Deer

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

Hunter education courses in Texas don’t just save lives. They help improve them, too. Passing on the safe pursuit of shooting sports and hunting to a new generation has never been more important, and thanks to thousands of volunteers across the state, it has become easier than ever. The courses, taught by...
Texas is the most diverse ecological area you can find with rolling grasslands, arid deserts, coastal marshes and dense forests among noteworthy features found inside its borders. Perhaps it's fitting the men and women who don Texas Parks and Wildlife's blue badge also exhibit a wealth of notable characteristics. For...
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...
Biologists, land managers and hunters knew the fall was going to feature a tough deer season on many levels in Texas. Severe drought dating back in recent years has sucked life out of the state’s resources during recent years, drying up water supplies and leaving choking dust in its...
“Want to see pictures of my deer?” That phrase invariably invokes a variety of responses from the average hunter, but for me it always sends icy chills up my spine. I’ve seen hundreds, more likely thousands, of photos snapped from a range of devices provided by readers, friends and others in...
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...
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 Statewide Hunting Proclamation, according to a news release. TPWD staff recommended...
Nearly 300 tissue samples were collected from hunter harvested mule deer from the Trans Pecos ecoregion of far West Texas during the 2012-13 season for Chronic Wasting Disease testing. Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed CWD in four of those samples, according to a...
Few things in this world compare with a great hunting lease, but nothing compares with the sucker punch that comes with losing one, especially when you least expect it. Let’s face it – the going rate for prime hunting real estate in Texas is just that –  with prices continuing...