February 7, 2023

Who Owns Texas Deer?

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A legal battle is brewing over the ownership of deer in the state of Texas. Breeders and game ranch business owners who care for deer want assurances that their investments are protected. At the same time the state and a long time doctrine says that wildlife and in this case deer, are owned by the public trust.

The Corpus Christie Caller-Times outdoor writer David Sikes covers the story and reveals some aspects in this debate that many of us may not have thought about.

Tom Remington