Mule Deer Harvest Check Stations

The experimental antler restriction will be conducted for 4 hunting seasons in Terrell County starting the 2022 mule deer season. Data will be assessed throughout the experiment, but at the end of 4 hunting seasons, TPWD will propose either to extend the experiment, modify the antler restriction, or permanently terminate the experiment.

TPWD will use voluntary harvest check stations to collect age and antler measurements. To gather the most harvest data possible, TPWD will offer incentives to hunters who check their harvest. Hunters who bring their mule deer buck to the Dryden check station will be entered in drawings for items such as gift cards and other great prizes. In addition, mule deer hunters are encouraged to report their harvests using the My Texas Hunt Harvest App.

Harvest Check Stations Locations


  • Stuard’s Deer Processing
    1944 HWY 90 E; Dryden, TX
    (432) 244-9917
    Open: November 25 to 27, December 2 to 4 and 9 to 11
    9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Voluntary Harvest Prize Drawings

Hunters who bring their harvested mule deer buck from Terrell County to the Dryden check station will be entered into drawings to win some great prizes!

Drawings Rules

Rules and eligibility for drawings:

  • Only mule deer bucks harvested within Terrell County will be eligible.
  • Mule deer must be brought to a check station or to TPWD for a hunter to be entered into the drawing.
  • Mule deer harvested in the archery or extended MLD seasons are eligible for the drawing if hunters contact TPWD and bring their deer to be aged and measured by TPWD.


John Espinosa
Kim Muller
Jordan Barten
Conner Steel
Mark Bennett

Win a $100 Gift Card to Cabela’s
sponsored by
Safari Club International
San Angelo Chapter
San Angelo Chapter of Safari Club International logo

Winners were drawn January 2024.