All photos on this website are deer from my ranch. The oldest pic is from 2006. These are by no means all of the deer taken but a representative sample(not just the biggest and best) of what has been seen or taken since 2006.
Whitetail Deer Packages
The 2012-13 season was a tough one for us and the well managed ranches that border us. The severe drought that encompassed 2005 and 2006 was very evident in the lack of mature bucks this past season. We had an extremely low fawn survival rate each of those years, so with very few fawns to start with, even fewer of those will survive to maturity. Our hunters mostly took management bucks this past season. The largest buck this season was a 157 6/8" 6.5 yr old buck. Our food plots once again had a very tough time making, so again some of my best spots didnt produce as they ususally do in a normal year. Going forward I am moving my trophy buck age criteria to 7.5 yrs old, and select 6.5 yr olds. I am also going to bump the age of the management bucks to 5.5 yrs old and select 4.5 yr olds. There are a number of reasons for this which are too much to go into in this limited space. We are into our 8th year of protein feeding the entire ranch so good things are coming once the two year hole in my buck age classes works itself through the system. The protein was started this year on January 15th. My hunters know this year they are mostly likely looking at taking a management bucks as I expect very few, if any, 7.5 yr olds on the ranch. Rain has been average so far in 2013 but we did have one very heavy set of storms drop enough rain to create runoff which filled all the ponds and one large lake. The crops on the ranch and surrounding ranches have been planted and are beginning to sprout. Let's hope for more rain as the crops really provide an abundant source of food for the deer in the late spring through mid summer.
Trophy Hunt #1- One mature whitetail buck, one doe and unlimited hogs and varmits $4000.00. When booking two or more hunters at the same time the price is $3750. Expectation should be a buck scoring between 130 to 170 gross B&C. Largest deer taken in 2011-12 scored 184 4/8 B&C. Largest deer taken in 2010-2011 scored 169 5/8 B&C. Largest deer taken in 2009-10 scored 160B&C and 2008-09 scored 166 7/8 B&C. Includes food and lodging. Hunts start at Noon on day one and conclude at Noon on day four. No additional trophy fees.
Trophy Hunt #2- same as #1 except $1500 hunt fee and $100 per inch for every inch over 110 gross B&C. This option is for the hunter who is not likely to pull the trigger on a mid range buck but does not mind paying the going rate in Texas for an upper end buck should he have the chance to take one. Should he not find a buck of his liking, he is only out the nominal hunt fee.
Management Hunt- One mature whitetail buck (usually an 8 point), one doe and unlimited hogs and varmits $2500. When booking two or more hunters at the same time the price is $2250. Expectation should be a buck scoring over 120 gross B&C. Largest buck in 2011-12 scored 145 3/8 B&C. Largest buck in 2010-11 scored 143 7/8 B&C. Largest in 2009-10 scored 132 5/8 B&C and in 2008-09 scored 146 B&C even though it had a broken brow tine. Includes food and lodging. Hunts start at Noon on day one and conclude at Noon on day three.No additional trophy fees.
Bow Hunt- $250/day applied towards total package price upon harvest.
**Non hunting adult guest may stay for an additional $150/day. Your child can stay for free and hunt with you if there are no other hunters in camp.**
Hog Hunting-Unlimited Hogs $100/day two day minimum, 4 person minimum. Lodging and food not included. Bring your child for free.
Dove Hunting-$100/day two day minimum, 4 person minimum. Lodging and food not included. Bring your child for free.
To Book any hunt a 50% deposit will secure your dates with the balance due prior to arrival of hunt date. Reschedules are allowed subject to openings. We are very easy to work with as long as it does not interfere with another party's scheduled hunt.
These are all true fair chase hunts thus they are not guarenteed. We will always do our best to put you on the best possible buck/animal at the time of your visit. This is real hunting for quality animals. We employ all the normal hunting methods used in Texas depending on the factors at the time of the hunt. Success rate for Trophy hunts has been 97% and 96% for Management hunts.