Policies

  1. You must sight-in your rifle before going to the blind; or you must at least shoot your rifle to confirm its accuracy.
  2. Deer become accustomed to morning or evening hunt patterns and they often begin feeding in mid-day. We encourage you to stay in your blind as long as possible to improve your chances of harvesting a deer.
  3. Stay inside your blind until you are picked up. You could disturb other hunters and also disturb the deer. If you have “the urge,” do it as close to the blind as you can and get right back into the blind.
  4. When you shoot a deer, be sure it is within range, and that the shot has a high probability of resulting in a kill. If several deer are present, make sure you separate a deer before you take a shot so that you don’t wound other deer in addition to the one you kill. If you shoot and wound a deer, do not track it immediately, causing it to run from the vicinity in which it was shot. Stay in your blind and wait for a guide or ranch hand to assist with the search. In the time you wait, the deer will likely lay down nearby and either die or become extremely weak from blood loss. Do not leave your blind for any reason. Other hunters are out. However, if it is close to dark and you have a wounded deer out of sight, try to locate a blood trail just before dark. Mark it, then wait for a guide to track the deer.
  5. When you wound any deer, you will be charged a harvest fee whether the deer is found or not. If you shoot a deer that does not drop, try to shoot it again before it is out of range, then call the office so we can assist you. If you shoot, and a dead or wounded deer is found in the vicinity of your blind within several days of your hunt, you will be charged a harvest fee.
  6. Hunters are encouraged to shoot varmints at no charge, including hogs, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, bobcats, etc.
  7. Except for hunters participating in a morning gamebird hunt, deer hunters will be picked up from their blinds at approximately 10:30 A.M. or at dark in the evening. If you need to leave your blind before that time, call the office from your cell phone.
  8. Turkeys are in season during part of the deer season. You can shoot a turkey for the harvest fee while deer hunting. If shooting a turkey with a rifle, aim at the point where the breast begins to flare at the base of the neck.
  9. Clean up your blind before you leave and take any trash with you. Close windows and doors. Subsequent hunters appreciate this courtesy.
  10. All hunters must report to the office before departing the ranch.