When a group of landowners decide to work together, the results can be impressive, and more importantly, rewarding.
Story and photography by Bob Zaiglin
I visited a 289-acre property in Leakey in April in order to develop a wildlife management plan for the owner. While driving around the live-oak laden property littered with cedar, I was amazed at its wildlife diversity. Whitetail deer predominated, but I saw an abundance of the rusty red white polka-dotted axis deer, several of which exhibited extremely tall antlers breaching the cherished 30-inch mark, along with a few blackbuck antelope. Turkey, particularly on that exhibited the longest and fullest beard I have ever seen, enjoyed the open understory created by the tall ageless live oak canopy as much as I did.