Deer

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

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...
Doves North, Central Zones: Sept. 1-Oct. 23 and Dec. 20-Jan. 5 South Zone: Sept. 20-Oct. 27 and Dec. 20-Jan. 20 Teal Sept. 14-29 Pronghorn Antelope Sept. 28-Oct. 6 White-Tailed Deer Archery: Sept. 28-Nov. 1 Youth Season: Oct. 26-27; Jan. 6-19 North Texas (212 Counties): Nov. 2-Jan. 5 South Texas (30...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering an experimental landowner controlled harvest pronghorn buck season. Wildlife officials also are proposing an extension of mule deer season under Managed Lands Deer Permits as part of recommended changes to the 2013-14...
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...
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...
Chronic wasting disease has become a hot-button issue in the Texas white-tailed deer-hunting landscape, and the most recent positive test from a captive deer shot on a release site is only going to heat up the debate. The Texas Parks...
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....
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...
The largest barrier to hunting in our state is the fact that upwards of 95 percent or more of it rests in private hands. However, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department again is offering services, drawings and permits to make...
It was a good year in 2013 for those of us who took part in all the hunting and fishing pursuits that Texas has to offer. And not simply because Dick Cheney didn’t shoot anybody — that we know...