Mule Deer Hunts

mule-huntingThe Texas Mule Deer Hunting Ranch is 47 sections or 30,000 acres north of Van Horn ,Texas in the top of the Delaware Mountains. This is some of the Best Mule Deer Country in Texas. You may book a guided1x2 or 1×1 hunt on this ranch. If you want a 1x 1 guided hunt, these Texas Trophy Desert Mule Deer Hunts are called Select Hunts. Meals and lodging are furnished on all hunts. All hunters should bring there own bedrolls and plenty of warm clothing. TX Mule Deer Hunting is done from jeep or 4 wheel drive and for those in good condition walking and stalk. There are 3 cabins on the ranch with beds for all hunters and a full time cook is furnished. This Texas Trophy Desert Mule Deer Hunting Ranch has produced some of the best Mule Deer in Texas. This Desert Mule Deer Hunt is for the truly dedicated hunter. Due to the nature of this desert country each year brings on new challenges. Drought, wind, rain, dust storms, fog, cold and snow all make for the unknown but when it all comes together some of the best Mule Deer in the state are produced on this ranch. All hunters are urged to hunt for only mature 6 to 7 year old bucks and to pass on the young immature ones. These Texas Mule Deer Hunts have run 100% success before but the last couple of years due to mother nature and patience’s from hunters to take older bucks these hunts have run 75% success rate. We have been under an extensive management program for several year. Also included in this hunt you may take a Bob Cats, Coyotes and possibly a Mountain lion.

Shipp Ranch High Desert Mule’s

 

Meals and Lodging furnished for all Hunters.

Non Hunter Fee: 750.00

Aoudad Sheep Hunts: $3500.00 plus $1500.00 Harvest Fee.

You can Hunt Aoudad Sheep on a Mule Deer Hunt but there is a 2000.00 Harvest Fee.

Javelina $ 300.00 Harvest Fee.

Guided hunts………………………..( 1×2 )

Guided hunts Select……………….1×1

Call or email for pricing Mule Deer Hunts: 512 752 3622 or 512 756 3194.

 

SUMMER and WINTER OF 2013-14 WAS GOOD ON THE MOUNTAIN AND WE ARE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE WITH RAIN THIS SUMMER. THERE SHOULD BE SOME SUPER DEER.

I get asked a lot is this ranch High Fenced? The answer is NO. It is over 45 sections of Rough but Prime Mule Deer Country that is Managed for Big Mule Deer. Some of the Best in Texas. We work year round to take care of our Mule Deer Herd.

We do supplemental feeding threw out the year to help our deer herd threw stressful times. Post Rut, suckling fawns, weaning and there are time it does not rain and it seldom rains like we would like it to. We feel supplementing our deer does take stress off of our natural habitat and improves the life style of our deer herd.

Our Supplemental Water Guzzler’s threw out the ranch are one of our most important tools.

We strive to be good stewards of the land.

2013 Results: The Drought has effected this years harvest and our hunters have been very selective and passed on a lot of bucks. We had a 50% hunters success rate due to very selective hunters. We have had some rain this winter and look forward to 2014 season. There was a good carry over of bucks with some luck from Mother Nature this spring and summer 2014 should be great.

We really appreciate ALL of our hunter’s patience’s when hunting Mature Mule Deer.

We spend a lot of time in a Jeep. Most of our hunting is done Safari Style. We spend a lot of time glassing and we do some walking in some hard to get to areas.

We are not just deer hunting, we urge every hunter to look for only Mature Bucks, 6 to 7 years old. Come and enjoy the hunt knowing you may go home empty handed but with a great experience and the opportunity to take a GREAT DESERT MULEY. If you have never hunted West Texas, its a treat. This is a Trophy Hunt! We are looking for Mature Deer!

Complimentary tips to guides and cooks are kindly appreciated.

This Ranch has produced some of the best Mule Deer in Texas.

These bucks don’t come easy but our guides work hard and we do hunt all day to try and get you the deer you are looking for.

There were lots of bucks this past season that were passed by Hunters. We are looking for 2014 to be a great year with some help from Mother Nature.

It takes 6 to 7 years to Grow a Trophy Mule Deer on the Average. These bucks don’t come easy but we give 110% effort.

We urge our hunters to listen to your guides. ThereĀ  some Big Framed bucks passed on each year just because the hunter thought he knew more about the size of the deer than his guide did. These deer have large bodies and sometimes fool you when you see them on the ground. They do not shrink! They get Bigger! My Guides are experienced and they know deer.

This Ranch is Managed for Mature Trophy Mule Deer. If you want to hunt on a Ranch where Big Bucks die of old age, come hunt with us. The Big Bucks are here, the country is Big and Rough, you just have to Hunt them and a little luck always helps.

These are Quality hunts for the serious Trophy Hunter and our hunts are limited.