Category Archives: Wildlife

Red in tooth and claw

In the presence of the storm, thunderbolts, hurricane, rain, darkness, and the lions, which might be concealed but a few paces away, he felt disarmed and helpless.             ― from In Desert and Wilderness, by … Continue reading

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Shoulder to the wheel

I did not mind killing anything, any animal, if I killed it cleanly. They all had to die and my interference with the nightly and seasonal killing that went on all the time was very minute and I had no … Continue reading

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Badgering

The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, “What good is it?” If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If … Continue reading

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The 12 gauge .45-70 rifle

     Rifle: (noun) – a firearm, usually hand-held and fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel intended to make a single-projectile bullet spin in flight, thereby increasing its ballistic stability and accuracy over a long distance. … Continue reading

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Rabbitat

Bluebell had been saying that he knew the men hated us for raiding their crops and gardens, and Toadflax answered, “That wasn’t why they destroyed the warren. It was just because we were in their way. They killed us to … Continue reading

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The hunting marketplace

One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted…  If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he … Continue reading

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Skunks, Part 2: North Country Skunks

A skunked dog bath recipe that really works: Two pints of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide One-fourth cup of baking soda One tablespoon of liquid dish washing detergent One pair of sturdy rubber gloves One gallon of water Directions: put on … Continue reading

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Skunks and other Texas observations

Texas has lots of skunks.  Skunks refers to the members of the mephitidae family of carnivorous mammals, not to Texas good ol’ boys, lawyers, land speculators, livestock rustlers, oil business tycoons, politicians, or preachers.  No, I am referring here to … Continue reading

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