Texas Fish & Game

The National News of Texas

November 23, 2016

Hill Country Rut This Week!

It’s rut time in the Texas Hill Country according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD). “Conception dates for this region ranged from as early as October 9 to a late date of January 30. […]
November 15, 2016

Texas Hotshots – Old 6 Pointer

I harvested this old 6 point buck on the Foster Ranch in Willow City Texas on opening weekend. This is the first animal taken with my new Mossberg .270 using a 135 grain balistic tip “gold […]
November 15, 2016

Texas Hotshots – East Texas 8 point

I shot this buck Sunday morning, 11/13/16. It is an 8 point with a 18 inch spread. Killed in Freestone County.
November 14, 2016

Last Minute Barney’s

Seems like every year the week before opening day I get inundated with dozens of guys who have waited until the very last minute to get a scope mounted or a rifle sighted in. I call […]
November 9, 2016

Go Organic for Whitetail

Texas has a Cornucopia of Natural Alternatives to Corn and Other Artificial Deer Enticements. Let’s face it, Texas deer hunters pursue the wary whitetail in two basic ways―baiting and playing on the sexual urges of rutting bucks. Deer hunters, […]
November 8, 2016

Should We Hunt Rubs or Scrapes?

When I wore a younger man’s clothes, the question of the best place to hunt for deer often came to my mind. I can remember hours spent pondering this very thought while waiting for a whitetail […]
November 7, 2016

Opening Day

That first day of deer season is about as much anticipated and looked forward to as is Christmas day or Thanksgiving. Opening day has a special place in a hunters heart that nonhunters will never understand.  […]
November 7, 2016

Texas Hotshots – 1st Hunt Ever

Taken near Clarksville, Tx. It was Kamryn’s first time hunting ever with her daddy. 1st hunt, 1st shot, 1st kill….10 point buck!!
November 4, 2016

Prospects Remain Excellent for Deer Season

Hunters hoping Saturday’s opener brings reprieve from warm temps AUSTIN – Record high temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s from Amarillo to Austin left ardent bowhunters sweltering in their deer stands throughout October; a trend […]
November 3, 2016

Is It Illegal to Eat Deer Meat at Camp?

Did you know you may not process a deer beyond quarters at your deer camp unless the camp qualifies as a final destination? “While in camp you may remove and prepare a part of a wildlife […]
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