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Professional wildlife biologist, outdoor writer, book author, speaker, television show host, radio host, podcaster and always hunter/conservationist, Larry Weishuhn is one of our country’s most recognized and respected outdoor personalities. Even though known internationally as “Mr. Whitetail” because of his many years of researching, managing, hunting and promoting whitetail deer and their habitat, Larry has hunted and worked with big game throughout North America, Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
Larry grew up in Colorado County, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and earned a B.S. Degree in Wildlife Science. After serving as a research wildlife biologist with Texas A&M University’s Department of Veterinary Pathology and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, he was appointed the Technical Assistance Biologist for South Texas where he worked with landowners and hunters in establishing and maintaining quality wildlife management programs. He later left State employment and established his own wildlife management company, Quality Management, Ltd., with emphasis on habitat restoration and species management concentrating on such big game species as whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, elk, and desert bighorn sheep.
As a professional wildlife biologist Larry has established quality wildlife management programs on over 12,000,000 acres. His research has been published in numerous professional journals and he has frequently served as a featured speaker at international wildlife symposiums devoted to wildlife conservation.
As an outdoor writer Weishuhn served on staff with Shooting Times, Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Hunter, Petersen’s Hunting, Sporting Classics, Game Trails and many others. He has authored over 4,000 feature articles, columns and more recently blogs. He has written seven award-winning books which are these days considered classics. Larry currently serves as the whitetail columnist for Texas Fish & Game, executive field editor for DSC’s Game Trails, field editor for Mule Deer (Mule Deer Foundation) and freelances to numerous publications. He writes regular blogs for Hornady’s Bullet Points, Trijicon Hunt, Dallas Safari Club, Kryptek, CarbonTV.com, Mallette Communications, H3WhitetailSolutions and others.
Larry has long served as host or co-host for many award-winning outdoor television shows, numbering well over 500 episodes. His shows have been awarded numerous Tellys and have been nominated for Emmys. These days Larry co-hosts the extremely popular, weekly “A Sportsman’s Life” on CarbonTV.com and does several episodes each year for “Trijicon’s World of Sports Afield”.
Larry has been doing a weekly radio segment, “Campfire Talk with Larry Weishuhn” on Luke Clayton Outdoors since 2008 which is heard on stations through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas and Louisiana as well as internet radio. With Luke Clayton he also co-hosts “Hunting Wire Radio”. He and Luke Clayton also do a weekly podcast, “Campfires with Luke and Larry” for Sporting Classics Daily. Larry also frequently guests on various outdoor radio shows and podcasts throughout North America.
In June 2019 Larry launched his popular weekly “DSC’s Campfires with Larry Weishuhn” podcast which is available through WaypointTV.com and many other platforms.
Weishuhn hunts with rifles and Taurus handguns, topped with Trijicon scopes and sights, shooting Hornady ammunition. Asked his favorite hunt, his answer is always, “The next one I’m going on”.
Weishuhn has long served and continues to serve as an ambassador for Dallas Safari Club. He is a Professional Member of the Boone & Crockett Club and is one of three co-founders of the Texas Wildlife Association. He is a life member of Houston Safari Club, Dallas Safari Club, National Rifle Association, Wild Sheep Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation and other conservation-based organizations. In 2007 Larry was inducted into the National Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. In January 2016 he was presented the prestigious Zeiss Lifetime Achievement Award, which in Zeiss’ history has only been awarded two other times. That year he was also inducted into the Muy Grande Hall of Fame. Weishuhn serves on several DSC Committees and is a member of the DSC Foundation Board of Directors, where he currently serves as secretary.