ON THE COVER
2,010± ACRES IN PARKER, WISE AND JACK COUNTIES
THE DALE RANCH IS A HIGH-FENCED GAME RANCH THAT IS COMPRISED OF 2,010 ACRES IN PARKER, WISE AND JACK COUNTIES. IT IS A TURNKEY FIRST-CLASS HUNTING RANCH LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE OF FORT WORTH AND WEATHERFORD.
PG 28 // LIVING OUTSIDE THE BOX: BERNARD UECHTRITZ
Founder of International Icon Properties Group, based in Dallas, Bernie Uechtritz refuses to be boxed in by convention.
PG 56 // BLUE MOUNTAIN PEAK RANCH: NO PLACE FOR COMPLACENCY
"We find this state to be wonderful for private stewardship," said Taylor, owner of the Blue Mountain Peak Ranch near Mason, which was honored with the 2016 Leopold Conversation Award for Texas.
PG 76 // JANE LONG: "MOTHER OF TEXAS"
Most Texans know her name. She's the "Mother of Texas." Unfortunately, that's usually all they know about Jane Long. Aside from an obligatory paragraph in almost every school history book, few Texans realize Jane Long was a Texas Revolution hero.
PG 98 // NO LAND. NO WATER.
In the midst of the most recent drought that stretched from 2010 well into 2014, water—or lack thereof—was on people's minds and at the heart of heated policy debates. The drought highlighted a side effect of Texas' rapid population growth. Our demand for water—residential, industrial and agricultural—is on-track to quickly outstrip our supply.
PG 16 // TOP OF TEXAS EXOTIC: AUODAD SHEEP
They've been called a "poor man's bighorn." These hardy animals have become a popular quarry for hunters who are looking for a unique and challenging hunting experience.
PG 134 // PROPERLY POSITION PURPLE PAINT TO PUT OFF TRESPASSERS
Reasonable people respect private property rights and would never trespass. But just in case trespassers are tempted to stray onto your land, there are some things you can do as a landowner to indicate your property is yours and entry is only by your invitation.
PG 150 // CREATING KID-FRIENDLY HUNTING PROPERTIES AND EXPERIENCES
It's a rewarding and often refreshing experience to have youngsters in the hunting camp. It's amazing to see kids become attuned to their God-given senses and become more aware of their environment when they are immersed in the outdoors pursuing game.
PG 166 // A YEAR-END FINANCIAL PRIMER
As the year winds down, you're probably already thinking about your New Year's resolutions. If one of them is to keep better track of your finances, this is the time to look back at your records and prepare for tax season or a major purchase.