Deer

News, articles, updates and commentary about deer hunting in 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...
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...
Texas’ Wildlife Management Areas are as distinct and varied as the different regions of the state where they are located. This network of public land is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, which uses the hundreds of...
Much to the chagrin of wildlife enforcement officers, there is a strong criminal element that continues to do things that boggle the mind. Whether they do it out of spite or because they don’t know better, those who brazenly...
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 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...
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...
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...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking into proposed changes to the state’s hunter education certification program that would “streamline” the process for those who take the course. While that may seem like a good idea to anyone who...
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...