Top 3 Hunting Tips:
Tip 1: Practice Gun Safety
This tip seems the most obvious, but it cannot be overstated: Follow gun safety practices. Treat every gun as if it were loaded at all times, even if you are absolutely certain it's unloaded. You should keep the gun's action open and only load the gun when you're ready to use it. Never point a gun at yourself or another person. Practice muzzle control -- keep the gun's muzzle pointed in a safe direction. The safest direction is usually toward the ground.
Also, keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to take a shot. While guns are designed so that your finger fits over the trigger in a natural way, avoid carrying a gun this way. Always keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you're prepared to actually shoot. You should also keep your gun's safety on until you are ready to fire.
If you plan to use a tree stand, you should tie a strong rope or cord to your unloaded rifle. Wait until you are on the stand and secure before pulling your rifle up after you. When you're ready to come down, lower your unloaded rifle to the ground first. Never try to climb up to or down from a tree stand with a loaded weapon.
Tip 2: Be Sure of Your Target
It's the moment of truth. You've just spotted your game after waiting patiently for several hours. You quickly move your gun into position, line your target up in your sights and fire. What's wrong with that?
First, that's not the right way to ensure an effective and humane kill. Every time you fire at game, you want to make the best shot possible. That's the shot that kills humanely while leaving the most meat. Second, you need to verify that your target is actually game and not another hunter or a non-game animal. Third, you need to be aware of what's between you and your target, as well as what's beyond your target. If you are hunting near a farm or road, you have to consider what might happen if you miss your shot -- or if it goes clean through your target and keeps on going.
You should never take a shot unless you are certain that there are no safety risks involved. That might mean you'll miss the opportunity to hit your target once in a while, but it will also help prevent accidents and injuries.
Tip 3: Don't Hunt Alone
Whenever possible, you should go hunting with at least one partner. Together, you and your partner can watch out for one another. If either of you should have an accident, the other can assist the injured party or go get help. Without a partner, you're left on your own. Something as simple as a twisted ankle can quickly become a life-threatening situation under the right set of circumstances.
It's doubly important to work with a partner if you'll be hunting in unfamiliar terrain. Together, you stand a better chance at navigating through the area and having a positive hunting experience than you would on your own.
If you enjoy hunting as a solitary experience, at the very least, you should tell other people when you're going out to hunt. Let someone else know when and where you'll be hunting. You should also establish a time when you'll touch base with that person to let him or her know you're fine after your hunting trip. If you suffer an injury, you don't want the added dangers of being caught outside without anyone knowing where you are.
|Last Updated: 5/9/2013|
|Lessor||Description||Acres||Phone Number||Additional Information|
|Mitchell Creek Ranch||Deer||240||325-429-6209 or cell: 830-998-1207||
|Double E Adventures||Dove Hunting- Day Hunts||Multiple properties all over Mason County||830-719-2115||
Contact: David Evans
|Granite Oaks Ranch||Guided Trophy Whitetail deer hunts||310||325-258-4447||High fenced three day hunts of large bodied trophy whitetails fed year around protein. Food and lodging included.
This is a true hunting ranch. No livestock. Well equipped modern two bedroom cabin provides privacy. Doe included in hunt. Check us out at www.graniteoaksranch.com
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|Metzger Ranch - 2010||Dove Season - 7 days a week||110||MJ Metzger
|4 miles NE of Mason
$45 per day
|Llano River Lease||Hunting Lease||
|Llano River lease in South Western Mason County. Cabin with water, electricity, fire place and refrigerator.
White tail deer, hogs, and turkey.
Available only for fall gun season.
6 hunters at $2000.00 a gun
1 buck 2 does.
|Rocking B Ranch||Deer and Turkey Day Hunts||320||512-422-1173||Thomas Brownson
1030 FM 1221
Hext, TX 76848
Grass Fed Beef
half or quarter
|Ranch Branch Ranch||Whitetail, Turkey||400||830/981-4225||Northwest Mason County. High fence. Package hunts: 3 days full guided with accommodations and meals included. Trophy, management, and doe hunts available. Father and son packages encouraged. Will design to suit you. Spring turkey semi-guided with lodging.|
|Randal Jones Ranch||Guided Hunts - High Fence||Randall Jones
|$1000 + $40/night for 2 day hunt
|Bar None Ranch||2-3 day hunts||150||512/496-3583||2-3 day hunts, first 3 weeks of November. Youth hunt last weekend of October. Great facilities. Deer, turkey, hogs, bow or rifle. Mostly high fenced.
|Warren Grote||First two weekends of the season! Saturday, Sunday: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.||150||H: 325/347-8444
|South of Mason on the Llano River. Available the first two weekends of the season -- Saturday and Sunday; Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Campsite with water and electricity available. 2 to 3 guns at $800 per gun. Limite 2 does, 1 buck, 1 turkey.|
|4 Mile Mill Ranch||Turkey||600||325/347-6719||Southwest of Mason on FM 1871|
|Sean Reardon Ranch||3-day hunts, Minimum of 3 huntersBow Hunting||800||325/258-4490
||Comfortable lodging sleeps up to 8. Fishing also available from private tanks. $675 per hunter, bow hunting only, during regular season. Doe hunts available.
|Stanley Henrich||Doe Hunting||n/a||325/347-5868||B&B available on premises.|
|Jerry McVey||Season Deer Lease||245||325/429-6250||Northeast Mason County, up to five hunters; stands and feeders furnished. Trailer parking; electricity and water available.|
|Will Murrah||Hunting Lease Agent||325-660-8871||Will Murrah can help you find seasonal hunting leases of all types to fit your needs. Please call 325-660-8871 for more information or visit www.R-MLand.com
PO Box 94
Junction, TX 76849
|Neely Lyles||Spring Turkey Hunts||800+||325/347-5101
|2 days $400, 3 days $500. Five miles from Mason square. Lodging. Spring fed creek, live oaks and pond.|
|Randall Jones Ranch Family Partnership||Guided HuntsHigh Fenced||1000||512/836-4793
|High fenced. 8-point, BIG bucks. Guided. $1000 plus $40/night for a 3-day hunt.
|The Cabins at Marschall Creek||Hunting and Lodging||245||w: 512-477-1859
|Theresa and Michael Holden
18 miles South of Mason on Hwy 87, 19 miles North of Fredericksburg and 17 miles West of Llano.
Two cabins with a total of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen that are fully furnished. Please see website about cabin rentals and call for lease rates. Ranch is a member of Prairie Mt. Wildlife Association. Hunters must follow harvest recommendations.
Seasonal White Tail Lease available including antlerless season, plus set up weekends in September and October. Lodging is available.
|Mill Creek Ranch||Weekend Hunts||600||325-656-5132||Excellent deer hunting plus hogs on scenic ranch in southwest Mason County. Large deer stands and feeders. Lodging and meals available.|
|Fall Archery||245||325/429-6250||Fall archery hunting. NE Mason County; up to 5 hunters, electricity and water.|
|TK14 Ranch||Trophy hunts||2,200||325/792-6043
||3-day weekend guided trophy hunts, high fence, lodging available, meals not included. 3-4 hunters per weekend
|Blue Mountain Peak Ranch||Day or Weekend Whitetail (Spikes & Does only, hogs)||830||325/347-7144||Does and Spikers only. SW Mason County. 4 blinds/feeders. $200 per hunter per day, or $750 per hunter Friday AM through Sunday PM.
|Nonie Kothmann Stringer||Trophy Whitetail, Turkey, Dove & Quail||Varies||325-347-0634|| Guided trophy hunts under high fence. Excellent turkey, quail and dove hunting. Lodging available.
|Schmidt Hereford Ranch, Inc||Whitetail, Hogs, and Turkey||3,900||Ranch/HM:
|Actively managing our deer herd for over 19 years.
Corporate inquiries welcome
" Ranch is booked through 2011"
James Kelly and Mona Lois Schmidt
|Carl Brandenberger for J Livestock||Deer, Turkey, Day Hunting, Fishing
|12,000||325/286-4542||Groups or individual hunters welcome. Two miles south of Melvin on Hwy 2028. Cabin and camping facilities available. Multiple pastures of various sizes to suit your hunting needs.
|John Haines||Dove Hunting||420||325/347-6734||Fields of shredded wheat, wild sunflowers and milo. Fields located on Highway 87 N. in Camp Air, near the Katemcy area. Approximately 10 miles from Mason in the Streeter area as well.
|Dick Hahn||Day deer & turkey hunting||200||325/347-6007
|Mason/Menard County line. 5 hunters. Have feeders, stands and RV parking with sewer, water and electricity.|
|Hat Creek Cattle Company||Day Hunting||325-396-2747
|James and Carol Taylor
Day Hunting $150.00 per day/per person 3 day package-$500.00 per person (includes lodging)
Add a day for $150.00
Hunting Lease - 2010
|Hunting Lease||325-446-6318||One (1) hunter needed for year round lease. Deer Season and fishing. Cabin available with utilities, hot water. No guest during deer season. $2000/year
|Corn Springs - 2010||Season Hunting Lease||2,289 acres||F: 830-864-4658||Deer and Turkey
Eastern Kimble County
13 hunters needed, family guests allowed
Electricity and water to campsite Refund if ranch sells
|Rock-n-Oak||Exotic and Whitetail Hunting||H: 830-864-5173
|Blinds, tripods, and feeders in place
Lodging on site.
|Selah Springs Ranch - 2010||Exotic Game Hunting, Retreats, Vacation Rentals
Owner: Phillip Chavanne
507 w. 13th Street
Brady TX 76825 Physical address:
3700 us Hwy 87 South
Brady TX 76825
|Dolores Keller||Spring Turkey Hunting Only||500 Acres||325-347-6681||3-5 hunters 9 miles NE of Mason Hwy 29|
|Mr. Witt||Deer and Turkey Hunts||325||325-347-0310||17 miles S of Mason.
Cabin w/electricity, no water.
Two weekends spring turkey season
2 & 1/2 days each weekend
$400 per gun, 4-5 hunters
Deer season first two weekends in December
2 & 1/2 days each weekend
1 buck, 1 doe, 1 turkey
$675 per gun, 4-5 hunters
|The Cabin at San Saba Oaks - Bryan & Shirley Shumate||Day & Weekend Hunting Packages||50||325-239-5550||Hunter's Discount Package is $900, includes 2 days hunting/2 hunters and lodging in the Cabin. One day hunts will be on weekdays ONLY at $200 per gun/per day, plus $85 per day for the Cabin. Hunters must reserve The Cabin to hunt. Deposit required to hunt. Go to website for details. Deposit NOT refunded in case of cancellations, unless the hunt is rebooked. Call for details.
|Blue Thorn Fence Company - Keeping the good deer in, keeping the illegal hunters out, and keeping neighbors happy all around!
325/347-9667 Voice - 325/347-6053 FAX
417 Ft. McKavett - PO Box 89, Mason, TX 76856
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