There is a period when mature whitetail bucks will actively seek does for breeding purposes. This phase is known as “the rut.”
Bucks will make mistakes during this time in an all-out attempt to breed as many does as possible. This instinct to reproduce and drive to do so is about to peak in East Texas.
The Pineywoods Region, as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department labels East Texas, is separated in a northern and southern area. The northern area is roughly Interstate 30 south to Texas 21 from the Louisiana state line west to U.S. 259. The southern area stretches south to roughly Interstate 10 and is bordered on the east by Louisiana and U.S. 59 on the west.