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A passionate native Texan, Rick Fairchild can trace his roots to the American Revolution and the Republic of Texas. Born 100 years too late, he spends as much time as possible on the unspoiled ranges, the rocky hills and the barren deserts of south and west Texas. When invited on a European vacation, Rick said “Why would I go to Europe when I haven’t seen all of Texas yet.” Born and raised in South Texas, fishing and hunting have been favorite pastimes since Rick’s youth . . . ducks and specks in the bays, whitetail in the Hill Country, dove and quail on the Coastal Plains, and desert muleys in West Texas.
His first real job was driving a tractor on a milo and cotton farm at age 14, and he worked part time on game and cattle ranches through high school and college. Rick is a proud Texas Aggie, receiving his B.S. degree in 1981 from Texas A&M University where he commanded Company C-1 in the Corps of Cadets. After a short stint in the oilfield, Rick spent years working in commercial construction, custom homebuilding, and real estate development in the Dallas area. Each fall and spring, Rick displays his chuck wagon skills as roundup cook on a historic west Texas ranch, and for a few big deer camps during the season. He supports Ducks Unlimited, Dallas Safari Club, Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, Texas State Rifle Association and the N.R.A. A single and lever action enthusiast, Rick competes in Single Action Shooting Sports as a member of the Texican Rangers in Fredericksburg.
Now a resident of Hunt in Kerr County, the Highland Park ex-patriate lived in the Park Cities for 27 years where he served the community on the Park Cities YMCA Board of Management, Sports Committee, Highland Park Sports Club and as a youth baseball coach. Rick married his wife Julie, the day after their college graduation. They have three boys, one daddy’s girl, three wonderful daughters in law, one awesome son in law and seven (soon to be eight) grandchildren. He enjoys shooting sports, restoring old tractors and spending time with his family at his home on the South Fork of the Guadalupe River.