An Evening With The Silver King

The tides at Marathon were moving in with vigor.

As the sun began to set over this beautiful setting in the Florida Keys, a pair of big tarpon surfaced just behind the boat.

With two rods out and rigged with super-sized live mullet, hopes were high one of them would take the bait.

A few minutes passed and the only action was taking in the unseasonably cool, peaceful surroundings.

“Zzzzzzzzz!”

One of the spinning rods doubled over and the drag began to scream.

Tarpon on!

My friend Todd Jurasek grabbed the rod as our guide Capt. Dave Schugar of Sweet E’Nuf Charters coached him on fighting his first “silver king”.

That nickname is used across state lines and international boundaries to describe what many believe is the greatest inland gamefish on the planet.

“I’m used to catching bass and rainbow trout in streams. This is unbelievable,” Jurasek said as he witnessed the five-foot fish do its famous tail walk.

Todd’s tarpon tail walking as Capt. Schugar grabs the leader. (Photo by Chester Moore)

The only thing more incredible about tarpon than their rugged, yet beautiful appearance is their jumping ability. And this fish put on a show.

“Once I grab the leader the fish is caught,” Schugar said, signaling the goal is to get the fish to the boat, snap a photo and release without harm.

Handling an 80-pound tarpon in a boat could get ugly and the goal was to let that fish have a chance at producing more of its kind and thrilling other anglers down the line.

Shortly thereafter we had a false alarm as I hung into a big shark that cut the line.

And just before we left, I hung into a tarpon about the same size as Todd’s that jumped a couple of times before doing what these fish are famous for besides jumping.

It shook its head and disconnected the hook.

The author in reel-down mode on the tarpon he missed. (Photo by Todd Jurasek)

I was bummed but not too much.

All of this action happened in four hours in a short run from the dock that saw us getting a real taste of what seeking this amazing sportfish is like.

My interest in tarpon comes from a childhood encounter.

At Bailey’s Fish Camp in Bridge City, TX longtime owner, the late Rob Bailey told me and my Dad he wanted to show us something.

In a long cooler where he normally kept bait shrimp to sell was a six-foot-long tarpon.

“A guy caught it out at the 18-mile light and wanted me to hold it until he could find a taxidermist to bring it to,” Bailey said.

A wide-eyed young Chester was blown away and vowed that one day he would catch a tarpon like that.

Thankfully we have come a long way in how we view fisheries. Today we can measure a fish, snap a photo and get a replica that looks as good as the real thing done without killing the fish.

Conservation has come a long way since the author saw a massive, dead tarpon at a bait camp freezer in Bridge City, Tx. (Photo by Chester Moore)

And I saw that type of conservation ethic well intact with Capt. Schugar.

I also had tremendous conversations about his love for catching broadbill swordfish in super deep water and experiences catching tuna, marlin and other fish accessible via the Keys.

My time in the Keys was short and my time fighting the big tarpon was even shorter but it made me want more.

A return trip is in the words and I look forward to another evening in pursuit of the silver king.

Trips like that with skilled, ethical guides in tremendous settings seeking even more tremendous fish are the building blocks of fishing dreams.

And in times like these, we need to keep our dream big and in this case with a touch of sliver.

To book a trip with Sweet E’Nuf Charters click here.

To get involved with tarpon conservation, join the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

Chester Moore

Introducing Great White University

Me and my wife Lisa (a teacher of 20 years) are proud to announce Great White University.

We’re calling it “The Apex In Youth Ocean Wildlife Education”.

It will involve Zoom teachings, one-on-one interactive classes, home school classes and events and more centered on ocean wildlife education.

It’s for the young and young at heart.

Our first class is June 14-17 and it’s only $20 for four days of 90 minute teachings, lessons and activities each day and more. It’s called Dangerous Wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico and focuses on sharks, rays, barracuda, moray eels, octopus, box jellyfish and all kinds of Gulf dwelling creatures deemed as “dangerous”.

Are they really?

You’ll find out here.

This class costs only $20 and will be limited to only 50 people so book by clicking here now.

This will be the first of what we believe will be cutting-edge ocean wildlife teachings. I’ve been working on this for three years and have a format we believe will work even for kids who don’t like school and adults too. This format is all ages because there is no age limit to a love for ocean wildlife.

The author holding a surf board that was attacked by a great white shark off the coast of California. The board had been pulled behind the boat to entice shark encounters while the author was in the cage. He has had a lifelong fascination with sharks and ocean wildlife and is excited to bring a fun, informative and inspiring program to help others learn about ocean wildlife.

Our friend Sam did something that inspired us. She sent in a payment for two places and said she wanted to pay for two kids in our Wild Wishes program. Wild Wishes grants wildlife encounters to children with a critical illness or loss of a parent or a sibling. We are calling it our scholarship program. To date we’ve granted 120 of these special encounters.

We can only host 50 for this class to make it work with integrity for everyone and we would like to have 10 of our Wild Wishes kids participate. Two more stepped up to scholarship kids before I posted this so we have six spots left for scholarships.

Would you like to scholarship a kid from our Wild Wishes program? You can do it through our pay link here and simply put “scholarship” in the message prompt. If someone wants to pay for the rest of the scholarships it will be $120.

I have been working on this for three years and I am very excited about bringing it to people. It represents three years of special investigations and a lifetime of seeking out ocean wildlife.

I knew this was the right time as I just had the honor of breaking the story of a great white shark appearing in Texas waters. There will be much more coming.

Book now before it’s too late.

Stay tuned for more updates…

Chester Moore

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Red Wolf Shot-Or Not? A Look Into The Archives

The first article I ever had published as a wildlife journalist was about red wolves and their hybridization with coyotes.

I was 19.

In high school I did a lot of research on red wolves because some of the last ones to live naturally in the wild were just a few miles from my home.

During my early research into the species, my aunt Brenda gave me this clipping from the Orange Leader newspaper dating back to 1986.

It shows a man with what looks very much like a red wolf he shot in Orange County that year. The article says the man “shot an 80-pound timber wolf”.

It’s obviously not a timber (gray) wolf but it has a lot of red wolf characteristics.

The official word was that all of the animals left were “coyotes” or at best wolf/coyote hybrids.

But at the very least this photo shows the red wolf genetic was strong in the area after the extinction declaration.

We now know this to be true as I broke the story on red wolf DNA found in a road-killed canid on Galveston Island, TX in 2018.

I was honored to win a Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association “Excellence In Craft” award for that piece.

You can read it here.

I found this photo searching for some other images and thought you might enjoy seeing this rare image from the past.

Chester Moore

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Black Bear Kills Feral Hog (Video & detailed Story On Bear Predation)

Black Bear Vs. Boar.

It sounds like a Bad SyFy Network movie that would sit perfectly with Boa Vs. Python and Sharknado but there’s a big difference.

It’s real.

This once-in-a-lifetime video filmed near Gatlinburg, TN by Phillip Talbot of Old Skull Outdoors shows a rare look at black bear predation on an unlikely prey-a feral hog close to its own size.

“As an avid hunter, it’s the craziest thing I’ve ever witnessed,” Talbot said.

Here’s the video courtesy Old Skull Outdoors.

A member Order carnivora, black bears are technically omnivores equally at home eating plant material and meat. Their abilities as actual predators however is highly overlooked.

The USDA’s feralhogs.extension.org information site lists numerous potential hog predators. Their take on bear predation was interesting.

The black bear is known to prey on feral hogs of all ages; however, the impact of predation by this bear on feral hog populations is not known.  Some researchers have speculated that black bears probably kill few if any feral hogs, especially given that an adult hog would represent a formidable adversary for a black bear.  In fact, in the 1920s a feral boar in the Okefenokee Swamp was reported to have killed a black bear in a fight between the two animals.  Similar accounts of feral boars killing bears during fights in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas were reported in the 1880s. 

They continued by noting that being opportunistic, black bears have been reported to raid nylon net live traps used for feral hog control at high elevations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to obtain any trapped hogs contained within these devices. 

This is an interesting notation because there is evidence in some studies that black bears can become specialists at preying on particular species such as research conducted related to black bear-caribou predation in Newfoundland.

Gatlinburg is the Smoky Mountains region where USDA officials have noted them raiding hog traps. Since this area was one of the first to have large hog populations of feral hogs, have hogs there adapted them as a regular part of their diet?

Other animals are certainly on the black bear’s menu.

A study by researchers Quitana and Tatman probing bear predation on elk showed serious impact on young in certain areas.

The primary cause of death for calves across all years was black bear predation (57 of 140 non-anthropogenic mortalities). Predation was the primary cause of death for juveniles during their first 3 weeks of life, resulting in 84 of 92 non-anthropogenic mortalities. During this time, black bears were the primary predator but coyotes and mountain lions were also predators.

The Billings Gazette reported on an interagency study of elk-calf mortality in the Garnet Mountains of Montana.

Over the five years of the study, 221 calves were captured for monitoring. In that group, 41 deaths were documented. Bears accounted for almost 27 percent of elk calf deaths. Malnutrition and disease were the second-largest threat while mountain lions ranked third, blamed for about 17 percent of elk calf deaths.

The average black bear weighs 300 pounds and that’s bigger than the average feral hog. But there are hogs that grow much bigger than the average black bear. Watching a 500-pound boar and a 500-pound slug it out would be interesting.

We’re glad Talbot was in the right place at the right time and was happy to share his video with the world.

I don’t know what side you’re on in this battle but I say, “Go bear!”

With feral hog populations exploding and causing damage to native wildlife and habitat, it’s good to see something take a bite out of them.

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Conservation In Action: Angelina County Eastern Turkey Release

Last Tuesday the beautiful, Eastern turkey jake was in Maine.

On Thursday a box labeled National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) was opened by Sean Willis of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD).

Out of it, that same young male turkey flew into the forest of Angelina County, TX near Lufkin.

This jake was in Maine two days earlier. Now it’s a citizen fo Texas. (Photo by Chester Moore)

A total of 22 birds, all from Maine, became Texas citizens that day as a long-standing collaboration between TPWD and NWTF met with the Middle Neches Eastern Turkey Cooperative.

“Our Turkey Restoration Co-op, includes a group of seven landowners and consists of approximately 11,000 acres,” said Jay Todd of Core Supply LLC.

“We began our journey for restocking Eastern turkeys back in 2015, when we first put in our application with TPWD.  We ended up not passing our habitat evaluation that year, and knew we had some work to do with regard to improving our habitat.”

Turkeys prefer running over flying as a mean’s of escape but when they come out of the transport boxes they fly-fast! (Photo by Chester Moore)

Over the next four years, the group of landowners worked hard on enhancing habitat for Eastern turkeys.

“Specifically, we increased our usage of prescribed fire, herbicide applications, and row thinnings, and created more permanent openings throughout the entire landscape. Then, once we re-applied in 2019, our efforts were rewarded when TPWD’s Turkey Program Leader Jason Hardin let us know that we had passed.”

“It’s a dream come true for our landowners, and we know the work has only just begun. Now, we have to continue building upon our habitat improvements and trying to control predator populations as best we can in order for these birds to have the best chance at long term reproductive success. A special thanks also goes out to the Vines, Kenley, Loggins and Todd families, and Don Dietz with Forest Resource Consultants, Inc.,” Todd said.

Among the project partners, NWTF holds a unique position.

“NWTF holds an agreement with Delta Cargo. The Texas State Chapter of NWTF reimburses NWTF National office for the fees associated with shipping birds by air,” said NWTF biologist Annie Farrell.

“The Texas State Chapter also assists with funding for disease testing and reimbursing TPWD staff who travel out of state to collect and haul the birds (not this year though. All birds came in via air). NWTF also provides transport boxes to whichever states are trapping for Texas, free of cost.”

Sean Willis of TPWD releases a hen into Angelina County, TX. (Photo by Chester Moore)

NWTF also holds an agreement with TPWD and other separate agreements with the other state agencies that are sending birds. Through those agreements, trap states are able to be “paid” for the turkeys.

“TPWD reimburses NWTF and NWTF holds the turkey replacement funds for state specific reimbursements. Trap states can submit a turkey replacement form to NWTF to make purchases on their behalf,” Farrell said.

TPWD under the leadership of Hardin have created “super stockings” of turkeys with a minimum of 80 birds stocked in a location with a male/female ratio that allows for optimal population expansion.

Sites in Titus and Franklin County are nearing their “super stocking” goals and new areas are under consideration after careful scientific evaluation.

The tracks of a big gobbler are an exciting sight for east Texas hunters. Eastern turkey restoration has allowed hunting in numerous Pineywoods Counties. (Photo by Chester Moore)

Turkeys are a key indicator of forest health.

This wildlife journalist believes as turkeys go, so do America’s forests. Seeing eastern turkeys return to the Pineywoods and expand their numbers thanks to the cooperation that helped make the Angelina County release possible is inspiring.

It’s all about people stepping up to make a difference for wildlife and the legacy they create for conservation.

“We lost the patriarch of our cooperative this past year, when Mr. Simon W. “Bubba” Henderson III passed away after his long bout with cancer,” Todd said.

“The Henderson family are the owners of the Pine Island Hunting & Fishing Club, where our birds were released, and we know he was looking down upon us today with a big smile on his face.”

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The Future Of Conservation Journalism

This is your chance to invest in conservation journalism and to be an extension of this blog.

I am a wildlife journalist/outdoor writer with a heart and proven track record for conservation coverage.

Investigating the most in-depth part of conservation requires being on location and when you see stories here of me in the Rockies, on the Lower coast of Texas or in Florida no one paid my expenses.

That was all on me.

A common misconception is that all of this is underwritten by media companies but that’s not the way it is.

It’s getting tougher and tougher with prices of everything rising so I am trying to get others to invest in conservation through helping with my travel expenses for the first half of 2021.

You can donate here through Gofundme.

The money will be used for airfare, hotel and rental car (when needed). I have trips to Arizona for Gould’s turkey, jaguar and wild sheep lined out and Florida for a variety of coastal issues.

Some of the particular aspects of these issues literally no one is working on so we’re breaking ground and trying to raise aware awareness for the betterment of the resource.

Any help is appreciated. If you don’t know who I am and what links I have to conservation here are some of my awards

Any donation is appreciated. Click here to donate.

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“Advocatus Magni Award” from the National Wild Turkey Federation-TX (2020)

“Mossy Oak Outdoors Legacy Award” Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association (2017)

“Conservationist of the Year” from Texas Soil & Conservation District (2013)

“Hero Of Conservation” Field & Stream Magazine (2006)

“Conservation Communicator Of The Year” Sportsman’s Conservationist of Texas (1994)

“Youth Conservation of the Year” Sportsman’s Conservationist Of The Year (1993)

In addition I have won more than 150 awards for writing, photography and radio from a variety of organizations including 10 awards in 2021 by the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association.

By God’s grace and a deep passion He put in me I have been able to do this. With your help I can continue.

Sincerely,

Chester Moore

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Horse Stabbing Eerily Similar to 2020 killings

Another Texas horse has been killed under very mysterious circumstances.

This time the horse was owned by Port of Port Arthur Commissioner Randy Martin and killed at his feed store, The Commissioner’s Corral Feed Store on West Port Arthur Road.

It was stabbed to death according to a report from KFDM.com. You can watch the news report here.

This is eerily similar to a series of horse killings in 2020 we reported on here at Higher Calling Wildlife.

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Last summer in Pearland, TX five horses were killed in the span of a month in one neighorhood and and authorities confirmed at least one of those was stabbed like Commissioner Martin’s horse. Exact means of death in the series of killings was not released to the media.

Those horses also had their meat taken and that was not the case in the Port Arthur killing.

The Pearland killings are likely tied to a black market meat trade that has been uncovered in Florida where these types of slaughters have been going on for several years.

But meat harvest is not the only motive behind Texas horse killings.

Horses are an important part of outdoors culture around the world. (Public Domain Photo)

The second situation is the killing of horses for seemingly no gain other than to kill the animal or perhaps terrorize the owners.

And within an hour of Port Arthur, a string of these kinds of horse killings began in 2017.

Two of the killings were the same little girls’ horse-one two days before Christmas in 2017 and the other in February 2018 after someone gave her a new horse. Another child’s horse was killed in the same area Nov. 2017.

These horses had no meat taken. They were left dead where they were shot.

And those killings are strikingly similar to reports from summer 2020 between San Antonio and Port Mansfield.

Jessica Neu’s horse Seabiscuit was shot in a navigation district pasture outside the small coastal community last August.

“You see it on social media all the time, but I never thought it would happen to me. Someone shot and killed our horse last night in his pasture in Port Mansfield. If anyone has any leads please let us know. I am completely devastated R.I.P Seabiscuit” she said in a Facebook post.

An Aug. 5 2020 story at Spectrum News details a July killing of a little girls’ horse in Caldwell County, TX. where a horse was shot in the head and left to die. Caldwell County is a four hour drive straight up Highway 77 from Port Mansfield.

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Another little girl’s horse was killed in February 2020 near Poteet according to the San Antonio-Express News. Interestingly, this is just an hour from the Caldwell County killing, one turn off of 77 from Port Mansfield (37 North).

A series of horse killings has also taken place in Colorado and Utah. A well-publicized cluster of killings in South Carolina which were believed to be stabbings has more recently been linked to feral hogs. We’ll have more on that soon.

If you have any information on any of these horse killings report it to local law enforcement officials. Horses are an important animal for many people, especially in the outdoors community.

Why they are the target of such violent acts is a mystery that needs solved-quickly.

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TX Bear Story Wins TOWA Award

Black Bear Crosses Lake Falcon, published here at Higher Calling Wildlife earned first place for outdoor news reporting at the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association “Excellence In Craft” awards banquet in Port Arthur, TX.

The story written by award-winning wildlife journalist & conservationist Chester Moore detailed the story of a bear caught on video by a fishermen swimming from Mexico to the Texas side of the lake.

It also detailed the black bear’s return throughout South, West and Northeast Texas.

“It’s an honor to win this award for a subject I am so passionate about. Hopefully this will help give me an opportunity to raise more awareness to the return of bears to Texas,” Moore said.

Moore, who has recently joined Bear Trust International (BTI), believes conservation groups like BTI and conservation-minded hunters and outdoor lovers will be crucial to future bear management in Texas.

“Texans are not used to bears but in parts of the state they are going to have to get educated. I highly recommend connecting with BTI and learning about bears and bear management,” Moore said.

Moore was awarded 10 TOWA “Excellence In Craft” awards including five first place showings in publication, magazine feature, website and video categories.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be recognized by such a prestigious organization of such talented outdoor communicators,” Moore said.

Besides being the founder of Higher Calling Wildlife, Moore is also co-founder of the Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center® and the Wild Wishes® program with his wife Lisa where they work with critically ill and abused children in nature settings.

He is also a member of many wildlife and fisheries conservation groups in addition to BTI including the Houston Safari Club Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Coastal Conservation Association, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, The Wild Sheep Foundation, Texas Bighorn Society, Oregon Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society and the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance.

Moore is Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game, host of “Moore Outdoors” on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI and  the “Higher Calling Wildlife” and “Higher Calling Gulf Coast” podcasts.

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Freeze kills Texas Antelopes

The record-setting freeze that hit Texas over the last week has devasted two species of well-established non-indegenous antelope species in several areas.

The nilgai antelope, a native of India and Pakistan has been free-ranging along the Lower Coast from around Baffin Bay to the Mexico line for more than 80 years.

These very large antelope are notoriously susceptible to extreme cold and we have received a report of more than a dozen dead nilgai found on one eight mile stretch of road with others standing around in very uncharacteristic fashion.

It’s hard to get in-depth reports at the moment with power outages, etc. especially since the majority of nilgai live on two of Texas’ largest private ranches, the King and Kenedy but there is historical precedence.

According to officials with the Texas Tech Natural Science Research Library, a past freeze put a huge hit on the species.

During the severe winter of 1972–1973, 1,400 of 3,300 nilgai (estimated population at the time) were killed by the weather in southern Texas. This die-off was exacerbated by previous brush clearing, which resulted in forage loss and increased competition with livestock and other wildlife.

The much smaller blackbuck antelope is a more widespread species and while there are free-ranging populations in the Edwards Plateau, most live behind game proof fences.

Also from India and Pakistan, they are not the most cold tolerant of animals and there are numerous photos floating around social media of large numbers of blackbuck as well as some axis deer dead on ranches.

The blackbuck antelope. (Public Domain Photo)

We will have more on the impact on these animals that have become an important part of the Texas outdoors economy and are highly valued for their meat (especially nilgai) and revered by sportsmen.

If you have any photos, videos or reports of dead wildlife in Texas email chester@chestermoore.com.

Chester Moore

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NWTF Convention Goes Virtual (PODCAST)

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will host its annual Convention and Sport Show but this time virtually.

And registration is officially open.

As with many recent conventions across the country, the 2021 NWTF convention will look much different than previous years but still provide a wealth of information, entertainment and inspiration for turkey hunters and other wildlife lovers who support NWTF.

Listen to Chester Moore talk with NWTF’s Pete Muller about the show on the Higher Calling Wildlife Podcast.

The NWTF will host the 45th annual Convention from Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, MO, highlighting many of the acclaimed wildlife exhibits bringing conservation and the outdoors lifestyle directly to at-home viewers.

An inquisitie Osceola turkey checking out the author near Florida’s Myakka River.

“Attendees will be able to experience the many great things that make our Convention and Sport Show so special — a lineup of great music, including a Lee Brice concert; messages from leaders in the conservation and hunting communities; awards for those dedicated to the NWTF mission; a veterans celebration; and silent and live auctions, among so much more.”

The Convention and Sport Show kicks off Monday, Feb. 15, and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 21, with evening programming streaming Friday and Saturday.

In addition to on-demand video content and seminars, virtual attendees can enjoy the immersive exhibit hall that will host nearly 100 vendors. Once registered, you will be able to interact directly with the brands you all know and love, and experience all the great outdoor products the sport show offers.

An eastern gobbler photographed near Cato, NY.

Access to the convention is free with current NWTF membership. Non-members will get an annual NWTF membership when registering for convention access and a $25 Bass Pro Promo card. All participants can join our scavenger hunt and interact to earn points for a chance to win a TriStar Upland Hunter 20 gauge.

“We encourage friends, family and loved ones who cherish the wild turkey and our outdoors lifestyle to register for the convention to join in on the fun,” said Jason Burckhalter, NWTF chief information officer. “Although in a different environment, the show must go on as we look forward to celebrating all of our achievements, members, volunteers and partners.”

For more information or to register for the 45th annual Convention, visit https://convention.nwtf.org/.

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