Bob Zaiglin's  Field Journal
Bio:

            Bob Zaiglin serves as coordinator of the wildlife management program at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas.  He is also the owner of Zaiglin’s Wildlife Resource Management, a consulting firm for the discriminating land steward.  As a private lands wildlife biologist over the last 30 years, he has implemented management programs on over one million acres in Texas.

Bob is one of the most recognized and respected whitetail deer biologists in Texas.  A certified wildlife biologist, he holds a B.S. in Wildlife Science and a M.S. in Range and Wildlife Management.  His management programs have been recognized as some of the most successful in the country.  Bob was awarded Texas Conservationist of the Year by the Texas Game Warden’s Association for his work with underprivileged youth hunting activities in 1985.  He also received the Col. Jimmy Doolittle Award from the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation in 2002.

            Bob is also an official scorer for the Boone and Crockett Club, Field Editor for the Texas Trophy Hunters Association, Whitetail Deer Editor for Texas Outdoors Journal and Southern Field Editor for Deer and Deer Hunting.  His publications on deer and deer management have been recognized as one of the reasons deer management is what it is in Texas today.  His photographic skills have also been widely recognized.

            As a hunter, Bob has taken two whitetails and one stone sheep in the Boone and Crockett all-time record book.  More importantly, Bob enjoys fond memories of hunting with his daughters Beth and Nan as they grew up on the ranches he managed.

            Bob presently resides in Uvalde with this wife of 26 years, Jan. 



Floating the Yellowstone Days 2 -08/19/2014
On August first, my second day of floating the Yellowstone, began around 9:30 a.m. when my guide Ashby Bell launched his drift boat above the town of Livingston in Paradise Valley. We were now ...
Floating the Yellowstone Days 1 -08/19/2014
With my fly line on the water’s surface, I focused on the chubby chernobyl attached on the tippet as it floated effortlessly in the current downstream along the bank just ahead of the McKenzie ...
Our Final Days on Safari, Zimbabwe, 2014 -08/19/2014
 Over the last four days of our safari, we simply relished the opportunity to view the diverse array of wildlife inhabiting the region while looking for a tsessebe, which were extremely r ...
Buffalo in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe Day 5 & 6 -08/19/2014
While traversing the jungle roads in search of fresh buffalo spoor on the cold, cloudy morning of our fifth day on safari, William and I spotted a hyena not far off into the jess. Traveling so ...
Buffalo in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe Day 3 & 4 -08/19/2014
The sound of two tons of nothing but brute force exerted by two bulls vying for a command over the other could be distinctly heard not 40 yards from us. But the dense Mopani forest relinquished ...
Buffalo in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe Day 1 -08/19/2014
Buffalo in the Lowveld of Zimbabwe Day 1 After entertaining 20 hours on three airlines, I was more than ready to plant my feet onto the tarmac of the J.M. Nkomo International Airport in Bula ...
Fathers Day Weekend on the McCall 501 Ranch -06/24/2014
Father’s Day weekend turned out to be quite a special time for me as I not only spent it with my family, but many of my closest friends while being recognized for my work as the wildlife consultant fo ...
Filming Spring Delicacies -06/12/2014
As I walked down a partially vegetated sendero (ranch road), I paused every 50 or so yards to listen for the ‘bobwhite’ call of the male bobwhite quail.  It was late May, and we had just received ...
Easter Weekend Family Turkey Hunt On The Nueces Strip -05/08/2014
Easter weekend for the Zaiglin family began on Thursday afternoon, April 17 when we traveled over 100 miles south to our favorite ranch on the Nueces Strip.  It’s a highly anticipated weekend ...
Field Trip to West Texas, The Last Frontier Day 3 & 4 -04/29/2014
Our third morning was spent with graduate students of the Borderlands Research Institute on a ranch near Marfa that was involved in the West Texas Antelope Restoration Program.  Recognized as the ...
Field Trip to West Texas, The Last Frontier Day 1 & 2 -04/29/2014
On early Monday morning, the seventh of April, I along with wildlife instructor Steven Evans and five of our wildlife students at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, embarked on an extensive fie ...
Gredos Ibex Hunt In Spain Part 2 -04/28/2014
The second morning we drove to the top of Pena de Francia the second highest mountain peak in the park to tour an ancient monastery and one of the highest shrines of the Blessed Mary in the world. Thr ...
Gredos Ibex Hunt In Spain Part 1 -04/24/2014
Sheep hunting has always been one of my favorite challenges, and after taking three of the four species of North American sheep, I crossed the Atlantic to Spain in early March to hunt the gredos ibex. ...
37th Southeast Deer Group Meeting -04/24/2014
In February, 296 of the brightest and most dedicated deer biologists in the Southeast gathered to share and discuss their latest research findings related to our most popular big-game animal on the No ...
My Deer Hunting Sabbatical, Part 2 -03/26/2014
I spent the sixth morning of my annual sabbatical in the thorn scrub looking for a 6x7 my companions had seen in the recent past, but only filmed several nice, not exceptional-racked bucks.  The ...
A Brush Country Sabbatical -02/19/2014
On the 11th of December, I along with several of my closest hunting companions crossed the Rio Grande into Mexico to enjoy our traditional sabbatical pursuing and filming some of the largest-racked wh ...
Surveying Deer from 30 Feet in the Sky -12/18/2013
This past fall was extremely busy as I not only serve as the Department Chair and Coordinator of the Wildlife Management program at Southwest Texas Junior College, but I also consult with a consid ...
15Th Annual Texas Deer Association Convention -10/08/2013
On Thursday, August 15 I drove 102 miles east to San Antonio, Texas and the J. W. Marriott Hotel to attend the 15th annual Texas Deer Association convention. Following a regional office meeting, I ca ...
Nyati on the Limpopo, The Last Days -09/24/2013
On the seventh day, we rose early once again, but this time we would be retrieving, not spooring buffalo.  After a delicious breakfast, we returned to the downed buffalo, but not before cutting o ...
Nyati on the Limpopo, Days 5 and 6 -09/24/2013
Utilizing darkness to conceal our movements, we returned to the heavily used crossing we set up on the fourth evening.  This time, however, we were ensconced behind a sand dune located in the dry ...

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