Texas Parks and Wildlife Says to Expect a Plentiful Deer Season

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Deer season in Texas officially begins this Saturday, November 5th for those who use firearms to hunt. It lasts until January 1st in the North Zone and January 15th in the South Zone. But what can deer hunters expect this season since Texas has felt such warm temperatures late into the year?

Deer season for archers started at the beginning of October, but it hasn’t been ideal conditions. As Texas Parks and Wildlife Department deer program leader Alan Cain told Click2Houston, “The deer are still there but some of the hunters I talked to said it wasn’t much fun sitting out in 80-90 degree weather, especially the afternoon hunts, so they’re waiting for the cooler weather.”

The rainy spring and summer followed by a dry period helped produce nourishment for the deer, and their population should have healthy babies and strong antlers from the bounty. says, “There are likely 4 million white-tailed deer in the state of Texas. The deer hunting industry brings in nearly $2 billion into area economies.”

This weekend should provide some cooler weather for a bit, by mid-November, Texans will finally feel a drop in temperature that should stick around through the rest of the year.