If you have never been hunting on a managed ranch in Texas you are really in for a pleasant surprise. Not all Texas exotic hunting ranches are equally well managed as Escondido, so hunting here is really selecting the best of the best possible options. Choosing an established and professionally run operation is going to directly affect your chances of getting that trophy animal as well as enjoying your stay at the facility.
The first thing that you will notice when you arrive at this Texas exotic hunting ranch is that the ranch house and accommodations are functional as well as very comfortable and casual. The main common area is a literal display case for trophy mounts that have been bagged here at the ranch, giving you just a taste of what you can expect to see on the guided hunting expeditions. It also gives you an idea of some of the more popular ways to display the results of your hunt right from antlers and horns through to full head mounts.
The days that you have booked for the hunt will be early mornings, getting to the blinds and getting set up so that the guides can have you in the right place for the best shot. All hunts are done on game trails and feeding areas so it is possible to accurately predict that game will be where you want it to be at the time of the hunt. Guides will also explain any specifics of the trails or areas and give you the heads up as to what direction game comes from and hunting tips you can use to ensure you get just the animal you are looking for. Guides on a Texas exotic hunting ranch are really important for both novice and seasoned hunters as they are familiar with the terrain, habits of the animals on the ranch and any special issues with hunting a particular species.
If the hunt is successful the guides will bring the animal back up to the lodge area and clean and quarter the animal as part of the service. This allows for easy packing into an ice chest or cooler, without the hunter having to manage this on his or her own. Hunters can certainly help if they want, but this service is all part of the package. Guides will also help track any wounded animals that aren't taken down with a kill shot at the hunt sight. Every effort is made to track and recover animals that are wounded, however there is no guarantee that all wounded animals can be located, especially with just grazing shots.
Escondido Ranch is close enough to other accommodation that hunters can choose to stay at a local hotel while staying for their hunting trip. Hotels are available in several of the smaller towns around the Ranch but the closest is the Econo Lodge just 4 miles away. Other larger centers offer entertainment venues, restaurants and shopping for non-hunting guests or for hunters that simply want a change of pace.
For your next hunting adventure, family vacation or a corporate retreat, bring your entire family, friends and business associates to Escondido Ranch.