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The best hunting in Texas is with Double Diamond

ALL ABOUT OUR HUNTS

WHAT MAKES DOUBLE DIAMOND HUNTS A GREAT VALUE

Ranch quality and hunt quality

THE BEST PLACES TO HUNT IN TEXAS

Hunting in Texas is some of the best in the country, if not the world.


Texas has a terrific diversity of both species and terrain. The state has long been known as a premier destination for whitetail hunts, but — among other things — there are also elk, buffalo, pronghorn and almost seventy different species of exotics available to hunt, as well.


When you hunt in Texas, you hunt on private ranches. It’s my job as an outfitter to choose the best ones for hunting and acquire the rights to hunt on those ranches. In my twenty years in the business, I’ve acquired half a million acres of prime hunting land in Texas, plus another half million in the Sierra del Carmen of northern Mexico.


That huge coverage gives me access to every conceivable species and just about every hunting environment — open range, low fence, and high fence; from flat to rugged.


It also means that I can give you the best opportunity to bring home a trophy.

QUALITY VERSUS QUANTITY

A long time ago, I decided to build my business around a limited number of quality hunts each year. I haven’t built it around quantity. I don’t use a bunch of guides so that I can run a dozen hunts at the same time.

That means three things:

First, it means that I limit the number of hunts on any particular ranch so that it doesn’t get over-hunted. Game is allowed to mature, which increases the number of high-quality trophy opportunities you’ll have.

Second, it means that you’ll have exclusive access to the ranch that we’re hunting. You won’t share your camp with a bunch of strangers.

And third, it means that I’ll be hunting with you. I don’t hand you off to a guide. I’ve got staff to run the camp for things like cooking, but when you go out to hunt, you go out with me.

A hunter with his rifle and a trophy buffalo

GETTING THE DETAILS RIGHT

Planning your Texas hunt

WE HAVE HUNTS ALL YEAR ROUND

The hunts we offer

Two hunters with a big trophy elk

Aoudad Sheep

This is a terrific, tough hunt. The aoudad is a smart, watchful quarry (don't plan to get closer than four hundred yards), and we hunt in a really rugged terrain. But that's exactly why I love it.

Starting at $6,950

Axis Deer

Axis deer are one of the most common exotic species hunted in Texas, and if you’re looking for a giant axis deer hunt in Texas you’ve come to the right place!

Starting at $5,500

Blackbuck Antelope

I hunt blackbuck antelope on several ranches in the Hill Country. All those ranches consistently produce trophy blackbuck. There is no closed season, so you can find good trophies 12 months out of the year.

Starting at $3,500

Free-range Buffalo

West Texas free-range buffalo are huge, but they're also quick and agile, so it can be difficult to get close enough for a shot while staying safe. This is an exciting and popular hunt.

Starting at $6,500

Free-range Elk

West Texas has plenty of Rocky Mountain Elk and some of the best elk hunting in the country! With over 500,000 acres, I’ve got some great high desert elk hunting to offer.

Call for pricing/availability

Fallow Deer

I hunt fallow deer on several ranches, but there's one ranch where they're really big. The average buck will score 'Gold Medal', and some of these deer have made the record books.

Starting at $2,500

Hog

Texas has a huge population of hogs, and it keeps growing. There's no season on hogs, so this is a great way for you and your friends to extend your hunting season this year.

Starting at $1,250

Impala Antelope

Impala Antelopes are typically hunted in Africa, but there's a growing population in Texas. I hunt multiple ranches, but there's one that consistently produces terrific trophies. This is a year-round hunt.

Starting at $8,000

Javelina

Texas is one of only four states that have javelina, or collared peccary. Here, they're found in more arid parts of the state. There's no closed season on javelina.

Starting at $1,850

Greater Kudu

The Greater Kudu is a challenging hunt, thanks to their terrific hearing and the camouflage of their gray coat. This is an all-year hunt with no closed season.

Starting at $20,000

Mouflon Sheep

I hunt pure European Mouflon, not the inferior crosses. I've got a ranch that produces terrific trophies, and there's no closed season on this animal.

Starting at $6,500

Mule Deer

West Texas mule deer hunts have always been popular, but their popularity in West Texas has really grown. These hunts sell out a year in advance.

Starting at $8,000

Pronghorn Antelope

Pronghorn antelopes are an iconic game animal, and I’ve got over 60,000 acres with the best Pronghorn hunting in Texas. It's not uncommon to see 100+ animals in a day.

Starting at $4,500

Turkey

Texas is a premier destination for turkey hunts, with more than 600,000 birds. The majority of those birds are found in the Texas Hill Country and Edwards Plateau.

Starting at $1,600

Texas Whitetail Deer

My whitetail deer hunts are for mature, native Texas deer, and all of my ranches are intensely managed to allow the bucks to reach maturity before they are harvested.

Starting at $4,000

Carmen Mountain Whitetail (Mexico)

I’ve got half a million contiguous acres in the Sierra Del Carmen mountains with pristine Carmen Mountain Whitetail habitat and an extremely how hunting pressure.

Starting at $7,000

Grant's Zebra

Texas has a healthy population of Zebra. We hunt primarily the Grant's Zebra, which is terrific for wall mounts and rugs.

Starting at $7,500

FEATURED HUNTS

A hunter kneeling next to his big trophy Axis deer

HERE'S WHAT MY CALENDAR LOOKS LIKE

December and January: Mule Deer

Starting the day after Christmas, I spend two weeks in West Texas on Mule Deer hunts.

February and March: Javelina and Aoudad

The last two weeks of February are when I do Javelina and Aoudad hunts in West Texas. Then, in the first two weeks of March, I do more Aoudad hunts.

March and April: Turkey

There's a four-week Turkey season during the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April.

May thru July 4: Axis

I start Axis hunts about a week or ten days into May, and I continue with them until just after the Fourth of July.

July and August: Get out of the heat

Technically, you can hunt year-round in Texas, because there's no closed season on exotics. But if you know Texas, you know it's just too hot to spend the day hunting in July and August.

September and October: Aoudad, Pronghorn, Elk

Starting right after Labor Day, I have a full schedule of Aoudad, Pronghorn, and Elk hunts throughout September and October.

November and December: Local and Aoudad

During the last two or three weeks of November and up until Christmas, I do local hunts here in the Hill Country and Aoudad hunts in West Texas.

SCHEDULING MY MOST POPULAR HUNTS

Because there's no closed season on exotics here in Texas, you can hunt twelve months a year. Practically speaking, however, there are definitely different times in the year that are better for particular kinds of hunts.

I have a rough schedule I follow year after year, based on the best time and place for my most popular hunts. If you'd like to hunt something that's not on that schedule, just get in touch, and we can figure something out.

Please note that some of these hunts fill up quickly, and I can be booked a year or more in advance, so get in touch with me to book as soon as you know what you want to do.

OTHER HUNTS OFFERED BY DOUBLE DIAMOND

Texas has an incredible diversity of game animals, and I've got pretty much all of them on the ranches I hunt. In addition to the featured hunts listed above, here are some other hunts I can organize for you.

Addax

Black Hawaiian Sheep

Blue Wildebeest

Catalina Goat

Common Eland

Corsican Sheep

Gemsbok

Jacobs 4-Horned Sheep

Japanese Sika Deer

Meat Bison

Nile Lechwe

Nyala

Red Sheep

Scimitar Horned Oryx

Texas Dall

Texas Desert Bighorn

Waterbuck

Watusi

OTHER DOCUMENTS

In addition to having a Texas hunting license, you'll also need to sign my standard contract and my release and indemnity agreement.

Both have to be signed prior to the hunt. I can send you copies of those documents in advance, so you can review them. Just ask for a copy using my request form.

For signatures, incidentally, I use DocuSign electronic signatures. When I've received your deposit, I'll send you both of those documents via DocuSign. When you sign them, you'll receive an executed copy of the documents via email.

TEXAS HUNTING LICENSES

What kind of license do you need to hunt in Texas? It basically comes down to where you live and what you want to hunt. Here are the four basic license types:

Resident Licenses

Standard hunting licenses for Texas residents cost only $25 ($7 for seniors and youth hunters). There are additional fees (‘endorsements’) required for certain specific things like Turkey hunting and bow hunting, and each endorsement will add another $7 to your fee.

Residents who both hunt and fish should buy the super combo license for $68 ($32 for seniors), which covers both hunting and fishing and includes five key endorsements.

Non-resident Exotic Species License

There’s a special five-day license (for any five consecutive days) that covers all exotics and Javelina. It specifically does not include Whitetail Deer or Mule Deer. The fee for the five-day license is $48. A license that lacks the five-day restriction costs $132.

Non-resident Spring Turkey License

This license, for the spring Turkey season, costs $126, plus a $7 upland bird endorsement.

Non-resident General Hunting License

This license costs $315 and is required for hunting Whitetail Deer or Mule Deer, and for Pronghorn and Bighorn Sheep.

You can find more information, and you can buy your Texas hunting license, on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

PRICING AND PAYMENTS

I'm committed to offering clear, understandable, and reasonable pricing.

My pricing page explains how my pricing works and how payments work. It also includes a listing of straightforward prices for all my most popular hunts (twenty-seven of them). If you have a different hunt in mind, just contact me.

SAFETY

On every hunt, safety is my first priority. 

Of course, that means hunting safely. But it also means being prepared for the possibility that something unexpected might happen.

I’m prepared, both with equipment and with training.

 

I always carry an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) in my pack and a bigger first aid kit in my hunting vehicle.

More importantly, I know how to use those kits. I’m TCCC certified (Tactical Combat Casualty Care is the standard of care in pre-hospital battlefield medicine), and I have my NAEMT (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians) card.

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