Because we are in the Managed Lands Deer Program, we have an early hunting season -- our hunting season begins early October. Also, while a valid Texas Hunting License is required, all deer harvested on our property will be tagged with a special MLDP tag, and will not require the use of a tag from your hunting license.
Brush Country Inc. is a 2,800-acre whitetail deer hunting ranch, located in Duval County, Texas, deep within the heart of the South Texas brush country. Hunters come from all over the world to hunt deer in South Texas because it provides a quality native habitat for deer. The native brush that grows in large quantities provides a natural food source for the deer to browse. This food source, along with supplemental nutrition that we provide, helps to make a deer's body and antler size larger than they would be otherwise. And, of course, larger bucks make for better deer hunting.
Our property, a former South Texas cattle ranch, is fully enclosed in a high deer-proof fence. This container around our property allows us to manage the abundant wildlife that naturally inhabits this incredible landscape. For more than 10 years, we have worked to create a first class wildlife habitat for the enjoyment of whitetail deer hunters and feral hog hunters. The South Texas ranch features both food plots, and feeders. This supplemental feed helps our deer and hogs to get the protein they need to grow to their fullest potential. Check out our deer survey photos to see some of the large whitetail bucks on our ranch.
The best reason to choose Brush Country Inc. as your hunting outfitter is that our ranch is under a wildlife management program, so the number of deer harvested each year is carefully controlled, meaning, our property is not over hunted. Each year, we conduct a helicopter survey of our deer population. We check for an appropriate buck to doe ratio, we check for the quality of our herd, and we get recommendations for the number of bucks and does that should be hunted each year.
We are also actively involved in managing the deer habitat. We take steps to maintain appropriate amounts of cover, and we also take steps to improve our pastures when possible. Sometimes this involves planting beneficial plants and shrubs. Of course, we also manage the predator population on the property so that young fawns have a high probability of reaching adulthood. Several years ago, we also took steps to improve our herd by purchasing some genetically superior deer.
All of these efforts produce what we refer to as management bucks, or management deer . Each year, we make our whitetail deer available to hunters, but our supply of bucks is limited. Also, we have available each year, a limited supply of trophy sized bucks with a superior antler spread. Check our photo gallery for photos of South Texas whitetail deer and hogs harvested on our ranch.
We have everything in place to make a great deer and hog hunting experience. We have onsite accommodations, including comfortable rooms and meals. Our guides are experienced, and with their assistance, we expect each deer hunter to have a high probability of harvesting a quality buck. Our hunters have the option of hunting from deer stands at strategic locations, or hunting their buck on foot. Hunters have the option of hunting with a rifle, or bow. Other recreational activities available include Satellite TV, and hunting for "add-ons", meaning hogs, javelina, does, "cull bucks" and spikes.
It is our sincere hope that these efforts will create memorable experiences for all of our hunters. So please consider Brush Country Inc. to be the outfitter for you next South Texas hunting trip.