The Texas deer industry is alive and well.
Demonstrating the strength and vibrancy of the Texas deer industry, the Texas Deer Association announced that its Superior Genetics Deer Auction event, held recently in Helotes, generated nearly $1.25 million and was the highest-grossing February auction in the association’s history.
“The deer industry is one the top economic contributors in the State of Texas, and the record-breaking success of our February sale suggests the deer industry is robust and growing,” says Karl Kinsel, executive director for the Texas Deer Association. “The TDA Superior Genetics Deer Auction series always highlights some of the state’s best whitetail and mule deer, and it attracts deer enthusiasts from across the country. It’s proof that conservation through commerce is a winning strategy, both for the state economy and for sportsmen.”
TDA’s first-of-the-year event featured live auctions, entertainment, wildlife workshop, industry exhibitors, and a fun washer tournament. The second Superior Genetics Deer Auction event of 2014 will be held at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel & Convention Center in Arlington, Texas, on March 14 and 15, 2014.