When hunting, it’s always a good idea to take a few tips from the best predators in the world. Take a page out of the Saltwater Crocodile’s book. They observe their prey and learn their habits to determine the best method for a successful attack. For a successful hunt, you should never go in blind. A little studying can make a big difference.
The subject of today’s blog will be Texas Whitetail Deer. These deer are so well-adapted to their environment that they’ve managed to expand and now thrive in most of North America. A few important facts to know when planning a Whitetail Deer hunt in Texas are:
- Whitetail Deer live in (often overpopulated) wooded areas. Their abundance makes them the main source of venison in the United States.
- Whitetail Deer live in matriarchal herds. Whitetail bucks are solitary creatures, and only join the herd during rutting season.
- Whitetail Deer have habitual eating patterns. As long as food is available, they will feed in the same areas every day. They often create well-worn paths leading to their feeding areas.
- During the warmer seasons, they will feed mainly on green vegetation.
- Whitetail Deer are great communicators. When nervous or alarmed, they will stomp, snort and flag other deer by showing the underside of their white tails. It’s important not to startle any deer during your Whitetail Deer hunting trip. They can clear an entire area by signalling distress to other deer.
It’s important to thoroughly plan your hunting trip beforehand. Not only will it ensure your safety, but it will also improve your chances of bringing home a trophy and plenty of meat for your freezer. Shadowing an experienced hunter or going on a guided hunt is a great way to learn in the actual hunting environment.
To schedule your Texas Whitetail Deer hunting trip or a guided Whitetail Deer hunting trip, give us a call at Lonestar Premier Outdoors or fill out a contact form today!