The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters


TTHA Founder

Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA) was founded in 1975. I was 30 years old. Gerald Ford was president of the United States, and Dolph Briscoe was governor of Texas. “Muy Grande” in Freer was the only big deer contest in Texas, and hardly anyone used corn to hunt deer. A deer blind was a board on a tree limb, or an 8-foot stepladder. Popular deer rifles were the .30-06; .300 Savage; .270 and .243 Winchester.

Jennie Crowder and I ran Texas Trophy Hunters out of our original office, a single wide trailer on Prue Road in northwest San Antonio, and Texas was quite different back then

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Back to The Pecos
The first deer lease where I was a paying hunter was a ranch in Pecos and Terrell counties, and the year was 1976. While I began hunting in 1960, the ranches where I hunted were family owned, leased, or I was invited to hunt, and all were in Medina C
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Cash’s QUEST
The quest for my son Cash’s buck started the weekend of Nov. 1 of the 2019-2020 season. My youngest of three children, Cash had just finished helping me guide a father/son hunt for friends of ours, on our lease west of Freer, under the MLD program. T
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Conservation vs. Contraception: Part I
Contraception for wildlife has a long and controversial history. Some groups have always seen it as a magic bullet that will allow them to rid the world of hunters, while others see it as a threat to the most successful system of wildlife conservatio