Texas Exotic Hunts

Fallow Deer Hunts

Fallow Deer are native to Europe and the Middle East. Originating along the Mediterranean, the Romans introduced all over Europe in their reign. The Mesopotamian subspecies inhabited much of Persia and are generally larger bodied with heavy horns but not usually as palmated as their European cousins.

They were one of the earlier exotic species introduced to Texas ranches and among the most popular trophies. Fallow deer come in 3 general color phases of white, chocolate, and spotted. Trophy bucks will weigh as much as 230 pounds at maturity with antlers of as many as 20+ points and palms from 6-10” wide. Fallow will usually rub out of velvet in mid-August and will rut in October. Their rut is as intense as any deer species and they can lose 25% of their body weight in the month of October. You will hear them grunting from up to a mile away where they are announcing themselves to all challengers. They will fight anything and will occasionally kill each other. Fallow are primarily browsers, but you can find them grazing in planted fields.

Our hunting styles vary as to method of take and time of year. Most of our guides are not only experienced hunting locally, but have international hunting experience as well. We primarily hunt safari style, glassing hill sides and valleys. When they are deep in the brush, we will stalk ridges and glass. For bow hunters, it is usually a matter of sitting and patience. We limit our hunting, only taking a few mature bulls per year. We are not going to hunt a bull until he has reached his maximum size. Because of our management and breeding success, Star S Ranch has record class trophy hunting.

You will be staying in our 7,000-foot Waterfall Lodge which was completed in the summer of 2014. The main lodge includes 32-foot ceilings with black walnut walls covered with trophies from around the world. A granite bar top and service area is perfect for relaxing and telling hunting stories. The back porch overlooks a water hole where it is not uncommon to see Sable Antelope, Kudu, Axis Deer, and Whitetail Deer drinking water. There are 4 casitas, each with two rooms which has three queen sized beds and an on-suite bathroom. One room, the lodge and surroundings are wheel chair accessible so all can enjoy the facilities and outdoors. Additionally, you can fly your plane into our 5,000-foot paved Star S Airport which is located in the middle of the ranch.

At Star S Ranch, you will find all the amenities needed for a Corporate Retreat, built around the wildlife and hunting loved by the avid hunter.

If you are looking for a true trophy hunting experience with quality animals, privacy, tremendous facilities, an experienced friendly staff, and among the simplest, fairest pricing in the industry, the 14,000-acre Star S Ranch should be on your short list!

Book your hunt today by calling us at (830) 285-8753 or sending us an email at ssranch@star-s-ranch.com

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