Hunting guides and premium hunting outfitters in Texas? In terms of temperature, dawn and dusk are the best times of day, of course. But because bucks often head back to bed before dawn this time of year, evening hunts are generally more productive and less risky. If temps are consistently hot, there’s a good chance deer won’t show until the last hour or even half-hour of shooting light. But remember, that may be all you need to put your tag on a monster. Most important, pay close attention to subtle changes in the weather. A breezy day, a slight drop in temperature, or an overcast sky can make a big difference. And if the forecast calls for a light rain or drizzle, grab your rain gear and hit the woods. Nothing gets sluggish bucks moving like light precipitation that breaks up a dry spell-even if the mercury remains high.
Preseason scouting will give you a good idea of where the deer will be on opening day. But what about after that? Whitetail behavior and patterns change drastically as the season progresses, and the hot buck sign you find in September may be stone cold by November. The key to effective hunting all season is to take the time to identify both the spots that hold deer now and those that are apt to hold deer next month and the month after, and to figure out a variety of basic hunting strategies. This way, when whitetails suddenly modify their habits, you won’t waste valuable time playing catch-up. Instead, a quick speed-scouting trip to your potential hotspots will reveal which of them are most active. Then you can simply set up and put your plan into effect immediately.
This was an amazing adventure for our family of six. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Cabins with private bathrooms are very clean. Food is DELICIOUS. Most of all they are #1 in hospitality. They went above and beyond to make us feel at home and like we were part of their family. Thank you so much for a fabulous adventure. Find more details at Best Guided Hunts Texas.
Jared Larsen, onXmaps: Whether you hunt the same 100 acres you’ve hunted for 20 years or you’re a public-land guy covering new ground, apps like ours have a ton of uses for whitetail hunters. If I’m hunting public land, I’ll first use our web-based map to look for hard-to-access places—areas requiring a boat or kayak or a bit of creativity to get to. That cuts down on the number of hunters I’ll have to contend with. Next, I’ll use aerial imagery to determine habitat diversity. It’s no secret that whitetails are edge creatures, so I determine where these edges and habitat diversity exist. From there, I’ll use topo-based maps to find naturally occurring funnels, like a saddle between ridges or where two draws come together. I’ll drop waypoints on the map and then sync these with the phone app. When you’re out there trying to find a particular tree to hang a stand, you’ll have those general areas that you’ve e-scouted.
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. Read more info at 5 Star Texas Hunting Ranch.