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#6923869 - 10/17/17 03:05 PM Best County in Texas
dradkins Offline
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Registered: 06/04/12
Posts: 16
This may have been ask before (i am sure it has) but I could not find it in the search.

What is your opinion on the best county to hunt in Texas year after year?
1) Top 5 counties for MOST deer?
2) Top 5 counties for Biggest deer?

I am going to say:
Quanity: kimble, kerr, gillespie, comal, real
Quality: Webb, Duval, LaSalle, Dimmit, Zavala

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#6924186 - 10/17/17 07:55 PM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/05
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Most counties have good and bad areas.

Too broad a discussion I can be on one ranch in any of those counties and see big deer or a lot of deer and drive 10 min down the road and it be terrible

Way too many factors to go by counties anymore

But you left out Llano, menard, bandera and hays for most deer
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6924192 - 10/17/17 08:00 PM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
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Registered: 05/05/08
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Loc: Bandera County
That's right don't leave out Bandera County!

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#6924270 - 10/17/17 09:31 PM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
txtrophy85 Offline
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And maverick has more Boone & Crockett entries than any other county but it was left out

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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6924319 - 10/17/17 10:16 PM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
TxBuck Online   content
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Registered: 08/12/06
Posts: 378
Well you can list all the major South Texas counties you want. But for most access unattainable or the price is financially out of most hunters price range. But for me give me Gonzales/Dewitt Co and am good.

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#6924445 - 10/18/17 06:45 AM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
Jimbo Online   content
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 5046
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
You also left out the high fence, low fence option! woot

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#6924454 - 10/18/17 07:00 AM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
dradkins Offline
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Registered: 06/04/12
Posts: 16
Yea I was thinking low fence. I did not know maverick lead the state with B&C.

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#6924499 - 10/18/17 07:45 AM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
Kevin Heath Offline
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Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 113
Loc: Midlothian
I am a fan of Lampasas county, myself. Plus we see plenty of big deer on our farm in Tyler county, maybe not South Texas or Hill country numbers....but enough.
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#6924548 - 10/18/17 08:14 AM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7454
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
some bruisers come out of Armstrong, Donley, Briscoe also ...
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#6924687 - 10/18/17 10:00 AM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
SouthWestIron Online   content
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Registered: 10/25/11
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Loc: Texas
The one you have the privilege and opportunity to be hunting on!

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#6924716 - 10/18/17 10:30 AM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
Drogers6771 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/17
Posts: 241
Loc: Huntsville
I have an East Tx bias......So Houston, Trinity, San Jacinto and Walker all hold dear to my heart

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#6924722 - 10/18/17 10:38 AM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
Jimbo Online   content
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 5046
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
Traditionally the Edwards Plateau area counties will have the most deer in numbers, and the counties in what is known as the golden triangle of south Texas will have the larger deer.
There are exceptions to that rule due to management practices, but under the natural environment that usually holds true to this day.

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#6924872 - 10/18/17 12:29 PM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
BurrOak Offline
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Registered: 08/20/10
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Loc: CenTex
Originally Posted By: dradkins
Yea I was thinking low fence. I did not know maverick lead the state with B&C.


I think Maverick leads the entire US. I heard that somewhere before.

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#6924898 - 10/18/17 12:44 PM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
Tony270 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Peoria, AZ
Kinney County up
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#6924946 - 10/18/17 01:41 PM Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins]
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1884
Loc: Houston, TX
I went back and found some old notes on the subject of B&C deer. Can't recall how old the data is, so may have changed a bit.

Webb County has more B&C entries than any other Texas County.

Best counties for typical B&Cs, in order, were Dimmit, LaSalle, Webb, Frio and Jim Hogg.

Best counties for non-typicals, in order, were Dimmit, Kleberg, Webb, Kenedy and LaSalle.

The Golden Triangle to include Dimmit, Maverick, Kinney, LaSalle, Webb, McMullen and Zapata counties have the second highest number of B&C entries of any region (Western Rio Grande Plains) in the US.

As for total number of deer, Edwards Plateau.

Texas is 5th in the nation for B&C entries. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa being ahead of Texas.

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