The destination whitetail hunters dream about when they go to sleep at night is the famed brush country of South Texas. Texas is another one of the top 10 all time states for Boone and Crockett whitetail entries. Not only is this one of the top areas in the famed brush country, it is also on the finest managed free-range ranch in the state, the Novillos.
Hunting the brush of South Texas demands unconventional tactics not employed on other properties. The most popular tactic for hunting in the brush country is observing from large shooting houses on wagon-wheel senderos. A sendero is a phrase coined in Texas basically meaning “wildlife opening”, created by running large implements, known as roller choppers, through the brush. Morning and afternoon hunts are spent observing senderos from the shooting houses. Corn is spread down the senderos to draw whitetails out of the brush. This is the only effective and widely-accepted method for hunting these densely brushed properties. You will not be sitting over a feeder on one of the ranches. The furthest thing from a trophy whitetail’s mind in December is corn; they are simply cruising looking for does and the senderos are the ultimate place to look. Under certain circumstances hunters may also be taken out rattling for the ultimate in a whitetail hunting experience! This trip is provided by High Adventure Company
The High Adventure Company ranch is part of the managed lands permit system, which allows hunting from September 27 through February 28. With the limited number of hunters taken on the South Texas ranch, teh high Advewnture Company only hunts from November through mid January.
On a typical hunt, management hunters can expect to harvest a whitetail scoring from 125 to 140 BC gross. Classic hunts average 150-155 BC gross. On limited trophy hunts, you can expect deer ranging from 160 and up, with the sky as the limit.
Hunters will be staying in a comfortable modern ranch house, with HD TV, fire pit, and all the comforts of home. Clients will be accommodated two per room. Hunters will have a light breakfast before the morning hunt followed by a large breakfast after returning to the lodge. Lunch will be served at the lodge before heading out for the afternoon hunt. Dinner is a grand affair, with traditional Tex-Mex food served, including large NY strips served from the beef grown on the ranch or chicken-fried back strap. It is almost as good as the trophy hunting!
Hunters will fly into either McAllen International or Harlingen Regional airports where they will be met and transferred to the lodge.
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