Deer

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

The extended procession sprinkled with tinges of orange guardedly steps among crop stubble as a pair of wiggling pups bashfully scuttle along terrain flocked with patches of white. In an instant, what appears to be a spacious grin on one pointer’s face is replaced by a reserved stare as the...
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...
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...
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...
Revelations this week by Texas wildlife officials that more than 200 white-tailed deer were euthanized at a South Texas hunting ranch with a deer breeding operation highlight the threat of chronic wasting disease and the no-holds barred effort to keep it from creeping into the state. Texas Parks and Wildlife...
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...
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 break wildlife laws continue to soil the reputation of the...
The iron sights glow faintly on a frosty afternoon sit. Rays from the setting run dance along the barrel as the old whitetail doe feeds closer. The shot lines up perfectly. The West Texas breeze rises slightly as the deer steps broadside at 60 yards. An instant later the trigger eases the...
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...
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 of. With that in mind, here are 10 things hunting and...