Texas Deer Hunting

Prone Outfitters free-range Texas Deer Hunts are top notch and a great all around experience. Big South Texas Whitetail Deer, fantastic lodging, and high quality customer service make this hunt hard to beat! Texas Deer Hunting is something many people long to do, and Prone Outfitters makes sure that this hunt is exactly what you thought it would be. It's not unusual to see 20-30 deer per day, and whether we're in a blind or doing some spot and stalk through the brush, we can get the job done!

Texas deer hunts.
  • • 25,000 Acre of 100% Free-Range Texas Whitetail Hunts
  • • See 20-30 deer per day
  • • 120-170 inch Trophy Whitetail
  • • Semi and Fully-Guided Hunts available
  • • Personalized Customization With Many Options
  • • Knowledgeable Guides On Every Hunt
  • • Fantastic amenities
  • • 60% Credit for all unsuccessful fully-guided hunts!

60% Credit Towards All Fully-Guided Whitetail Hunts!

Because we are so confident in our South Texas Deer Hunts, we are offering a 60% credit for any future Whitetail hunts if you do not shoot a buck during your stay on a fully-guided hunt. That’s a hard deal to beat for any free-range Whitetail Hunting in Texas.

Whitetail Gun Hunts

Freezer Filler

$900

This is a semi-guided hunt and includes 2 full days of hunting and 2 days of food and lodging.

Includes: Two mature Whitetail or Axis doe, one Turkey hen, field dressing, and quartering of your game is also included.

Guides Choice Whitetail Buck Hunt

$1,750

This is a fully-guided Whitetail Buck hunt and includes 3 full days of hunting and 3 days of food and lodging. You may harvest one mature buck of the guide’s choice. On average this will consist of a mature 6 point.

Includes: 1 Mature Whitetail Buck or Axis Buck of Guides Choice, 1 Whitetail or Axis Doe, 1 Hen Turkey, Unlimited Varmints, food and lodging, and field dressing your game.

3 Day Whitetail Buck Hunt

$3,250

This is a semi-guided Whitetail Buck hunt and includes 3 full days of hunting and 3 days of food and lodging. You may harvest one mature Texas Trophy Buck of your choice with no antler restrictions.

Includes: 1 Mature Buck of your choice, 1 Rio Turkey Hen, 1 Doe, Unlimited Hogs, Varmint, Food and lodging. Adding the ability to kill a free range Axis buck doubles your chance at success.

5 Day Whitetail Buck Hunt

$3,750

This hunt includes 5 full days of hardcore hunting and 5 days of food and lodging. You may harvest any mature buck you see with no antler or species restrictions. If you want the best chance of harvesting a true Texas trophy this is the hunt you're looking for. Adding the ability to kill a free range Axis buck doubles your chance at success.

Includes: 1 Mature Whitetail Buck or Axis Buck, 1 Whitetail or Axis Doe, 1 Hen Turkey, Unlimited Hog, Varmints, Food and Lodging, and field dressing of your game.

Whitetail Bow Hunts

 

Freezer Filler Bow Hunt

$900

This is a semi-guided hunt and includes 2 full days of hunting and 3 days of food and lodging.

Includes: Two mature Whitetail or Axis doe, one Turkey hen, field dressing, and quartering of your game is also included.

 

3 Day Whitetail Bow Hunt (Crossbows Welcome)

$2,250

This is a semi-guided hunt and includes 3 full days of hunting and 3 days of food and lodging. We have over 50 established feed locations with many hunting opportunities to choose from. Whether you are an experienced archer or new to the sport, Prone Outfitter’s can accommodate your specific needs. Crossbows welcome.

Includes: 1 Mature Whitetail Buck or Axis Buck, 1 Whitetail or Axis Doe, 1 Hen Turkey, Unlimited Varmints.

5 Day Whitetail Bow Hunt (Crossbows Welcome)

$2,750

This is a semi-guided hunt and includes 5 full days of hunting and 5 days of food and lodging. We have over 50 established feed locations with many hunting opportunities to choose from. Whether you are an experienced archer or new to the sport, Prone Outfitter’s can accommodate your specific needs. Crossbows welcome.

Includes: 1 Mature Whitetail Buck or Axis Buck, 1 Whitetail or Axis Doe, 1 Hen Turkey, Unlimited Varmints.

Axis Deer Hunting

   

Free Range Axis Deer Hunt

Axis Buck

$350/Day

$400 Doe Kill Fee

$2,750 Buck Kill Fee

This is an all inclusive free-range Axis hunt. With wheat fields, alfalfa hay, and protein feeders running all year long, our South Texas Axis hunts are about as good as it gets. You'll have a very high chance of success, and you'll be using a variety of different styles throughout the hunt.

Includes: Guide, transportation, food, and lodging. *Pay upon harvest*

Our Whitetail Hunting properties are located in North and South Texas, totaling over 25,000 acres. Prone Outfitters offers land that contains a great variety of terrain to hunt, and we have a wide variety of stands set up that support both rifle and bow hunters. We offer multiple hunting strategies, and we do our very best to put our hunters in the right place at the right time. These properties hold a great deal of Whitetail Deer, and it is not unusual to see 10-15 deer per sitting. Our average mature bucks will score in the 125-145 range, and we will have multiple opportunities for 160+ class Texas Whitetails.

All of Prone Outfitters’ deer hunts in Texas are low fence and free-range making it the ultimate hunting experience. Below is a list of each package, along with detailed descriptions. Click HERE for more information about our locations and properties. Each Whitetail Deer Hunt includes food and lodging, along with multiple other animals you may take during your stay. All of our hunts are highly personalized, so mixing and matching different hunts into one trip is not uncommon.

Texas Deer Hunts

A native of the new world, the whitetail deer has since been transplanted throughout the globe by humans who enjoy both hunting and eating this fine game animal. While places in the far western US have had declining whitetail populations in recent years, the species is absolutely abundant in Texas. This of course makes Texas whitetail hunts some of the best in the world. To be able to hunt this fine animal in its native habitat is an amazing experience that will connect you with nature and your place inside of it.

But before you set out on the Texas whitetail hunt of a lifetime, make sure to study up on this incredible animal. It is important to realize that whitetail deer are no easy quarry. They have, for instance, a coat that changes from a vernal reddish hue to a winter grey as the hunting season approaches, giving them excellent camouflage in the drab winter woods. They are also notoriously skittish and sensitive to the slightest unnatural smells or sounds. In order to have a successful Texas whitetail hunt, a hunter needs to consider the extreme caution of his quarry and prepare accordingly. Knowing the species inside and out is a great first step to a successful Texas deer hunt.

Whitetail can vary quite widely in size, ranging from a tiny young doe of 50 pounds to the most mature and elderly of bucks sometimes weighing in at 150-200 pounds. Therefore, it goes without saying that not all trophy deer are created equal. Some hunters who are mostly interested in meat will favor smaller, younger deer. While they don’t come with an impressive rack, their meat tends to be tender and easy to deal with. An important factor to consider is what place these deer play in a forest food chain and how it will affect their behavior. Whitetail have a whole bevy of predators, from panthers to wolves to even the occasional alligator in some environments. All of this goes a long way towards making the whitetail one of the cagiest quarries you can find in the world of hunting.

Also worth noting is the particular diet which the whitetail consumes, as in many cases this will help a lot with stand placement. While this won’t be an issue for those who come Texas deer hunting with Prone Outfitters, an understanding of what motivates deer will certainly stand you in good stead. In the wintertime, when many fresh green shoots have died, you may find that deer prefer hardwood bottoms for the abundance of acorns on which they feed. But keep in mind that deer have incredible stomachs, and can get by on pretty much any plant soft enough to be chewed up and swallowed.

Preparation for Deer Hunting in Texas

A bit of preparation for your Texas Whitetail hunt will go a long way once it comes time to try and take down one of these majestic creatures for the supper table or the hearth. First and foremost, you are going to need a trusty weapon if you want to go deer hunting in Texas. Some experienced hunters swear by bows. While there is a huge appeal to taking down a whitetail in the same way as people have done for thousands of years, this is extremely difficult and recommended only for well-seasoned Texas Whitetail hunters. Others swear that a hefty shotgun and buckshot is the true challenge for deer season in Texas.

But for most hunters, we recommend a high caliber rifle with a scope. You really can’t beat the stopping power of something like a 30.06, which is a classic favorite when it comes to deer hunting in Texas. Whatever weapon you ultimately choose, you are going to need to site it in before your Texas whitetail hunts can begin. Prone Outfitters can help you with this by setting up a target at the gun range, and adjusting the scope accordingly depending on whether you seem to be hitting a bit off from dead center.

Then, of course, you want to make sure you get your license to be able to legally go on a Texas deer hunt. Check the webpage at TPWD for more information about what specific license and tags you are qualified for. The money you spend here goes towards conserving and protecting Texas whitetail populations so that future generations can enjoy Texas deer hunts as well. Outside of a well-sited gun and a license to take a deer, the rest of the preparation will vary depending on the individual.

First of all, deer hunting can be a chilly business. Despite Texas’s reputation for a warm and arid climate, it is fairly easy to get cold sitting up in the stand. Make sure that you consult the weather forecast and wear appropriate clothing. Remember that you will be sitting still for many hours, so any attention to physical comfort you make in advance is definitely going to pay off.

Some hunters swear by certain “scents” which are said to attract the big bucks. The effectiveness of such scents tends to vary depending on who you are asking. Texas whitetail hunts are often hilariously rife with superstition and pseudo-science, and each hunter will have his or her own set of sacred beliefs when it comes to how to attract deer. In this area, a bit of trial and error tends to be the best way to make up your own mind. If you plan on hunting with a large party spread out in a number of stands across a section of forest, we find that the best way to communicate is often to have a set of walky talkies. These will help immensely when it comes to coordination and avoiding confusion on your Texas Whitetail hunt. And of course, you’ll want to pack along a bit of food and water. Of course, you don’t want any pungent salami up there in the stand with you warning the deer. We find a couple of protein bars work pretty well for bedding down your hunger while sitting in the stand for long hours. The rest is up to you— each hunter will grow his or her own checklist over time. Just make sure to give some thought to hunting necessities before and not after!

Texas Whitetail hunting tips

So you’ve selected your Texas deer hunting outfitters and are chomping at the bit to get your Texas deer hunts started? We want to make sure you have a fantastic trip, and the best way to make certain of that is to ensure you bag a trophy buck. Whether you are in it for the glorious thrill of the hunt or are just looking for a solid excuse to spend some time outdoors, harvesting these animals from their natural environment is a serious matter. Let’s look at a few tips and tricks that can help you get the most out of your Texas whitetail hunts for years to come.

The first step to a successful Texas whitetail hunt is getting to your stand with the minimal amount of disturbance and disruption possible. First and foremost this means being quiet— and expert hunters will learn how to pronate the foot in such a way as to be virtually noiseless in the winter woods. Remember that a wise old deer can hear you scuttling about from well over a quarter of a mile away. Minimal disruption also means taking care not to leave strong unnatural odors in your wake as you plod through the crackling leaves. A great way to ensure that the deer aren’t smelling you when they shouldn’t be is by investing in some “scentless” soap and shampoo. Other hunters go so far as to put their hunting clothes in a plastic sack with leaves and dirt from the area around their stand. This ensures that the day of the hunt the hunter smells the same as everything else and does not unnecessarily transmit a warning sign to those wary bucks hiding in the bush.

Remember also that with all types of hunting, safety is a big concern. Texas deer hunts are no different. The majority of accidents take place when hunters are climbing in and out of their stands, and it is quite easy to take a spill while you are trying to juggle all your gear at once. The best advice we can give here is that slower is almost always better. We can understand why people are so eager to get their Texas deer hunts started, but it never pays to put yourself in a risky position. A slip up can end your season before it even begins, so take care as always. It also goes without saying that you want to be 100% sure you have identified your target before taking a shot. You don’t want to inadvertently bag one of your hunting party after all – as you would be in a lot of trouble.

Let the Best Texas Deer Hunting Outfitters Ensure Your Trophy

While all of this advice should be digested by an amateur hunter, you are taking a lot of the complexity out of the equation when you call us here at Prone Outfitters. As one of the most respected Texas deer hunting outfitters, we go out of our way to make the process simple and easy so that you can enjoy your hunt with minimal sweat and frustration. We have some of the best customer service around, and take immense pride in the Texas whitetail hunts that we provide for our customers. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today.

A list of Texas hunting season dates can be found HERE. **Please note all of our properties are in the "North Zone"**