Hunting enterprises are a big part of many cattle operations in Texas.
by Sara Gugelmeyer
Ranching in Texas, or anywhere for that matter, often means more than just cattle. By integrating hunting and cattle, many ranchers are able to gain revenue, reduce waste and improve their rangeland. Extension specialists agree, hunting and cattle operations complement each other well.
After all, it makes sense. Ranchers own large amounts of land. At the same time, cattlemen are the original environmentalists in that they take great care to preserve the land, making it excellent wildlife habitat. And Texans, especially in south Texas with its 20th century population boom, were the first to put two and two together and discovered people are willing to pay good money to hunt. [READ FULL ARTICLE]