Article: Texas drought will harm wildlife habitat for years

Today the Associated Press published an article entitled, “Texas drought will harm wildlife habitat for years”.

As the state struggles with the worst one-year drought in its history, entire ecosystems, from the smallest insects to the largest predators, are struggling for survival. The foundations of their habitats – rivers, springs, creeks, streams and lakes – have turned into dry sand, wet mud, trickling springs or, in the best case, large puddles.

“It has a compound effect on a multitude of species and organisms and habitat types because of the way that it’s chained and linked together,” said Jeff Bonner, a wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

There have been reports in Edwards County of doe abandoning their fawns due to lack of food and water. It’s very important for land owners at Indian Creek to make sure that their water toughs are working and that you are putting out the necessary feed to help protect the wildlife of Indian Creek Ranch.

Read the entire article HERE 

Wild Boar Meatballs

1½ lb ground wild boar
¼ cup dry bread crumbs or oatmeal
¼ cup chopped fresh onion1 tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp pepper
1½ cups grape jelly
½ cup catsup

Mix first batch of ingredients and shape into small meatballs.
Heat grape jelly and catsup in a frying pan.
Add meatballs.
Simmer very slowly for about 20-25 minutes, turning meatballs half way through.
Serve in a chafing dish.

Rating: 9.5 Source: Hog Wild Recipes