While people think of Texas for Whitetail deer, Texas is also home to many other different animals such as mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, grey fox, red fox, badgers, raccoons, and ringtail cats. As well as, there are many species of varmints such as; skunks, prairie dogs, porcupines, feral cats and jackrabbits. While not all of these are located on our properties, we do however have many that do frequent our ranches.
Most of the Varmint/Predator hunts will take place in Texas, we do have some properties in Oklahoma. The State of Texas allows hunters to hunt either day or night. Whereas when we are hunting our Oklahoma properties we can only do so during daylight hours. There is no closed season for predator hunting in either State. Hunting licenses are required to hunt Varmints in the State of Texas.
We can either hunt during the day and/or night. Most predators are nocturnal and prefer hunting at night; because of this daytime hunts will take place either early morning and/or late afternoons in full camouflage. This helps to improve our hunter’s overall predator hunting success, especially on bobcats since they respond better to calls at night. As for calling in Predators/Varmints we have a FoxPro “Snow-Crow Pro” that has over 175 different sounds on it that can call in just about anything! We also have several mouth blown calls that we can use. Our guides work the calls while shining a red light searching for glowing eyes. Once a predator or varmint is located, our guides will let the hunter know that a predator is on the way. When the predator gets within range, our guides will turn on a powerful spotlight which will provide enough light for the hunter to take a clear shot. Most shots are less than 40 yards so shotguns are best while longer shots may require a rifle such as a 223 or .22-250.