New Exotics Ranch to Open in Texas!
Dangit, but I DO love Texas!
I love it so much that my brother and I just bought a little chunk of it… 1140 acres, to be exact! That’s right, the HogBlog Ranch will open for guided exotics and hog hunts sometime in early 2010!
I know, the name of the ranch sounds a little goofy and who knows… it may change. But that’s what we’re calling it for now. We have thrown around the idea of calling it the Petunia Ranch instead, since, in addition to my own Samurai (named Petunia), the property comes with three more… alread rigged for Texas-style Ranch Hunting.
The property sits right against the Frio river (Rio Frio), and we’ll put a 30-unit RV/campground along the water. Just outside of the campground we’ll put the archery-only hunts. There are feeders already in place, but we’ll have to get some blinds set up. We’ll also need to do some fence work, which isn’t cheap down there.
The property already has a really healthy population of axis and whitetail deer, not to mention more hogs than you can shake a stick at. There are supposedly also some fallow deer on the property, but I didn’t see them when we did the walk-through.
I’m looking forward to having some of my friends come on down and help with hog management. As it is right now, there are probably more than we want. They’re tearing up the feeders, according to the previous owner. I have received some suggestions about how to keep them out, but until I can get down there and spend some time, I’m not sure if they’ll work.
Of course, it’ll be hard to spend so much time down there, since today is only the first of April.
That’s right. April Fool’s Day.
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