Hunting help and premium hunting ranches 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.
Hunt Plan: Sit all day, or for as long as possible, in your best terrain funnels near doe bedding areas or security cover. If you know bucks are visiting a doe feeding area, don’t hesitate to put out a decoy and/or call and rattle aggressively. When deer aren’t on their feet due to hunting pressure or because they’re tending does, take the action to them by still-hunting or organizing a drive. Deer Behavior: Exhausted from the rut and pressured by hunters, bucks focus on eating and staying alive. They generally reduce their movements to a simple bed-to-feed pattern.
We had a great time this past weekend. The owner and his family are hard working, salt of the earth people, who want their customers to leave happy. They treat you like a friend instead of a client. The cabins were clean and comfortable, and the ranch is covered with game. We saw deer, turkey and hogs every day. I would definitely recommend B4 Hunting Adventures for your next hunt. Read more info on https://www.b4huntingadventures.com/hunts.
Warbritton: We’ll often run cameras in the middle of a bedding area on public land that we never check throughout the fall. We’ll set them out in July or August while scouting and won’t go back for them until February. This is for research and learning. We’ll see when bucks were most active in that bedding area throughout the entire season, what other factors might have influenced their activity levels and what type of hunting pressure the area receives. A lot of people use trail cameras for information relevant to today. In reality, if you learn to read sign well, that’s a much better indicator of recent activity in an area. Cameras offer actual visual representation of a buck, but sign, like fresh tracks or rubs with bark lying on top of the leaves or a scrape from that morning, is more important in the short term, in my opinion.
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 even more information at 5 Star Texas Hunting Ranch.