Sound deer and habitat management practices coupled with a budding interest in letting young bucks walk continues to pay off with some handsome whitetails for deer hunters across East Texas.

Two of the latest to reap the rewards of keeping those itchy trigger fingers in check are Heidi Newman, of Maydelle, and Chris Barrilleaux, of Splendora.

Matt Williams is a freelance outdoors writer based in Nacogdoches, Tx. He can be reached by e-mail,

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