They are a best kept secret down here.
The first ones usually start arriving in late October and the real numbers start around Thanksgiving. By hunting season (usually 12/18 - 1/31) they are here in good numbers east of the Trinity river.
I hunt the Davy Crockett National Forest but the Sam Houston National Forest and Sabine National Forest are good too.
They are where you find them but yaupon thickets, 3-5 year cutover land, canebrakes, and along drainages have always been good for me.
Limit is 3 per day.
A good dog makes all the difference in hunting them. Hard, hard to walk them up.