Archive for December 21st, 2016

Economics of Hunting

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Hunting big bucks (and other game) means big bucks for Texas.

Hunting big bucks (and other game) means big bucks for Texas.

This is Passport to Texas

If you haven’t been deer hunting yet, according to wildlife biologist Alan Cain, you have a good season ahead of you.

Hunters can expect a great season this year. The deer population—we estimate—around four-million white-tailed deer.

Cain is white-tail program leader for Texas Parks and Wildlife. Because of well-timed rainfall this year, habitat in Central and South Texas is in great shape, and sets the stage for prime white-tail hunting. Out west, that region’s habitat and wildlife benefited from rainfall as well.

Hunters that are out in West Texas pursuing mule deer and pronghorn will have an excellent year.

And who else will have an excellent year? The small towns whose economies depend on hunting and hunters.

Deer hunting in Texas is a thriving industry, and it brings in about two billion dollars to the state’s economy. And it really helps the rural towns out there where deer hunting is a big part of their everyday life.

Download the Texas Outdoor Annual APP onto your smart phone. Before going on your hunt. It will help you find hunting season dates and bag limits for your county and a whole lot more. Find it on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.