Texas Deer Hunting
Whitetail hunters around the world come to experience Texas deer hunting with Prone Outfitters every year. With access to over 36,000 acres throughout North and South Texas, Prone has hosted hundreds of successful Whitetail deer hunts since 2011. We provide reasonable expectations and help hunters harvest FREE-RANGE deer on an extremely consistent basis!
Choose From 4
This semi-guided hunt includes two full days of hunting and allows a quick method to fill the freezer. Two Whitetail doe are included in this package, and excludes harvest of any buck.
The Whitetail buck harvested on this three day fully-guided hunt is decided by your guide. Typically it will be 7 points or less, and is inferior to the gene pool of our trophy Whitetail.
Success rates sit at approximately 85% on this semi-guided Texas Whitetail hunt. To ensure successful harvest, you should be prepared to harvest the first mature buck that gives you a good opportunity.
With five full days, your greatest chance of a successful Texas deer hunt lay in this package. High Whitetail populations have provided near-perfect success rates on this semi-guided hunt, and mature bucks average around 135 inches.
Texas Deer Hunting Ranches
North Texas Ranch Info
Our Stamford ranch in North Texas is approximately 5,500 acres. Only 3.5 miles from Stamford Lake, we have about four miles of running creek throughout the property. Along with over 1,000 acres of wheat fields and food plots, there is an abundance of bedding areas, food, and water. Wild hogs are in mass abundance here and are included in our Texas deer hunts at no extra cost. Because we live on this property, we can manage it very well and expect a 100% success rate out of this ranch every year. Accommodations are available in town about 10 minutes from the property, and there are several restaurants to choose from as well.
South Texas Ranch Info
Our Fort Mckavett ranch in South-Central Texas is four separate ranches within an hour of one another. Combined, these ranches total about 28,000 acres. Each is set up in similar fashion with a main lodge and 4 - 6 person cabins surrounding it. The Whitetail population here is massive, and with a small population of Axis deer, you have an opportunity to harvest them in place of your Whitetail. Our set-ups here are designed to consistently funnel high amounts of deer. Once we are successful in doing so, we scatter into the outskirts of these funnels in search of the mature bucks who don’t want to be seen. Food and lodging are on-site and included in cost.
Whitetail Management Strategy
We follow a simple strategy to fulfill our Whitetail management goals. Meat hunts and Management hunts before the rut, and trophy hunts during and after the rut. (Usually somewhere between November 18 – December 7.) Doing so will keep management bucks from breeding, allow our trophy bucks to breed, and avoid hunters killing females bred by those deer.
**The above rules are strictly enforced at the Stamford Ranch, while the Fort Mckavett ranch is a little more lenient due to its massive size and population.**
Food plots, protein, sweet feed, corn, mineral blocks, and cattle cubes are all used throughout specific times of year at both ranches to maximize the potential of our Texas deer hunting.
Deer Hunting Method
Prone Outfitters Whitetail deer hunts are all still-hunts. To control the amount of pressure throughout the season, we do not allow spot and stalk. While we do use the blind/feeder method, mature Whitetail bucks aren’t stupid.
When we feel it necessary, we will stray from the blinds and begin using home-made brush blinds, tripods, and pop-up blinds. If we can get you on a deer from a comfortable blind, that’s great! But we will sacrifice comfort for a higher chance at your success any day of the week!
A “semi-guided” hunt means your guide will be at the ranch to drop you off at your blind, pick you up, help skin/quarter game, and answer any questions throughout your stay.
A “fully-guided” hunt means your guide will be with you during hunting hours to help find animals that fit your chosen hunting package, help skin/quarter game, and answer any questions throughout your stay.
what time of year should you
Hunt Deer in Texas?
Almost everyone wants to hunt Texas Whitetail in the rut, and while it is a fantastic time to be in the field, it is not necessarily the BEST time of year for everything.
In our opinion, the pre-rut is the easiest time to deer hunt in Texas. Because they are comfortable, their patterns are much easier to follow and the amount of time you have to shoot is typically longer as well.
On the other hand, once the rut hits you’re going to see a ton of deer! Which deer you see will be up to the Deer Gods, as they’ll be running around everywhere with their brains in the gutter. If a buck is on a hot doe, he may only show himself for a few seconds. If you’re playing thumbsies with yourself instead of paying attention, we’ll both have a rough week.
Late season, or the post-rut, is a similar combination of both. While we do have a second rut, it’s often short and deer are back to a fairly consistent schedule. By this time of year deer are more alert, and hunting blinds becomes less and less common. This is when pop-ups and home-made ground blinds become most useful, as long as the weather permits.
when should you book your
Texas Deer Hunt?
We recommend booking your Texas Deer hunt a year in advance. While we will still have spots available, scheduling well in advance ensures your preferred hunt dates. Because of property size, Whitetail hunts at the Stamford ranch are less abundant and go much faster.
LET THE BEST TEXAS OUTFITTERS ENSURE YOUR TROPHY
Consistent success requires a vast amount of work, preparation, and dedication. As one of the most respected Texas deer hunting outfitters, we make the process simple so you can enjoy your hunt with minimal sweat and frustration. We have fantastic customer service and take immense pride in our Texas deer hunts. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!