Texas Whitetail Deer
The Best Texas Whitetail Hunts
Starting at $4,000
I’ve got some of the best hunting ranches in Texas, and I offer some of the best Texas Whitetail Hunts!
On my outings, we hunt for native Texas deer. My ranches are intensely managed so the bucks reach maturity before they are harvested. You won’t be hunting an ear-tagged, 3-year-old whitetail that was just released from a pen. I do have access to giant antlered pen deer, if that’s what you want, but I specialize in authentic whitetail deer hunting for mature, native whitetail deer.
When you book a hunt with me, you will be hunting with me! I go on all of my Texas Whitetail Hunts and I provide my personal attention and service. I want your hunt to be an experience of a lifetime.
My whitetail hunts fill up quickly, so don't wait to book your hunt!
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WHO THESE HUNTS ARE FOR
These hunts are good for folks at all experience levels, from hunters just starting out to seasoned hunters. I’ve taken out individual hunters, groups of friends, husband and wife teams, father and child teams, entire families, and corporate groups.
HOW WE HUNT TEXAS WHITETAIL
Our hunting method depends on the terrain and the time of year. Most of my whitetail hunts are from ground or tower blinds that overlook senderos (cleared roadways). This gives us a comfortable and stable shooting position, and that increases our success rate. When warranted, we hunt safari style from a high rack mounted on a vehicle, or still hunt or rattle hunt during the rut.
A typical hunting day starts before daylight with a quick breakfast, and then we’re off to start the hunt. Late morning we’ll break for brunch/lunch, after which we’ll hunt until late afternoon or early evening. After getting back to camp for the night, we’ll have a hearty, hot-off-the grill dinner and a relaxing evening before heading to bed.
It’s worth noting that 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 hunt with me, you or your group have exclusive rights to the ranch for lodging and hunting.
ABOUT TEXAS WHITETAIL
There are about twenty million whitetails in the United States, and about four million of them are in Texas. It’s not surprising that whitetail deer are the most hunted big game animal in the United Sates.
These deer are found in suitable brushy or wooded areas throughout the state. Their size varies from region to region, but in the Texas Panhandle and South Texas, mature bucks are usually three to four feet tall and weigh between 110 to 200 pounds or more.
WHEN AND WHERE WE HUNT
The Texas deer season runs from the beginning of October through the end of February.
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 usually have exotics as well, which make a great addition to your whitetail hunting trip, and they are great destinations for a group combo hunt.
For both Hill Country and South Texas hunts, if you are traveling by air, fly into the San Antonio International Airport. Rent a car there and drive to the ranch.
To prepare for your hunt, take a look at my packing lists. Some of the links on those lists are affiliate links — that means that I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Note, however, that I only recommend products that I use myself. In addition, take a look at my recommendations for hunting gear.
The weather in Texas can be unpredictable, and change quickly and abruptly. Make sure to check the weather forecast and pack appropriately.
Generally, summers are very hot, winters can get quite raw (especially in West Texas), and summer and fall days often have huge temperature swings with cold evenings, nights and mornings, and warm or hot afternoons.
For most hunts, prepare to dress in layers so you can add or take off clothing as temperatures shift throughout the day. For warm weather hunts, pack clothes that breathe, are well ventilated, and keep the sun off of you. For mountain hunts, avoid cotton — wool or synthetic works best.
For hunts in the late spring, summer and early fall, Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent is invaluable. We do a lot of walking through tall grass, and chiggers and ticks can be a problem. With Sawyer Permethrin you don’t have to worry about them. It's sprayed on your clothing and once it dries it’s odorless and colorless. I LOVE this product, and literally never leave home without it!
And one last - but very important - note: Do NOT wear new boots! Make sure your boots are well broken in!
Uninsulated & Insulated underwear
Darn tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion socks are my favorite. They last close to forever!
Comfortable camp clothes
Valid TX hunting license
PRICING FOR TEXAS WHITETAIL HUNTS
3 days / 2 nights
$4,000 per hunter
Texas Whitetail Management Hunts
$1,500 per hunter
Up to 149 7/8″ B&C $5500
150 to 159 7/8″ B&C $6500
160 to 164 7/8 B&B $8500
165 to 169 7/8″ B&C $9500
170″ + B&C and Drop Tine Deer B&C - Individually Priced
5 days / 4 nights
$5,500 and up per animal
Texas Whitetail Trophy Hunts
$2,500 per hunter
Transportation around the ranch
Field care of your trophy(s)
Non-hunting guests – $250/person/night
Skinning & quartering of your trophy – $100/animal
Caping & freezing hide for transport home – $50/animal