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HOME RANGE: Notes on Literature, Nature, Working Dogs, History, Martial Arts, Other Obsessions and Sundry Annoyances by Henry Chappell

My latest in Texas Wildlife: Coastal Prairie Conservation and Restoration


My latest, in the October edition of Texas Wildlife - a feature on Texas’s coastal prairie and a book review.

2017 Master National Hunt Test


Here’s my feature on the 2017 Master National Hunt Test in the October edition of Texas Parks & Wildlife. You’ll see more of Earl Nottingham’s great photos in the print edition. Looking over this piece again brings back great memories. I can’t believe a year has passed. Those few days at The Big Woods on the Trinity raised my opinion of what makes a finished retriever.

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Playing Catch-Up: Some Recent Work


Sorry for nonexistent posting the past several months. I’ll try to do a little better now that things have calmed down a bit. Here’s my recent piece on desert bighorn sheep recovery in Texas Wildlife:

Houston


Great event last night featuring Horses to Ride Cattle to Cut. Wonderful crowd. Signed a bunch of books. Wyman strategically positioned himself so that I would have to write all the personal notes. Payback time. I did the same to him at the last signing. Our thanks to the the East Foundation, TWA, and our great hosts at the Houston Country Club. We finished the evening with Brandy Freezes. I'm afraid I could be a 400-pound lush.

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Berry Picking Time!


We put away seven quarts tonight to make sixteen for the season and we’re just getting warmed up. We had our second cobbler of the season last night. People ask me if I’m growing one of the thornless varieties. Never! I’m certain that fine flavor is proportional to blood loss and number of chigger bites. These are Brazos variety, native to the Blackland Prairie.

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