Northern Texas - We have some good news for hunters, many counties in our area have extended their deer hunting season.
The white-tailed deer season has been extended through January 16th in more than twenty counties in the Panhandle area.
Texas Parks and Wildlife says the season extended after biologists did a count of deer in the areas.
Steve Urben, Potter-Randall counties Game Warden says the reason behind the extended season may be due to population increase, habitat changes or even a decrease in hunting in the areas.
"Our biologists went out and they made determinations based on the deer counts and the habitat and they determined those counties can support extended hunting," said Urben.
Urben says if you have a regular season hunting license you are able to hunt in the late season.
The bag limit may be different based on which county you are in.
Urben says to be sure you are only hunting antlerless and spike deer. A spike deer is described as a deer with only one spike on their antlers.
If you shoot a deer with antlers or more than one spike you can face a fine and ticket.
The following counties are taking part in the extended white-tailed deer season: