Best Texas Whitetail Hunts
I’ve got some of the best ranches in South & Central Texas, with some of the best Texas Whitetail Hunts! All of my whitetail deer hunts are for native Texas deer and all of my ranches are intensely managed to allow the bucks to reach maturity before they are harvested. You won’t be hunting an ear-tagged, 3-year-old whitetail, that was released from a deer pen in September. I’ve got access to giant antlered, pen deer, if that’s what you’re looking for, but I specialize in an authentic whitetail deer hunting experience for mature, native whitetail deer.
When you book a hunt with me, you will be hunting with me! I’m on all of my Texas Whitetail Hunts to provide my personal attention/service to help ensure your hunt is an experience of a lifetime.
I don’t have a big camp where you will be in a lodge with a bunch of people you don’t know. When you are whitetail deer hunting with me you, or your group, have exclusive rights to the ranch for the duration of your hunt.
Texas Whitetail Hunts – Who is this hunt for:
With access to numerous ranches I can cater the hunt to your needs/desires and can accommodate the following:
- Corporate groups
- Or any combination of those mentioned above!
Make sure to read my FAQs before you book. It has all the details about my hunts.
Texas Whitetail Hunts – Prices:
Included in all Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting Trips:
- Transportation around the ranch
- Field care of your trophy(s)
Management Hunt Package – $3500
- 3 days & 2 nights
- 1 buck scoring up to 140” B&C
- Hog & varmint hunting (once buck is harvested)
- $1500 deposit
Trophy Hunt Package – Starting at $4500
- 4 days & 5 nights
- 1 buck scoring 140”+ B&C
- Hog & varmint hunting (once buck is harvested)
- $2500 deposit
Scoring Up To 140″ B&C $3500
140 1/8″ to 149 7/8″ B&C $4500
150 to 159 7/8″ B&C $5500
160 to 164 7/8 B&B $6500
165 to 169 7/8″ B&C $7500
170″ + B&C Call For Pricing
Not included in all Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting Trips:
- Valid Texas Hunting License (Non-residence Texas hunting license – $315)
- Transportation to ranch
- Drinks besides water and coffee
Additional services available for all Texas Whitetail Deer Hunts:
- Non-hunting guests – $250/person/night
- Skinning & quartering of your trophy – $100/animal
- Caping & freezing hide for transport home – $50/animal
Texas Whitetail Deer – Animal Specifics:
With approximately 20 million whitetail in the United States, about 4 million of which are in Texas alone, it’s no wonder the whitetail deer is the most hunted big game animal in the United States. Whitetail deer are found in suitable brushy or wooded areas throughout the state. Size of whitetail bucks will vary from region to region, but mature whitetail bucks are 3′-4′ tall and typically weigh 110 pounds, to over 200 pounds in parts the Texas Panhandle and South Texas.
Whitetail Deer Hunting Texas:
We mainly hunt whitetail deer from either ground blinds or tower blinds overlooking several sendero’s (cleared roadways) in the brush. Hunting from blinds gives us a very comfortable and stable shooting position and greatly increases our success. Depending on the terrain and time of year we may also hunt safari style, from a high rack mounted on a vehicle, still hunt or rattle during the rut.
A typical day whitetail hunting begins before daylight with a quick easy breakfast of coffee, fruit, pastries and breakfast bars. After breakfast we load up in my Jeep and head out to the deer blind. Getting into the deer blind before sunrise lets everything settle back down for the morning hunt. We typically hunt until about 9 or 10 when we head back to the lodge for a hearty brunch/lunch mid-day.
Early in the afternoon we head back to the blind and settle in for the afternoon hunt. Since legal shooting ends 30 minutes after sunset we’ll get out of the deer blind after dark and head back to the lodge where we will enjoy a great dinner hot off the grill and the chance to re-live the day’s events before heading to bed to do it all again the next day.
Texas Whitetail Hunts – Packing List:
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The Texas Deer Season runs from the beginning of October through the end of February (all of my ranches have Level 3 Managed Lands Deer Permits) and the weather can vary greatly over those 5 months, and because of the large temperature swings, it’s best to dress in layers. I typically wear snake boots, because of the brush & thorns and not because of snakes, jeans and some type of T-shirt, adding long sleeves and a jacket/coat in cooler weather. When it gets really cold, I’ll wear insulated overalls and a big insulated coat.
Here’s my suggested packing list:
- Valid TX hunting license
- Rain gear
- Backpack – a water bladder in your pack is helpful
- Comfortable boots/shoes
- Snake boots (I typically wear snake boots to keep the cactus/thorns/brush off my legs)
- Jeans/Pants/Insulated Overalls (Lighter weight pants for the Spring/Summer and heavier weight for the Fall/Winter)
- Camo shirts: Short & Long Sleeve Shirts & Insulated Long Sleeve Shirts (I really love these KUIU shirts!)
- Hunting Gloves
- Insect Repellent Sawyer Permethrin
- Rifle & Ammo or Bow & Arrows
- Uninsulated & Insulated underwear
- Kuiu Socks and Darn tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion socks are my favorite. They last close to forever!
- Comfortable camp clothes
- Personal Toiletries & Medicines
Also make sure to take a look at my recommended hunting gear list.
Texas Whitetail Hunting Regions:
Most of my whitetail hunts are in the famous South Texas Brush Country. This area of Texas has a long history of producing quality whitetail year after year. I’ve also got several ranches in the Texas Hill Country that have some great whitetail. These ranches typically have exotics as well, which make a great addition to your whitetail hunting trip or are great destinations for a corporate/group combo hunt.
Whitetail deer are amazing animals and a great hunt, whether you are a beginner or an experienced hunter. Don’t wait too long, my Whitetail hunts fill up quickly and you should reserve your spot as soon as possible.by