Love the great outdoors, but prefer less rustic accommodations than tents and campfire cooking for your hunting trips? Texas has several five-star hunting ranches to suit your needs. Whitetail deer hunting is one of the most popular animals to hunt in North America. And Texas has the largest population of whitetail deer in the U.S. and Canada with about four million animals. Texas’ five-star hunting lodges have become big business as people are taking hunting to a whole new level.
They offer gourmet dining and guestrooms that include private baths and showers. Rooms are furnished with lustrous fabrics, leather upholstery, and elegant artwork to match. Some hunting ranches offer clay targets, bird hunting, and exotic animal hunting as well. For anglers, there’s ponds filled with fish and evenings can be spent playing billiards or black jack at the casino accommodations. Many Texas hunting ranches have rooms that can lodge large corporate events or private groups besides individual hunting adventures.
Whitetail deer like brushy, wooded areas and the Texas Hill Country provides excellent terrain to camouflage their grayish-brown coat in winter. The Hill Country also offers abundant food sources such as shrubs, fruit, and woody plants. The deer get their name from the white underside of their tails that they hold upright when running. The male buck deer grows new antlers every year and have one main beam per antler. In more mature bucks, they can have three or more points sprouting from the beam. After the breeding season, which is called the rut, they shed their antlers. Texas hunting ranches have both trophy and guided hunts. Many ranches feature whitetail deer from the best genetic breeder bucks in the U.S. such as Diablo, The President, Bam Bam, 44 Mag, Blue Diamond, and Highway 10. Stone Creek Hunting Ranch near Gatesville, Texas offers not only whitetail deer hunts but also a wide variety of exotic animal hunts. Since the land is hilly, and not cavernous, getting the deer out is not problematic and the guides and staff of the ranches are available to help with tagging, field dressing, and trophy processing.
Look no further than the Texas Hill Country for your next whitetail deer hunting adventure and be sure to check out Stone Creek Hunting Ranch.
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