ISSUE NUMBER FIVE  •  AUGUST 2012

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Long Straw Ranch

© 2012 LONG STRAW RANCH
2197 Netherly Road
Forestburg, TX  76239
Phone: 817-296-3104

WESTERN STAR OUTFITTERS TO TAKE OVER BIRD HUNTING OPERATIONS AT LONG STRAW

Western Star Outfitters

Western Star Outfitters is taking over bird hunting operations at Long Straw Ranch.

Many of you have hunted with Ronnie Smith and his experienced guide team and great dogs.  You'll be pleased to now we have reached an agreement with Ronnie so that his Western Star Outfitters team will take over day to day hunting operations at Long Straw Ranch for the 2012 - 2013 hunting season...

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RANCH IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE

Ranch Improvements

As you remember, we were able to take "advantage" of the last year's drought to deepen several ponds on the property to increase their storage capacity.

This "off season" saw the removal of over four-hundred Red Cedar trees and large quantities of nuisance brush & vines.

In their place, we planted over twenty food/cover plots for quail that have grown in quite well.  We've also utilized the neighbors' Longhorn herd to spot graze and open up underbrush.

We've also gone "across the ravine" to open up another hunting area that will offer a combination of timber and open field shooting.  In addition, we "re-skinned" the barn (see photo) so it has that classic red barn look to it.

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HIGGINS BRANCHINI SHOOTING FOUNDATION IS FORMED

The Higgins Branchini Shooting Foundation (HBSF) is a charitable & educational organization, created to support college students competing in clay target shooting sports.

In order for the shotgun shooting sports to survive and thrive, a sustainable pipeline of educated new shooters must be preserved.  Our foundation believes in supporting this pipeline at the college level.

HBSF is a 501 C (3) organization and we will be conducting fund raising shoots at Long Straw Ranch in addition to other fund raising efforts.  We have established a board of directors and an advisory committee comprised of former and current nationally ranked shooters.

To learn more about HBSF, go to www.hbshootingfoundation.org.

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LSR SUPPORTS PARK CITIES QUAIL

Park Cities Quail

Last season, we were pleased to host a Pheasant Tower shoot for Park Cities Quail and also donate a couple of hunts (quail and hog) for their fund raising dinner and silent auction.

You may know that PCQ and affiliated Quail Coalition are the largest supporters of quail research in Texas.  This last March, PCQ (supported by T. Boone Pickens and Ted Turner) raised over $1M in one night to help fund research into the decline of Texas quail.  Much of this support goes to the Rolling Plains Research Ranch, but funding was also provided to the Quail Brigades to provide learning opportunities for kids interested in wildlife and conservation.

We are proud of our association with Park Cities Quail and will continue to actively support PCQ; we encourage you to do the same.

You can find out more about this organization at www.parkcitiesquail.org.

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