North, East, and South Texas Deer Forecast
Last week, this column covered deer prospects for the Hill Country (Edwards Plateau) and northwest Texas. This week, it’ll cover the rest.
In general, white-tailed deer population has grown to an estimated 5.4 million from the previous estimate of four million! Improved survey practices combined with Nature caused the increase.
Last fall, it rained most of dove season and kept raining throughout the year. According to Alan Cain, TPWD’s Whitetailed Deer Program Leader, winter weeds flourished into the spring, replenishing body reserves lost through the rigorous breeding season and stressful winter. Wet weather continued into early summer.
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