HUNTING ON THE FTW RANCH
The FTW Ranch is located near Rocksprings and Barksdale, Texas, off Ranch Road 335 in the southwest region of the Texas Hill Country – specifically in the escarpment valleys of the Nueces River (think “Lonesome Dove”). The Ranch is situated on over 12,000 acres of rugged hills and valleys, which are covered by a variety of oak trees, junipers and mountain laurel. Cactus blooms red and gold in the spring among an assortment of wildflowers – a breathtaking landscape, perfect for challenging hunts. The Ranch offers a wonderful retreat for corporate groups, families or individuals looking for a first class, quiet, welcoming place to hunt and relax.
The FTW Ranch provides an ideal habitat for trophy-class whitetail and wild, exotic species to thrive and grow as they would in their indigenous environments. Many of the introduced, exotic species may no longer be hunted in their native lands, and FTW Ranch strives to foster strong, healthy herds. The dedication to each animal’s wellbeing will be immediately evident upon observing them as they freely roam the hillsides and valleys. The Ranch’s management plan utilizes hunting as a means of conservation, and thus quotas and self-imposed limits are enforced.
Four Day Hunt Package • $2,200 per person (All Year)
Includes five nights of lodging and four full days of hunting, 2x1 guiding, meals and beverages (please see About Us for additional details). Rates for youth hunters (16 and under accompanied by a parent or legal guardian) and observers are $1000 per person. Please see Schedule for available dates.
We hunt from blinds, safari style in vehicles or on foot depending on weather, animal movements and hunter preferences. Most of our guide team grew up in the region and possess an intimate knowledge of the animals’ behaviors and habits. We recommend rifle calibers between .270 and .300 for all species on the FTW Ranch.
Taxidermy and Trophy Care
We skin and quarter your trophy at the Ranch and if you choose not to take your trophies with you, we can arrange to transport the head, horns and hides to a local taxidermist who can salt and dry them in preparation for shipment to your favorite taxidermist. Any taxidermy work arranged by us is subject to the taxidermist’s current rates. If you do not wish to take the meat with you, we can arrange for it be donated.
Items and services not included in the Hunt Package price include: Trophy Fees for any animal shot or wounded (wounded animals ARE considered harvested); Gratuities; Taxidermy; Shipping/Freight for any items shipped to/from the Ranch; and Airfare and Transportation to and from the FTW Ranch and any Hotels utilized or Meals consumed along the way.