 minuti
gourmet wild game: tamaulipas style

The Journal took part in a gourmet cooking and dining event in mid-November, hosted by the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and the Culinary Institute of America at its campus near downtown San Antonio at The Pearl. Tamaulipas is pulling out all the stops to highlight not only its gastronomical delights, but that state’s rich hunting and fishing resource. “The idea is to give awareness to (Tamaulipas’) diversity,” said Fernando Olivera Rocha, secretary of tourism for Tamaulipas. Olivera Rocha said Tamaulipas has 150 ranches open for hunting, with about 100 of those opening in the last three years. Tamaulipas also has 104 fishing tournaments and has world-class wildlife refuges for bird watching and eco-toursim. Chefs Angel Garcia and Hector Urtaza Alvarez gave a short cooking presentation by preparing a few choice food samples,…

5 minuti
45 years of texas trophy hunters

TTHA Founder Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA) was founded in 1975. I was 30 years old. Gerald Ford was president of the United States, and Dolph Briscoe was governor of Texas. “Muy Grande” in Freer was the only big deer contest in Texas, and hardly anyone used corn to hunt deer. A deer blind was a board on a tree limb, or an 8-foot stepladder. Popular deer rifles were the .30-06; .300 Savage; .270 and .243 Winchester. Jennie Crowder and I ran Texas Trophy Hunters out of our original office, a single wide trailer on Prue Road in northwest San Antonio, and Texas was quite different back then in many ways. Available hunting products and services were few. Places to hunt were seemingly plentiful, if you could afford them, and “day leases”…

11 minuti
fence posts

Texans Vote “Yes” To Support State Parks, Historic Sites On Nov. 5, Texans voted overwhelmingly in support of Proposition 5, a constitutional dedication of revenue from the Sporting Good Sales Tax, so those dollars can only be used by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission on public parks and historic sites. This amendment will ensure there will be funding to protect Texas water quality, natural areas, beaches, and wildlife, so that our children and grandchildren and future generations can enjoy them the same way we do. It will also create a consistent stream of revenue for the maintenance and long-term planning of state parks and historic sites. Proposition 5 will provide the funding to achieve these goals without raising taxes or requiring additional fees. “The people of…

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roy hindes iii

Editor's note: This is the twelfth in a series of pioneers to be recognized for their contributions, past and present, to Texas hunting. Roy Hindes III is a pioneer of our hunting heritage. Known to many as “Little Roy,” he and his family have a deep-rooted history in South Texas. Roy and the Hindes family have also had a profound impact on deer hunting and management. Aside from the history of the family, Roy is known far and wide for recovering wounded deer with his trailing dogs. Hindes family ancestors helped settle the area and establish the towns of Tilden and Hindes. The family had extensive ranch holdings at that time, but the drought and economic depression of the 1930s each took a toll. A decade later, Roy Hindes Jr., known as…

7 minuti
what is the white-tailed deer worth to texas? part 1

I often am asked that question—a seemingly easy one to answer—yet, it is one of the most difficult to provide a correct answer. The words “worth,” and even “value,” are not easy to define. Our new replacement for the Webster’s Dictionary, Wikipedia, defines worth as “The value equivalent to that of someone or something under consideration; the level at which someone or something deserves to be valued or rated.” There is that word “value” again. If we look up its definition, we find, “The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.” Although both words are useful, you have to use one to help define the other. So, when the TTHA staff asked me to write this issue’s column on what whitetails are really worth…