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2018-2019 White-Tailed Deer Season

2018-2019 White-Tailed Deer Season

This information was taken from the Texas Parks and Wildlife document PWD-1047, which can be downloaded here. For more information about Deer Permits, in general, click here. The following season dates relate to MLD tag holders. Unless you have an MLD tag, the regular White-tailed Deer rifle season is from November 3, 2018 through January […]

2018 Meeting Minutes

Vista Mountain Wildlife Management Association Minutes of the Fall Meeting August 11, 2018 10:00 AM Location of Meeting: Evant Methodist Church 235 US 281 Evant, Texas 76525 Present at Meeting: Approximately 25 Members and Two Officers: Calvin Friedrich and Thurman Mayne Absent from Meeting: Treasurer, Ralph Heath The regular Fall meeting of the Vista Mountain […]

2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting was held on July 29. As part of the normal business, the previous meeting minutes were read and officers were elected: Calvin Friedrich – President Ralph Heath – Treasurer Thurman Mayne – Secretary Phil Blais – Director Deer Harvest Summary Mike Miller, our TPWD biologist, gave his harvest summary to the […]

MLDP Goes Online

MLDP Goes Online

April 4, 2017 Automated Online Managed Lands Deer Program Rollout Coming Soon New system simplifies harvest recommendations, offers print at home tag issuance AUSTIN – Landowners participating in the highly-popular Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) will be able to complete the enrollment process and print their tags online beginning this summer, thanks to a new […]

Protein Pellets for Deer

Protein Pellets for Deer

A PROTEIN PELLET FEED-DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR WHITE-TAILED DEER Edward L. Kozicky, Visiting Scientist Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas 78363 Abstract: The most effective feed-delivery system I tested for supplemental feeding of protein pellets (3/16ths of an inch in diameter) to white-tailed deer was an enclosed, controlled-time feeder with troughs. This […]

Hunting Tips

Hunting Tips

Antler rattling is most effective in areas with high buck-to-doe ratios. It is also good where there are large numbers of older bucks and on properties managed for trophy bucks. Although deer are creatures of habit, their feeding preferences can change dramatically from late summer to early fall. Do not automatically assume bucks will feed […]

Age Determination of White-tailed Deer

Age Determination of White-tailed Deer

Alan Cain, Wildlife Biologist Mike Wallace, Interpretive Specialist Texas Parks & Wildlife – WILDLIFE REGION IV A Guide to Age Determination of White-tailed Deer Tooth wear and replacement is one of several methods for aging white-tailed deer. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists have been using this deer aging technique to manage deer on ranches, wildlife […]

Food Plots for White-tailed Deer

Food Plots for White-tailed Deer

© 1999 Timothy E. Fulbright, Ph.D. Wildlife Management Bulletin of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M University-Kingsville Mail Stop Center 218, Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202 Management Bulletin No. 3 Abstract: Food plots may increase the value of hunting leases, make deer more visible for viewing opportunities, and improve the diet quality of deer. However, […]

Management of Texas Horned Lizards

Management of Texas Horned Lizards

MANAGEMENT OF TEXAS HORNED LIZARDS Scott E. Henke and Wm. Scott Fair, Research Scientists Wildlife Management Bulletin of the Caesar KIeberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas 78363 Management Bulletin No. 2 Abstract: Texas horned lizards are declining in abundance and distribution in Texas. There are no obvious causes for their decline; however, […]

Field Aging Whitetail Deer

Field Aging Whitetail Deer

Field Aging Whitetail Deer Using Body Structure Indicators © 2007 by Robert Steenbeke of Schertz, Texas (formerly: 1A Hunting in Texas Guide Service) Used with Permission By being able to field judge the age of bucks more accurately, we can better manage our deer herds. We can maintain age class diversification, and better choose which […]