Harvest Check Stations


The experimental antler restriction will be conducted for 4 hunting seasons in Briscoe, Childress, Cottle, Floyd, Hall, and Motley counties. 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 a check station will be entered in drawings for items such as lifetime hunting licenses, rifles and gift cards. In addition, mule deer hunters are encouraged to report their harvests using the My Texas Hunt Harvest App.

Harvest Check Stations

Hotel Turkey

201 3rd Street; Turkey, Texas
(806) 269-1031

Open: November 17 to December 2, 2018
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day

Matador Wildlife Management Area

3036 FM 3256; Paducah, Texas
(806) 492-3405

Open: November 17 to December 2, 2018
Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day

Wild West Game Processing

816 Bailey Ave (HWY 62); Matador, Texas
(432) 244-7574

Open: November 17 to December 2, 2018
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day

Voluntary Harvest Prize Drawings

Hunters who bring their harvested mule deer buck from any of the 6 counties with the experimental antler restriction to any 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 the 6-county experimental area 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.

Grand Prize (2 winners)

Lifetime hunting license sponsored by Dallas Safari Club

Dallas Safari Club logo

First Place (1 winner)

Kimber subalpine in .300 Win Mag sponsored by the Texas Panhandle Chapter of the Dallas Safari Club

Dallas Safari Club Texas Panhandle Chapter logo

Second Place (2 winners)

Win a Remington 783 with a 3-9x40 scope in .270 Win or .22-250 sponsored by the Mule Deer Foundation

Mule Deer Foundation logo

Third Place (10 winners)

Ten $100 Cabela’s gift cards sponsored by Houston Safari Club

Houston Safari Club logo

Grand Prize winners

Rodney Dean
Kaden Mcdaniel

First Place winner

Joe Ingargiola

Second Place winners

Dustin Deberry
Jager Mundheim

Third Place winners

Bailey Smiley
Bob Watson
Bryant Taylor
Dennis McFadin
Guy Brockmen
Hailey Page
Jeffery Shawn Cook
Pamela Heady
Scott Smith
Tony Heady