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Texas Mule Deer

Texas Mule Deer

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As far as Texas deer, the desert mule deer is the less common cousin of Texas’ most prominent deer—the whitetail. Because its range is found in the least populated regions of Texas, many aren’t as familiar with the deer who roams chiefly in the Texas Panhandle and the mountains and basins of the Trans-Pecos. It’s a cousin to the more manic whitetail, and that’s part of the biological problem. The mule deer as a species isn’t as adaptable as the whitetail, doesn’t breed as quickly or as often as a whitetail, has a narrow range of acceptable habitats and doesn’t feed or breed as aggressively as the whitetail and therefore is more easily extirpated.


What Does Your  Trophy Score? Beyond the Tape Measure

What Does Your Trophy Score? Beyond the Tape Measure

Wildlife Resources

One well-known, self-proclaimed deer expert has defined a trophy whitetail as a buck with antlers that measure 150 or more inches, but for generations of hunters a true trophy hunting experience goes beyond the tape measure. By this definition, the animal itself, or rather the antlers, is the trophy without regard to the experience of finding, watching, hunting or harvesting the animal and without regard to how the antlers were produced.


What Do Mule Deer Eat?

What Do Mule Deer Eat?

Wildlife Resources

Every serious rancher and wildlife manager strives to learn what the animals on their land eat, using that information in turn to help make good land management decisions. Many landowners in West Texas are interested in mule deer including their food habits and how to manage the food supply. This article is about the feeding habits and management of desert mule deer in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas.


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