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The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters

The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters

November/December 2020

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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País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Texas Trophy Hunters Association
Periodicidad:
Bimonthly
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3 min.
ceo’s letter

To-Do List: Hunt, Vote By the time you’re reading this, it’ll definitely be about time for the Trophy Hunter Nation to do our thing—hit the woods, brush, pastures, and fields to get outdoors, pursue our passion, and fill our freezers. In short, folks, it’s time to HUNT! I shared with you here in the last issue how I’m always looking forward to hunting season, but with all that 2020 has brought us, the desire to get outdoors and hunt is even more intense than I think it’s ever been for me. Before you head out to your favorite hunting spot, though, there is one other extremely important thing you need to do: VOTE! Now, here at Texas Trophy Hunters, we’re not about telling you that you should hunt like we hunt, and that…

1 min.
we are ttha

Looking For That Perfect Gift for the Hunter in Your Family? Then check out some of the new products on TTHAGEAR.com. How about a TTHA logo cooler bag? You can “Show Your Skull” at the deer camp or at the tailgate of your favorite team. Also check out our new TTHA beanie for those chilly mornings in the deer stand. Don’t forget to grab something for your favorite Huntin’ Buddy. Discounts for TTHA Members! Bull Elk Rescued by Elk Hunter TTHA Member George Siddons, Jr. sent us a video of his buddy, Todd Taylor, rescuing an elk. At first, it looked like the animal’s antlers were tangled in a bush. But after a while Todd discovered he actually had a metal guidewire cable wrapped around his neck and antlers. Needless to say, Todd…

5 min.
marty berry

Marty Berry is a pioneer of our hunting heritage. His name is synonymous with the kind of big deer folks dream about. He is well known throughout wildlife and deer hunting circles and is a friend to many, including the Texas Trophy Hunters Association. Marty is a fighting Texas Aggie, class of 1983, and resides in Corpus Christi with his wife, Courtenay. They have four daughters, most of whom are now grown with families of their own. The Berry family business, Bay Ltd., is the largest private employer in the Corpus area. Founded in 1953 by Marty’s father, Marvin, the business has done exceptionally well as it begins its third generation of family operation. Growing up, Marty was one of four boys. His mother, Laura Berry, boasts that “four of a kind…

10 min.
fence posts

Three TPWD Killed in Helicopter Crash Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees were killed Aug. 8 in a helicopter crash while conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep in West Texas. The crash happened in TPWD’s Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County. The victims of the crash were identified as wildlife biologist Dewey Stockbridge, fish and wildlife technician Brandon White, and state wildlife veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar of Kerrville, according to the TPWD. Officials said the pilot, a private contractor, survived the crash and was taken to El Paso for further treatment. “No words can begin to express the depth of sadness we feel for the loss of our colleagues in this tragic accident,” said Carter Smith, TPWD executive director, in a statement. “These men were consummate professionals, deeply liked…

2 min.
new york, washington, d.c. attorneys general sue nra

The Associated Press reported the New York state attorney general and the Washington, D.C. attorney general have filed lawsuits in August against the National Rifle Association. Both officials have accused the organization of financial wrongdoing. New York Attorney General Letitia James accuses NRA executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. James also seeks to dissolve the organization. “It’s clear that the NRA has been failing to carry out its stated mission for many, many years and instead has operated as a breeding ground for greed, abuse and brazen illegality,” she said at a news conference. “Enough was enough. We needed to step in and dissolve this corporation.” Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed suit against the NRA…

1 min.
pope and young announces entry fee increase

The Pope and Young Club has recently conducted an analysis of its trophy entry fee cost based on historical data and today’s actual cost of processing entries by staff. While reviewing historical information, they learned they had raised entry fees, on average, every 11-12 years. These increases were often conducted to ensure staff costs were offset, and the Club made a minimal profit that could be directed towards other operating expenses. The Club’s current entry fee cost of $35 is no longer sustainable to offset all costs associated with processing entries. Additionally, the Club’s last entry fee increase was 12 years ago (2008), further indicating an adjustment was warranted. After reviewing all the information, the Board approved an increase to the trophy entry fee from $35 to $40 per animal, beginning…