Turkey Hunting - Come Hunt With Us
The State of Texas first
opened the spring turkey season in 1976. Through the years our outfitter
has hosted thousands turkey hunters for these magnificent birds with an
average success rate of 1.7 birds per hunter, based upon a 2 bird limit.
The staff of guides have called in hundreds of birds and are some of the
most professional turkey guides to be found anywhere in the country. The
average Rio Grande Gobbler weighs 20 lbs. and has a beard length of 9 1/2
inches and 1 1/8 spur. Exceptional birds may push 25 lbs, sport up to 12
inch beards, and have 1 7/8 inch spurs. We hunt approximately 30,000 acres
of prime turkey habitat. Our ranches are vast in size with one as large
as 21,000 acres, while most average 5,000 acres in size. Each trip is 2
days in length and we only hunt our pastures from 1 to 3 times out of the
entire 6 week season. This allows our birds not to become call shy and unhuntable
for our clientele. Hunters should hear anywhere from 10-20 different gobblers
We have hosted Mossy Oak's Hoot Camp several years, and have been featured numerous times on Mossy Oak's Hunting The Country Television Show.
After a delicious "full" breakfast, and well before "first light," our staff of expert guides escort both "semi-guided" and "fully-guided" hunters into the field. Hunters are placed within "calling distance" of both roost, strut zone, and feeding areas where they will be free to "run and gun" or "sit and stick" depending upon each hunter's preference. We turkey hunt 4-5 hours then return to the Lodge for a big lunch and a short nap. Hunters who wish to hunt all day can be accommodated. Late morning and early afternoon can be one of the very best times to hear an adult gobbler "sounding off" to attract a lonesome hen to his side. Then it's back to the "turkey woods" for another 4-5 hours of afternoon "gobbling action." Hunts can consist of a fair amount of walking and calling to "raise" a bird then setting up on him as the distance between hunter and bird closes. Hunters may also enjoy success hunting along popular travel corridors between known roosts and both feeding and watering areas. Wise turkey hunters who utilize binoculars may also view strutting gobblers. With our expansive landholdings encompassing nearly 30,000 private acres, our hunters enjoy the privacy and luxury of having 400-1500 acres exclusively to themselves for each morning and afternoon hunt. If our hunters ever choose to be moved to a new and "fresh" hunting area they will be accommodated. Many times individual groups of hunters can have their own ranches to hunt away from other hunters and in some instances larger corporate groups may have the entire lodge and ranch to themselves. Hunting "pairs" such as husband/wife, father/son, friend/friend will be accommodated.
What Is Furnished
We offer several different spring hunting packages. The majority of our turkey hunts include 3 nights, food, lodging, guides and 2 days of hunting for 2 Rio Grande gobblers, airport transfers from the nearest airport, and complete freezer facilities. Guided hunts are one guide per one hunter. Semi-guided hunts include a guide to transport hunters into the field and place them in areas where gobblers frequent and/or roost. Both guided and semi-guided hunts are conducted on the same ranches showing no favoritism.
What Is Not Furnished
Personal hunting equipment, gratuities for the staff, "adult beverages", decoys, personal hunting license, shipping of trophies and transportation before and after the scheduled hunt.
Plan One - Two nights lodging, meals, and two days hunting
with guide $1,250.00
Plan Two - Three nights lodging, and two days hunting with guide $1,100.00