Terrain on this Ranch is typically flat with several large dry creek beds (Arroyos) that turn into raging rivers after a good rain. There is a good road system on the Ranch where a car can navigate almost the entire property making it easy for anyone to participate in hunts here. High Mountains surround the Shelley ranch in all directions offering wonderful views in the morning and evening hours. The Ranch supports a healthy population of Elk, Mule Deer, plenty of Javelina, and a growing Quail population.
Besides the cultivated fields there are multiple free choice protein feeders located throughout the Texas Hunting Ranch that the Mule deer, Elk and Javelina feed at frequently. Mule deer in the 150" to 170" range are what we are after on these Ranch Hunts (possibly larger) and the deer herd is slowly rising thanks to heavy feeding and predator control. Mule deer over 180" have been harvested on this property. There are bull elk of all sizes that roam the ranch but an average bull elk is in the 290" to 320" range. Most Ranch Hunts will be conducted 2x1 except for Elk, 1x1 Ranch Hunts are available for an additional fee. Self-guided hunts will be available for Quail and Javelina by request only. All Other Ranch Hunts will be Guided or Semi Guided. Archery hunters are always welcome. Specific hunt dates are available for mule deer each year. Hunting over the fields and water sources early morning and evenings and driving the desert country during the day will primarily be the main style of hunting on this Texas Hunting Ranch. Combined with an excellent food source(s), plenty of water, cover, and minimal hunting pressure this ranch is a great choice for your next hunt.
Minimal hunting pressure exists on the Shelley Ranch and a strict number of Hunts will only be offered each year.
To find this ranch on a Texas map, you start by looking at Valentine Texas and draw a line straight West until you hit the Rio Grande then go a little North and that is roughly the center of the Ranch. A fair amount of Aoudad and Mule deer are on the Ranch along with a healthy population of Javelina, Quail, and of course Predators. Rams upwards of 33" and Mule Deer in the 140" to 160"range have regularly been harvested off this Texas Hunting Ranch. A growing population of Hogs inhabit the river area and offer challenging Ranch Hunts along the thick brush near the river. Hunts on this ranch are very affordable and we can accommodate larger groups for most hunts. There is also some great cat fishing in the river (when it has water) nearby to camp and who knows you may even see an Elk or Oryx passing through. This Hunting Ranch contains a fair road system although a high clearance vehicle with good tires is a must, 4x4 is highly recommended with a Jeep being best to get into the most remote areas. Dirt roads into the ranch are usually rough. The East side of the ranch is primitive with the only roads being 2 tracks up washes/drainage's and steeper hills. A good pair of walking boots, a jeep, or even a horse is your best means of transportation. Self-guided hunters need to bring a chainsaw to cut down some wood for the fire pit, and always leave more than you use. Hunters can fly into El Paso and rent a vehicle, meet us in Van Horn, or airport pick up is available for a small fee. The ranch is an easy 3-hour drive from El Paso international airport.
We will offer guided, semi guided, and self-guided Ranch Hunts on this Ranch. Driving and long distance glassing will be done to locate animals along with a combination of hiking, hunting over or near corn/protein feeders and near water. Hunters must be in good physical condition or be very patient and watch trails or hunt near feed. Shots upwards of 400 plus yards can be expected on larger game. We will free choice feed year round and have several watering areas in place. The Ranch is available to lease for mule deer rifle season for a medium sized group. Only mature animals may be harvested and the deer population is on the rebound so this is a true trophy lease and not a "shooters" lease. We are able to offer self-guided hunts for that very reason.
The Hueco property is located in the furthest western part of Texas in the Hueco mountains 1 hour east of El Paso in Hudspeth county. It is a large property totaling over 100 sections of land with varied terrain containing high desert mountains over a mile high in elevation to the lower flat lands and sand dune country. There is a healthy population of Mule Deer, Aoudad, and Javelina on the property. On occasion we also offer Blue's & Gambles Quail hunts. Hunters can fly into El Paso International and rent a vehicle or airport transportation can be arranged. The ranch is easily accessed off a maintained dirt road. Lodging is in a comfortable new manufactured home with all basic amenities. A private room can be arranged if needed with prior notice or another house for larger parties if needed.
Indio borders the 4D North on its north side and is a 40,000 acre mountainous property with a road system throughout the entire ranch. We will only be hunting a handful of Mule Deer & Aoudad on this ranch. All other game is Protected under the specific and unique ranch rules. An established primitive campsite is in place or hunters can stay in Van Horn 45 minutes away. Spike camp set ups can be provided on guided hunts. This is a physically challenging property and hunters must be in good physical condition. There is a healthy Mule Deer & Aoudad population on the ranch. Guided and semi guided hunts only will be offered on this ranch.
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We will hunt these Ranches from September through early March each year for Aoudad and Whitetail during the regular general season. Whitetail hunting on this ranch (Consuelo) has just been opened to the public with a limited number of Hunts for the 2013 Season! A combo hunt is a possibility if available. Terrain on the ranch varies from deep canyons, big valley floors, and small mesas which is an Aoudad and Deer paradise. Plant life consists of varying Cacti, Cedar, Oaks, Mesquite and Grass. The Brush and Cactus on the ranch make for good stalking conditions although they also make it hard to spot the Aoudad at times. The floor is very rocky and most of it is loose, a good walking stick will do you some good out here.
The 4D SouthHunting Ranch is located in far southern Presidio county (aprox. 6,000 acres) and is bordered by Big Bend State Park with the town of Redford nearby and old Mexico just to the south. The terrain on the north end of the property is very rugged with no road access while the southern portion is much milder. Aoudad are hunted on the northern portion while Mule Deer & Javelina are hunted on the southern portion. A large cleared out area at the base of large hill makes for an ideal primitive campsite.
The Consuelo and Devils River Hunting Ranches are located just south of Ozona and Sonora Texas in Val Verde county and are known for big Trophy Aoudad just as Presidio county is. Val Verde county also offers great Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunts, Turkey, and Exotic hunting. Rancho Consuelo offers a good road system, many protein feeders that Aoudad and Whitetail feed at frequently and comfortable simple on site lodging with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. There is even an ice machine to keep your ice chests topped off for cold beverages and to keep your meat cool.
Most hunts our clients will have the properties to themselves with no other hunters unless booking with a group. These Hunting Trips will only offer Guided or 2x1 Guided hunts on this ranch. Group style hunts still offer very high success rates (nearly 100%) and these Texas Hunting Ranches are large enough to support a group of up to 5 hunters easily. Rancho Consuelo totals over 8,000 acres and with all the big canyons, hills, and valleys and it hunts like a ranch twice its size. Rancho Consuelo is a great choice for the hunter wanting to hike or sit in a stand.
These properties are located right outside Juno Texas (small dot on a Texas map) about 45 minutes to Ozona. Hunters can fly into San Angelo and rent a vehicle or you can meet us near the Ranch. From San Angelo you can expect about a 2 hour drive to the ranch. Airport pick up is available for a small fee. You can also fly into San Antonio which is roughly 3-hours from the ranches in this area. We do have a Taxidermist available in Sonora who can pick up your Trophy from the ranch directly if you so choose to do. I also have multiple ranches on the Devils River which are a short drive from the Rancho Consuelo that also offer great Aoudad hunting opportunities. Please inquire for the latest ranches and specifics on each one.
Due to the large area the property encompasses most hunts will be done safari style meaning driving in ranch vehicles and glassing the hillsides for game. Some hiking may be required more so on the Aoudad hunts. Year round protein feed is fed on the property with multiple water guzzlers stationed throughout the ranch providing water year round including in dryer conditions. Typically only 2 Trophy Mule Deer hunts are offered and only a handful of Management Buck hunts. Combo hunts are available for Mule Deer & Aoudad. Plan on hunting all day while on most hunts weather permitting.
The Van Horn Hunting Camp is a simple one room cabin with water and electricity and is where we will lay our head on guided Hunts. A brand new shower house was also just added in June 2013 to make your stay more comfortable while in this remote area. Camp is simple, clean, and gets the job done while offering a truly rustic experience. Self-guided hunters will have access to the campsite which has running water, lights, fire pit, simple skinning rack, and a small covered area. You must haul out your own trash and use your own firewood please! Please respect the Texas Hunting Ranch including the campsite leaving it better than you found it.
W.T.H.O. has access to many properties across the west and central part of the state. Due to the various ranches it is sometimes hard to keep everything up to date and current on our website and social media. If a ranch description is not given please give us a call and I will gladly give you the details of the property. Also combined with the various properties we do hunt not all hunts are listed or possible packages, if you do not see something your looking for just ask and if we do not offer it we will gladly point you in the right direction.
**Please Note- A portion of the Shelley Ranch will be rested until further notice. We will still be hunting part of the ranch including new properties very near to here allowing our clients to have the same quality experience. Lodging may vary according to the main hunt area and as of current we are hunting the Brewster Ranch which is adjacent to the Shelley Ranch.** The Shelley ranch is located less than 2 hours from El Paso and hunters can fly into El Paso where we can provide transportation for a small fee or meet us out at the ranch. It is very easy to get to. The property is a working ranch with multiple cultivated fields which include Alfalfa, Oats, Cotton, Rye, Peppers and Sudan Hay. There are multiple watering sites located throughout the property and even a large swimming hole which helps support a healthy population of wildlife. Lodging on the ranch is an older southwestern style house that was an old rail road depot which has 5 private bedrooms, large living area, 2 dining areas, and game room totaling 4,800 square feet.
There is no lodging available onsite for the 4D South ranch but less than 30 minutes away is Lajitas Resort to the east and Presidio 25 minutes to the west. Very limited controlled hunting is done in the State Park making the ranch an ideal location for quality hunting. Nearest airport would be El Paso or Midland. We can provide a spike camp set up for our guided hunters or set up offsite lodging. Due to the short Texas Mule Deer season we do offer a season lease on this property rather than guided hunts. There is a healthy Mule Deer & Javelina population for the area. Aoudad upwards of 35" are regularly harvested here.
Hunting with West Texas Hunt Organization you will be able to hunt nearly year round. Summer time is often warm but at the same time is better hunting for a variety of exotics and night hog hunts. Fall & Winter is best for Aoudad, Javelina, Predators and Hogs. Spring for Gobbling Toms & Meat Hunts but don't forget Whitetail and Mule Deer while in season in the fall/winter too. It is highly recommended that hunters are in good physical shape and are able to hike a couple miles each day to reach glassing vantage points for Aoudad & Mule Deer on our more rugged properties. Single hunters are always welcome, beginners or novice. We also do host corporate hunts and can create a package to suit your needs and budget. Some hunts we do require a minimal caliber size to hunt with, please check with us prior to see if this applies to your hunt.
Parties interested in booking a trip can include Wildlife and Photography Tours or even a weekend get away with the family are more than welcome to contact me for a package setup. Elk and Mule deer can be seen grazing in the fields or watering at one of the many water holes almost every evening making this a great Ranch for wildlife photography. The Lodge is available to rent per bedroom if not hunting.
The 4D North Ranch is nearly identical to the 4D South Ranch but is larger totaling nearly 30,000 acres. There is a decent road system throughout the Ranch and we can accommodate most hunters if they are able to shoot longer distances. Roads can be considered "rough" by most. The 4D North Ranch offers a good population of Trophy Free Ranging Aoudad, Javelina, Quail, a growing population of Hogs and Predators. The same goes for the 4D south just no Hogs. There will be no hunting on the 4D North for Mule Deer for several years until our management goals have been met. A modest simple ranch house that can accommodate up to 12 hunters is located onsite. We will only offer Semi Guided & Guided hunts for this property. The 4D North is located 50 minutes south of Van Horn Texas making El Paso the nearest Airport. This property is located in a more remote area.
Van Horn/Barrow Hunting Ranch is located 1-hour South West of Van Horn Texas in northern Presidio county and this Texas Hunting Ranch has it all. High desert hills, larger arroyos, small chalk hills, and even Rio Grande river frontage. There are a few natural springs located throughout the ranch drawing in and holding wildlife. This property is 15,000 acres where both self-guided and guided hunts will be offered on a limited basis.
This ranch may be new to the website but not new to WTHO. We have been hunting here for several years and it is best suited for our hunters liking rough, rugged, and challenging hunts. It borders the Van Horn Ranch to the south and offers very minimal road access. Property size is approximately 7,500 acres with Rio Grande river frontage. Aoudad hunters must be ready to hunt entirely on foot. It is located 50 minutes south of Van Horn. There is no lodging onsite currently or any amenities but we are working to provide that to our hunters soon. We will also offer a very limited number of Mule deer hunts each season if population allows. Javelina, Hog, and Quail hunts are available.
Looking for a Aoudad Archery Hunt? Well let's go get a Big Aoudad Ram with a Bow or Crossbow, Consuelo and Devils River Ranch is the place to do it. The Aoudad population on the ranch is High and a Trophy Ram in the 28" to 32" range is what is typically harvested. Rams upwards of 35 inches have been taken here almost every year. Mature Whitetail average 140" to 150" plus inches. Aoudad feed frequently at the many protein feeders on the ranch and we will set up Pop Up blinds or Tripod stands to hunt out of. You are more than welcome to try a Spot and Stalk Hunt as well but it’s going to be tough. Rifle hunts will consist of Hiking, Driving and Glassing and hunting Feed or watering stations. A good pair of Bino's and or Spotting Scope is a must on this Texas Hunting Ranch.
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Mike (915) 328-0645
West Texas Hunt Organization (W.T.H.O.)
El Paso, Texas 79938
Phone: (915) 328-0645