South Texas Whitetail Hunts

South Texas Whitetail Hunts

If your not counting down the days till whitetail season then its time to start.  Only 100 days till the texas whitetail season opens!  We are starting to check game cameras to see how are whitetails look for this coming season……and they look good so far!  These bucks can still put on 20-40 inches before the season begins.  The spring rains helped a ton on the health of our whitetails.  The next few south texas months looks to be pretty dry so I’m sure the bucks will be hitting the protien feeders harder.  I have set up the cameras at our protein stations to see the growth of the bucks.  Here are just a few pics from one protein station. Good luck and hunt...
South Texas Whitetail Bucks

South Texas Whitetail Bucks

While filling protein feeders this morning I saw 5 young whitetail bucks.  Our south Texas whitetail bucks are in bachelor groups now and looking healthy.  I did notice that only one buck had dropped his antlers.  He was a buck that I saw quite a bit this season running doe’s.  He is easy to spot since he has a fighting scar on his right shoulder.  He was more worn down then the other bucks, thus the reason for him losing his antlers earlier than the other bucks.  In years past, most of our whitetail bucks had dropped their antlers by this time of year.  I’m glad to see that they are not totally dropped yet.  This means that our south Texas whitetail bucks are in better health than past years.  In 2014 we feed more protein than we have ever done.  Normally we stop feeding protein in Sep but this past year we fed all the way till November.  These few extra months of feeding had put more weight on our bucks thus keeping them healthier during the Rut.  I pulled game camera cards and saw the same, most bucks still had there antlers!   The extra time and money spend in Sep and Oct on protein seems to have paid...
South Texas Whitetail Bucks on Picosa Paloma

South Texas Whitetail Bucks on Picosa Paloma

Checking game camera’s in July and August can be very exciting.  It’s the first time we get a real idea of what the bucks look like for this upcoming season.  Has all that protein and management plan been paying off?  In our case it has!  For more game camera pictures check out our Gallery...