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This 2,600 acre whitetail hunter's paradise is nestled in the South Texas brush country between two staple hunting communities: Three Rivers and George West. Thanks to generational ranch ownership coupled with rigorous ranch management practices, Sunset Ranch houses one of the best whitetail herds in the country. Not only does the ranch produce multiple 200”+ trophy bucks every year, the bucks harvested are mature, healthy, and unique. These deer are 100% Texan, and possess all the grit and character that go along with being a Texan. The ranch contains a variety of flora that add to producing big deer, from irrigated fields to rolling grasslands to lush creek bottoms. If you’re interested in hunting high quality South Texas whitetail deer, look no further. Book your hunt with Sunset Ranch today.
The Sunset Ranch lodge is the perfect place for hunters looking for a nice homey place to hang out on a hunt while their not chasing the whitetail of their dreams. The main hunting lodge consists of the main house and two side wings connected to the main area by breezeways. The bedrooms for hunters are located in the connected buildings while meals will be served in the main lodge. Hunters are free to utilize the facilities and amenities while hunting at Sunset Ranch.
Unless otherwise arranged with the host, hunters are expected to provide the following:
Sunset Ranch is a high-fenced property and is a part of the Texas MLDP program. As such, no active buck tags are required, but hunters will need a valid Texas hunting license. These can be purchased online or at most sporting goods stores.
Ranch uses Boone & Crockett gross scoring to determine deer size.
Hunter acknowledges and agrees that the Ranch contains a mixture of native bucks and released bucks, and that any buck harvested from the Ranch could be a native buck or a released buck. Further, the Ranch guides may or may not be able to ascertain if a prospective buck to harvest is native or released, and Hunter acknowledges that by harvesting a buck he may be taking a native buck or a released buck.
Any animal wounded by Hunter shall be considered harvested and shall be fully counted in determining the amount of game animals which Hunter is entitled to harvest during the Hunt. The Guide agrees to use reasonable efforts to locate any wounded animal, including the use of recovery dog’s to come onto the Ranch to attempt to locate and recover any wounded buck at the sole cost of the Hunter. THIS FEE MUST BE PAID UPON THE RECOVERY DOGS ARRIVAL (PRIOR TO THE DOGS BEING WORKED). If Hunter wounds, but does not recover a whitetail buck, he shall pay to BirdDog the Trophy Fee that would be payable based upon the projected Boone & Crockett score of the wounded buck, as calculated by the Ranch guide in his sole and absolute discretion, which payment shall be made prior to Hunter leaving the Ranch at the conclusion of the Hunt. The Ranch guide alone shall determine in their sole and absolute judgment whether an animal is wounded by the Hunter.
Hunter shall obey all federal, state, and local laws while hunting on the Ranch, including but not limited to a valid Texas hunting license and hunter’s education certificate, if applicable. Ranch has a shooting range that may only be accessed with a guide. It is preferred that on the day of arrival, Hunter shoot his/her guns in before hunting. Hunter shall act in a safe, reasonable and prudent manner at all times during the Hunt.
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.