Patton Center For Deer Research
The mission of the Deer Research Program is to develop a scientific basis for the sustainable management and harvest of free-ranging white-tailed deer throughout south Texas and elsewhere.
Scientists associated with the Deer Research Program are committed to conducting research relevant to free-ranging white-tailed deer in southern Texas and northern Mexico. This research seeks to increase understanding of white-tailed deer ecology and thereby increase the effectiveness of deer management. Scientists at the Institute are committed to promoting habitat management and conservation because of its importance to deer and all other wildlife. We are committed to working with landowners and deer managers in southern Texas in meeting our goals.