Henry Chappell

Land Report 2019 Deal of the Year: La Bandera Ranch in Texas

Twice in the twenty-first century, LA BANDERA RANCH has come to market. Both times it sold in the blink of an eye. By Henry Chappell The sale of one of the most renowned hunting properties in the Lone Star State

Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Texas, West

Land Report 2019 Deal of the Year: La Bandera Ranch Sells In Just 26 Days

The 18,043-acre ranch stretches across Dimmit County in the heart of the renowned Golden Triangle of South Texas. Listed by Joey Bellington of Whitetail Properties, the asking price was just north of $54 million. Over the last two decades, prolific

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Hunting For A Cure

By Henry Chappell Photography by Russell Graves Texas quail hunters doggedly pursue the culprits behind the decline of their beloved bobwhites. In good years when rain comes at the right times, in the right amounts, the Rolling Plains of West

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

2020 Land Report Texas Issue

2020 Land Report Texas Issue cover image

A slew of must-read stories in our 2020 Texas Issue including: Hunting for a Cure: Henry Chappell’s in-depth cover story goes behind the scenes at the Rolling Plains Research Ranch to analyze the decades-long effort by Texas quail hunters and

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Estates, Henry Chappell, New Mexico, News Desk, Recreation, Texas

Travelin’ Man

Don’t tell T.D. Kelsey what he can or can’t do. Somehow, some way, he does it all, he does it well, and he does it his way. By Henry Chappell Photography by Wyman Meinzer Near the end of his life,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Henry Chappell, Recreation, Texas

Land Report Case Study: Hearst Ranch

Thinking outside the box landed this California beef producer’s entire herd inside Whole Foods. BY HENRY CHAPPELL PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD FIELD LEVINE, STEVE MILLER + ALEXANDER VERTIKOFF The Piedra Blanca Rancho lords over the Pacific roughly halfway between San Francisco

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Henry Chappell, Pacific

Russell Gordy: Shooting for the Best

By Henry Chappell Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Russell Gordy has a simple goal for Gordy & Sons: to be the world’s greatest gun store. In the late 1950s, a very young Russell Gordy used to tail an older cousin

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Henry Chappell, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

The Battle of Bois D’Arc Creek

Under the guise of progress, eminent domain rears its ugly head yet again. by Henry Chappell | photography by Russell Graves When Harold “Thump” Witcher (right) mows a hayfield, cleans a fencerow, or feeds his cattle, he works land he

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, Henry Chappell, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut

The San Antonio Viejo Ranch of Texas Text by Henry Chappell | Original Photography by Wyman Meinzer Given rain, the Wild Horse Desert will heal after drought and hard use by humans and livestock have left it battered and bare.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Henry Chappell, Southwest, Texas

Land’s Best Friend: The Noble Thief

Despite its inauspicious heritage, the Brittany spaniel is well beloved by its legions of fans. — Henry Chappell The rootstock of the modern Brittany, one of the world’s most beloved and versatile hunting breeds, is a less-than-savory tale. It dates

Posted in Agriculture, Dogs, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

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