Deer Hunting Season Good for Bowhunters

Bowhunting Season Looks Good for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana were blessed with late-winter rains that carried through spring and into early summer of this year. The relatively mild winter last season allowed white-tailed deer to come out of winter in good condition and then they stepped right into excellent habitat conditions. In short, deer populations are in good shape going into the […] Continue reading →

FAIL: Giant South Carolina Buck is a Fake

Like 'Em Big and Fake? A would-be big buck and state record turns out to be a total hoax. South Carolina deer hunter poacher Nick Davis even fooled an official scorer, but the disproportionately-large antlers did not trick the hunting community. Continued pressure from deer hunters finally spurred action within the state’s wildlife agency. Davis recanted after investigation by the […] Continue reading →

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 →