Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting
Whitetail Deer Hunts are our passion at Squaw Mountain Ranch.
Squaw Mountain Ranch Allows The Opportunity for Whitetail Deer Trophy Hunting In Texas In A Beautiful Setting.
The habitat and terrain on the ranch challenge even the most seasoned Whitetail Hunters.
We have an approximately one:one Buck to Doe ratio which allows each Hunter to see several Bucks to choose from during their Hunt at SMR.
We cater to each client individually during their Whitetail Deer Hunt at SMR.
We attempt to accommodate all clients requests in order to enrich every clients experience while on the ranch. We ensure a fair chase hunt that will provide each Whitetail Deer Hunter with a formidable trophy that they will be proud to hang in their trophy room.
Squaw Mountain Ranch prides itself on providing outstanding Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts at an affordable price compared with other ranches, while giving the hunter a five star experience and service second to none. We’re the best spot for deer hunts in Texas.
About Hunting Whitetail Deer (White-Tailed Deer) in Texas
Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts Information
The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), known also as the whitetail deer, is a deer that is medium-sized indigenous in the United States, Central America, Mexico,, Canada, and as far south as Peru and Bolivia in South America. White-tailed (whitetail) deer have also journeyed to Hispaniola, Cuba, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Bahamas and some countries in Europe, such as the Finland, Czech Republic, and Serbia. In the United States, the whitetail deer is the most widely found wild animal.
In the USA, white-tailed deer are more generally found east of the Rockies, but in other parts, the black-tailed or mule deer are more typical. In the western parts of the United States, the whitetail deer is found mostly in deciduous river bottomlands and aspen parklands in and around the Great Plains , and in places of the northern Rocky Mountain areas through South Dakota and Wyoming. It is additionally found in northeastern British Columbia.
Experience Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts at Squaw Mountain Ranch
The area advancement into agribusiness around the northern Rockies and clear-cutting of a variety of coniferous trees resulting in a significantly greater amount of deciduous plants has aided whitetail deer and has pushed the population as far north as Bristish Columbia. White-tail deer have been located as far north as Fort St. John.. Whitetail deer around the Great Lakes have moved farther north, as land started being used a lot more for farming, which provided a wealth of deciduous vegetation. The species populace most to the west, labeled the Columbian whitetail deer, was once typical in the woods in and around the Willamette and Cowlitz River valleys in southwestern Washington and western Oregon, but now white-tailed deer numbers have been considerably reduced, and it is also recognized as close to being near-endangered. You can visit our ranch for whitetail hunts.
Your Guide To Whitetail Deer Hunting Safety
We know that whitetail deer are the most preyed-upon big game in the United States, but we shouldn’t take safety out of the equation. Anything that’s a normality, whether in hunting or anything else, lowers our fear of it, and hunting whitetail deer is standard. But what you may not know is the safety requirements you should be taking into consideration.
If you don’t have a hunters license, then you’ll need to complete a hunting education course. Those between the age of nine and sixteen are subject to be accompanied by an individual who is at least seventeen-years-old, and possesses a valid hunting license for the state of Texas. Once you have a license, you can come to hunt whitetail deers at SMR.
One of the biggest—if not, the biggest hazard to all whitetail deer hunters is a buck in rut. Hunting safety cannot be brought up enough when you’re hunting during mating season. A rutting buck is extremely dangerous, and able to cause serious damage to anyone it wishes. During this phase, they battle with other bucks for dominance over a female of their choosing.
One of the biggest signs that you’re about to enter the proverbial den of a rutting buck is seen on the trees. When you see the bark rubbed clean off, it’s a sign that a buck used his antlers to mark their territory. When they do this, they remain in their territory until either another buck runs them out, or hunters do. Even if it’s you and a few buddies out there, it’s still recommended to avoid running into a rutting buck at all costs. Step out of their territory, because they will protect it with their lives. Extra adrenaline and testosterone flow through them during this time. It can take more than a few well-placed bullets, arrows, or bolts to stop a charging buck.
While it may sound obvious, it’s the very reason that it’s required by law to wear hazard orange apparel while you’re hunting. When you haven’t seen a whitetail deer all day, and a fellow hunter on the other side of the forest clearing is sticking up from behind cover, the split-second decision can seem obvious, but it isn’t always. Be 100% certain beyond any shadow of a doubt that you’re pulling the trigger, or releasing your arrow on an actual deer. It’s one of the biggest hunting safety mentions you’ll find, but it can’t be stressed enough.
Hunting safety comes down to the equipment as much as the game. If you’re not testing you equipment before and after every single hunt, you’re ignoring the possibility of misfiring rifles or malfunctioning binoculars/compasses. If you’re hunting whitetail deer out in the wilds of nowhere, then you can’t afford to have your equipment betraying you.
For instance, if you ever found yourself accidentally in the presence of a rutting buck, and it quickly becomes apparent that fleeing isn’t going to work, then firing may be your only option. Use your judgment, but if it seems like you’ll have no choice but to stand your ground, you don’t want an equipment malfunction to be the difference between life and death.
If you’re going to hunt in the wild, one thing to keep in mind is: cell phones aren’t ultra-reliable. In any case, you may wander into an area that isn’t covered by even the largest coverage maps in America. The more remote the area, the less likely your phone is to work. That’s just one of the reasons hunters still bring equipment like thermostats and compasses on their journey. It’s wise to give your loved ones a detailed area and a tight time frame, in the unlikely, but possible event that they would need to search for you if you are non-responsive.
While mostly popular among bow hunters, tree stands can help a standard marksman make the most of their hunting trip. As you know, you’re immobile and completely stationary when you’re using a tree stand, but it could be the difference between a great shot, or missing your prey completely. Besides the tactical advantages or disadvantages, there’s a key factor to consider when using tree stands.
One of the biggest rules is this: hunt deer, don’t waste time hunting trees. The point is, even if you find a wonderful tree overlooking a deer’s watering hole, you won’t be able to definitively say that a deer will come across that spot while you’re up in the tree. Wait until you see a whitetail deer, then begin using your tree stand.
If you end up staying in the tree for an extended period of time, depending on your position, you could risk limbs going numb, which can make you underestimate your position. Extended use on tree stands increases the likelihood of an accident. While both bow hunters and traditional ammunition hunters alike use tree stands in their hunting trips, it’s best to understand the requirements and maximum capacities on your tree stands. They’re not OSHA regulated, and you’re controlling the entire ordeal. This is one of the most crucial times to focus on your safety. We personally recommend that you should refrain from using tree stands when hunting whitetail deer, no matter the environment.
It’s safe to assume you’ll look at the weather before you go on your trip. Especially if you’re going into the deep woods. Plan ahead for moderate to severe alternate weather conditions. Even if you’ve been waiting for this trip for weeks, or even months, never risk your safety in potentially dangerous weather just for the sake of the trip. There will be another time.
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For the safest, most authentic hunting experience, you need Squaw Mountain Range: an excellent environment, and a team that cares about your hunting safety.
Whitetail Deer Hunts in Texas Are Like No Other
You want to find the best spot in all of Texas to hunt whitetail deer, as well as exotics, but you’ve been disappointed with other ranch services or hunting on your own. You have the best possible whitetail deer hunting experience waiting for you at Squaw Mountain Ranch in Texas, but let’s back up for a minute: what defines the best possible whitetail deer hunting trip of your life?
Dedicated Staff That Knows What’s What
Whether it comes to safety, as well as information about proper hunting techniques, and your prey, we have the specialists that don’t just work a job—they’ve been hunting for their entire lives, and they’re dedicated to providing you with the best possible hunting service ever. You’ve been hunting before, but you haven’t had this kind of service to back you, or a ranch like ours. It’s not juts about hunting, but about the downtime between the hunts.
You want your own space to shake off the dust, and relax at the end of day one. Relax in the comfort of your own private cabin where you can think about the day, rest and recoup, and get right back out into the hunt. These come with everything you’ll need, including access to meals and a stocked bar in the central ranch. What better way to unwind in the evening than not having to cook, and leaning back to a cold brew? Exactly—nothing is better.
It just makes sense—you’re out in the woods all day, you’ve been hiking and carrying your gear, and your body is tired. The ranch is also to relax and rejuvenate after the hunt. Take advantage of the pool and hot tub to relax, and prep yourself for the next day. When you finally find your way out of the comfort of the hot tub, head on over to the firepit where you can enjoy a few beers and trade stories. It’s everything you were hoping for, and nobody can offer it like Squaw Mountain Ranch.
Customized Guided Hunts
Introducing someone to hunting, or are you new to the scene yourself? Either way, our trained professionals can guide you through your hunt and show you exactly what it’s like to hunt whitetail deer on on 2000 acres, bringing you to an entirely new setting that you could never experience on your own. Whitetail deer hunts in Texas are inspired by how Squaw Mountain Ranch conducts hunts—there’s just nothing like it.