So I've been waterfowl hunting for 3-4 seasons now and I absolutely live and breathe every second of it.
My buddy and I that I hunt with 99% of the time were tossing around the idea of getting into deer hunting as well and possibly hopping on a lease for the 2022-2023 season. I was just wondering if there is any public land (APH permit) around Texas that we may be able to take a weekend at and at least have a chance at something? We can duck hunt anywhere, I'm just not too sure on where we could have a chance at killing a deer. We live in Houston so take that into consideration
I'm completely new to hunting deer so I'm not even sure where to start and that's why I'm here asking. As far as a rifle goes, will a 5.56/.223 take care of the job effectively? Or do I need to get an actual deer rifle like a .270/30.06/7mm, etc...?
Thanks on any help to point a newbie in the right direction