Deer

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

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved an experimental pronghorn buck season in some areas of the Panhandle, which would allow landowners to control the harvest of buck pronghorn antelope. In addition, an extension to the existing mule deer managed lands deer permits season will be part of changes to...
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...
He slowly slid the truck door back in place, performed the ritual gear check adopted as habit and started down a rut in the meandering ranch road. The afternoon glow was a welcome departure from the previous two days when frigid north winds and light mist made the last week...
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...
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...
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,...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hasn't found new positive evidence of chronic wasting disease in far West Texas, the agency has reported. Nearly 300 tissue samples were collected from hunter harvested deer and elk from the Trans-Pecos region during the 2013-14 season to test for CWD, and during the...
This deer season may not be one for the overall record books, but in Texas that type of prognostication isn’t dire. In fact, even in what biologists and land managers would term an “average” or even “below average” season, we’ve still got some great hunting opportunities. The Lone Star State...
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 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is taking public comment on reauthorizing the practice of using tracking dogs to trail wounded deer, which has been prohibited in a dozen eastern counties for more than 20 years. A series of public meetings is slated to provide details of the proposal and...