TP&W predicts good year for deer

Deer Forecast Improved by Rain

Despite one of the worst droughts on record last year, the deer population came through with minimal population impacts. Timely rainfall has helped. Most areas experienced a low fawn crop last year, but there were very few reports of any significant adult mortality related to the drought, according to Alan Cain, who heads up TPWD’s white-tailed deer program.

Read more of his assessment in the 2012-2013 Hunting Forecast in the October issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine. For more on this year’s hunting forecast for deer, turkey, quail and more watch this just released video.