Central Texas is not known as a big buck mecca in the world of white-tailed deer hunting, but the area produces good bucks every season. Within Central Texas, the southern end of the Cross Timbers area has a leg-up when it comes to growing big bucks. Soils are obviously a huge factor when it comes to plant growth, and subsequent body and antler growth, but it also takes a little management or some good ole fashioned luck. The former can help hunters produce good deer year after year. The latter… well, it never hurts to be lucky, especially when it comes to deer hunting!
Mills County Monster Buck
Check out this beast of a Mills County buck! David Podany, Sr.k harvested this free-ranging white-tailed deer while deer hunting in Mills County. The buck sports antlers that scored 179 1/8 gross and 173 7/8 net Boone and Crockett. The lucky hunter was deer hunting on a low-fenced property on November 21, 2014, when the big buck stepped out within range.
Looking for a Lease
There are several ways to located hunting land. Word of mouth is still a great method, but it’s definitely not the only way. If you live in Houston, Dallas or East Texas, for that matter, good quality hunting leases may be some distance from your home. Check out classified ads in the major newspapers, calling the Chamber of Commerce in the counties where you are interested in obtaining a lease, and check out hunting forums and online lease finders.
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