Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

November 1, 2019

Opening Day Brings Excitement!

The general whitetail deer season opens Saturday, bringing a high level of excitement to the outdoors community. While hunting in the Hill Country as a teen, opening day was about as exciting for me as Christmas. […]
October 29, 2019

What Are The Perfect Food Plots?

All too often I get asked about what I plant for my food plots for whitetails.  The truth is that far too regularly I see hunters planting things that have no real draw or affect on a […]
October 18, 2019

Fooling Deer’s Eyes & Ears Challenging

Camouflage is the most obvious way we hunters try to fool deer’s senses. While it is a widespread fashion statement these days, camouflage is a practical application against the eyes of the game we pursue. Here […]
October 18, 2019

Perspective Important In Whitetail Hunting

Fishermen are known for their tall tales but those who really love whitetail hunting are equally as liberal with exaggeration and hyperbole. We are also prone to thinking we have it all figured out when in […]
October 10, 2019

Weather Makes Bow Season Interesting

A hot, dry weather pattern could make things interesting for hunters this bow season. Bow season can be hot and dry in some parts of the state this is exactly what hunters are finding. “Although dry […]
September 6, 2019

Why You Should Take Does (Early)

The whitetail deer is a truly amazing creature. When does give birth to fawns you never know the potential that fawn has to turn into a huge buck or be a doe that grows the population. […]
December 19, 2018

What To Do When The Rut Is On

As I type this article my cell phone begins to ding.  I have messages from my deer hunting friends telling me that the time is now.  Bucks are chasing does and the rut is in full […]
December 14, 2018

The Whitetail Baiting Controversy

The debate over baiting has been a long and difficult one which has pitted friends and relatives at each others throats for years. I first got introduced into the debate over the use of feeders and […]
November 12, 2018
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Definitive Texas Whitetail Rut Periods

Whitetail Rut When is the whitetail rut? In a state as large is Texas, the question has just as much to do with “where” as “when”. The fact is there are many mysteries and misconceptions involving the […]
June 12, 2018

Whitetails With Rabies And The Elusive Avery Island Subspecies

Of all game animals in the world, whitetails are the most unique and multi-faceted, spawning tons of debate around the campfire. That is why this week in our fourth installment of this six-part series; we are […]
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