Whitetail season starts October 1st for bow hunters and ends in February
Indianhead Expeditions has exclusive relationships with private ranches offering whitetail hunts in Hill Country, South Texas and West Texas. The ranches provide whitetail hunts from management, to exceptionel trophies, to free-range trophies. Many of the estates offer exotics species as well. All provide great accommodations and guide services.
NEW For the 2012-2013 Whitetail Season:
Texas Free-Range Whitetail Hunts: 10 (3 Day/3 Night) Hunts (more info)
Estate Whitetail: Great Price: 200 Class Whitetail: $9,700 (more info)
Texas Whitetail Season:
Whitetail season traditionally runs from the first Saturday of November to the first or third Sunday of January, depending on which half of Texas the hunting is done on. This year the traditional whitetail season is:
North Zone: from November 3rd to January 6th
South Zone: from November 3rd to Jaunuary 20th
What is an Extended Hunting Season?
A few ranches across Texas are privileged enough to be approved for an extended hunting season. The extended hunting season runs from October to the end of February when the deer drop their antlers. The South Texas and West Texas ranches that we work with have Managed Land Deer (MLD) Permits issued by Texas Parks and Wildlife that allow for this extended hunting season due to extensive land and deer management. To be approved for these permits, each hunting ranch must have a written Wildlife Management Plan that is approved by a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Biologist or Technician. MLD Permit deer do not require hunter tagging. The game tags on these deer are from the ranch and do not count toward the hunter's deer limit. This is an added opportunity for harvesting more deer if the hunter chooses to do so.
Ranch Whitetail Management Programs:
Producing a quality whitetail takes good management of genetic lines, careful harvesting, and diet. Our management programs include careful selection and addition of new breeding stock for improved genetics for producing the desired traits. Maintaining our high fence also helps to keep the bloodlines of these whitetails desirable. Highly managed doe to buck ratios (with 1:1 being the goal) also helps with maintaining a good gene pool. Age of animals harvested is carefully monitored to ensure that the best deer have the chance to produce the best trophy possible and reproduce to further the genetic lines. The South Texas and West Texas ranches are high fenced and each use protein and mineral supplements, in addition to natural rangeland to increase the health and size of the whitetails on each property.
Both of the South Texas Ranches have bow blinds available for bow hunters. Two of the ranches also have exotics available for multiple species hunts. The South Texas Ranch in Webb County has 20+ species available for hunt and the West Texas Ranch in Terrell County has 15+ species available.
Guides: Our professional guides have years of experience in the mannerisms of whitetails, insuring the success of your hunt.
*Mileage charges for travel to partner ranches are 0.555 cents/mile*