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The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters

The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters

May/June 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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Language:
English
Publisher:
Texas Trophy Hunters Association
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in this issue

3 min.
keep calm and share your passion and bounty

I’ve been on this earth for more years than I care to admit, but I think I can easily say that in all of those years, I’ve never seen anything as crazy as the last few weeks. I know there are many extremely varying opinions as to society’s and government’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from “We’re not doing nearly enough” on one end, to “Everyone is COMPLETELY overreacting” on the other. Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, none of us can deny the impact this pandemic has had on our society. Many small businesses are in danger of not surviving an extended shutdown. Just as the Coronavirus is more of a threat to folks with pre-existing health conditions, many businesses of all sizes whose economic health was…

1 min.
new editorial column for the ladies

Females of all ages are joining hunting, shooting and outdoor adventures now more than ever before. Are you one of them? Or would you like to become one of them? If so, be sure to check out our newest column in The Journal—Texas Women in the Outdoors. Learn a little history about outdoor Texas women, pick up hints and recommendations for “newbies” in the outdoors, and simply enjoy a great reading experience. Men – it’s alright if you read it too! TEXAS Women in the Qutdoors See our first article on page 34, “The Advantages of Change,” authored by Texas outdoor lady Judy Jurek.…

1 min.
ttha’s bbq cook-off and 3d archery tournament results

The TTHA Tenth Annual Bucks & BBQ Cook-off was another huge success. You can see photos and a list of cook-off winners from the March event on page 104. Along with the cook-off this year, we held the annual Spring 3-D Archery Tournament, co-hosted by the Fletcha Brothers. This shoot had 20 targets, ranging from 20 to 55 yards, with youth, women and men’s divisions. We thank all of our sponsors, including Apex Gear, Truglo and Snipe Hog Lights. A huge thank you goes to Zarate Steel Works for providing the trophies this year and to Fletcha Brothers for providing the targets. Katie Calzado is our 1st Place Women’s Bowhunter Winner. Thanks go to Zarate Steel Works for providing the trophies this year and to Fletcha Brothers for providing the targets. What’s YOUR…

4 min.
jennie crowder

Jennie Crowder of Luling, Texas, is a pioneer of our hunting heritage. Sadly, while this article was being prepared, Jennie passed away in Luling in February. As Jerry Johnston’s capable secretary and assistant with Texas Trophy Hunters Association for over 30 years, Jennie earned the respect of the Texas deer hunting fraternity. Some have even said there might not be a TTHA had it not been for Jennie helping Jerry in the early days of the organization back in 1976. Jerry had the “want to” to form an association of deer hunters, but he needed the right person for the “do.” His ad in a San Antonio newspaper in March 1976 said (in essence): “Wanted: a Girl Friday to help with a new hunting organization. If you know what a sendero…

12 min.
fence posts

The First Five (or More) Decades of Chronic Wasting Disease: Lessons for the Five Decades To Come Editor’s Note: The following summary comes from a paper given at the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. The wildlife information presented at this conference is widely distributed through the wildlife community, and is influential in programs and policies dealing with wildlife matters. The content and recommendations in this paper about chronic wasting disease are the opinions of the authors, who may have a more vested interest in CWD than deer hunters in Texas. You could count all the wild white-tailed deer testing positive on one hand that Texas Parks and Wildlife has found in multi-thousands of hunter and road-killed deer. There are two schools of thought about CWD. The “doomsdayers” say CWD could…

2 min.
clayton williams (1931-2020)

Clayton Williams, avid hunter and outdoorsman, and energy business tycoon died in February from complications of a bout with pneumonia, according to a long-time work associate. Williams was 88. Texas Trophy Hunters remembers Clayton and Modesta, his wife of 55 years, as wild sheep hunters on a world-wide scale. Operating out of their business complex—ClayDesta—the couple put Midland, Texas, on the world petroleum map. Williams—a hall of famer in the oil industry and one of the greatest characters in the history of Texas politics—died peacefully with friends at his home in Midland. He ran for governor in 1990, losing a spirited race to Ann Richards. Still, Williams remained a loyal Republican and an even more dedicated graduate of Texas A&M. Williams, A&M class of 1954, received a degree in animal husbandry and was…