The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently said on their website that Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season began.

“Despite the drought of 2011 deer appeared to come through the season in fair shape, which I think in part is a tribute to hunters and landowners doing a better job of managing deer populations and the native habitat across the state,” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department white-tailed deer program leader. “Couple the results of good management, lower harvest in 2011 and some late winter and spring precipitation and the stage is set for a good deer season in 2012.”

To read the full article posted on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, please click here .

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John Decker – age 14
Harvested in Clay County

Will Decker – age 11
Harvested in Clay County