Black Powder Hunting for Texas Deer

Most hunters do not realize that Texas has a special black powder season hunting season for white-tailed deer. In most cases, it takes place after the general hunting season, but it could be well worth the wait. Black powder is an effective way to extend your hunting season and put some additional venison in the freezer. Check out the following story submitted by a Colorado County deer hunter:

Well, after doing some research at stores and on the internet, I went out and purchased a Thompson Center Omega for Colorado County’s Muzzleloader Only Extended General Season.

Well, I went hunting on Saturday afternoon and had 3 Spikes and an 11 to 12 inch wide 8 point come out to the food plot. I passed on these guys (the spikes; the 8 point was not legal) in hope of something better, but those were the only deer sightings of the evening.

I returned Sunday for another afternoon of whitetail hunting at about 5:15 and the 3 spikes came back out again. Being the last day of the season, I decided to pick out the biggest spike (body and antler) and take my shot at 100 yards. In the excitement of pulling the trigger–and all the smoke surrounding the stand–all I see is 3 deer running away.

Unknowing if I had hit or missed, I reload and walk out to examine the site where the deer was standing. Finding blood, and very nice blood trail, I walk 30 steps into the timber and find the buck down–a perfect lung shot behind the shoulder!

The 250 grain bullet packed with 100 grain of powder entered between two ribs on the right side of the buck and exited breaking three ribs on the left.

An exciting year of whitetail hunting! This year I killed my first buck with a bow on October 17 and took my first buck with a muzzleloader on January 17. I don’t think I’ll ever pull my 30.06 out again.

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