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Let The Fun Begin!

 
Greg Simons
It's that time of the year. Friday night lights, looming cool fronts, back to school routines, and the sounds of autumn. For many of us, those autumn sounds come in the form gun shots in the dove field, a bugling bull in the dark timber, and the hunting chatter between friends and family in the hunting camp or the local diner.
 
Here at WSI, this time of the year signals the start of a much focused, and sometimes chaotic, schedule. Between now and next May, there will be few weekends that we do not have hunts in place.  And I must admit, sleepless nights are often more common for me during this time of the year, simply due to the anticipation of the marathon run we are embarking upon. Our pronghorn hunts in New Mexico begin this next week, dove season kicks off on September 1, I'll spend more than 10 days conducting aerial wildlife surveys over the next few months, hunts for whitetails, mule deer, elk, aoudad sheep, nilgai antelope, combined with the rest of the calendar of events, simply make this very busy time of the year. But, it's an exciting time of the year, as well!
 
Recent rains have come at a great time, freshening up some areas that were beginning to dry. As a whole, much of Texas has been the recipient of generous rainfall this year. Generally speaking, 2016 will go down as being a great wildlife year in this part of the world. Antler development is good, quail and turkeys are enjoying another good hatch, pasture conditions in most areas are green, and I'm anticipating great results for our fall hunts.
 
I'd like to make a special request that you review the information, below, on a fundraising effort for the North Texas Buckskin Brigade Youth Camp. Please consider supporting this effort.
 
I hope that you all are doing well. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. Here's to wishing you a safe, enjoyable, and productive hunting season.
 
Best regards,
Greg Simons
Proprietor, Wildlife Systems, Inc.


 
 
dove
Day Dove Hunts Available



Rarely do we have much in the way of dove openings on are San Angelo area dove fields, but we recently acquired some additional good dove areas and would be happy to look at dates on availability for anyone looking to sneak in a dove hunt with friends, family, or clients. Most fields are cut milo near town. These fields often get hot action from white-wings, mourning doves, and collared doves. Call for details and availability. 





 
whitetailhunts
Whitetail Hunts Still Open

For any last minute shoppers, we still have a few whitetail openings for this coming season. We have some spots in October, November, and a few in December and January. We are anticipating the best antler growth year since 2010, so this may be an excellent year to plan your trip to Texas. Prices and options vary between multiple properties, both low fenced country and high fenced country. Most of these hunts are 3-4 day packages, which include guiding, meals, lodging, and game care. We can often accommodate hunters from singles to larger groups. These hunts are for wild deer grown in the pasture....no released deer. Check in with us for availability.


Michael Cooley
Thieman (Scrub Oak) Ranch 2014

Scott Campbell
Rocky Creek Ranch 2015

 

Thomas Mecouch - Rocky Creek Ranch 2015

 
Allan Holloway
 Scrub Oak Ranch 2013

Chris Gray - S Ranch 2013

 
Joe Montoro - Rocky Creek - 2015


 
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Simons Named TWA Ray Murski Friend of Wildlife Recipient

Louis Harveson & Greg Simons

WSI owner, Greg Simons, was recently recognized at the Texas Wildlife Association Convention as the recipient of the TWA Ray Murski Friend of Wildlife Award. TWA is an organization with over 10,000 members, serving as an advocate for hunting heritage, natural resource literacy, and landowner's rights. Ray Murski was an icon in the hunting, fishing, and conservation world in Texas and elsewhere, and his generous contributions to TWA are very deep. Simons served as the immediate Past President of TWA, has been a TWA Director for many years, and is committed to serving the mission of this organization. According to Simons, "As we move forward in time, one of the greatest challenges that will face our Texas society is the conservation of our natural resources and preserving the integrity of wild things, wild places, and open space. No other NGO in Texas is doing more to address these challenges on a daily basis than Texas Wildlife Association."

 
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WSI In-Service Meeting a Success

"A portion of our WSI support team"

Some 25 WSI support team members attended our annual WSI In-Service Meeting that was recently held in Kerrville. Topics that were covered included company policies, standard operational procedures, customer service strategies, harvest photography, professionalism, record keeping and documentation, meat work and trophy prep, risk management, first aid and CPR. Dori and Warren Blesh were our Friday evening guest speakers with Dori providing some helpful hints on accommodating women hunts, while Warren discussed liability and risk management; he writes the company's liability insurance policy. Mike Gray was recognized for his years of great service, and as Simons said, "Mike is a very steady and reliable leader in our hunting camps. He very competent, well-seasoned, and is loyal contributor." 

"Mike Gray was recognized for his
 16 years of great service"

 
youthDove Hunt and Aoudad Raffle Fundraiser
For
Youth Camp


 

WSI is helping to spearhead fundraising efforts for the North Texas Buckskin Brigades Youth Camp. This camp is part of the award-wining Texas Brigades Youth Camps, which are designed to be youth leadership development camps where "cadets" are put through a rigorous, but fun and rewarding, program over a 4-day period, where they are trained to hopefully become ambassadors for wildlife and fisheries conservation, while also becoming an advocate for our important hunting, fishing, and ranching heritage.

WSI will host a fundraiser dove hunt near San Angelo on Thursday afternoon, September 15. The fee is $125 per hunter, $100 of which is dedicated to NTBuB, while the other $25 will cover the cost of an evening meal and drinks. And if that's not enough, anyone who participates in the hunt will be eligible for the drawing of a 3-day free-range aoudad hunt in West Texas, also hosted by WSI, which is a $4700 value. Aoudad hunt must be taken sometime between February 1 - May 1, 2017. For those who cannot attend the dove hunt, but would like to be in the drawing for the aoudad hunt, you can simply purchase "lottery" tickets for $100 per ticket...we are limiting it to 100 tickets, with all ticket revenues going to NTBuB. The drawing for the aoudad hunt will be performed on October 12 at the Texas Wildlife Association office during their Executive Committee meeting. The dove hunt is limited to the first 40 registrants.

The funds that are raised for this camp will largely help fund scholarships that are given to select camp cadets who are high achievers, not only during the camp, but after the camp through speaking engagements that the cadets provide, poster presentations, and other ways for them to earn points. WSI owner, Greg Simons, has been active at the NTBuB camp since its inception, and according to Simons, "The monies that you'll spend on this fundraising campaign will go to a very meaningful cause, helping to make a difference in a young person's life, while also benefitting our conservation community. I assure you...you have spent a lot more and received much less. Please support this effort." 



Should you not choose to participate in the dove hunt, or to buy raffle tickets for the aoudad hunt, then you can simply make a donation. For further information, call our WSI office or drop us an email.

 
lease
Year Round Hunting Lease



Located south of Barnhart, in northern Crockett County, we have approximately 5800 acres that is available for a year-around lease. This property features a large population of white-tailed deer, along with quail, dove, and a few turkeys. The terrain is flat to rolling hills, with moderate to thick brushy cover which is predominated by mesquite and other secondary brush species. A nice house is included with the lease that has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room, living room, enclosed front porch, as well as an enclosed storage area. There is a maximum quality buck harvest of 9 bucks and the doe harvest quota will be determined at a later time, but will likely be in the 20-25 doe range. Please inquire for further details. 


 

(325) 655-0877  

Wildlife@wildlifesystems.com

www.wildlifesystems.com

 

 

 

Serving Hunters' and Landowners' Needs Since 1987

August 23, 2016
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Wildlife Systems, Inc.
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