The Land Report

FALL 2015

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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FA L L 2 0 1 5 | The LandReport 73 LANDREPORT.COM Coyote fever hit for good when he was 14. He left a party to go hunting with his dad and brother. "When I got home late that night, I was worthless. All I could think about was coyote hunting." The first coyote he ever called? "October 17, 1965. I was 14. It was 2:15 in the afternoon. I had a 30-30 Marlin with a Sears and Roebuck scope on it. I had two rounds to my name. I called two coyotes in at once. They broke and ran, and I shot the trailing coyote at 247 yards." It's all there in his field notes. Since his early trapping days, Wyman has kept a detailed journal. As he grew into manhood, the embellished stories of his youth gave way to the meticulous notes of a disciplined naturalist. His passion for the great outdoors and coyotes in particular led him to pursue a degree in wildlife management at Texas Tech. During his senior research project on coyote feeding habits, his principal professor loaned him a 35mm camera and suggested he take a few photos of his data. "I was hooked," Wyman says. His first published photograph, of mating scissor-tailed flycatchers, graced the back cover of Texas Ornithological Bulletin in 1976. In 1979, National Wildlife featured a full-page photo of a roadrunner bringing a Texas collared lizard to its young. Pate Meinzer and his two-year-old son, Wyman. Springtime finds Wagonhound cowboys doing their best to corral energetic mares in the foothills of the Laramie Mountains.

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