By Jim Heffelfinger Bird and reptile enthusiasts enjoy an endless variety of colorful combinations worn by their favorite animals. We all know every member of the deer family is so much more likable than anything the bird or reptile family has to offer, but we have to admit that deer do not use very much of the color palette. We basically have different shades of brown. Among the shades of brown are those big brown eyes, which account for much of the deer’s appeal. Although we don’t have the vivid colors of other animals, we do see variations in the

This rare disorder in Whitetail deer can be found in certain areas around the state.

White-tailed deer hunters in 41 counties in the Blackland Prairies and Post Oak Savannah ecoregions will have expanded opportunities to take antlerless deer during the 2019-20 season.

The Texas Youth Hunting Program’s (TYHP) Super Hunt No. 17 is scheduled for Jan. 17–19, 2020, with the Cave Creek Wildlife Management Association in Gillespie County. Registration for first time youth hunters or youth hunters new to TYHP is available at www.tyhp.org. Deadline for this hunt is Dec. 20, 2019.

TTHA Member Mike Reeber shares the story of his summer hunt for Scimitar Oryx in South Texas.

The Nueces River runs through some of the best Whitetail habitat in South Texas. Rattling in bucks plus an incredible bow hunt highlight this episode, shot along the banks of this legendary waterway.