Deer

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

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...
Chronic wasting disease is not prevalent in Texas, having only been discovered in the remote far western reaches of El Paso and Hudspeth counties, but as with other safety issues, deer hunters again are urged this fall and winter to take precautions to help curb the possibility of outbreaks...
Deer hunting and hunting in general are big business in Texas, but landowners are reminded that to lease out their tracts for those purposes they must have a hunting lease license, which must be renewed yearly. The owner of a hunting lease or the landowner’s agent may not receive pay...
The going rate for prime hunting real estate in Texas is just that – with prices continuing to rise for a variety of reasons and no real end in sight as to just how high they might escalate. With that in mind, few things in this world compare with a...
Christmas in Texas is a time for family and for the outdoors. Sometimes the latter is the best excuse to get away from the former. However, the most fruitful of days involve both, bringing together those whom you most emulate and the joy of a shared pursuit that’s as much an...
If you’ve read my work in this space for any length of time, you know quite well that I’m a champion for Texas hunting and fishing pursuits, the conservation of said outdoor opportunities and, most importantly, the focus of passing those traditions on to youths. Simply put, the fate of...
South Texas is big deer country. That’s a fact, regardless if you’re scouring the senderos on a high-fence tract or spying a feeder on a low-fence lease. However, there also is a pair of Wildlife Management Areas operated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department that shouldn’t be overlooked when discussing...
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...
The average man always knows where he's going. He doesn't need a map, compass or directions from the old-timer at the gas station. Then again, the average man might wander around, taking time to compose where he is, where he has been and where he's going. It's a process, really. Sometimes...
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...