Hunting Forecast: Deer Are Lookin' Good Print
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Sunday, 08 December 2013 17:36

Hunting Forecast: Deer Are Lookin' Good

hunter in camo tags harvested deerHunters should have plenty of opportunity to harvest a deer this season. While not clear of the drought, things are looking up in many parts of the state this year and the outlook for deer and deer hunting is much brighter, reports Alan Cain, TPWD white-tailed deer program leader, in this forecast.

Archery-only deer season opened Saturday, Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 1. The general firearms season begins Nov. 2.  For full information on season dates, visit the website.

Antler quality should be above average for those areas receiving good spring rains and average for those that were a little drier this spring and summer, Cain predicts. The good news is that drought or no drought, Texas still produces some whopper bucks each year.

Make sure you enjoy smooth hunting by avoiding the most common deer hunting violations, described by Game Warden Andrew Alexander in this video.

Tags, permits and processing! Before you hunt, be sure you know “What to Do After Killing a Deer.” Following the signs to recover downed game is an important part of any hunt. Read up on tips in “Where Did it Go?" from the October issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine.