PPlease excuse us and help make our attorneys calm down by reading this document. This is not an exhaustive list, we tried to make it fun to read, and you will receive and be required to sign a waiver that includes a longer more detailed list of things about the ranch when you book your hunt.
Price does not include:
Hunting licenses - we cannot stress this enough, please have one prior to arriving on the property. The closest locations to buy a license are Academy Sports in Bastrop, or the Walmart in Elgan. And yes, you need a license to hunt any animal in the State of Texas, even varmints.
Non-resident 5-Day Special Hunting (Type 157): Out-of-state 5 day Exotic wild game permit.
Non-resident General Hunting (Type 105): Out-of-state permit valid to hunt any legal bird or animal including Native and Exotic Deer.
Resident Hunting (Type 101): For Texas Residents; valid to hunt any legal bird or animal including Native and Exotic Deer.
Youth Hunting License (Type 169): For any person, resident or non-resident, under 17 years of age at the date of license purchase.
Senior Resident Hunting (Type 102): Only for residents 65 years of age and older. Valid to hunt any legal bird or animal. .
Please understand, with the exception of the horses and dogs you may encounter, every animal on the ranch is wild. Yes, even the cute whitetail and other animals in the breeding pens. If you happen to visit the ranch when we have fawns and the staff invite you to hold, feed, or pet one this is a rare exception to the rule on no touching. Even approaching the pens, or wild animals in the woods or fields can be dangers to you and the wild animal. Spooking a breeder buck who ends up killing himself as a result is going to be a very expensive thing for you as well. So please do not stop and take photos of the breeding pens or the animals inside them. We try to post many photos of those guys on the website and you are welcome to download those images. Also... no matter what your buddy tells you, we do not have black cats with white stripes on their backs. That's a skunk, and you should avoid it and not try to give it fish nor cuddle with it. Just saying.
Second, if you are bringing any NFA firearm with you please bring the appropriate ATF paperwork as well. Copy of the trust, department letter head and Form 4 if you are with an agency, Form 4, 2, etc. depending on how you acquired or manufactured the NFA item... getting the hint, we are super savvy to all things NFA. Also, be aware of what you can and cannot use for hunting in Texas. (This varies by game vs. exotic/varmint etc.) As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
Falconry, we love birds of prey! The ranch can arrange and often has a master falconer who can bring birds. But if you have your own, please bring appropriate documentation with you at least for your first visit. We have several very large fields and it is a true delight to watch birds of prey do what they were meant to do.
Tobacco, the only issue we have with smoking while at the ranch is fire. Fire is a major concern to all ranchers, and at times things can be quite flammable in Texas. Please take very good care of your ashes, butts, etc. If you are going to smoke, please use an ashtray.Caffeine is a tool we will employ if we find your children unattended. We will provide them with ample energy drinks, give them a kitten, and return them to you.
Too many dad jokes or puns in general may result in rolled eyes and groaning sounds from your fellow hunters.