Stars aligning for a stellar deer season October 23, 2013 Texas

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Stars aligning for a stellar deer seasonOctober 23, 2013 Texas, Houston Chronicle
...  memories of the poor 2011 season ... hunters took 546,000 whitetails, the lowest tally since the 2007 season and third-lowest harvest since 2000 ... Much of that reduced harvest was blamed on the effects of a 2012 mast crop Calkins termed "phenomenal."  ...  With so much of this high-fat natural forage available, deer didn't have to move far to fill their bellies. That significantly reduced their visits to food plots and corn-spewing feeders, which a majority of Texas deer hunters employ to attract deer...

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