Past Journal Story – Hunting the Golden Triangle
Author Rick Taylor gives great insight into the world renowned “Golden Triangle” of South Texas, which offers some of the best hunting in the state. Skip to the full article by clicking HERE.
“The first time I saw the deer, he was meandering across an open grassy area just below a tank dam on a ranch in Eagle Pass, Texas. As I drove across the dam, the setting sun had given the massive buck away as its antlers shined against the South Texas brush. I knew it was a magnificent buck and full of points, but couldn’t tell just how nice because he disappeared into the brush before I could focus my binocular on him. As I got back to the ranch house, I informed the landowner and his wife about this buck and told them I thought it would be worth the effort to hunt for him. It would be many weeks before I would actually see how good the animal truly was.
The South Texas brush country covers approximately 21 million acres and is known for its trophy white-tailed bucks. Within this region lies an even more distinct zone known affectionately by deer hunters worldwide as the “Golden Triangle.” As a wildlife biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for 27 years, I had the pleasure of working with many landowners in this region for the better part of those years. And as a consulting biologist, I still spend a lot of time in this area.”
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