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Wildlife Management and Hunting Opportunities

Public Draw Hunts

Trophy Whitetail, Turkey and Javelina Hunting at an Affordable Price
ASU provides hunting opportunities for the public through three public drawings each year.

Here are the details for each hunt:

  • First Hunt
    When: Second weekend in November
    Cost: $1,400
    Includes: Harvesting one buck, one doe and two turkeys
  • Second Hunt
    When: First weekend in December
    Cost: $1,400
    Includes: Harvesting one buck, one doe and two turkeys
  • Third Hunt
    When: Third weekend in December
    Cost: $350
    Includes: Harvesting three does. “Cull bucks” may also be harvested, but only after receiving guide approval.

The deer herd on the ASU Management, Instruction and Research Center range has been intensively managed for quality white-tailed bucks for more than 20 years. Our philosophy is based on cost-effective white-tailed deer herd management. This involves manipulating

  • Deer density,
  • Buck-doe ratios and
  • Selective harvesting.

The property is not high-fenced and we do not feed deer on a year-round basis. We have found that through managing our deer herd population and improving habitat quality, we are able to produce exceptional-quality white-tailed bucks without the cost of high-fencing and intensive feeding.

We maintain a deer density of one deer for every 15-20 acres and a buck-doe ratio of one buck for every 1.5 does. Brush control, range reseeding and prescribed burning are used on an annual basis to improve habitat quality.

Automatic deer feeders and food plots are used during hunting season to improve hunter success.

More information

For more information about the wildlife hunts, contact Dr. Cody B. Scott at (325) 486-6744, or cody.scott@angelo.edu.

Apply Online

Use this application to participate in one of the Agriculture Department’s hunts.

Hunt Details