Mexican gray wolves held out in Texas until around 1970, when the last two were killed in the Big Bend region of Texas.
Posts published in “West Texas”
It is easy to take for granted that Texas treasures like Big Bend National Park have always been there. However, before the 1940s it was only an idea.
The pronghorn hunt was ended in 1903 to help rebuild the population, and it didn't resume until 1944.
The Alpine Avalanche is a great source of information about West Texas wolves, and I've only begun to scratch the surface with these clips.
This article shows that beaver were once prevalent enough in Big Bend to attract a greater demand from hunters.
The story of the extermination of the bison in the words of legendary Texas rancher, Charles Goodnight.
I've recently come across a couple of rare bear photos from the 1930s that I wanted to share.
In 1926, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram became enthralled by the tale of "Old Blackie" a large West Texas wolf that was apparently infamous in its day.
The landscape west of the Pecos River is much more arid than the brushy or jungle habitats we are used to seeing ocelots live in today.
The Ozona jaguar is one of the least reported on Jaguar encounters in the 20th century, but I have found mention in a couple of papers.
I don't have much insight to add to this collection of images. I find them sad, but I think it's important to preserve them here nonetheless.
The grizzly bears’ historical range runs from Alaska through Texas and into Northern Mexico, but there is only one recorded instance of a grizzly actually killed in Texas.