Texas Whitetail Hunt – Junction
This beautiful 15,000 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, 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.
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 Rippling & Bluff lodges for your stay based on availability:
Rippling Lodge is a very nice 2-story lodge that has a beautiful view over the river and ranch for your enjoyment. Guests have 6 bedrooms w/ private bath and 8 total beds with the option to add one more room w/ 3 twin beds and private bath if needed for a large group.
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.
Meals: Enjoy some good country cooking and plenty of it. Hunters will have a continental breakfast of coffee & pastries before heading out for the morning hunt. Upon their return they will have a big breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, pancakes, etc. Lunch varies: soup & sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches and burgers. Delicious dinners will be some variety of brisket, ribs, lasagna, chicken and steaks.
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 hunt Axis, Aoudad, 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 180-220+ 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 and more! Very unique!
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.
Available Exotics: Some are available on nearby ranches
Buffalo – Bison
4 Horn Jacob Sheep
Pere David’s deer
Scimitar Horned Oryx
Texas Dall Sheep
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.
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.
- This lodge is an hour from Fredericksburg which is a quaint town to visit and shop.
- Night vision hog hunting
- and more as the guides are young and full of fun ideas for the family
Length of Stay / Itinerary
This hunt is a minimum of 2 days but can be as many days as you wish. Arrive after lunch on arrival day and depart after lunch on departure day or arrive late afternoon/evening in time to shoot your gun(s), hunt the next several full days, and depart after breakfast the following day.
Travel Details & Location
Fly to the San Antonio, TX airport and rent a car for the 2 hour drive to the lodge near Junction, TX or the lodge can pick you up for a fee.
Private Planes: The ranch is 15 minutes outside Junction.
Internet & Communications
All lodges have Wi-Fi for your convenience. AT&T cell service works well. Others don’t.
Our early goal was to offer a “Best in Class” hunting and fishing adventure that would serve to guide our youth to a stronger relationship with Christ through hands-on, in-the-field instruction in leadership, hunting and fishing skills. All of our counselors have strong Christian beliefs and are very successful in helping our campers grow spiritually and gaining a better appreciation for the Bible. And at the same time, they learn values and skills that will help them succeed in the world well beyond their camp experience. Our youth programs have continued to develop over the past eleven years and have proved to be powerful, life-changing experiences for all involved.
Many of the children that we are reaching out to come from families that are struggling financially and cannot afford to send their kids to camps or retreats. Our summer Adventure Camps have hosted children from the Boysville Orphanage, as well as a number of boys and girls from foster homes. We have also served a large number of kids from single parent homes that have the desire to be involved in Christian Outdoor Activities, but simply cannot afford it. To accommodate those who can’t afford our camps, we offer a raffle ticket system with great prizes providing campers a way to earn their own camp tuition. We also raise scholarship funds and offer flexibility in payment.
$3,950 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!