Deer

News, articles, updates and commentary about deer hunting in Texas

Whether you’re a hunter, birdwatcher or sports fan, the optics world can be a little confusing. Binoculars come in all shapes, sizes, colors and prices, but knowing what type to buy can be tricky. Summer is the time to figure out what you need in advance of fall hunting seasons,...
The dusty breeze tickled the tops of spindly mesquites and thick bunch grass as I descended the steps of the tower stand. At the bottom, the icy chill of the late November morning hit me square in the face as binoculars were raised for what seemed like the 100th time. The...
Texas deer hunting is known across the country for both quantity and quality. And while many folks typically associate the Lone Star State as being a land primarily under high fence, there are huge bucks taken each year on low-fence lands. Many of those bucks are taken on smaller tracts...
Texas deer hunting is known across the country for both quantity and quality. And while many folks typically associate the Lone Star State as being a land primarily under high fence, there are huge bucks taken each year on low-fence lands. Many of those bucks are taken on smaller tracts...
The misidentification occurred years ago by a teenage hunter, but the mistake still rings true many more seasons into adulthood. Every time I think about the scenario I still get a sinking feeling, and while I broke no law and did nothing illegal, I perpetrated a cardinal sin in hunting:...
The deer hunting forecast in Texas is always good. Yes, there are lingering detrimental impacts across much of Southeast Texas in the months after Hurricane Harvey inundated the area with terrifying flooding. However, even in what the whitetail prognosticators term as “down” or “average” years, we’ve still got the largest population...
The Rio Grande Valley is unlike any other place in the Lone Star State. Fresh citrus and distinctive cuisine abounds, in addition to this area being the birding capital of the state – if not the world – as the warm climate harbors hundreds of different migrating species each year. When...
Hitting a baseball is like sighting in a firearm for Texas deer hunters preparing to head afield in search of whitetails. When you first chew on it, that statement may sound puzzling. But upon closer inspection, both pursuits can be broken down into three simple steps: Load, aim and shoot. When...
The waiting game that was spring and summer is almost over for Texas deer hunters. Next month those with archery equipment and crossbows will get first crack at another waiting game — the one filled with feverish expectation that a burly, old buck will provide a close encounter of the...
I was the same age as the youngster when I first heard the chilling tale. In fact, I was in the same area of Brown County, hunting the same game bird that nearly cut his life short in the time it takes for a covey to get out of sight. One...