Texas Hunting is All About Whitetail

Although a variety of species is hunted here, whitetail deer are what gets Texas hearts pumping and drives the hunting economy.

Fenced in ranches are common here, which means that deer are fed and bred to be big, healthy, and very pretty indeed. You'll not find bigger antlers on a whitetail anywhere, and that's what draws hunters from all over the country.

Fenced-in ranching is controversial, even among hunters. Many ranches hold exotic species that thrive there, while they are endangered in Africa - conservation can actually be a vital part of their policy. On the other hand, hunting a captive animal just doesn't sit right with many hunters.