Hunting | How Young Is Too Young? What’s the appropriate age for a kid to start hunting? From my experience, most people throw around the ages 7, 8 and 9. But why are these the ages most people assume a child is ready to hunt? Is there even a “right” age? A kid can go… Read More Hunting | How Young Is Too Young?
Don’t worry. I’m not going to go full blown into People Eating Tasty Animals, but there are a few key points I’d like to discuss. As a conservationist and animal lover, it’s interesting that I feel like I have nothing in common with animal rights activists when in theory, we have similar principles. I fully… Read More What Animal Activists Get Wrong
Why Women Hunt Better Than Men Okay, I have your attention, don’t I? This isn’t a girl power or feminist post, I promise. But, I am going to provide you with two key reasons why women are better hunters than men. We all know men have historically been the hunters, and in my opinion are… Read More Why Women Hunt Better Than Men
Feral hogs are an invasive species. They destroy our agriculture and economy. We’ve all heard this and most outdoorsmen have seen the damage they do firsthand. Hogs were brought in almost 300 years ago by Spanish settlers as an important source of meat. Then in the 1930’s, European hogs, or Russian boars, were brought into… Read More Feral Hogs: The Damage Is Done
Mountain Lions | Steve Forest Get ready EWA members!! The Mountain Lion is on the comeback and headed your way. When I moved out to west Texas, I didn’t have much experience with lions, but sad to say I’ve gained lots of experience. The first lion I took was an intriguing novelty, but now after number 45 and… Read More The Mountain Lion is on the Comeback!
There are two sides of the wildlife conservation coin. On one side are conservationists who think the benefits of hunting are exaggerated and that there are other (better) options for wildlife management. On the other side of the coin are hunters who believe you must manage a herd in order for it to thrive and… Read More 4 Facts of Wildlife Conservation
I haven’t hunted my whole life. It’s actually a pretty recent hobby I’ve taken up. My husband is an outdoorsman and would rather be out on a ranch than almost anywhere else in the world. I am very blessed that I was taught the sport by a man who has strong ethics and the utmost… Read More Four Tips for Ethical and Respectful Hunting
Field judging an Aoudad is not as easy as sizing-up a Blackbuck or Axis. Although, there are lots of theories on how to best field judge these exotics like counting curls, using ears to measure horn length and body size and coat color, we’re going to focus on the “poor man’s Bighorn.” The Aoudad is… Read More How to Field Judge an Aoudad
Ethical behavior is best defined as behavior that is deemed appropriate by the majority of rational people or to act or behave in a manner that is deemed appropriate by a majority of other people involved in the same activity. Each one of us who were raised by parents, guardians, or other responsible adults had… Read More Who Or What Dictates Ethics Within the Deer Industry?
Webster defines a conservationist as “someone who works to protect animals, plants, and natural resources or works to prevent the loss or waste of natural resources.” The age old question, that is always asked by those who oppose the hunting of any wildlife, is how can the hunting and ultimately the killing of an… Read More Hunters are the Ultimate Conservationists