hunting methods does Hill Country Adventures use?
All of our ranches have been hand picked to ensure
the greatest challenge. We also cater to the individual
hunter by a variety of hunting methods, which include stalking,
blinds, or vehicle.
hunt whitetails utilizing a variety of methods. Portable
tripod stands over fresh scrapes and travel routes, elevated
tower stands over feeding areas, still hunting, rattling
and on occasion out of a high rack 4X4 custom hunting vehicle.
hunts are guided one on one. No more than two hunters per
guide is acceptable.
do I book a hunt?
If you see a hunt that you would like to be a part
of then give us a call or email us. We will go over it in
detail with you. Should you choose to book a hunt with us
we will, upon receiving your deposit of 25% of the cost
of the hunt, book the date(s). All deposits are non-refundable.
Dates will be held for ten days pending the arrival of the
deposit. After that it is a first come first serve basis.
The balance of the hunt is to be paid by cash, cashiers
check or travelers check on or before the first day of the
scheduled hunt. All currency and checks should be from the
United States of America.
we receive your deposit, we will send you confirmation of
your hunt and dates booked. Approximately 30 days prior
to your hunt you will receive a list of recommended gear,
maps, important phone numbers, and information on travel,
taxidermy, meat processing, etc. We do recommend you advise
our staff (in writing) of your travel arrangements as soon
as possible to avoid any confusion or unnecessary complications.
For those flying into the San Antonio, Texas airport, a
Hill Country Representative will be available to pick you
up if you request this service. Others who will be driving
in or renting a vehicle will be met at the appropriate lodge
by one of our representatives. At the end of your trip those
requiring shuttle service back to the San Antonio, Texas
airport will be accommodated. Capes, meat and antlers will
either be sent along with clients baggage or if client desires,
we can take the trophies to a reputable local taxidermist.
Meat may be processed here and shipped or donated to a charity.
I need special equipment?
We recommend scoped rifles sighted in at 200 yards
of 25-06 caliber or larger shooting at least 120 grain bullets
or heavier. High quality binoculars, scope covers, flashlight,
face mask, full camouflage, rain gear, camo gloves, walking
boots, ice chest (can be purchased after arrival, if necessary),
camera, and hunting license(s).
calibers: 30-06, .270, .243, .25-06, and .308 are recommended
for most species. .300 is recommended for Aoudad.
Most hunts are fully guided. Your guide will
dress your game, skin and quarter. Caping of the head off
the skull is extra. We will take your trophy to a reputable
taxidermist if needed or freeze it so you can take it back
with you. Fleshing and salting is also available at an additional
to and from San Antonio, Texas airport is available upon
will supply you with a list of local motels (when necessary)
or make the reservations for you. Field lunches are provided
(brown bag lunches) when we are too far from a town.
is NOT furnished?
Hunting licenses, tips, personal gear (camouflage
which is necessary), liquor, beer, and meals - other than
Exotics - All species year round except for:
- August through February
Sika - September through February
Red Stag - August through February
Elk - August through February
Deer - 2010
Special Youth Season - October 30 - 31and January
North Zone (200 Counties) - November 6- January 2
South Texas (30 Counties) - November 6- January 16
Panhandle - November 20 - December 5
Southwestern Panhandle - November 20 - 28
Trans-Pecos - November 26 - December 12
Antelope - 2011
Turkey - 2010
Zone - November 6- January 2
South Zone - November 6- January 16
Turkey - 2011 (South Zone)
4 Turkey Bag Limit - March 19- May 1
Special Youth Season - March 12-13, May 7- 8
October 30 - February 27
South Zone - September 17 - October 31 and December 25 -
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. 800-792-1112
general hunting license
special hunting license
5-day special hunting license
(5 consecutive days of hunting)
17 and under hunting license
- December The weather in Texas
is always unpredictable so one must be prepared for anything.
September and October are still warm months with temperatures
ranging from low to mid 80's in September and decreasing
to the 70's in October. The average conditions for the month
of November are morning lows from 35-45 warming up quickly
into the 60's or low 70's. Light rains are possible and
winds from 15-25 mph are common with the passage of frequent
cold fronts. December is a more stable month with lows from
25-35 and afternoon highs in the 50's to 60's.
- May January through March
will find the highs and lows similar to December with greater
chances of rain. The temperatures in March start to reach
the low 70's. April and May are steady months with the temperatures
in the low 60's in the mornings and afternoon highs reaching
the low to mid 80's.
clothing is advised for November through March hunting.
San Antonio offers many attractions. Among them
are Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the Riverwalk and of course
miles to the North of San Antonio begins the Texas Hill
Country. Boerne, Comfort and Fredricksburg offer many Bed
and Breakfast facilities along with great antique shops.
Braunfels and San Marcos are approximately 20 and 30 miles
to the Northeast with plenty of Factory Outlet Malls, Schliterbaun
(water park) and lodging on the Guadalupe river. River rafting
and tubing are available from early spring to late fall.
Secure your airline tickets at least 6 weeks
in advance of your travel dates. Hunters should arrive the
afternoon before the first day of their hunt and leave the
day following the end of their hunt. Hill Country Adventures
will provide transportation to and from the airport for
a fee of $150.
your hunting license in advance by mail.
soft duffel bags and stuff them inside a large 120 plus
quart ice chest for the trip down. Carry your cameras and
binoculars. Carry your guns in a hard case.
can make arrangements ahead of time to get your meat processed,
frozen or donated to a charitable organization. Also decide
if you wish to have your trophies mounted here by a reputable
taxidermist or shipped back home with you.