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 →

Deer Hunting with Drones

Deer Hunting with Drones? Just because most hunters would never consider hunting white-tailed deer using unmanned drones does not mean unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are completely off the radar of the hunting community. I do see some legitimate applications for using them for deer and wildlife management. If you’re like me then at least part of the reason you […] Continue reading →

Increase Antler Growth in Bucks

White-tailed Deer Management: Increase Antler Growth Most hunters and property owners involved in deer management are interested in healthy herds and increased antler growth and size in bucks. There are numerous other positives that result from managed whitetail populations, the most important of which are healthier, more diverse plant communities for all wildlife species. Good habitat equates to better bucks, but […] Continue reading →

Bullwinkle Disease in Whitetail Deer

Bullwinkle Disease in White-tailed Deer The term “bullwinkle disease” sounds more like a joke about someone than an actual ailment, but it’s a true-to-life disease that can impact deer. Although quite rare, it seems white-tailed deer can get an infection that causes their muzzle to swell, making their face look more like the cartoon moose Bullwinkle than that of a […] Continue reading →

The Key to Late Season Hunting Success

Deer Hunting in the Late Season If you’ve noticed the deer hunting season is nearly over and there are license tags left in your pocket, don’t panic just yet. There is still time to fill those tags, as well as the freezer. Many hunters find themselves behind the proverbial eight ball as the season winds down each year. Whether it’s because […] Continue reading →