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How To Raise Deer In Texas And Own A Deer Farm

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The deer breeding industry in Texas is growing fast across the country. Many land property owners and business people are interested and dipping into raising deers and start a deer farming industry. For people that enjoy and love deers as farming pets as opposed to business minded people who jumps on the demand for trophy deers for hunting, raising deers can be a lucrative and thriving business for them.

Step 1

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Apply for deer breeding permits.

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Apply for permits to breed and raise deer in the State of Texas. Contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and inquire about the Deer Breeder Program, Deer Management Permits, and Trap, Transport & Transplant Permit Program.

Step 2

Assess your budget for your deer farming business. Costs include fencing for pens, feed, medicine, deer transport, water availability, permits, feeders and the deer themselves. Choose whether you want to buy adult deers or raise fawns.

Step 3

Buy books and learning materials on how to raise deer in your farm. Bottle-fed deer are easier to handle, medicate and artificially breed. It is easier to train the young ones to be domesticated, but be advised that bottle-fed deer, especially the bucks, can be just as dangerous as any wild deer. Consider the money spent for supplies, food and time in regards to this.

Step 4

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Advertise your deer farm

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Advertise and sell your raised deer. Post flyer's around your city. Advertise online such as craigslist about your deer farming business to drive potential buyers. Attend the Texas Deer Association's trade show to promote your operation and sell deer.

Step 5

Visit breeding operations if you wish to breed trophy deers that are high quality necessary for hunting.

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