Hunting guides and premium hunting outfitters in Texas? Once you’re in a promising location, don’t give up on it just because your buck doesn’t show up on the first day. The following day’s forecast, even if only slightly different, could put that deer in your sights. Besides, the whitetail season is too short to waste time waiting for long-john weather, and you may miss a chance at a trophy buck if you do. If that creek or pond is tucked back in the woods, consider setting up right on the water source, as bucks will often grab a drink before heading out to feed in hot weather. When hunting north-slope timber, use the ridges to hide your approach.
Hotspots: When winter gets serious, snow depths are lower and ambient temperatures higher on south-facing slopes, making them preferred bedding areas. Look for low-growing browse nearby. Likewise, low swamps and marshes provide relief from frigid winds. Also focus on young clear-cuts and grainfields because winter deer will build their existence around these food sources. The closer the grub is to bedding cover, the better. Hunt Plan: Watch the Weather Channel on a daily basis, and be sure to get into the woods ahead of any approaching storms or fronts. Set up on the hottest winter food sources, especially near good bedding and security cover, and hunt in the afternoon, as your chances of beating a buck back to his bed at this time of year are slim.
This was an amazing adventure for our family of six. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Cabins with private bathrooms are very clean. Food is DELICIOUS. Most of all they are #1 in hospitality. They went above and beyond to make us feel at home and like we were part of their family. Thank you so much for a fabulous adventure. Read more details on Best Guided Hunts Texas.
Warbritton: Ten or 12 years ago I used trail cameras nonstop. I checked them before every hunt and made most decisions based on captures. I’ve somewhat abandoned that approach. I still use trail cameras as a complementary tactic to woodsmanship and sign reading. But I’ve become more successful in finding and hunting bucks in general, especially on public land. If you’re new to hunting and don’t know how to read sign, spend a season or two learning to identify and interpret sign before purchasing a trail cam. It sounds simple, but get out and find a deer trail. Think about how to set up over it. Think about what that deer will see as it’s walking down the trail. What’s it going to be doing? As you learn these things, you’ll discover how to set up without being detected.
The B4 Ranch is still operating within the original family and is full of interesting family history. This old bus is a random piece of history on this family ranch. As the story goes, in previous generations this was used as shelter to wait out the Wild West Texas storms. There was no way to escape hail storms if you were deep into the ranch on horseback. At a later date, it was used for ranch hands to camp in if they stayed out fixing fences, etc. See more details on 5 Star Texas Hunting Ranch.