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Texas Trophy Desert Mule Deer


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The Texas Desert Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki) deer named after General George Crook, who chased Geronimo through the Desert Mule Deer’s range. Texas Desert Mule Deer range from the Pecos River which flows through New Mexico and the western part of Texas. Good numbers of Texas Mule Deer are found in the Panhandle region of the state. Mule deer are one of the most valued game animals in the Trans-Pecos and Panhandle regions of Texas and the staple big game animal for landowners and outfitters alike. Whether it’s their limited distribution, low numbers or unique appearance and behavior, most sportsman view the mule deer as a highly sought after trophy and are increasingly becoming the most hard to obtain trophy- class species in North America. Hunting season: November 23 – December 8


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