Preparing For Your Hunt
Preparing For Your Hunt
Being mentally and physically prepared for your hunt will help ensure that everyone, including Ranch staff, will have a most enjoyable and productive hunt.
Prior to the hunt, Ranch will send client a thorough Prep Packet that should answer most of the questions regarding what to bring, travel arrangements, hunting license, etc. Be sure to carefully read and understand this information. For weather conditions, go to the Ranch’s website for this information.
Practice shooting. We cannot emphasize the importance of practicing at the shooting range. Don’t just site in your gun. Practice! A checking of you and your gun’s accuracy will take place at the Ranch prior to any big game hunting. No Exceptions!
Hunter needs to be ready to make shots up to possibly 250 yards. Deer may or may not come to the feeder, so the hunter needs to be ready for this. Quality practice will ensure a better opportunity for a kill. However, the hunter must remember that this is hunting and not target shooting. The Ranch will provide you with an opportunity to shoot an animal, but the rest is up to you.
For those clients who are flying, Ranch will include airport shuttle to and from Del Rio International Airport (DRT) on some hunts. If client fails to schedule their flight itinerary with Ranch at least 72 hours in advance, they will most likely need to rent a car. Also, American Airlines is now offering flights from Dallas, Tx.
For those hunters who are driving, they should schedule their arrival for no sooner than 12:00 p.m. of their arrival date.
Shipping Of Trophies
Should Ranch have to ship cape and antlers to client’s requested destination, client will be charged for shipping charges, as well as a Ranch service charge for crating/handling.
Reproduction Of Trophies
Ranch reserves the right to reproduce trophies harvested to use in any of our promotional materials, advertising, website, brochures, etc.
Gratuities for guides and cooks are customary. Please be considerate and reward personnel for a job well done. We will do everything in our power to make your stay with us a very memorable experience. It’s not just a hunt; it’s a total package. Normal amounts vary, but most hunters tip as follows:
Up to $1,500 $125 – $200 (Guide) $50 – $75 (Cook)
$1,500-$3,000 $200 – $300 (Guide) $75 – $100 (Cook)
$3,000-$5,000 $350 – $1000 (Guide) $125 – $150 (Cook)
Important Fact About Your Hunter Education Certification:
● Certification is good for life.
● Texas certification is honored by other states and provinces requiring hunter education.
● You must carry proof of certification or deferral on your person while hunting.
● Proof of certification is NOT required to purchase a license.