Bowhunters in three North Texas counties are getting to do something they haven’t been able to do in 36 years – hunt deer.
Saturday, bow season reopened the suburban counties of Collin, Dallas. and Rockwall.
While state wildlife biologists warn that none of the three counties are reporting large deer populations, hunters say they are not deterred.
Bud Murphy, president of Traditional Bowhunters of Texas, said his group has kept watch on some of the deer in the area through trail cams, “and there are some very nice animals out there.”
The state had stopped hunting in the three counties because of dwindling local deer populations due to development.