Deer

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

Texas hunting seasons again are almost here, and with a little help from Mother Nature things are looking up for doves, deer, ducks and a host of other wildlife. With that in mind, here is a preview for fall hunting seasons, including the best areas of the state for a variety of...
For Stratford and Gruver, it’s pheasants. Around Kerrville and Llano, white-tailed deer. And down in Rockport, redfish and waterfowl. The economic impact that wildlife has on the state of Texas is massive and far-reaching, and the most recent survey from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows just how much critters mean...
The Texas deer hunting forecast typically involves little in the way of new developments, but in a state with the largest whitetail population in the country, that’s nothing to fret about. However, the 2016-17 hunting frameworks will feature a number of big changes all aimed at improving access and opportunity,...
Without a doubt, Texas is blessed with the best hunting opportunities in the country. We’ve got the largest white-tailed deer herd in the nation – numbering roughly 4 million in moisture-rich years – and our bird hunting ranging from ducks, geese and doves to pheasants, sandhill cranes and quail offers...
It’s hard to get biologists and land managers to utter words such as “extraordinary,” “outstanding” or “spectacular” when discussing the Texas deer outlook. However, those terms certainly are applicable this fall and winter, and in the minds of some deer experts, the forecast has never been better. Here’s what you...
Exotics have been a staple on the Texas landscape for roughly a century, with game ranches stocking hundreds of thousands of antelope, deer and other horned critters of all shapes and sizes. In most cases, the exotics are welcome for the thousands of dollars per head they can bring via...
It’s about to be big buck time across Texas, something that should have you spending as many hours in the field as possible, no matter where you call home. The Lone Star State has long had the largest population of white-tailed deer in the country, but the only thing that...
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:...
Texas is home to millions of acres of excellent wildlife habitat, providing exceptional hunting from the Red River to the Rio Grande. The rub for many hunters, however, is the sheer fact that the majority of that land is inaccessible, resting squarely in private hands and open only to...
Do you know where your deer hunting lease is? For many Texas hunters, this time of year is filled with the anticipation of strutting gobblers on crisp early mornings, but it’s also time to think about locking up a place to hunt deer come fall – especially if thousands of...