As a child, I was raised in a hunting environment. My
father, Don Davis, was a Wildlife Biologist for Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department from college graduation
until retirement. We lived on the Matador Wildlife Preserve
during my primary years, and then moved to Winters, Texas,
in 1976. This was a move "home," as both sides
of my family have been established in Runnels County
for three generations.
I did the rest of my growing up in central West Texas,
one of the Whitetail Meccas of the South; I reside there
still today. Over the last 29 years, I have been privileged
to take, +/-, 58 bucks from the Runnels County area.
We are a 2-buck county, and most of the bucks I have
harvested are uniformly representative of the deer we
see each day. These bucks are predominantly 8-10 points,
with the occasional 12-pointer. A prime buck for this
area would sport a 20-inch inside spread. During years
of favorable rainfall and forage, big bucks are a reality
in Runnels County!
As an avid, stewardship-oriented hunter, I have always
dreamed of the "monster" whitetail buck. I
FINALLY found him! I harvested him cleanly with one shot.
I was every bit as overawed and emotionally inspired
as I always dreamed I would be. Click here to read the
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my dream fulfilled.