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November 12, 2018
whitetail hunting

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 […]
April 20, 2018

The Real Reason TPWD Shut Down Proposal To Extend Deer Season

No Extended Deer Season For You Citing concerns that it could have adverse impacts on Texas’ quail hunting heritage in the Rolling Plains region, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission nixed a wildlife staff proposal to […]
March 22, 2018

Deer Semen Donation to TX Democrat Campaign Causing Stir

A donation of deer semen to Ana Lisa Garza-a Democratic district court judge in Starr County running for District 31 seat is causing quite a stir. Yes, deer semen was donated to a political candidate. A […]
February 8, 2018
bowhunting

13-Inch Antler Rule: An Opinion

Texas in its infinite wisdom has for the past several years implemented a minimum width on whitetail bucks of 13 inches. Now, I know 13 inches does not seem like much but does this regulation really […]
January 3, 2018

Something Unknown is Killing Whitetail Fawns-Is it GMOs?

According to Kip Adams, wildlife biologist with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), a significant decline in fawn survival has occurred in the last 15 years. “Overall, fawn recruitment rates have declined from an average of […]
December 12, 2017

Try These Tricks To Bag Mid-Season Bucks

Early season has gone and the primary rut has come and went.  Bucks are kind of in a holding pattern waiting on the secondary rut which should hit East Texas about December 15th give or take […]
November 22, 2017

Try Pop Up Blinds for Whitetail

Pop up blinds have made deer hunting more accessible for every hunter over the past few years but most hunters don’t have a clue as to the correct way to set one up.   Be forewarned, they […]
November 21, 2017

Texas Wardens Bag High Profile Trophy Deer Poachers

Deer hunters will go to great lengths in pursuit of a trophy white-tailed buck; poachers are willing to go farther, breaking ethical rules and game laws designed to protect and conserve one of Texas’ most prized […]
November 15, 2017

Incredible Texas Deer Facts (Video)

The whitetail deer is the most popular and numerous game animal in Texas. Some of these facts are, however, not as widely known and will give you a newfound respect for the species.