Top hunting ranches in Texas with hunting advices? In general, the early season is no time to push far into the woods to set up on a buck, as they tend to bed fairly close to primary food sources now. Ideally, you want set up along the edge of an ag field, food pot, or cut-over, especially where water is nearby. Picture a hidden beanfield near a north-facing slope with a cool creek running just inside the woods, and you get the picture. Find a good creek crossing and set up on the field side where you can shoot both to the food and to the water. In either case, water is a big advantage. Wooded creek and spring corridors, for example, are significantly cooler than surrounding uplands. What’s more, they provide whitetails with the extra drinking water they typically need in hot weather. The same is true of lake, pond, and swamp edges, which often feature dense, shaded bedding cover nearby, as well as convenient foods such as grasses and sedges.
Hotspots: Oak flats and grainfields are top food sources. Also, pay attention to natural funnels that offer cover. As bucks spend more time on the move in late October, they’ll be traveling along old logging roads, benches, saddles, and brushy fence lines. When you’re speed-scouting, look for rub and scrape lines to mark the hottest routes. Hunt Plan: Let weather systems dictate your hunting early in the month; cold fronts, showers, or early snow will get bucks on their feet to feed. This is the time to set up along the edges of major food sources, or just off them in staging areas. Later in the month, as bucks put down more sign, key in funnels, pinch points, fresh rub lines, and especially scrapes.
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 additional information at Best Guided Hunts Texas.
Aaron Warbritton, The Hunting Public: With new or unfamiliar land, I dive straight in and cover as much country as I can. I use permethrin to keep the ticks off and go straight into what I figure is the thickest bedding area—the most secure cover I can find. Unless it’s a September 1 opener, I’m not worried about disturbing a bedding area. I’d rather go in and get the new scouting intel I need than not get it. It’s too crucial. We’ve spooked bucks out of bedding areas in the middle of August and then seen those same bucks and others in that area in October.
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. Find even more details on 5 Star Texas Hunting Ranch.