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Wild Wishes

Wild Wishes

Kingdom Zoo October 10, 2014

In 1982, I got to accompany my grandmother Ruby Pickard on a very important mission. She granted a little boy with leukemia his “wish” which was to have an American flag hanging outside his home. She of course made that happen and much more and founded My Wish Inc.... Read more
What is out there?
What is out there? That question has dominated my interest in wildlife since I was a little boy growing up on the edge of the pineywoods and coastal marshes in West Orange, TX. I can not remember a time I passed by a forest, marsh or pasture and not... Read more
Whoa! 12′ tiger shark caught (for tagging purposes) and released this week in Port Aransas,Texas
Whoa! 12′ tiger shark caught (for tagging purposes) and released this week in Port Aransas,Texas by the lab crew of the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at Harte Research Institute . Thank you all for your conservation efforts!!   Read more
Flounder fishing with spincast reels? (video)
Hit and Run Flounder (Video)
If you ever have flounder hit and then run hard, pay close attention to this video. You could be missing out on huge flounder by not following the tips in the clip and closely watching this incredible underwater footage. Read more
Outdoor Kids and Social Media Pt. 2
A crucial element of keeping kids involved in the outdoors is mentorship. Take a kid fishing days, field trips and other events are wonderful but the fact is unless family is involved or there is a mentoring type relationship involved most kids will never take up an outdoors lifestyle.... Read more
Outdoor Kids and Social Media Pt. 1
Many involved with children and youth outreach slam social media as a negative force. The fact is, social media is here to stay and we at the Kingdom Zoo: Education Center have found some very positive ways to use it to connect kids with wildlife and its Creator. Instagram,... Read more
Outdoor Kids and Social Media Pt. 1
Many involved with children and youth outreach slam social media as a negative force. The fact is, social media is here to stay and we at the Kingdom Zoo: Education Center have found some very positive ways to use it to connect kids with wildlife and its Creator. Instagram,... Read more