Good, Texas mule deer hunts can be hard to come by.
Desert mule deer hunts in Texas are tough to get because there just aren’t that many of them available.
This is a trophy Desert Mule Deer hunt on a very remote 22,000 acre ranch bordering the Big Bend State Park in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
Due to the lay of the land this ranch hunts like it’s 60,000 acres and would be almost impossible to see all of it in one week of hunting here.
This ranch takes very few Texas Mule Deer hunters annually to ensure high success rates and trophy potential, so contact us for a West Texas Mule Deer hunting trip that is second to none.” ~Mike White
We also offer a Management Hunt
A management deer is determined by the guide, but in general, any mature deer with three points or less on at least one side or an extremely shallow tined rack. High scoring typical or non typical deer are the target genetics for the trophy deer. Guide has final say. Here are some examples of management bucks that have been taken on the ranch:
Hunt during the rut! The Texas mule deer hunting season is five weeks long and starts the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This ranch is part of the Managed Land Deer Permit program which lengthens the season because of increased management practices.
This is a spot and stalk hunt. At an elevation of 5,000 feet, this ranch has some rough country, but glassing spots are fairly accessible by ATV’s. On a typical day you will start glassing hunting areas once there is enough light, this could be from camp. Travel in Polaris or Mule to hunting area, and glass all the mountain sides, trying to catch them moving. Return back to camp around noon for lunch and a rest in the heat of the day, go back out in early afternoon and glass till dark.
You can expect to see 170-class or better desert mule deer on this hunt. They are also introducing a heavy protein, mineral feed program.
Javelina are everywhere, and for a small trophy fee each you can shoot two. You can also add an Aoudad for an additional trophy fee.
License and Tags
Mule deer hunting license and tags are available over the counter. If you choose to add an aoudad, all you need is an additional exotic license which is only $48.
Field photos from this hunt:
Fly to El Paso or Midland Texas, then rent a pick up truck and drive to Marfa 3.5 hour drive from either. From Marfa it is a 52 mile drive on dirt road, must have a pick up truck to handle the rough road. Directions will be provided for those driving.
Arrangements can be made to be picked up in Marfa, TX for $100 round trip/ per client.