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Texas Whitetail Hunt - Junction

Texas Whitetail Hunt - Junction

Texas Whitetail Hunt - Junction

Texas Whitetail Hunt - Junction

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Some Fun Activities, Great Couples Trip
Lodge Rating: Rustic but Nice Lodge
Lodge Capacity: 10
Season: Year Around
Age Appropriate: 8 and up
Location: Junction, TX
Nearest Airport: San Antonio, TX
Holiday Options: Christmas, Fall Break, Spring Break, Summer, Thanksgiving
Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Night Vision Hunting, Shopping
Species: Aoudad, Axis, Blackbuck, Turkey, Whitetail Deer, Wild hog

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Our First-Hand Experience

We met Michael through a Texas search on the internet many years ago. At first we thought he was too good to be true but as we have continued our relationship over the years, we realize he is the real deal. Michael is the “man with connections and a mission” throughout Texas and the west. We discovered that years ago he was a principal at a high school where numerous landowners with large properties had children in school. As he built relationships with the parents based on integrity, these families began to ask him to manage private hunts on their properties. Michael already had a missions mindset but a light went off. What if he could take some of the funds generated from the hunts to fund outdoor sporting summer camps for kids? Now Michael manages private hunts on private lands all over Texas and around the west.

As you can imagine, this lined up perfectly with our mission at Family Expeditions of bringing generations into the outdoors and changing generations through the outdoors. We are delighted to support Michaels camps by providing our hunters with exceptional access to private hunting lands.

Texas Whitetail Hunt – Junction

This beautiful 5,000 acre family owned Hill Country ranch near Junction, TX has several options for your next Texas whitetail hunt and exotics hunt. They offer a choice of large preserve Whitetail & exotics hunts or you may also enjoy free-range Whitetail, free-range exotics (such as Axis, Catalina Sheep, Blackbuck & Aoudad among others) and great turkey hunting with the option to stay in two very different but very nice lodges. We would venture to say that for free range hunting in Texas, this will be the nicest lodging you will find.  On top of great lodges, you will have a warm and professional staff as the icing on the cake for this hunt.  High fence exotics are also available in a great variety of species.

If you are looking for a great family destination where the children will be able to enjoy some fishing, kayaking, night vision hog hunting as well as great hunting high fence and free range.  Young guides that love teaching kids how to hunt and fish are a huge bonus at this lodge.

A Texas whitetail hunt is synonymous with the best of the best in the hunting industry.  For the avid hunter, Texas whitetail hunting should be counted among the most coveted of hunting destinations.

Texas Whitetail Hunt - Junction

Finally! A flat-fee preserve deer hunt with no limitations!! No size limits, no upcharge, no extra trophy fees, no age restrictions…shoot the buck you like for one great price!

Only four to eight hunters at a time will hunt this large property.  We are often able to secure this lodge privately for smaller groups during the whitetail off season.  This is one of our favorite locations for a family that wishes to give a fantastic introduction to hunting for their children.

Accommodations & Meals

You can pick between the Spring & Bluff lodges for your stay based on availability:

Spring: The original remodeled family lodge sits on a bluff providing a beautiful view overlooking the Llano River and ranch below. This 5,000 square foot ranch house was built in the 1940s. The remodel added all the comforts of home like central air & heat, DSS Satellite TV in 2 different rooms, granite kitchen & bathroom counter tops and glass shower doors to compliment the original house. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, a large comfortable living room and an enclosed porch with a beautiful view over the river. Deer, exotic mounts, and old ranch décor make the atmosphere spectacular.

Bluff: This brand new lodge has a beautiful view over the river as well. Glass windows run the length of the lodge overlooking the river and ranch. There is a large comfortable sitting area with a look out the windows or watch the 3 large flat screen TV’s. The kitchen and dining area enjoy the same great view. Step into the adjoining game room with 2 more TV’s, a pool table and shuffle board table. There are 8 private bedrooms with private baths.

Hunting

Preserve Deer and Exotics:

Finally! A flat-fee high-fenced deer hunt with no limitations!! No size limits, no upcharge, no extra trophy fees, no age restrictions…shoot the buck you like for one great price! If that’s not good enough, you could choose to shoot Red Stag, Axis, Auodad, Fallow and Blackbuck!

Your guide will take you to your deer stand and drop you off allowing you to shoot the buck you desire…period! There are numerous comfortable box blind, tripods and pop-ups for your convenience. From there it’s all up to you. Whitetail range from 120-200+ B&C .

Bow hunters love this place because they have had 100% shot opportunity on this ranch. They use tripods and pop-up blinds set up near feeders and trails. Most shots are 20-30 yards with the opportunity for longer shots.

Free-Range Deer & Exotics:

The ranch has an abundance of game due to the limited hunting pressure. Not only are there Whitetail but there are also free-range Axis, Sika and Aoudad! Very unique! Hunters can shoot one of the exotics as a substitute for their buck if they wish. You can also shoot your buck and an exotic for an additional $2,500 trophy fee per exotic. Average Whitetails will be in the 130’s-140’s B&C and they have taken 160’s but that’s unusual.

Bow hunters; the ranch will have tripods and pop-up blinds near feeders or trails. They try to set it up for 20-25 yard shots but longer shots are obviously possible. They will put out cameras a couple of weeks before your hunt to find out where the best activity is for your hunt. Bow hunters have had 100% OPPORTUNITY FOR SHOTS in the past.

This is a semi-guided hunt. Hunters will be dropped off at their blinds by their guide and picked up after the hunt. You hunt alone so it’s your choice on what you shoot.

Special Family Property Hunt:

There are 4,000 free-range acres around the original lodge that is a “no hunting” area for anyone including the family. They offer 1 hunt each year in this area for a lucky group of 4-6 for rifle or bow. The best time for this hunt is mid-November thru the first week of December. Thanksgiving week (Mon-Sun) is not available. Earlier November dates work well if the above date range does not work for you.

All of the information in the free-range section above applies for this family property hunt.

Turkey Hunts:

The Hill Country region of Texas has a large population of Rio’s! Our outfitter has access to several ranches so that there is minimal hunting pressure on each property so you get a great experience. This hunt includes 6 hunts (3 mornings, 3 evening) with the opportunity for 2 mature birds.

Our outfitter can accommodate hunters from beginners to experts. Seasoned veterans can be dropped off to handle the hunt on their own or a newer turkey hunter can have a guide to do your calling and show you how it’s done. It’s your choice. You can choose to “Cut-n-Run” or to sit still and be patient in a pop-up over a watering hole or anything in between. It’s up to you.

Activities

Activities include:

  • This lodge is an hour from Fredericksburg which is a quaint town to visit and shop.
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Night vision hog hunting
  • and more as the guides are young and full of fun ideas for the family

Rates

$3,500 and up flat fee pricing!

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Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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