Now, in 2012, Texas is still in the grips of a drought. In my backyard, the Texas Panhandle, we had decent rains through the first five months of the year. That helped the bucks get a good start on antler growth. But then things turned hot and dry starting in early June. July was a scorcher with many days at or above 100 degrees. We are well below the average on rainfall for the year. So what does all this mean for deer hunters?