Kind of like living in a "dry" county having to travel outside city limits to purchase liquor, bow hunters in Rockwall, Collin, and Dallas counties are relishing in the fact that they don't have to incorporate a "road trip" into a Saturday afternoon hunt.

For the first time in one-third of a century, archers can officially call those three North Texas counties their hunting ground.  Texas had put a moratorium on these counties due to notably dwindling deer in the area.

The only drawback may be the forecast from state wildlife biologists, warning the absence of a large deer population.   Hunters, nevertheless, are still wildly enthusiastic about the upcoming season, which runs through November 2.