As deer hunting season kicked off, it’s expected to be a good one

Deer hunting season officially opens today with high expectations for hunters across the state.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s white-tailed deer program leader Alan Cain said hunters should be excited because we had a really good winter and spring that produced lots of vegetation in the natural habitat.

"The overall quality of the deer this year are probably above average and lots of hunters are reporting seeing big antlers on the bucks and seeing lots of deer out there and lots of fawns, so good production this year," said Cain.

He said for the first time in 20 years, a new season has opened for does, or antler-less deer.

"We opened up four day doe season in 21 counties, essentially from Wharton County back west toward Guadalupe County around Seguin there and north and south of I-10," said Cain.

He said this year, there are new rules that expanded doe season in 20 counties in the northeast part of the state.

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