From all of us at Schmidt Double T Ranch, we hope you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and that your holiday season has been great so far. This time of the year is special for obvious reasons, but most importantly is that it allows us to reflect on the most important things in our lives and for all of you who check out the blog, that thing is hunting.
When you are not hunting, how do you show your pride as a hunter? Hunters are hunters 24/7 and it doesn’t matter if there is a firearm in your hand or not. It is something reverberating in the heart, something you take pride in, and isn’t that what the holidays are really all about, expressing joy over a person or activity that you love? Well, now you can show off that pride by entering your big game harvest in this year’s Texas Big Game Awards program. You have through March 1, 2016 to submit your entry.
Your Houston News reports, “Celebrating its 25th year, the Texas Big Game Awards is a partnership of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Wildlife Association recognizing the contributions landowners, land managers and responsible hunters make to managing and conserving wildlife and wildlife habitat on Texas’ private lands.”
Nationally speaking, it seems that hunting gets a bad rap. The Texas Big Game Awards demonstrates the cooperative spirit of hunting, how what we do is crucial in maintaining a clean and healthy environment. In other words, we need hunting; it is in our bones. This passion will ensure our state’s wildlife habitat is around forever. After all, the motto for the Texas Big Game Awards is “Hunting Equals Habitat.” According to their official website, “Scored categories include typical and non-typical white-tailed deer, typical and non-typical mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and javelina.”
If you are interested in the Texas Big Game Awards, we suggest entering the contest! It would be a good goal for the New Year.