Whitetail Deer Hunting
Are you looking for whitetail deer hunting near Houston to avoid long trips to south Texas? Quality is not sacrificed at Oak Creek Ranch in Columbus, TX. Our well-managed herds and on-site whitetail breeding program ensure you get a trophy that will fill up your camera’s media storage and your wall. Here’s a bit about why you must have this classic Texas deer hunter’s trophy hanging on your wall.
History of the Whitetail Deer Species
The whitetail deer is a medium-sized deer native to North, Central, and South America. It is the largest deer population in the Americas. In North America the whitetail is found east of the Rocky Mountains. West of the Rockies black-tailed and mule deer are more prevalent. Its habitat is widely varied including aspen forests, evergreen forests, river bottomlands, river valleys foothills, and even grasslands.
A hearty, adaptable species, it has been introduced to New Zealand; some Caribbean islands such as Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Lesser Antilles; and some European countries such as Finland, the Czech Republic, and Serbia.
Appeal of the Whitetail Deer
The whitetail’s coat is a reddish-brown in Spring and Summer, turning to a grey-brown in Fall and Winter. They are aptly named and easily identified by their tail’s characteristic white underside. Larger whitetail antlers or rack are intricately beautiful with branches arching out and forward.
Whitetail deer meat is a staple of game hunters especially here in Texas. While venison is adapatable in many recipes as a beef substitute, many hunters regularly enjoy a simple grilled steak.
Interesting fact: A population of white-tailed deer in New York is entirely white, not albino, but a true white color from a recessive gene. You can read more in this article about the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, New York, that has the largest known concentration of these fascinating white whitetails.
Book Your Whitetail Deer Hunting Trip
Why drive to south Texas when you have Oak Creek Ranch’s well-managed herd from carefully bred stocks right on the ranch? Check out our whitetail trophy hunt prices. Book your whitetail dear hunt less than an hour’s drive from west Houston.