Hunting guides and premium hunting ranches in Texas? Every early-season hunter who has walked away from his stand sweaty and empty-handed knows that high fall temperatures can turn whitetails into slugs. Already clad in their winter coats, most warm-weather bucks move sparingly and almost exclusively at night. But successful whitetail hunting isn’t about finding most bucks. It’s about finding one buck you can kill. To make hot hunts pay off, you have to continually remind yourself that somewhere out there, a buck is moving during shooting hours. Your job is to figure out where and when, and how to tag him. Here’s a breakdown that’ll help you do just that.
Deer Behavior: Whitetails fatten up now, and most travel a simple circuit between bedding and feeding areas. As the month goes on, look for emerging rub lines along these routes. Hotspots: Locate mature timber on north-facing slopes. During the early-season heat, these spots offer cool bedding areas, and having white oaks nearby makes them more attractive to deer. Also look for newly seeded alfalfa fields, which provide succulent, high-protein forage. Small secluded fields and food plots close to cover are tops. And soft-mast groves, such as persimmon, apple, or dogwood, are producing fruit that deer crave now.
We had a great time this past weekend. The owner and his family are hard working, salt of the earth people, who want their customers to leave happy. They treat you like a friend instead of a client. The cabins were clean and comfortable, and the ranch is covered with game. We saw deer, turkey and hogs every day. I would definitely recommend B4 Hunting Adventures for your next hunt. Find even more details at Texas Turkey Hunts.
Grant Olson, Whitetail Properties: The number-one scouting error is putting too much pressure on deer too early. Guys push in too hard and too quick now. I’m a huge proponent of sitting back and watching things. When you do go in, pick the right day. Lots of people get out on weekends. If you can check mid-day during the middle of the week or on a rainy day, slip in and get it done. It only takes a few encounters with mature whitetails to have an effect. They’ll still be there, but they will change their habits. Also, people often wait too long to hang a stand or trim shooting lanes. If you see something now that needs to be trimmed, by all means trim it now. Don’t wait until the last minute.
Since 1847 my Family has raised cattle and hunted on this Ranch. Through years of management practices, we produce Trophy wild game. We offer 5 star Meals & Lodging and can accommodate large groups of hunters or an all exclusive hunt. Our Ranch is free-range hunting with no high fences. We offer Full & Semi-Guided hunts. We can put you in a blind in front of a feeder or do a spot & stalk. We offer Deer, Axis, Turkey, Dove, Ram, Hog, and Predator hunting. Find additional details at 5 Star Texas Hunting Ranch.