Biography

Macy Ledbetter

As a wildlife biologist, avid outdoorsman, naturalist, ranch Macy and Capitolmanager and fifth generation landowner, Macy completely understands land and wildlife management and pride of ownership. He practices what he preaches and can relate to the challenges of modern-day management challenges.

After earning a Wildlife Ecology degree from Texas A&M University in 1992, Macy worked for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in South Texas for ten years. Demand from landowners in other regions of Texas led Macy to start his own private consulting business.

Private landowner rights and sound wildlife management practices are very important issues to Macy, compelling him to become involved in the legislative process. When the Texas Legislature is in session, Macy can be found at the capitol testifying before legislative committees, visiting individual lawmakers, and serving as an information resource. He has also traveled to Washington, D.C. to lend support to these issues on the federal level. Macy is a co-author of 21st Century Landowner Guide: Texas Model, a guide for private property rights and responsibilities, and sound wildlife management practices tailored specifically for Texas.

Macy is a graduate of the King Ranch Advanced Ranch Management program and is the recipient of several industry awards, including the Hunter Heritage Foundation 2013 Wildlife Industry Leadership & Development Award as Private Property Protector of the Year, and Texas Deer Association’s President’s Appreciation Award for 2011 and 2012. He is a very proud member of the advisory board for Combat Marine Outdoors, an organization that provides hunting opportunities for wounded warriors.

Macy lives on his historic family ranch in northern San Saba County with his wife Cathy, son Wade, and a wide array of pets. His daughter, Shelby, works in the technology industry in Austin, Texas. When Macy is not in a helicopter counting or catching deer, taking photographs of wildlife or writing articles about herd and habitat management; he can be found buying or selling ranches for his clients.

Cathy Ledbetter

Cathy, besides being Mrs. Macy, is the business manager and “concierge” of Spring Creek Outdoors, LLC. Given Macy’s busy schedule, she is usually available to answer the office telephone and either assist you or relay your information to Macy.

Cathy and RosieCathy is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and Texas Tech University. Her professional life has included a number of job titles including professor, librarian, computer and network specialist, graphic designer and web developer, author, teacher, photographer, and caterer. She has concluded that not everyone should decide what they want to be when they grow up.

Cathy’s favorite job titles have been mother, wife, pet lover, and traveler. She has one daughter out of the nest and a son at Texas A&M. She loves living on the ranch with her family and the various pets, domestic and wild. Fiber crafts such as sewing, quilting, and knitting occupy what little free time she has.

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