All American, I am told, produces 100 percent shot opportunities for whitetails up to 130 B & C points and 75 to 80 percent shot opportunities on bucks in the 140 B & C range. The largest buck this past season scored 162 B & C, and a 175-pointer was taken a couple of seasons back. The success rate on mule deer is 100 percent, with all bucks ranging in score between 130 and 160 B & C.
The country here is generally open, but it's laced with ravines and canyons that provide excellent escape routes for deer. The semi-arid landscape, interspersed with cedars, soap weed, yucca and wild plum, makes spotting the quarry quite a challenge. Most of the hunting is done from box blinds.
Texas has one of the more liberal whitetail seasons in the US, approximately 10 weeks, typically running from mid-October through the first weekend in January. The 16-day mule deer season runs concurrently with the whitetail, beginning around Thanksgiving. The nonresident license is a bargain at $250, which includes your general license, up to four buck tags, two doe tags and four turkey tags.
All American offers a combination mule deer/whitetail hunt that is a six-day affair conducted on a 1 x 1 basis. It sells for $5,500. Their "guide-assisted," four-day trophy mule deer costs $2,750. If you want to hunt with a friend, the rate for two "guide-assisted" hunters is $5,000. The difference between a guided and guide-assisted hunt is the presence of a guide on the stand with you.
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