texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Talon, jachord, MAllen903, Justinmac13, abutler10
66199 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 95,845
bill oxner 61,098
stxranchman 55,458
SnakeWrangler 49,140
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,446
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics444,296
Posts6,445,726
Members66,199
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Best County in Texas #6923869 10/17/17 08:05 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 19
D
dradkins Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
D
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 19
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

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924186 10/18/17 12:55 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 25,683
T
txtrophy85 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 25,683
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

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924192 10/18/17 01:00 AM
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,307
B
BowsnRods Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 2,307
That's right don't leave out Bandera County!

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924270 10/18/17 02:31 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 25,683
T
txtrophy85 Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 25,683
And maverick has more Boone & Crockett entries than any other county but it was left out


Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924319 10/18/17 03:16 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 412
T
TxBuck Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
T
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 412
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.

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924445 10/18/17 11:45 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,789
J
Jimbo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
J
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,789
You also left out the high fence, low fence option! woot

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924454 10/18/17 12:00 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 19
D
dradkins Offline OP
Light Foot
OP Offline
Light Foot
D
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 19
Yea I was thinking low fence. I did not know maverick lead the state with B&C.

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924499 10/18/17 12:45 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 131
K
Kevin Heath Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
K
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 131
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.


Some days you're the pigeon, other days you are the statue!
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924548 10/18/17 01:14 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 9,838
P
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 9,838
some bruisers come out of Armstrong, Donley, Briscoe also ...


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924687 10/18/17 03:00 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,660
S
SouthWestIron Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,660
The one you have the privilege and opportunity to be hunting on!

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924716 10/18/17 03:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 834
D
D Rogers Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 834
I have an East Tx bias......So Houston, Trinity, San Jacinto and Walker all hold dear to my heart


~Dustin



"Life's complicated, man, like a dang ol' Rubik's cube, man. Talkin' 'bout blue and red, man. Dang ol' get one side, dang ol' messed up th' other side, man."

-Boomhauer
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924722 10/18/17 03:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,789
J
Jimbo Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
J
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 5,789
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.

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924872 10/18/17 05:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 603
B
BurrOak Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 603
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.

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924898 10/18/17 05:44 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 105
T
Tony270 Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
T
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 105
Kinney County up


3G Ranch
Montell,TX
NRA Life Member
SCI Life Member
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6924946 10/18/17 06:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
fouzman Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
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.

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: D Rogers] #6924950 10/18/17 06:43 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 131
K
Kevin Heath Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
K
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 131
Originally Posted By: Drogers6771
I have an East Tx bias......So Houston, Trinity, San Jacinto and Walker all hold dear to my heart
I lived in Huntsville for almost 30 years. Killed a lot of deer in the piney woods!


Some days you're the pigeon, other days you are the statue!
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6925817 10/19/17 03:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 258
T
Trash Fish and Cull Bucks Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
T
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 258
Kleberg County, no contest.


The recreational value of game is inverse to the artificiality of its origin - Aldo Leopold
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6925824 10/19/17 03:37 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
fouzman Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
Are you sure about that?

Originally Posted By: fouzman
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.


Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6925852 10/19/17 03:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,943
G
gary roberson Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
G
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,943
At my age, I am not into B&C scoring as much as I once was, now more into having fun hunting. In my opinion, the friends and family you are hunting with, camp (I kinda like to rough it) and big, open terrain make for a fun hunt. I admit that I will hunt a mature deer as that is all that I will shoot but don't go into depression if I don't find one.
I don't like to sit in a blind looking at a feeder. I prefer to walk or drive and glass, I guess that is why I now like to hunt more out west than my native South Texas or Hill Country. They say that old age will make one senile....
Adios,
Gary

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6925861 10/19/17 04:02 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,501
W
Wilhunt Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
W
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,501
Mason, Gillespie, Llano, San Saba, Mills

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: fouzman] #6925869 10/19/17 04:07 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,930
tlk Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,930
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Are you sure about that?

Originally Posted By: fouzman
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.



I do not think the above is accurate - I have the Boone and Crockett website where you can search all typical and non typical in Texas by counties. I have done it over the past ten years and the past thirty years. Maverick has the most entries in both categories for both sets of years. And Maverick is nowhere near the size of Webb.

Maybe we are looking at different catargories??


You can't fix stupid
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6925877 10/19/17 04:15 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
fouzman Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
I can't recall how old my data is, tlk. But it came from B&C. I remembered you saying Maverick led all counties last year, that's why I qualified with the "may have changed". I do know the data is more recent than 1987, though. I'll have to go back and research more when I have time.

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: fouzman] #6925880 10/19/17 04:17 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,930
tlk Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,930
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Are you sure about that?

Originally Posted By: fouzman
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.



I just looked up on their site:

Past ten years: Typical - Maverick 27, Webb 26, LaSalle 20, Dimmitt 15, Kleberg 9

Non typical - Maverick 10, LaSalle 8, Cooke 6, Kleberg 6, Dimmitt 5

Past thirty years: Typical - Maverick 56, Webb 47, Dimmitt 36, LaSalle 36, and Klebert 19

Non typical - Maverick 19, LaSalle 12, Dimmitt 11, Kleberg 9 and Webb 8


You can't fix stupid
Re: Best County in Texas [Re: dradkins] #6925888 10/19/17 04:24 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
fouzman Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,604
Just sent you a PM.

Re: Best County in Texas [Re: fouzman] #6925931 10/19/17 04:59 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,930
tlk Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,930
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Just sent you a PM.


That explains the differences - thanks!


You can't fix stupid
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3