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Best county in Texas for deer hunting? #6071730 12/07/15 11:50 PM
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Earlier thread asked what the worst county in Texas was for deer hunting - what is the best?

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Pick one in the golden triangle.


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Highest numbers are going to be in the Edwards Plateau counties.


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Changes every year depending on rain and weather. Drought killed half of our deer 3 years ago

Re: Best county in Texas for deer hunting? [Re: tlk] #6072044 12/08/15 02:27 AM
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We talking best county for hunter success? Best counties for mature, trophy whitetails? To keep it on relatively even ground, let's go with low-fenced ranches only. I'll go with the Golden Triangle of south Texas. Honorable mention to Shackleford, Grayson and whichever is the best county bordering the Red River. Plus any of the main river drainages in Texas.

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For sheer numbers, hard to beat Llano, Mason and Gillespie counties.

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Seems like Grayson county has had a dang good reputation the past several years. Poorest: Eastland county.....too much pressure and nobody likes AR's. Ya'll just keep driving on through. bolt

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For sheer numbers and what I've witnessed, anywhere around Bandera.

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Re: Best county in Texas for deer hunting? [Re: tlk] #6072198 12/08/15 03:46 AM
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There are some studs taken in Grayson but most you will never see or hear about.

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Originally Posted By: fouzman
We talking best county for hunter success? Best counties for mature, trophy whitetails? To keep it on relatively even ground, let's go with low-fenced ranches only. I'll go with the Golden Triangle of south Texas. Honorable mention to Shackleford, Grayson and whichever is the best county bordering the Red River. Plus any of the main river drainages in Texas.


sorry - intent was for best county for trophy bucks LF - there are a number of them with high numbers. If you had one county to pick to try to kill a buck of a lifetime ??

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Webb, Maverick or Zavala counties...Those 3 produce studs year after year.

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On a trophies per square mile basis, Dimmit.

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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Webb, Maverick or Zavala counties...Those 3 produce studs year after year.

Without a doubt these three , i have taken some good ones in webb and in zavala in my earlier years .The edwards plateau holds some really good ones that usually don't get much said about them because most like to keep it to themselves .

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Webb, Maverick or Zavala counties...Those 3 produce studs year after year.

Without a doubt these three , i have taken some good ones in webb and in zavala in my earlier years .The edwards plateau holds some really good ones that usually don't get much said about them because most like to keep it to themselves .


Actually Maverick is way smaller than Webb but ranks in Boone and Crockett as the top producer of book deer in all of Texas, both typical and non typical, in the past 30-40 years. Webb if I remember is second.

I have the details at our deer camp and will grab it next trip down and post it here. Very interesting data from B&C Club.


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http://www.boone-crockett.org/bgRecords/records_whitetail.asp?area=bgRecords

Here's some interesting albeit a bit outdated info from B&C.

And another that's a bit outdated but gives you an idea.

http://www.tecomate.com/content/index.ph..._crockett_buck/

Webb has the most entries based on it's sheer size. Dimmit has the most on a sq. mile basis. I have no doubt that Maverick Co. produces as many B&C bucks/acre as anywhere in the last 15 years.

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Originally Posted By: fouzman
http://www.boone-crockett.org/bgRecords/records_whitetail.asp?area=bgRecords

Here's some interesting albeit a bit outdated info from B&C.

And another that's a bit outdated but gives you an idea.

http://www.tecomate.com/content/index.ph..._crockett_buck/

Webb has the most entries based on it's sheer size. Dimmit has the most on a sq. mile basis. I have no doubt that Maverick Co. produces as many B&C bucks/acre as anywhere in the last 15 years.


where are you finding on the B&C site the county rankings? I compiled all this a couple of years ago and I used the ten year and thirty year total book deer by county and Maverick ranked highest in both. Maybe we are looking at different data.


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Originally Posted By: Westtexan1
There are some studs taken in Grayson but most you will never see or hear about.


You are correct sir. I've seen the pics and know the men. Funny thing is most of them hunt for free.

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Originally Posted By: Yardboy
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There are some studs taken in Grayson but most you will never see or hear about.


You are correct sir. I've seen the pics and know the men. Funny thing is most of them hunt for free.
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Originally Posted By: Yardboy
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There are some studs taken in Grayson but most you will never see or hear about.


You are correct sir. I've seen the pics and know the men. Funny thing is most of them hunt for free.
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There are some studs taken in Grayson but most you will never see or hear about.


You are correct sir. I've seen the pics and know the men. Funny thing is most of them hunt for free.


I have lived in Grayson for over 35 years and there are two things that come to mind. Grayson is a bowhunting county, Grayson has adequate water with Lake Texoma, portion of Ray Roberts and many adequate stock tanks. There are few tracts of land containing over 1000 acres, and many of the small 10-50 acre tracts have feeders set just to attract wildlife. deer2


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Grayson of Collin county are producing some low-fence giants.

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OK - here is the official Boone and Crockett records for both typical and non typical book deer by county in Texas. This is for the past 30 years - 1985 to 2015

NON TYPICAL # of ENTRIES

1. Maverick 19
2. La Salle 10
3. Dimmit 9
4. Grayson 7
5. Webb 7

TYPICAL

1. Maverick 50
2. Webb 37
3. Dimmit 34
4. La Salle 33
5. Kleberg 19

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I don't know why, but I'm shocked that Grayson is in there with 7. Live and learn I guess.


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OK - here is the official Boone and Crockett records for both typical and non typical book deer by county in Texas. This is for the past 30 years - 1985 to 2015

TYPICAL # of ENTRIES

1. Maverick 19
2. La Salle 10
3. Dimmit 9
4. Grayson 7
5. Webb 7

NON TYPICAL

1. Maverick 50
2. Webb 37
3. Dimmit 34
4. La Salle 33
5. Kleberg 19


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