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West and Swope Agent Spotlight- Mason Trull

In Article, News by Taylor Mangold

Learn more about our associate in the q&a below Where do you live? I just bought my first house in South Austin, TX. Where are you from? I’m from West Austin. What drew you to ranch real estate? I grew up hunting and managing various ranches across Texas as well as watching my father buy and sell land. What are …

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A Brighter Year for Texas Sportsman

In Article, News by Richard B. "Rick" Taylor

Previous Next Instagram Facebook Youtube Linkedin Previous Next Instagram Facebook Youtube Linkedin Previous Next Instagram Facebook Youtube Linkedin To say the least, this past year has been hard for many people and one that most of us would like to forget.  With the Covid pandemic, elections, and freezeout of February, thank the good Lord that summer is here, and fall …

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West & Swope Agent Spotlight- Perry Donop III

In Article, News by West and Swope Ranches

Perry Donop brings over 19 years of Farm and Ranch Real Estate experience and ranch operation background to West & Swope Ranches. He joined West & Swope in 2018; and in addition to bringing years of industry experience, he also has a vast knowledge of the Texas Hill Country. Where do you live? I live on my family ranch in …

San Antonio Business Journal- Sprawling ranch hits the market with development potential near Main Street Boerne

In Article, Featured, News by West and Swope Ranches

By Mitchell Parton  –  Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal – Feb 24, 2021, 2:58pm EST A 127-acre ranch minutes from Main Street Boerne is now on the market, and it has potential for commercial and residential development. The Winsbrook Ranch features a Hill Country terrain with 1,460-square-feet of I-10 frontage as well as thousands of square feet along a creek that runs through …

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Supplemental Feeding to Enhance Your Ranches Quality Bucks

In Article by Richard B. "Rick" Taylor

By Rick Taylor, Wildlife Biologist/Associate Broker Most Texas hunters and landowners want to produce and/or harvest the best bucks they can.  For landowners, the better the bucks, the better the economic return.  For hunters, the ultimate goal of harvesting a record-book white-tailed deer is the climax of years of hard work, money, and dedication.   Most agree that the basic formula …

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Managing Quality Deer Through Harvest Management

In Article by Richard B. "Rick" Taylor

By Rick Taylor, Wildlife Biologist/Associate Broker While reading a Texas hunting magazine recently, I couldn’t help but notice how many Ranches and Outfitters advertised deer management programs while peddling their trophy white-tailed deer hunts.  Unfortunately, some of the “trophy management” applications that many hunting operations, as well as individual well-meaning hunters, are applying, are very questionable.  They may include harvesting …

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Managing Feral Hogs in Texas

In Article, News by Richard B. "Rick" Taylor

BY: Rick Taylor, Associate Broker, Wildlife Biologist The feral hog, Russian boar, Razorback, Rooter, or whatever you prefer to call it, is a topic of campfire banter and heated debate throughout Texas and much of the U.S.  From the boardroom to the bunkroom, no other creature stirs the emotions of so many people.  Sportsmen, ranchers, biologists, ecologists, and even developers …

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Quarantined at the Ranch

In Article by Richard B. "Rick" Taylor

by: Rick Taylor- Broker Associate/ Wildlife Biologist Hunting season has passed. The leaves have erupted, the grass is growing fast, the lawnmower is tuned, and as usual, the weed eater does not work; a sure sign that spring has arrived.  In the back of my house, in the sunroom of a converted carport, I sit each morning with the rising …

The Bobwhite Quail: Prince of the Pasture

In Article, News by Richard B. "Rick" Taylor

BY: RICHARD B. “RICK” TAYLOR- BROKER ASSOCIATE/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST If the white-tailed deer is considered the king of the pasture, surely the bobwhite quail can be labeled the prince.  The mottled brown quail, with its distinctive black and white striped head, can be found throughout most of Texas. Yet, many sportsmen and landowners throughout the state have been asking what’s happening …

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Aging Deer In The Field

In Article, News by Richard B. "Rick" Taylor

By: Richard B. “Rick” Taylor- Broker Associate/Wildlife Biologist Many times, an overly excited hunter has bagged what he considered a trophy, only to be sorely disappointed when he walks upon his beloved buck.  “I thought he was bigger than that,” he laments.  The problem was he looked at the antlers and not the deer’s body or compared the antler size …