texas deer hunting

Predator Hunting Basics to Get Started

Want to help your deer herd and improve your deer hunting? Getting started in predator hunting isn’t as tough as you might think. By David W. Kaprocki How do you call? What do you use for a light? What type of gun do you use? How long do you stay at...

Giant Texas Whitetails

Texas is known for its monster bucks, and even the  “so-so” bucks by some Texans’ standards would be outstanding in other states. Thousands of hunters head to the Lone Star State each year with hopes of killing a big buck. (Photos: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department)  

FOX Admits Policy Against Ammo, Firearms Ads

An official with FOX Sports Media Group in California confirmed Monday its anti-gun and anti-hunting advertising policies after a request for clarification from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The NSSF request asking FOX to lift its ban on firearms and ammunition advertising on Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts was dismissed with a...

NSSF Launches Site for Election Firearms Issues

To assist eligible voters with registering and with evaluating candidates’ positions on Second Amendment issues, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched GunVote, a voter education website at nssf.org/gunvote. To reach the most voters possible with this educational effort, NSSF is encouraging Twitter users to tag their election-related tweets with #gunvote...

Hunting Near Property Lines: When Should State Step In?

Alabama’s Conservation Commissioner has drawn the ire of hunters and landowners with an idea to create a 50-yard “buffer zone” along privately owned borders. by Alan Clemons At the state’s Conservation Advisory Board meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Gunter Guy made note of complaints about hunters putting up tree stands or...

Texas Eyes New Deer Seasons

Deer hunters in three counties of the Dallas-area “Metroplex” could have new seasons if a proposal from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission is approved. Discussion, research and public comment is ongoing for possible seasons in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Galveston counties, according to a report in Lone Star Outdoor News....

QDMA Urges Hunters to Oppose Deer Farms

The Georgia-based Quality Deer Management Association is urging hunters in seven states to oppose the expansion of the deer-breeding industry, which the organization perceives as a growing threat to wild deer and the deer-hunting heritage. Legislation designed to loosen or dismantle regulatory barriers to white-tailed deer breeding and farming is being...

Photo Slideshow: Dan’s Texas Deer Hunt

Deer & Deer Hunting Editor Dan Schmidt had a blast hunting Vatoville Outdoors free-ranging ranch near Sonora, Texas, earlier in December 2011. Despite a devastating drought, Schmidt found plenty of evidence that deer hunting is alive and well in the Lone Star State. Read about his monster buck kill here. These...

A Monster Buck Pays a Visit

Just like it has happened so many times before, the deer showed up rather unexpectedly, and, of course, from an area where I didn’t expect to see a deer appear. This hunt was a also a little different than the thousands of others I’ve experienced over the years. Instead of being...