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 Chase Fountain | TPWD

Become a Legend

Hunters match skills in the South Texas town of Freer each fall at the granddaddy of all Texas hunting contests, the Muy Grande, celebrating 55 years in 2020. Founded by Leonel “Muy” Garza in 1965, the decades-old deer contest was once called “the little filling station deer contest.” Muy is still one of the judges.

It’s pretty straightforward: bring your harvest in to the store for official scoring, then wait till the season ends to see if you get this year’s bragging rights in any category.


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In the Wild: What the Rut?!

Before the Hunt: The Epicenter of Deer Research

Before the Hunt: Stay Safe in Deer Camp

Before the Hunt: Learn Before You Leave

Before the Hunt: The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety

The Hunt: Becoming a Deer Hunter

The Hunt: Public Hunting

The Harvest: A Life-like Vision

The Harvest: Wall-to-Wall Antlers

The Harvest: Ancient Rock Stars?

The Harvest: Hunters for the Hungry

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The Feast: How to Butterfly and Truss a Loin

The Feast: Oh-So-Spicy Venison Ribs

The Feast: Venison Loin

The Feast: Venison Sourdough Toast

The Feast: Cooking Tips from Tim Love

The Stories: A Fever for Fiction

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