This month, we spotlight the Rising Star Ranch in Kosse, Texas!
Located just outside of Waco, the Rising Star’s relaxing atmosphere, views of beautifully placed ponds and the abundance of wildlife are sure to make your hunt a memorable adventure. Also, it is situated among oak covered rolling hills, heavily wooded areas, as well as open pastures. This combination of cover and habitat offers a challenging hunt no matter the exotic species you’re after.
Rising Star offers hunting with rifle, handgun, shotgun, muzzleloader, crossbow or archery equipment. You will have the option of hunting over feeding areas, spot & stalking, hunting from a blind, or safari-style.
A few of the species available to hunt include: Aoudad, Axis, Barbado Sheep, Blackbuck, Fallow Deer, Jacob’s Four-Horned Sheep, Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Corsican Rams, Texas Dall, Red Stag, and Sika Deer
“Our ranch is a family-centered environment. We strive to provide exotic hunts to fit everyone’s pocketbook from non-trophy animals to record class animals.” — Rising Star Ranch
Rising Star Ranch values its high standards when it comes to sportsmanship, knowledge, good camaraderie and harvesting trophy animals at affordable prices. Count on fantastic animals and first-class hunting at Rising Star Ranch. They look forward to making your experience unforgettable and welcoming you to become a part of their family and friends.
For more information on Rising Star Ranch, including trophy pictures, prices and facilities, visit the Rising Star Ranch AAE page. Interested in booking a hunt, contact Rising Star @ 713.253.9299. Also, to learn more, visit their website @ www.RisingStarRanchTexas.com!
Check out the footage from a recent free range bison bull hunt in West Texas with Double Diamond Outfitters. This bull is over 2000 lbs and sports horns that are 20″ plus! The hunter (Jerry) was using a .300 mag…
“Once we got into position all we needed was for the big bison bull to turn broadside and give us a good shot. These bulls are huge and can be very dangerous when they are wounded and we didn’t want to take any chances…” – Wes Mundy, Double Diamond Outfitters
To read the full account of the hunt, visit the Double Diamond Outfitters Hunt Blog.
For more information on hunting bison or other big game w/ Double Diamond Outfitters, contact Wes Mundy @ (210) 602-3118 or visit their website @ www.huntdoublediamond.com
Hunting With Our Heroes is a non-profit organization focused on celebrating the service of active and retired military service members, law enforcement, firefighters and EMT responders. Founded in early 2012, their mission is simple: “honor these heroes who risk their lives by treating them to the simple wonders of the wilderness.”
This is one of the biggest hunt giveaways we’ve come across…sable hunts run in the ballpark of $15,000!!
HWOH has already taken a boatload of law enforcement, firefighter and military members on exotics hunts around the state. In the past 12 months, HWOH has taken over 200 men and women on hunts for blackbuck, aoudad, red deer, rams, fallow, axis, sika, and pierre david’s deer!
So head over to the HWOH Facebook Page and give them a ‘LIKE’…a service man or woman will thank you! The least we can do for what the do for us!
To learn more about Hunt With Our Heroes or to make a charitable donation, check out their website @ www.hwoh.org.
U.S. Feral Pig Problem Increasing, Texas Hog Population to Triple in Five Years
It is no question that the nation’s feral pig numbers are on the rise, to the detriment of both farmers and native wildlife. New Mexico recently launched a $1 million project that will involve both wildlife employees and hunters in an effort to quell the hogs’ population boom, but it is outmatched by nearby Texas, which spends $7 on their management programs. Over 5 million feral pigs exist in the nation, and Texas is bearing the brunt of their destructive habits. [...]
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that to keep the invasive species in check, Texas would have to cull nearly 66 percent of the animals to prevent them from breeding. That is a very tall order. In a 2010 survey taken by the state’s landowners, trapping and hunting methods accounted to 754,646 pigs taken in that year, amounting to roughly 29 percent of the population.
[Read the full Outdoorhub.com article here]