Rocket T Outfitters began outfitting Texas’ free-range native game hunts in 1994. Based at the Treadwell Family’s Ft. McKavett Ranch, founded in 1887, RTO was introducing clients to the wildlife foundation of 4 previous generations. At their peak in the late ‘90’s, RTO was managing the game for clients on over 56,000 acres of Edward’s Plateau range land. The story of their operation and history is marked with achievements, but now their future seems to be truly groundbreaking.
RTO received many awards and much publicity due to their constant production of trophy animals as well as their ability to turn clients into repeat customers and friends. Rocket T has always been a name associated with fair dealings and quality hunting, but in ‘95 when Realtree Outdoors ventured into the Texas Hill Country for their first hunt, well, the experience was captured on video in Realtree Monster Bucks IV and the whirlwind of publicity began.
At one time in the mid ‘90’s RTO had hosted almost every big hunting TV show worth viewing for one type of hunt or another. In 1998, RTO was named as one of the top 10 places to hunt in all of the South, according to Southern Sporting Journal. In ‘97, after filming RTO clients to produce their first full length RTO feature hunting video, Brian was asked about doing a series for the Outdoor Channel.