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Skyfall Reserve is a premier waterfowl hunting destination. They offer world class wing shooting, outdoor sporting adventures, hospitality, gourmet food, and lodging. Come enjoy nature and create memories!
With 1.75 miles of Trinity River frontage near Trinidad, Texas, the property is nestled in a prime location within the heart of East Texas, located under an hour from Dallas and Tyler, and 15 miles from Athens. The property is also ideally situated 1.3 miles from Cedar Creek Reservoir, and less than 10 miles from the renowned Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area, which hosts some of the largest waterfowl populations in all of Texas.
Upon arriving at the main entrance, Skyfall Reserve greets its visitors with a stunning 47 acre upland landscape. It offers rolling topography and beautiful stands of Post Oaks and Black Walnut, alongside an idyllic agrarian setting. The remaining 375 acres is a picturesque bottomland hardwood landscape, which includes strategically developed flooded timber units, extensive road systems, and food plots with deer blinds, tree stands, and feeders. In addition to river access, the property also boasts a 31 acre private lake with custom duck blinds.
Skyfall Reserve’s ideal location, beautiful and unique natural features, and premium developments make it an extraordinary outdoor retreat. Each day at Skyfall Reserve is up to you! Depending on the season, you can choose to hunt Dove, Waterfowl, Upland birds, shoot the 5-stand range or just relax and enjoy the lodge and company of your guests.
Each day of Waterfowl hunting will include a morning and/or afternoon hunt in flooded timber, private lakes, dry grain fields, managed wetlands, watersheds, rivers or creeks.
Our target species on Waterfowl hunts consist of Dabbling Ducks (Mallards, Green and Blue-Winged Teal, Pintails, Wigeons, Gadwalls, Wood Ducks, etc...)
Most hunts will provide the opportunity to take multiple species of some or all of the above. We typically hunt out of custom built blinds, A-frame blinds, layouts or pits.
Each day of Whitetail hunting will include a morning and afternoon hunt from a blind in timber over feed sources. Deer are not priced per inch, rather the price includes a deer of any size to be taken. All deer are low fence, native deer. Hunters are expected to call their own shots. Care of game is included.
The Skyfall Reserve Lodge is 4,300 square feet of well-appointed custom quality. Completed in August of 2021, the beautiful aesthetics and comfortable furnishings will have you and your guests feeling right at home! The three single-occupancy rooms and two double-occupancy rooms are equipped with queen sized beds so you can rest comfortably and be at your best the next morning. The large great room is perfect for lounging and conversation around the fire place, watching football on the big screen TVs, or competitive games at the shuffleboard table.
The Skyfall Reserve bar, or 'The Blind Tiger’ as it is called, is a fully stocked bar of premium beer, wine & spirits. It's the perfect place for those who want to burn the midnight oil without disrupting those who might not! The lodge has its own mudroom with lockers, ammo, safes. and gun racks for storing all of your gear. The staff does their best to keep you connected with satellite TV and WiFi throughout the lodge.
While staying in the Skyfall Reserve Lodge, enjoy gathering around the fire pit at dusk, with an appetizer & cocktail, watching thousands of ducks coming to roost at our west-facing glassing point, or playing corn hole with friends in the timber by the lodge.
All of the meals and menus at Skyfall Reserve are designed by Chef Gavino Vasquez and prepared in the professional kitchen by the talented and friendly staff. Just to give you an idea of how serious they are about their food, the meats and seasonings are hand selected from the finest companies right here in the USA.
BirdDog exists to provide Hunters with exceptional hunting experiences. By partnering with ranch owners, we give Hunters access to a broad range of hunts across many types of game, and we ease the marketing, scheduling and administrative burden for Landowners. Our partner ranches include properties with five-star lodging and amenities and those with more modest accommodations. Similarly, some ranches are set up for trophy hunts with a high chance of successful for a once-in-a-lifetime trophy, while others are geared toward the chase. BirdDog aims to ensure both new and seasoned Hunters alike confidence that their hunting experience will be what they expect. Above all, our goal is to facilitate memorable experiences for all hunting guests.
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You will receive an email with additional details about your hunt immediately after booking, and exact location details will be sent approximately one week prior to your hunt. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with questions at email@example.com.
Most types of game listed on BirdDog require a hunting license. Additionally, in Texas, Hunter Eduction is required for all hunters born after September 2, 1971. Hunters from the age of 9-16, who are accompanied by a properly certified adult of at least 17 who is licensed to hunt in Texas are also exempt. Hunter Eduction requirements can be met by completion of an in-person or online course. When hunting on private property, animals that do not require a license include: hogs, coyotes, bobcats, and other nuisance animals.
The entirety of the base cost of the hunt is paid through BirdDog's website upon booking. In the event that the hunter takes a larger animal - or additional animals - the balance will be charged after the hunt. Hunters are expected to tip guides a minimum of 10%.
Suggested gear for your hunt will be emailed with the hunt details after booking. In most cases you will need to bring your own firearm. Some ranches have firearms available for use. In the event that the ranch does not offer firearms for use, and you don’t have access to one, please let BirdDog know, and we will work to procure one.
Hunters who, during the the course of the hunt, do not have an opportunity for the animal they're after will be offered a credit to return and hunt again at just the cost of lodging. This typically does not apply for low-fence hunts. If a Hunter wounds an animal, misses a shot, or does not take a their intended animal, the full price will apply.
BirdDog provides incredible hunting experiences for seasoned and new Hunters alike. All hunts are guided by experts who are happy to educate and instruct as necessary. We do, however, recommend that you practice at a shooting range before big game hunts as injuring an animal commits you to paying the full price of that animal.