If you're comfortable with processing your own deer, I'd say go for it. I don't have the space or equipment to do the whole thing myself. I have shot several and took front shoulders, hindquarters and backstrap and left the rest for the coyotes. Front shoulders and hindquarters make great pork roast or pulled pork. Never had much luck with backstrap. I've taken a few to processors and got excellent breakfast sausage, tamales and ribs, in addition to the roasts.
Hope you have a great trip to the Lone Star State. Where will you be hunting?