Tips on Whitetail Deer Hunting

Getting into deer hunting or trying to hone your skills takes some dedication. Hunting classes are great for introduction, but they can’t teach you a fraction of what you learn in the field with your finger on the trigger and the animal in your site. Mask Your Odor A number one deterrent to approaching deer… Read more »

How to Get a Texas Hunting License

Recreational hunting and fishing licenses and stamp endorsements are available at approximately 1,700 locations throughout Texas. They are also available in sporting goods stores, gun shops and department stores within the state. However, some commercial hunting and fishing licenses are available only at the Austin Headquarters and Law Enforcement Offices. For deer and turkey, because… Read more »

The Right Tree Stand a Very Subjective Topic

Every hunter has their own opinion on everything from the best time of day to weapon of choice, to camouflage to covering body odor. One topic up for fierce debate in itself however, is the best tree stand for time of year, hunt and portability. There are quite a few tree stand designs designed for… Read more »

Tents Are Out. Lodges Are In.

When you think hunting, you probably think camping in the great outdoors. But lodges are the way to go if you want to enjoy all the comforts of home and don’t want to have to lug as much gear. Lodges require hunters to bring less luggage with them. Staying in a furnished room eliminates the… Read more »

Experience the Beauty of Texas Hill Country

Whatever piques your interest, be it hiking, fishing, boating or hunting, Texas Hills Country is the place to experience the great outdoors. When you visit Hill Country you will enjoy the great outdoors for all it has to offer, the way it was intended. Fishing Because of the mostly spring-fed waters from Balcones Fault, the… Read more »

Texas Trip Worth the Trek

Why make the trip all the way to Texas to hunt? The better question is – Why Not? Texas has so much to offer new and veteran hunters. This state has the largest population of whitetail deer in the nation. This makes hunting easier and way more rewarding than hunting in any other state. Not… Read more »

Benefits to the Classic Winchester 30/30

Introduced as the first small-bore, sporting rifle cartridge for smokeless powder, the 30-30 is effectively the great North American deer cartridge. A .30 caliber bullet, loaded with 30 grains of smokeless powder, the name is derived from a combination of the cartridge size and design.   A refinement to a combination of size, portability and… Read more »

Center-Fire vs Rim-Fire Rifle Options

If you’re just getting into hunting and aren’t sure what gun you are in the market for, there are a number of factors to consider. Many hunters prefer shooting with a shotgun for its power and spread, advantageous for both nimble fowl and for penetrating tough buckskin alike. Still others prefer the accuracy of a… Read more »

Like Fowl Themselves, Not all Birdshot is the Same

Birds vary in size as wide and ranging as deer, bear and small game. Using the wrong size ammo gauge could either blow your target to smithereens or cost you the kill all together. There is a very specific science for picking out the right shot size depending on what size waterfowl you are going… Read more »

Mask your Odor, Up Your Numbers

Deer have an incredible sense of smell. As a hunter, your odor is overwhelming and they do not like it. Deer can detect the average human odor from as far away as 80 yards, and that’s if they aren’t downwind. So masking your human odor is imperative to a successful hunt. There are a few… Read more »