The markhor is a very distinctive species of wild goat, easily identified by its long, white winter hair and the enormous spiraled horns that can grow to more than 50 inches in length on the males. The horns of the females are, although still large for goats, generally less than 20 inches in length.
Markhor are well adapted to mountainous terrain and can be found between 2,000-12,000 feet in elevation. They typically inhabit scrub forests made up primarily of oaks, pines, and junipers where there is plenty for the markhor to eat. They are also diurnal animals, meaning that they are mainly active in the early morning and late afternoon.
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 in our world class blinds 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 firstname.lastname@example.org