Texas to Change Deer Management Program

Texas MLDP Program to Change Private property comprises well over 95-percent of Texas, so most white-tailed deer management and hunting takes place on private lands within the state. Years ago, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) developed a deer management program called the “Managed Lands Deer Permit (MLDP) Program” in order to improve wildlife habitat and assist landowners interested in […] Continue reading →

Deer Hunting: The Way It Should Be?

White-tailed Deer Hunting in Texas We are all born cold, wet and hungry. That’s why it’s human nature to be a hunter. For those lucky enough to be exposed to white-tailed deer hunting at an early age those first few outdoor experiences can light a fire inside us that lasts a lifetime. It was awesome being a youngster back in […] Continue reading →

5 Survey Methods for Deer Management

Deer Survey Techniques for Managing Whitetail Populations It’s nearly impossible to manage a deer population without having some estimate of the number of deer in the area. Annual population estimates can provide valuable information such as herd composition, density and total estimated population. Information gathered from standardized survey techniques can help shape management actions for a property. Even something as basic as […] Continue reading →

Public Hunting in Texas: Draw Hunts Going Online

Texas is well-known for white-tailed deer hunting, but it’s also known as a state that is overwhelmingly privately owned. That means finding low cost and/or quality public hunting opportunities can be few a far between. However, with a little luck you could be hunting smack-dab in the middle of some well-managed lands. That’s because Texas […] Continue reading →

Peak Antler Development in Whitetail Bucks: When?

When Does Antler Growth and Development Peak in Bucks? It’s never too early in the year to start talking about bucks and antler growth for the upcoming hunting season. I have high expectations for some older bucks that should look very nice this fall, especially given the timely late-Spring rains that just soaked the area. That translates directly into additional high-protein forbs, new growth […] Continue reading →