Texas Drought Expected to Affect Hunting Season
Nine months and still going, makes the drought in Texas one of the worst in the state's history. The wildlife are not finding water, nor is there as much water in their normal food, grass and trees. The animals are coming into town more, looking for bugs in the lawn and other sources of food. Wild turkeys, quails, deer are all facing lower numbers because of the drought. Also with the deer, due to lower nourishment there will be a lot less antler growth, so those that hunt for trophy deer may be out of luck.
Hunting season may be helpful though in reducing the wildlife depending on the food on the range that isn't there. Fish are being affected as well, the trout are expected to have lower numbers. Feral pigs numbers are also dropping, which most will find the only plus to the drought. From The Chicago Tribune.