Lone Star Outdoor News Texas Hunting Annual 2022

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4 | TEXAS HUNTING ANNUAL 2022 Lone Star Outdoor News About the Cover: You’re looking at what may be a nice buck, but he’s still in velvet. Your heart is pumping, but what will he become? See story on page 34. Advertisers: Lone Star Outdoor News, ISSN 2162-8300, a publication of Lone Star Outdoor News, LLC, publishes twice a month. A mailed subscription is $35 for 24 issues. Newsstand copies are $3, in certain markets copies are free, one per person. Copyright 2022 with all rights reserved. Reproduction and/or use of any photographic or written material without written permission by the publisher is prohibited. Subscribers may send address changes to: Lone Star Outdoor News, P.O. Box 551695, Dallas, TX 75355 or email them to editor@lonestaroutdoornews.com. Nate Skinner, Lone Star Outdoor News A&E OUTFITTERS 24 BENELLI 19 BERETTA GALLERY DALLAS 39 BOSS BUCK 9 BOSS SHOTSHELL 16-17 CAMPBELL FARM AND RANCH 25 CHAS S MIDDLETON AND SON20-21 CHICKEN EXPRESS 34 COCHINA HUNTING CLUB 32 COUNTRY CONNECTION 22 DULLNIG RANCHES 4 ESPLANADE TRAVEL 15 FIREBIRD 26 FORMEX MANUFACTURING 28 FREER DEER CAMP 34 GREYSTONE CASTLE SPORTING CLUB 37 HECKLER & KOCH 40 HERITAGE LAND BANK 11 HOFFPAUIR 3 HORTENSTINE RANCH COMPANY 29 JOSHUA CREEK RANCH 5 KENT CARTRIDGE 38 KNIVES OF ALASKA 32 KT COOLERS 31 LAREDO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 36 LEICA 7 MUDDY 12 NATIONAL LAND PARTNERS 9 POGUE 2 PURINA 23 RECORDBUCK RANCH 15 RUGER 27 RUSSELL MOCCASIN CO 8 SIBERIAN COOLERS 15 SIMPSON RANCHES & LAND 31 SOUTHWEST RANCH & FARM SALES 22 STAY-TUFF MANUFACTURING,FENCE INC. 31 STEALTH CAM 8 TEXAS DOVE ASSOCIATIONHUNTERS 32 TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION 35 TRADER KEITH 8 TRINITY RANCH LAND 18 TRIPLE AAA & J RANCH 6 TWISTED OAK RANCH 22 UNDERGROUND WATER RESOURCES LLC 33 WALKERS 13 WILDPOINT WHITETAILS 22 ZACATE RANCH 32 HUNTING texas ANNUAL 2022 & Bringing Credible Texans HUNTING AND FISHING THE MOST TIMELY SINCE 2004 news to 15,963± Acres Maverick Co. El Indio Cage DullnigRanches@gmail.comDullnigRanches.comRanchROBERTDULLNIGBrokerAssocIATE210.213.97005,000 ± Acres Frio Co. Leona River Ranch 2,269± Acres Kendall Co. Less Ranch

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Leading German optics brand Leica Sport Optics has unveiled its first premium riflescope with the revolutionary new Calonox Sight clip-on thermal combo — the Trinity. Combining Leica’s outstanding pedigree in imaging and riflescope design with an innovative clip-on thermal addition, hunters and shooters can benefit from the same exceptional image quality when stalking day or night and in adverse weather conditions such as rain, fog and light snow. By pairing Leica’s 3-18x44mm Amplus 6 riflescope with its Calonox thermal sight, using the correct Rusan adapter, customers are offered arguably one of the best turnkey, day-to-night optics on the market. Alone, the Leica Calonox Sight can be used for observation as a thermal camera, or connected to your riflescope, but in either case, no details remain hidden, even at great distances (>2000yards). Not only will hunters benefit from a perfectly clear optics experience, but they will have great nighttime shooting capability thanks to the thermal clip-on.Thisnew adaptation to the revolutionary Calonox line sees Leica continuing its long and successful track record in digital image optimization and extends its excellent reputation as a camera manufacturer. Leica’s innovative image processing (Leica Image Optimization – LIO) improves the image using special algorithms, to achieve particularly sharp, detailed color gradations, excellent contrast and high-detail resolution. Stalking at night, in low light or in suboptimal conditions presents hunters with some of the most challenging outings possible, but with the Leica Calonox Trinity the odds are greatly improved. With impressive detail recognition at long range, hunters can detect, recognize and identify game safely, using one of four field-tested color modes: Red Hot, White Hot, Black Hot and Rainbow. The Leica Calonox Sight can detect targets up to a distance of 2,000 yards, and easily recognize targets up to 700 yards. Calonox thermal cameras have an astonishingly large field of view: for a better overview when shooting from blinds or stalking. The Leica Calonox Sight is ideal for use with a riflescope and is therefore equipped with 1x magnification. Thanks to its one-piece construction, the Calonox Sight offers outstanding reliability and a consistently precise, repeatable point-of-impact, and is backed by the Leica’s bestin-class 10 to 30 year passport warranty. These benefits, coupled with an intuitive design allows the hunter to focus entirely on the shot, making it a must-have for anyone serious about their sport.

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| 7TEXAS HUNTING ANNUAL 2022 Lone Star Outdoor News NEW! 10 Year Passport Warranty For more information bit.ly/leicapassportwarrantyvisit:Includes30 Year Lifeti me Warranty 10 YearPassport Protection • •10 30 www.leica-sportoptics.com CALONOX TRINITY MASTER THE NIGHT Key Features: • Four field-tested color modes • Leica Image Optimization (LIO) • Astonishingly large field of view • Repeatable point-of-impact • Leica Calonox app integration Color @LeicaHuntingUSAModes:TheLeicaCalnox Trinity combines Leica’s outstanding pedigree in imaging and riflescope design with an innovative clip-on thermal addition to give hunters the same outstanding image quality when stalking day or night and in adverse weather conditions such as rain, fog and light snow. White Hot Black Hot Red Hot Rainbow Calonox SightAmplus 6 - 18x44i RusanARM52-48Adapter

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Boss Buck, the leading manufacturer of the cuttingedge line of patented NonTypical Wildlife Feeders and Feed & Seed Attractants, is introducing new premium food plot blends — Fatal Funnel and Final Destination, as well as a new Cottonseed Deer Attractant.

FATAL FUNNEL High-yield and diverse seed mix for DIY whitetail plots, the Fatal Funnel is made in the USA using only the best hand-selected blend of four types of annual clover and chicory. The drought tolerant and disease resistant mix was developed to create lush, nutrient-dense forage fields. One 4-pound bag covers a 1/2 acre or approximately 22,000 square feet. It offers attractive forage from early fall through early spring, providing big game animals with quality forage during the early, mid, and late season. Feed your passion with the new Fatal Funnel Clover & Chicory seed blend.

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BOSSBUCK.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT US ONLINE AT BRAND NEW FLAVORED DEER ATTRACTANTS THAT SUPPORT ANTLER GROWTH FOR BIGGER RACKS AND WEIGHT GAIN. THE BOSS BUILDER FEED ATTRACTANTS ARE PROUDLY FORMULATED RIGHT HERE IN THE USA, AND HAVE A PROTEINBASED FORMULA THAT IS NUTRIENT-DENSE AND CONTAINS OPTIMAL LEVELS OF FATS. PLUS, POWERFUL AROMAS FOR FAST RESULTS AND LONG-RANGE ATTRACTION.

FINAL DESTINATION Keep big bucks browsing all winter long with Boss Buck’s new sugar beet and turnip seed blend — Final Destination, made in the USA using only a professionally selected blend of sugar beets and turnips. This product is a premium food plot mix that will flourish in most climates as well as provide essential nutrients to your deer herd.

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COTTONSEED DEER ATTRACTANT Boss Buck’s Cottonseed Deer Attractant creates an irresistible, long-lasting mineral site that your deer herd will frequent all season long. The powerful high protein and phosphorus attractant works fast, lasts for weeks and, most importantly, promotes antler growth and recovery after shedding. The new attractant is highly digestible by big game animals and promotes antler growth. All Boss Buck products are an ideal attractant for inventorying deer throughout the season using a Stealth Cam trail camera.

By Helena Hernandez For Lone Star outdoor newS Hunting can be a deeply reward ing activity, but it can be intimidating for those who have few or no connec tions to the sport. For Molly DeWolfe, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, the thought of hunting again after a 20-year break was nerve-wracking.“Mydadwas an avid quail hunter,” she said. “I started when I was 12, but after I went to college, life got in the way.”She came to the Future Hunter’s Sum mit through the invitation of colleague Teri Quinn, marketing director at Fera Dyne Outdoors and guest bow-hunting instructor at The Lazy CK Ranch. “If you’ve ever wanted to learn to hunt, this is the place to do it,” DeWolfe said. “Male or female, I promise you’ll have the time of your life.” This was Molly’s first rifle hunt for big game.“Iassumed it was for women that had a lot of experience,” she said. “Teri ex plained that it was the opposite, and how great of an opportunity it would be for me to learn hands-on what I am ex posed to in my work life.”

There are camps dedicated to women, industry professionals, and all-inclusive for ages 9 and older and they hope to grow the program with more offerings. Each camp lasts six days, and all are held in the months of February and July. Stu dents earn their hunter’s education cer tificate, undergo firearms training for rifle and bow, understand shot place ment, hunt live animals from a blind, safari-style, spot & stalk; track blood trails; cape/skin and field dress, observe meat processing, taxidermy, cook and taste wild game, select gear and pack for a trip, and perform first aid. “Most people make their initial con nection to hunting through a male who hunts — typically a father, uncle, hus band, boyfriend or male friend,” said Lazy CK’s General Manager Allen Rob inson. “At this woman’s camp, most guests were introduced to the sport by their mother, daughter or female friend.”Lainey Silva, of Boston, Massachu setts, attended the “She Never Quits” shooting camp at the ranch, and heard about the Future Hunter’s Summit. “Hunting was the next step after tar get shooting,” she said. “There are no guarantees that you’ll harvest an animal even on a guided hunting trip, but it’s still an amazing experience. The anticipa tion, sighting in your target, the adrenaline rush upon taking the shot, whether you hit or miss — it’s a huge rush of emotions.” Silva harvested a scimitarhorned oryx bull with her 7mm Remington Magnum. One attendee said it was easier to develop confidence in the field and understand the conservation benefits of hunting in the zero-judg ment and hands-on setting. “At my first rifle hunt, I told the guide that I had never hunted before, but I had taken a firearms safety class,” she related. “The guide handed me the gun, told me to point it and shoot. Then he did everything else himself. I feel more confident that I can hunt by myself af ter this camp, but I’ve also learned about the conservation benefits of harvesting wild game which will help put food on my table and maintain the health of my land.”Graduates of the Future Hunter’s Sum mit have been returning to The Lazy CK, bringing family along, or hunting on their own. Kim Jackson of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands is an experienced rifle hunter, but she learned to refine her crossbow skills and harvested a large axis buck. “I have been to The Lazy CK more than a handful of times,” she said. “Although I have hunted for years, we covered areas I did not know and I was shown ways to make some actions eas ier. Now I want to bring my grandchil dren to learn to hunt here.” Hunters go out to harvest meat or bag a trophy, but whether successful or not, the stories and friendships are what will be cherished for a lifetime. Experienced hunter Karen Wright of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania shared, “I don’t know if it’s a Texas thing, but everyone has a large, beautiful smile. I guess they say, ‘Everything is bigger in Texas.’ My heart grew bigger too, and if there’s anything I learned from here, it’s whether you’re a man or a woman, you need to get out there, find your people, and create your adventure.”

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The Lazy CK Ranch is a 7,000 acre na tive and exotic wildlife ranch in western Kerr County in the Hill Country. The property abounds with whitetail, axis, blackbuck, fallow, sika, aoudad, scimi tar-horned oryx, bison, nilgai, red stag and Rio Grande turkey. It is uniquely set up to accommodate both rifle and bow hunters.Theidea for the Future Hunter’s Sum mit began in the summer of 2021, with the mission “to allow all people into the hunting world, to equip the next gen eration of hunters to successfully hunt live animals on their own, and to under stand conservation through hunting.”

| 11TEXAS HUNTING ANNUAL 2022 Lone Star Outdoor News Hunting Property | Farm and Ranch | Country Homes | Agribusiness Refinancing | Ag Improvements | Investment Property 877 404 5263 HeritageLandBank com NMLS# 408898 We’ve all pondered what Heaven might look like But Al Johnson is pretty sure he knows It’s a place without concrete and traffic and commotion A place that helps you find balance and peace When Al told us he’d found just such a place for sale, all of us here at Heritage Land Bank moved quickly to find him the perfect loan. A loan that worked within his budget, so the Johnson family could make this little bit of heaven their own. So now, when Al wants to meet, we’re inclined to talk at his place rather than the office Because, as Al told us, being out on the land is good for the soul

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Walker’s — the industry leader in hearing protection and enhancement — introduces the new rechargeable FireMax Muffs. The pinnacle in electronic shooting muffs, the all new Firemax is the result of more than three decades of experience in our industry. This unit incorporates Walker’s legendary Sound Activated Compression (SAC) protection built into a slim, streamlined design. The digital platform includes four frequency modes controlled by silent soft touch digital buttons and is powered by a 2000 mAH rechargeable lithium battery for more than 200 hours of performance protection!TheFireMax features a new digital sound processing system that not only incorporates Active Dynamic Sound Suppression but also includes sophisticated digital circuitry that allows the user to select specific audio modes for boosting desirable sound clarity. The Universal and Power Boost modes enhance general sound to specific levels while the Clear Voice and Hi-Frequency modes can be chosen to better discern conversations and higher-frequency sounds (such as steel impact), respectively. The muffs also come with a new Rubber Tacti-Grip headband and cooling gel ear pads to support all-day comfort whether you’re wearing them in the field or on the range. The FireMax earmuff provides greater convenience than conventional hand-held radios and ensures hearing protection is never compromised. Walker’s - protect it or lose it!

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BOSS Shotshells and The Crippling Reality

The Bad: Too many birds are lost to crippling every single year in the U.S. alone. Although that number is tough to pin down, one thing is for certain, and we can all agree on, it’s far, far too many.The Ugly: As waterfowlers and wingshooters go, that’s 100 percent on us.TheTogether,Good?we can drastically reduce that number — a huge nugget of hope we all should celebrate. In a time when it seems like our hunting heritage is always under siege, imagine if we, as a community, commit to reducing that awful number of cripples. What would reducing it by even half look like? For one, it puts a significant number of more birds on the nesting grounds each year. Now imagine what increased breeding success could mean. Maybe we’d get more than a single pintail and a few more scaup per day. Maybe mallard limits in certain regions could follow. Maybe the anti-hunting crowd will ease up a little — but we’re not holding our breath. In the end, more birds for everyone would be a fantastic thing for our hunts, our legacies and our hopes for future generations. All we have to do is do our part and that starts with doing what’s right. But how? By changing the narrative. Rethink not only the way you’re hunting, but the tools with which you hunt. Start with a better shell than tired old steel, and we’re not just saying that because we’re a shell company. We’re saying this because it’s the truth, evidenced by the massive decrease in birds dying from lead poisoning after lead became outlawed. That’s proof that the actions of the waterfowling community can make a huge difference without the government stepping in and telling us how to hunt. After all, sportsmen were the original conservationists. In a way, voluntarily walking away from lead was the right thing to do. But it came with a new set of consequences. Whereas we were poisoning less birds using nontoxic steel, the issue of crippling birds became a much bigger deal. Steel, no matter what size shot or the absurd speed it claims to reach, just doesn’t hit or penetrate nearly as well. And while the advent of heavier, denser non-toxic shot options were great, they cost an arm and a leg, putting that level of lethality out of reach for most hunters. For years, we’ve had a new reality: We’re poisoning less but now we’re crippling more. With copper-plated BOSS, we can change that reality. Nearly as heavy as lead and safe in classic barrels, it’s like the good old days are back in both premium performance and value. At BOSS, we only sell direct at BOSSshotshells.com. That means there’s no paying retail middleman markups. Just premium shells shipped from our door to yours. For a few dimes more per squeeze, copper-plated BOSS kills like lead without shredding your wallet out in the process. That’s a win-win for your budget and the birds. With BOSS, start by getting honest with yourself about how you like to take birds. Paddles down and in the decoys? Or pass shooting at 40-plus yards? Most folks start with our 12 gauge 2 3/4” Shorty #5, easily our most versatile load. Once you’ve thought long and hard about your common shooting scenario, screw in a choke. Most go with an IM or a full, depending on shooting distance. Now, actually put it on paper. That’s real-deal woodsmanship and we’d like to see the waterfowling community get way back into it. Pattern your shotgun and you’ll know exactly what it’s capable of at your chosen distance. If you find a few holes in your pattern, choke it down. If it’s too tight, open it up. Experiment and really perfect your pattern. You’ll shoot less and kill more, guaranteed. Only after you’ve patterned should you put copper-plated BOSS on the birds. That’s when you can start finetuning shell and shot size, but again most start with the BOSS Shorty. Next — and this one’s key — ‘No Your Shot.’ We’re not just talking about saying no to skybusting. That’s amateur hour. We’re asking that you pull off a bird if you know the shot is pushing your effective range. More birds will come, and you’ll reduce your number of cripples even more. Last, we’d ask you marinate on what you’ve just read. Think about that number and how small changes in our collective thinking can really make a big difference for the birds. Consider joining a conservation organization. And as always, don’t be afraid to reach out to us for help on either social media or through our website. The BOSSmen are here for you and the birds.

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BENELLI EXPANDS LUPO BOLT-ACTION RIFLES

Benelli USA’s Lupo bolt-action rifles came on the scene in 2020 to wide acclaim. The company’s first bolt-action rifle combines innovative technology first put forward in the company’s well-known line of premium shotguns. This year, Benelli introduced the first of three new chambers for the Lupo series big-game rifles. Features such as Crio-treated barrels, Progressive Comfort recoil reduction systems, CombTech cheek pieces, LOP adjustment, along with a commitment to precision manufacturing and all-weather performance, the Benelli Lupo rifles have proven themselves in the harshest hunting conditions throughout the world. Benelli has expanded the Lupo chambering portfolio to include three of the hottest up-andcoming cartridges on today’s hunting scene — the 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC and the 7mm Rem Mag. The new chamber models join the lineup which includes .30-06 Spr., .300 Win-Mag, .270 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, and .243 Win. From the outset, the Lupo validated its big-game hunting credentials with factory-guaranteed sub-MOA accuracy, exceptional ergonomics, user-customizable features, as well as Benelli’s reputation for unfailing performance in the most challenging hunting environments.Andthere’s more. Wood stocks This year, the Lupo BE.S.T. series adds premium wood stock models that bridge Lupo’s precision performance and technological innovation with defined ergonomics and contemporary styling. Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. models chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and .300 Win-Mag are available with premium AA-grade walnut stocks. The new rifles include the field-proven, glossy Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) on the barrel — a finish so dependable in preventing rust, corrosion, and abrasion that Benelli backs it with a 25-year warranty.Thetreatment is a new proprietary finishing technology developed by engineers and scientists at Benelli’s manufacturing headquarters in Urbino, Italy. It is a hybrid Physical Vapor Deposition and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition technology that applies a protective coating to parts, providing corrosion and abrasion resistance superior to any other firearm finish on the market. The walnut stock features a durable satin finish that stands up to hard use and challenging conditions.LupoWood BE.S.T. models include the .300 Win Mag and the 6.5 Creedmoor, each with a MSRP of $2,199.

New colors, camo The Lupo line also has expanded with six new colored BE.S.T. surface-treated models that bridge Lupo’s precision performance and technological innovation with contemporary styling. In addition to its current models, Benelli will now offer its Colored BE.S.T. Lupo 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, and .300 Win-Mag bolt-action rifles in two new camo patterns: GORE OPTIFADE Open Country and GORE OPTIFADE Elevated II. All six models will sport BE.S.T. surface treatment barreled receivers in color-matching hues. GORE OPTIFADE Open Country pairs with black matte BE.S.T. while Labrador Gray BE.S.T. complements the GORE OPTIFADE Elevated II pattern. The 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win and .300 Win Mag are available in both finishes, with a MSRP of $1,899.

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Sub MOA accuracy, advanced ergonomics and recoilreducing comfort are engineered into this innovative chassis-style rifle. Now, with the addition of the industry-leading BE.S.T. treatment, it is unmatched when it comes to rust, corrosion and abrasions in the field. To find out more, visit Benelli USA.com

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This is a premier equestrian property located in the fast-developing area of north Texas between the Metroplex and Denton. The property fronts Interstate 35, north of the Texas Motor Speedway. Improvements include the massive owner’s home, 5 other houses, numerous equestrian related structures and attractive fencing. While the property has historically been operated as a premier equestrian facility, this immediate area is now experiencing a new “highest and best” use, as properties with this desirable location are quickly transitioning to development use. acres $20,000,000 Denton County, Texas Fossil Gate Farms

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Crooked Tree Ranch is a one-of-a-kind property with great turf, water, minerals, immaculate improvements, convenient location, and unequaled hunting. The ranch is considered to be very well watered with scattered ponds throughout the ranch providing water to both cattle and wildlife. The ranch is located in one of the top hunting counties in Texas. Quail and deer hunting is known to be some of the best in the area. There is a 200-acre high-fenced pasture stocked with deer. $3,350 per acre. acres $31,490,000 Shackleford County, Texas Crooked Tree Ranch 763.5331

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| 21TEXAS HUNTING ANNUAL 2022 Lone Star Outdoor News $2 Billion+ Total Sales since 2016 • Largest Contiguous Sale in the U.S. in 2016 (535,000 acres) 30± acres | $925,000 | Hood County, Texas Crooked Creek Ranch 320± acres | $2,200,000 | Leon County, Texas Coastal Ridge Ranch 166± acres | $2,990,000 | Lampasas County, Texas Hill High Country Ranch 805± acres | $6,400,000 | Coryell County, Texas Smith Patterson Branch Ranch 319± acres | $1,467,400 | Leon County, Texas North Creek Ranch 132± acres | $2,904,000 | Lampasas County, Texas Hill School Creek Ranch 2,019± acres | $3,381,825 | Mitchell County, Texas Wildhorse Ranch 20,335± acres | $9,150,750 | Culberson County, Texas TX Pacific Land Trust Ranch 320± acres | $2,175,000 | Callahan County, Texas Deep Creek Ranch 216.35± acres | $2,975,000 | Lampasas County, Texas Triple Ridge Ranch 313± acres | $6,260,000 | Hill County, Texas Burt Ranch 2,310.95± acres | $10,500,000 | Mitchell County, Texas Jayhawk Creek Ranch

Texas and Oklahoma Hunting Properties

290 ± Ac. Cattle & Hunting Ranch, 4 miles S.E. of Velma, OK. 90% open with excellent grasses for grazing and hay production. Small cabin, 1 set of working pens. 4 ponds, water in every pasture. Will run 125 cows and calves. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, and a few hogs. $3,295/acre.

280 ± Ac. Great Combination Ranch for Hunting, Cattle, and Farming, Grandfield, OK . Flat to gently rolling terrain. All open and good grass. Some fields are currently planted in wheat. Ranch has electricity and rural water. Deer, dove, and quail. Will run 25 35 cows. $2,350/acre.

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420 ± Ac. Cattle & Recreation Ranch, N.W. of Mt. Vernon, TX. 85% open improved pastures and some woods. Runs 130 140 cow pairs. Excellent whitetail deer hunting and wild hogs. Access from County road. 273$3,995/acre.±Ac,TX Hunting & Recreation Ranch, 8 miles N.W. of Mt. Vernon, TX. White Oak Creek bottom, mature timber, duck sloughs, White Oak Creek runs through the ranch. Whitetail deer, wild hogs, water fowl, squirrels and great fishing. $2,275/acre. 2200 ± Ac, Recreation, Hunting & Cattle Ranch, 30 miles N.W. of McAlester, OK near Dustin. 11 miles south of Interstate 40. Runs 200 mother cows. 50% open pastures, 50% hardwood timber. Numerous ponds, rural water. Trophy whitetail deer, wild turkey, and wild hogs. Excellent Fences. $2,475/acre.

672 ± Ac. Hunting Ranch, Adair Co. OK, 10 miles S.E. of Siloam Springs, Arkansas in the Ozarks of Oklahoma. Two springs, several wet weather creeks, major elevation changes, covered in trees, trails along ridges for access throughout ranch. Trophy Whitetail deer, Turkey, wild hogs, black bear. $2,495/ acre.

166 ± Ac. Hunting Ranch for Sale, Sequoyah County, OK. Located in the Brushy Mountains, 20 miles N.W. of Van Buren, AR. Good access, mature hardwoods and pines. Numerous open places for food plots. Electricity available nearby. Beautiful rock creek, major elevation changes. Whitetail deer, eastern wild turkey, black bear, wild hogs. $2,500/acre. 48 ± Ac. with Single Family Residence, Mineola, TX. 4,560 sq. ft. brick home with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. 50x60 metal shop with concrete floor. Small pond, beautiful large trees and an excellent location for a lake if desired. Hunting for Whitetail deer, and wild hogs. $985,000.

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The light was fading fast on the last day of the Texas deer season. It was Dec. 31, 1983, and just before the evening legal shooting light faded, a nice buck appeared. I was 8 years old when my father took me deer hunting in the Texas Hill Country for my very first time. I remember my rifle, a Ruger M77 with a bull barrel, and chambered in .22-250 Rem. I wasn’t much bigger than that heavy son-of-a-gun! It was that hunt when I took my first whitetail deer, and it was then when my passion for big-game hunting began. Little did I know. Fast forward through life, I’ve been blessed to hunt around the globe with my Ruger rifles. I was in my late 20s when I developed the passion for documenting my hunts on film. Shortly thereafter, I found myself documenting hunts for outdoor television that aired on ESPN, NBC Sports, the Outdoor Channel and other cable/comcast networks that have come and gone. Having the opportunity to work with one of the largest names in the business, Larry Weishuhn, “Mr. Whitetail,” has helped lead me to where I am today. But, what I love the most about my career now, is taking others hunting!Everychance I get each season to take someone else hunting normally tends to be the highlight for that season. The 2021 whitetail season found me spending most of the season on my personal hunting lease in South Texas, and one of those hunts was shared with a dear friend, a brother and one who used to hunt, but now hunts again. With his trusty Ruger American Rifle Predator chambered in .308 Win and topped with a Trijicon scope, my good friend Slim-Beaux asked me if I would take him to hunt deer and help fill his freezer. It was once again near the season’s end, and the sun was setting fast with a nearby storm approaching, when an old buck appeared from the dense South Texas brush. Quietly whispering to my hunter, he placed his Ruger rifle out the window of the MB Ranch Kind Blind, waited for the buck to turn broadside, and then took a deep breath and slowly squeezed the trigger. There was an instant celebration inside that blind, followed by appreciation and respect for the old buck we had just taken. A lifetime memory was made, a freezer was filled, and a friendship keeps on living. Looking forward to this season and making more memories!

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The Black Brothers Muleshoe Ranch is a high-quality, low fence hunting and cattle ranch in rolling live oak country. The property has not been hunted in decades, and therefore, the quality of whitetail bucks is impressive! Strong native grasses and cross fencing for rotational grazing make this a well-rounded investment without any improvements to maintain. A water meter was recently installed, and electricity is available. This historic legacy started when the Muleshoe Ranch brand was registered in 1856 in Fannin County by Henry Black. Black fought in the Confederate Army in 1861, and after four years, he returned to find that his wife, Jane, had died giving birth to their third child. He then remarried and started a new life with a master seamstress, Sarah. They began their life together in poverty. Henry acquired most of his 1,000 cattle and 500 horses by trading his skill and courage, moving herds of cattle across the Red River when it was overflowing. He also traded shirts his wife had sewn for cattle and horses. In 1877, Henry and Sarah left Fannin County to relocate to Quanah, but a heavy rainy season forced them to halt in Stephens County. They stopped along Bufford Creek, and Henry went into Breckenridge the next day to purchase four sections of land. He, his brothers and his sons ultimately grew their herd to 20,000 head of cattle and the ranch to 30,000 acres. Over the years, the Black family has had many accomplishments to help make Breckenridge what it is today. Henry passed away in 1906 at 66 years of age after catching the flu at a Confederate War veteran’s reunion in New Orleans. After his death, Sarah divided the ranch among several family members. This portion of the Black Brothers Muleshoe Ranch is now owned by three siblings, being fourthgeneration owners. It is not every day that you come across an opportunity to purchase a historic ranch of this caliber. Priced $2.850 per acre ($7,998,040) Black Brothers Muleshoe Ranch Stephens County, Texas

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30 | TEXAS HUNTING ANNUAL 2022 Lone Star Outdoor News DAY RISE SET RISE SET RISE SET RISE SET 1 7:01 7:51 7:21 7:11 7:45 6:36 7:11 5:20 7:29 5:31 ↑ 7:22 ↑ 5:59 ↑ 2 7:02 7:50 7:22 7:10 7:45 6:35 7:12 5:20 7:29 5:32 ↑ 7:21 ↑ 6:00 ↑ 3 7:03 7:49 7:22 7:09 7:46 6:34 7:13 5:20 7:29 5:33 7:20 6:01 4 7:03 7:47 7:23 7:07 7:47 6:33 7:14 5:20 7:30 5:34 7:19 6:02 5 7:04 7:46 7:24 7:06 7:48 6:32 7:14 5:20 7:30 5:35 7:19 6:03 6 7:05 7:45 7:24 7:05 6:49 5:31 7:15 5:20 7:30 5:35 7:18 6:04 7 7:05 7:43 7:25 7:03 6:50 5:31 7:16 5:20 7:30 5:36 7:17 6:05 8 7:06 7:42 7:26 7:02 6:51 5:30 7:17 5:20 7:30 5:37 7:16 6:06 9 7:07 7:41 7:26 7:01 6:52 5:29 7:18 5:21 7:30 5:38 7:15 6:07 10 7:07 7:39 7:27 7:00 6:52 5:28 7:18 5:21 7:30 5:39 7:15 6:08 11 7:08 7:38 7:28 6:58 6:53 5:28 7:19 5:21 7:30 5:40 7:14 6:08 12 7:09 7:37 7:29 6:57 6:54 5:27 7:20 5:21 7:30 5:40 7:13 6:09 13 7:09 7:35 7:29 6:56 6:55 5:27 7:20 5:21 7:30 5:41 7:12 6:10 14 7:10 7:34 7:30 6:55 6:56 5:26 7:21 5:22 7:29 5:42 7:11 6:11 15 7:10 7:33 7:31 6:54 6:57 5:25 7:22 5:22 7:29 5:43 7:10 6:12 16 7:11 7:31 7:32 6:52 6:58 5:25 7:22 5:22 7:29 5:44 7:09 6:13 17 7:12 7:30 7:32 6:51 6:59 5:24 7:23 5:23 7:29 5:45 7:08 6:14 18 7:12 7:29 7:33 6:50 7:00 5:24 7:23 5:23 7:28 5:46 7:07 6:15 19 7:13 7:27 7:34 6:49 7:01 5:23 7:24 5:24 7:28 5:47 7:06 6:16 20 7:14 7:26 7:35 6:48 7:01 5:23 7:25 5:24 7:28 5:48 7:05 6:16 21 7:14 7:25 7:35 6:47 7:02 5:23 7:25 5:25 7:27 5:49 7:04 6:17 22 7:15 7:23 7:36 6:46 7:03 5:22 7:26 5:25 7:27 5:50 7:03 6:18 23 7:16 7:22 7:37 6:44 7:04 5:22 7:26 5:26 7:27 5:51 7:02 6:19 24 7:16 7:21 7:38 6:43 7:05 5:22 7:27 5:26 7:26 5:52 7:00 6:20 25 7:17 7:19 7:39 6:42 7:06 5:21 7:27 5:27 7:26 5:53 6:59 6:21 26 7:18 7:18 7:40 6:40 7:07 5:21 7:27 5:27 7:25 5:54 6:58 6:21 27 7:18 7:16 7:40 6:40 7:08 5:21 7:28 5:28 7:25 5:54 6:57 6:22 28 7:19 7:15 7:41 6:39 7:09 5:21 7:28 5:29 7:24 5:55 6:56 6:23 29 7:20 7:14 7:42 6:38 7:09 5:20 7:28 5:29 7:24 5:56 30 7:20 7:12 7:43 6:37 7:10 5:20 7:29 5:30 7:23 5:57 31 7:22 5:58 SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY Times given above are for Dallas. For other locations, subtract 1 minute per 12 miles east of Dallas, and add 1 minute per 12 miles west of Dallas. The table below gives adjustments for some Texas cities. Information provided is the longitudinal distance from Dallas and the time adjustment for sunrise and sunset. sunrise/sunset 2022-23 Abilene / 165 miles west / + 14 minutes Alpine / 405 miles west / + 24 minutes Beaumont / 160 miles east / - 13 minutes Corpus Christi / 35 miles west / + 3 minutes Austin / 55 miles west / + 5 minutes Del Rio / 235 miles west / + 20 minutes El Paso / 555 miles west / - 23 minutes Houston / 170 miles east / - 5 minutes Laredo / 160 miles west / + 14 minutes Lubbock / 280 miles west / + 24 minutes San Angelo / 215 miles west / + 18 minutes San Antonio / 95 miles west / + 8 minutes Tyler / 75 miles east / - 6 minutes

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By Craig Nyhus Lone Star outdoor newS Seeing bucks in velvet, even when it’s just a trail camera image, gets hunters excited a few months ahead of the season. Will he look that big after the velvet drops? More experienced hunters know not to predict the deer’s look in fall after seeing the buck in velvet — but it doesn’t stop the heart from pumping a little quicker.Antler size depends a lot on spring rains, and this year, the rains were pretty sparse in much of the state. Body size and fawn recruitment depends on rains all year, and the near-record drought, especially west of Interstate 35, is ex pected to have an effect. Supplemental feeding helps keep hopes positive, as do available water sources.Thisseason, East Texas hunters may see the better body and antler growth results.“There is a kind-of pocket of habitat from College Station north and back to the east toward the Red River and Arkansas and Louisiana that’s received some reasonable rain,” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s deer program leader. “Habitat conditions are in fair shape, so they’re actually seeing a little bit better quality this year.” Cain told the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network that hunters in two-thirds of the state can expect to see average or below-average antler quality, lighter body weights and a smaller white-tailed deer fawn crop.

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For those looking to relax and enjoy the water, Greystone offers more than 120 acres of stocked bass lakes. From small private lakes to the 80-acre Thurber Lake, every type of fishing opportunity exists. From fly-fishing, spin casters or simple hook and bobbers, there is a place for everyone. Kayaks and paddleboards let you go off on your own adventure or pontoon boats sneak you to the honey holes.Two championship sporting clays courses, two 5-stands, a training course and a wobble deck challenge every level of shooter. Our new 400yard rifle and pistol range offers steel targets at a variety of distances. Hone your skills on our new archery course featuring a tri-level static range and a 3-D walking course. Or just enjoy our scenic hiking and biking trails. What appeals to Greystone visitors is its topof-the-line accommodations and gourmet meals. Guests enjoy 26 private rooms, gourmet dining from our executive chef, conference facilities and a swimming pool with hot tub and steam room. Along with this is the 2,600 square-foot pavilion facility with custom bar, large seating areas, 65-inch TVs, carved limestone fireplace, Laser Shot, billiards and an overlook terrace with a custom outdoor fire pit. The ownership and staff are dedicated to creating one of the finest sporting experiences found anywhere in the world. Long-term habitat improvement and wildlife management has made Greystone an extraordinary hunting venue.

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Perched atop a mesa just west of Fort Worth, Greystone Castle is a sight to behold. With four turrets peeking above the tree line, this majestic sight is one to be remembered. From its awardwinning wingshooting program to trophy whitetail and exotics, world-class bass fishing and our National Champion Sporting Clays instructor, there is something for everyone at Greystone Castle. The Gold Medal whitetail deer program offers an all-inclusive package based on the opportunity to hunt the opening weekend of season. Not restricted by score, it is an exclusive chance to hunt for the whitetail of your dreams. This year’s results include a giant 493-inch deer taken by rifle.As the Orvis 2015 Wingshooting Lodge of the Year, Greystone has mastered the art of bird hunting. The ever-popular mixed bag hunt includes quail, pheasant, chukar and Hungarian partridge. This upland walking hunt allows guests to experience great pointing dogs working over rolling terrain specially farmed for optimal bird habitat. The European pheasant hunt is a great way to get lots of shooting action and watch Labradors do what they do best — retrieve birds! The mallard hunts offer a great chance to hone your skills over water while the fast-flying dove hunts offer an adrenaline rush every hunter craves. If you are looking for something different, you will find it in the exotic pasture full of animals from around the world. Species from Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe roam the Texas plains and thrive in the southern climate. Breeding herds of axis deer, aoudad, blackbuck antelope, sika and fallow deer mean there are plenty of trophies to be taken.

| 37TEXAS HUNTING ANNUAL 2022 Lone Star Outdoor News Whether you are looking for world class Bird Hunting, Sporting Clays, Trophy Whitetail Deer or excellent Exotic opportunities, Greystone Castle combines luxurious accommodations with Texas hospitality in an extraordinary setting. Contact us today for more information regarding our rates and packages. P.O. BOX 158 MINGUS, TX 76463 800.399.3006

Lone Star Outdoor News’ CEO David J. Sams was one of the first to shoot the new A300 Ultima.“Ishot the 20 gauge and was impressed with zero felt recoil in the super lightweight gun,” he said. “The oversized bolt handle and release are easy to operate.”

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The top of the A300 Ultima’s receiver was lowered and a wide 7x7mm stepped rib, which includes a bead with a fiber optic front, makes lining up and finding the target highly visible. Beretta’s MobilChoke allows for your choice of choke options. As with other A300 models, the Kick-Off recoil reduction system, a hydraulic damping system, reduces felt recoil significantly — Beretta says by 44 percent, a big plus for avid hunters and compromised shoulders. Stop by Beretta Gallery in Dallas to hold and buy the new, affordable models.

Beretta has introduced its new A300 Ultima in both 12 and 20 gauges, with the classic mechanisms of the reliable A300 platform with new enlarged controls, an improved receiver and the Beretta Kick-Off recoil reduction system. Made in the USA, the A300 Ultima is built tough to withstand adverse conditions out on the hunt and to perform when you need it most. The added features to the A300 line come without an increase in price, making the A300 Ultima your choice for hunting waterfowl, upland game or dove. The A300 Ultima black synthetic model retails for $799 and the camo versions for $899.

The new Ultima line features enhanced user interfaces and recoil reduction technology that allows for Beretta to state that the A300 Ultima is the best shotgun in its class. The new A300 Ultima Black Synthetic stock adds a soft touch comb and included Kick-Off recoil reduction technology, which allows for recoil mitigation never before seen at this priceThepoint.A300 Ultima is designed for hunters. An oversized bolt release and cross-bolt safety is enlarged, along with the loading port, making the shotgun perfect for wintertime hunters who often handle and operate their guns with gloved hands.

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