|Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting
No other Texas whitetail deer hunting ranch has so consistently produced trophy whitetail bucks in a traditional environment with only existing native genetics. No breeding or shooting pens, no trucked-in deer, no introduction of out-of-state deer and no eartags. This is Texas deer hunting at its best!
South Texas whitetail deer hunting is a unique experience. When you book whitetail deer hunts with the Covert Ranch, you will receive an informative, educational and interesting package of materials to make your experience more enjoyable whether you choose to hunt the trophy of a lifetime or a management hunt. You’ll find the facilities and hospitality at the Covert Ranch as well suited to family hunts as they are to corporate hunts and individual hunters and your hosts will work with you to “make it happen”.
Again, whether scheduled South Texas whitetail deer hunts are for family members, old friends getting together or corporate gatherings for clients and high-performance employees, the Covert Ranch provides an adventure where lifelong memories are made.
Consistent Deer Hunting Contest Winners:
||240 3/8 Gross B&C buck won first place Texas Big Game Awards Region 8, first place in the Los Cazadores for most points with 30 scorable points and highest scoring native whitetail in the contest.
||201 7/8 gross (13 point) – Six 1st places – Cola Blanca, El Monstruo del Monte, Los Cuernos de Tejas, Trophy Game Records Big Buck Contest, Los Cazadores and Texas Trophy Hunters Big Buck Contests
||185 1/8 gross (14 point) - Seven 1st places - Cola Blanca, El Monstruo del Monte, Los Cuernos de Tejas, Trophy Game Records Big Buck Contest, Los Cazadores and 2 more
||2nd Best Overall Buck, Muy Grande Contest
Fabulous drop tine 170-class buck
||184 6/8 gross (15 point). Set record for horn mass (over 48")
Four 1st places - Cola Blanca, Los Cuernos de Tejas, Los Cazadores, Muy Grande
||184 6/8 gross (17 point) - Three 1st places - Los Cuernos de Tejas, Los Cazadores, Muy Grande; 2nd place - Cola Blanca
178 gross (13 point with 7" drop tine) - 1st place Cola Blanca; 2nd place Los Cazadores; 1st place Most Tines, Muy Grande
180 gross (12 point) - 3rd Best Overall Buck, Muy Grande
Our Texas hunting ranch includes 2,222 acres in LaSalle County in The Golden Triangle of South Texas; fly to San Antonio, rent a car and drive 100 miles south on I-35 to Artesia Wells. Private plane access at Cotulla airport (4,690-foot runway) 15 miles north of the ranch where rental cars are available. Wide variety of browse species, red sandy loam soil, abundant water, food plots, comprehensive game management for 25 years on this authentic working cattle and quarter horse breeding ranch.
Renowned for exceptional, contest-winning Texas whitetail deer hunts and the Texas state record for whitetail buck horn mass (48-1/8 inches). Also, good bird hunting including Texas dove, wild blue & wild Bobwhite quail and Rio Grande turkey hunting. Braford cattle and quarter horses; ‘Two Eyed Red Baron”, “Bobby Sox Playboy”, and "Sonnys Blondy Dude", AQHA performance champion roping stallions currently standing at the Texas A&M Equine Center, in partnership with Texas A&M University.
To book breedings, call Diana at 713-975-1975
Game Available at Our Texas Hunting Ranch:
Whitetail Deer. Also spring Rio Grande turkey, wild blue and wild Bobwhite
quail, mourning and whitewing dove.
Guided, guides-choice whitetail deer hunts, usually on long weekends (Friday PM - Sunday AM); group hunts available for dove hunting up to 20 guns. Guided first class
wild blue and wild Bobwhite quail hunting trips for groups of four, eight, or twelve hunters.
BRONZE MEDAL TEXAS DEER HUNT - hunt for mature slick 8-point Guide’s Choice buck - $3,500.00 per hunter
TROPHY TEXAS DEER HUNT – hunt for mature 6 1/2 year old, above-average to better Guide’s Choice buck:
SILVER MEDAL TROPHY -up to 150 total inches of horn without deductions - $5,500.00 per hunter
GOLD MEDAL TROPHY -up to 160 total inches of horn without deductions - $8,500.00 per hunter
PLATINUM MEDAL TROPHY -up to 170 total inches of horn without deductions - $11,500.00 per hunter
NON-HUNTING COMPANIONS - $500.00
TERMS: 50% non-refundable deposit required to book your Texas deer hunting trip, first come - first served. Includes comfortable lodging, guide and world class South Texas hospitality. Hunt fees must be paid in full in advance of your hunt, all by Labor Day. Prices may change without notice. All hunting fees are non transferable and cannot be rescheduled nor postponed to a later season.
If you are looking for a South Texas hunt for a trophy whitetail, you’ve come to the right place!
DISCOUNT: 10% DISCOUNT FOR BOOKINGS AND FEES PAID IN FULL BY JULY 4TH.
REQUIRES: Rifle not less than .270 caliber and 150 grain bullets zeroed in at home, before your hunt, dead on at 100 yards! Our Texas hunting ranch offers sources for taxidermy and meat processing services from nearby reputable vendors.
But why would you hunt with us instead of with a deer breeder? Because:
- We have traditional fair chase hunts for native Texas whitetail deer.
- We don’t have breeding pens, shooting pens nor “released” ear-tagged deer.
- We have the true native genetics that South Texas has always been famous for.
- Our hunters have won all the major Texas deer contests.
You probably already know that the Texas deer hunting industry has been vastly changed by deer breeders.
Artificial breeding and the pen raising of domestic whitetail deer, as well as releasing inferior “shooter bucks”, sometimes into small enclosures for canned hunts, is now commonplace in Texas. Breeder bucks, semen and bred does are regularly auctioned and sold and traded between breeders to support this practice. Can you imagine hunting a “released” brown bear in Alaska or a semi-caged, captive lion in Africa! You may not want to expose your children, hunting partners nor clients to the influence nor the ethical implications of this type of experience. If you want to avoid these current trends, come hunt with us!
"I have never flown a more impressive aerial survey anywhere in my life! Your deer herd is the best on a per acre basis of any in Texas!" - Game biologist, Mickey W. Hellickson, Ph.D., Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University, Kingsville (11/1/98).
"These are the best bucks I've seen on any ranch in Texas and they just keep getting better each year!" - Johnny Burris, Mesquite Helicopters, whose firm surveys over 3 million acres of ranch land each year. (11/1/98).
Get your Texas Hunting License fees and information: 800-792-1112, Texas
Parks & Wildlife Department, www.tpwd.state.tx.us