appreciate the 165,000 acres of contiguous hunting terrain."
Pitchfork Ranch 's hunting program began September 1, 1998. The ranch
allows limited hunts for whitetail deer, mule deer, quail, dove, turkey,
geese, wild hogs, and varmints. Hunters will appreciate the 165,000
acres (250+ square miles) of contiguous hunting terrain. This terrain
varies from relatively flat mesquite pasture to scrub oak thickets to
rugged canyon and cedar country. There are a few crop fields on certain
portions of the ranch.
ranch has implemented a game management program to complement its hunting program. The
overall condition of all game animals is strictly monitored. Game harvests are also
The ranch holds good
numbers of mature whitetail deer. These deer have had no hunting pressure.
Several bucks scoring above 150" are taken each season. Our
mature bucks will typically weigh 200 pounds or more. There are also a few mule deer on
the ranch. These deer are primarily located in the canyon and cedar country on the
southwest portion of the ranch. Lodging and meals are provided. All hunts are fully guided
and are generally spot and stalk.
Bird hunters see
lots of quail and dove action. This area is known for its outstanding
These birds have little or no hunting pressure. Each group of hunters and their guide
will have exclusive hunting access on sections of the ranch varying from 3,000 to 5,000
acres typically. Several hunting packages are available including season leases.
Hunt behind our string of dogs or bring yours. All hunts require a guide.
Large flocks of Rio
Grande turkeys roam the ranch. Turkey hunting is allowed during both the fall and spring
seasons. Our turkey have had no hunting pressure. All hunts require a guide.
The ranch also has large
populations of feral hogs and varmints. The hogs have strong genetic ties to the Russian
boar and can be found just about anywhere on the ranch. Coyotes, bobcats, and other
varmints are present in good numbers throughout the area. All hunts require a guide.
For more information
about fully guided hunts on the Pitchfork Ranch, please visit the Mesquite Country Outfitters web site.
If you are interested in
our hunting operation, please contact:
Mesquite Country Outfitters
PO Box 1095
Idalou, TX 79329
or call (806) 892-2144