Hunting help and premium turkey hunting in Texas? Every early-season hunter who has walked away from his stand sweaty and empty-handed knows that high fall temperatures can turn whitetails into slugs. Already clad in their winter coats, most warm-weather bucks move sparingly and almost exclusively at night. But successful whitetail hunting isn’t about finding most bucks. It’s about finding one buck you can kill. To make hot hunts pay off, you have to continually remind yourself that somewhere out there, a buck is moving during shooting hours. Your job is to figure out where and when, and how to tag him. Here’s a breakdown that’ll help you do just that.
Deer Behavior: Whitetails fatten up now, and most travel a simple circuit between bedding and feeding areas. As the month goes on, look for emerging rub lines along these routes. Hotspots: Locate mature timber on north-facing slopes. During the early-season heat, these spots offer cool bedding areas, and having white oaks nearby makes them more attractive to deer. Also look for newly seeded alfalfa fields, which provide succulent, high-protein forage. Small secluded fields and food plots close to cover are tops. And soft-mast groves, such as persimmon, apple, or dogwood, are producing fruit that deer crave now.
We had a great time this past weekend. The owner and his family are hard working, salt of the earth people, who want their customers to leave happy. They treat you like a friend instead of a client. The cabins were clean and comfortable, and the ranch is covered with game. We saw deer, turkey and hogs every day. I would definitely recommend B4 Hunting Adventures for your next hunt. Discover more information on Best Guided Hunts Texas.
Randy Birdsong, Headhunters TV: With treestands, safety always comes first. Give them a good once over to make sure all the parts are in good shape and working as they should. Are your straps good? Are the cables good? Practicing stand setup can be helpful, too. For me, when it comes to placing stands, it’s all about intrusion level. I try to be as unintrusive as possible, whether I’m going to hang and hunt, or I’m hanging a stand before the season based on intel from last fall. It’s important to be able to get that treestand up as quietly as you can in the dark. I’m trying to tiptoe in there, get that stand up and get in it without making a sound. That requires familiarity with the treestand and how it sets up. I’m also big on moving or positioning new hang-on stands during the spring and not returning to those areas again until mid-October when I hunt them.
The B4 Ranch is still operating within the original family and is full of interesting family history. This old bus is a random piece of history on this family ranch. As the story goes, in previous generations this was used as shelter to wait out the Wild West Texas storms. There was no way to escape hail storms if you were deep into the ranch on horseback. At a later date, it was used for ranch hands to camp in if they stayed out fixing fences, etc. See even more information at 5 Star Texas Hunting Ranch.