TPWD Will Test Your Harvested Deer for CWD

TPWD Will Help Get Your Deer Tested for CWD Disease Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will test your harvested deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the upcoming deer hunting seasons, which starts October 3 for archery hunters and properties participating in TPWD’s Managed Lands Deer Permit (MLDP) Program. With the recent discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in two captive deer breeding facilities, […] Continue reading →

Deer Hunting Gains Support in US

Deer Hunting in Texas - Whitetail Deer Management Reading the headline, “Hunting has Big Support Nationwide,” brought a smile to my face this morning. I cut my teeth hunting small game, honed my skills pass shooting doves and finally got the go-ahead to pursue white-tailed deer. My family was instrumental in introducing me to the outdoors, which hunting was a part of. Good […] Continue reading →

Big Nontypical Buck Tagged in Kansas

Big Nontypical Buck Shot in Kansas Still waiting to catch a big nontypical buck in one of your game camera photos? In many states the deer hunting season is already on! Sixteen-year-old Clayton Brummer tagged this half-velvet nontypical in Stafford County, Kansas, on September 8 during the state’s youth season. After an encounter with the big buck earlier in the season, […] Continue reading →

Pre-Season Deer Hunting: Prep, Safety & Beyond

Treestand Safety While Deer Hunting It’s mid-August and that means “go time” for pre-season white-tailed deer hunters. There are no doubt countless game cameras scattered throughout the whitetail’s range right now documenting groups of bachelor bucks in all their glory. I can’t wait for the next download myself! The pre-season however is not just about feeder and food plot preparation […] Continue reading →

More Deer Test Positive for CWD in Texas

More CWD Positive Deer in Texas Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was confirmed just over one month ago in a captive 1-1/2 year old white-tailed buck in Texas. The first deer to test positive for the disease, however, may not be alone. Reports indicate that at least two additional white-tailed deer have also (initially) tested positive, but the state is awaiting confirmation from […] Continue reading →

Texas CWD Update: 1,300 vs. 700,000

Whitetail Management, Deer Hunting Good Conservation for All White-tailed deer hunting is huge in Texas. There are an estimated 700,000 deer hunters and 3.5 million whitetail in the state, making Texas number one in both whitetail hunter and deer numbers. Whitetail are important for the hunting heritage of state. The “deer hunting industry” is estimated to account for over $2 billion annually, which […] Continue reading →

Predator Management Workshop for Whitetail Managers

Predator Control for Deer Management There are no shortcuts to good white-tailed deer management. There are no silver bullets for producing quality, free-ranging bucks on private lands. It takes work, time and some patience. There are many techniques for managing deer populations and all focus on different aspects of the whitetail herd and they habitat they require. Providing healthy plant […] Continue reading →

Hunters Like Birdwatchers, Research Says

You’ve got the stereotypical pick up truck. They drive a Subaru. You hunt white-tailed deer and other game animals with guns. They “hunt” for game and non-game birds with cameras. A new study is suggesting that hunters and birdwatchers are more alike than either group realizes. Despite the different forms of “hunting” that each of […] Continue reading →

Why Do Deer Blow?

Deer Hunting: Why do Deer Blow? Snorting, Blowing: What Gives? There is nothing worse than hearing a loud, lung-collapsing deer blow while deer hunting. This is especially true when bowhunting, when you need deer to close the distance because of the range limitations of archery equipment. Ironically, a loud blow by a white-tailed sucks all the air out of my sail. […] Continue reading →