Some hunters use a bow and arrow to hunt game animals, considered an extreme challenge that requires the utmost skill and patience. Most bowhunters use a longbow, recurve bow, or compound bow, depending on the type of game and, more importantly, the personal preference of the hunter.
Bowhunting season in Texas usually opens around the end of September. Most game species that can be hunted with a firearm can also be bow hunted. This includes deer, feral pigs, feral goats, foxes, wild dogs, rabbits, and hares, as well as game birds.
303 Ranch Outfitters, one of Texas’ premier bow hunting ranches, we have been providing bowhunting adventures for more than a decade now. We offer both heavily wooded areas and open vistas that provide first-rate game for even the most critical hunter.
Texas Bow Hunting Season
Texas bow hunting season opens September 28 and runs through the middle of January. Gun season in Texas has a short duration and usually begins around early December. This makes for more bowhunting opportunities for the serious enthusiast.
Whitetail Deer Bow Hunts in Texas
303 Ranch Outfitters offers a hunting experience like no other. We offer you 2,000 acres of pristine Texas wilderness that houses game animals correctly maintained through our intense management program. This ensures that there is plenty of nutrition and water for the game.
We make sure hunting is conducted in a fair chase manner, either by spot and stalk, safari-style or in permanent stands. We also want to make sure you’re successful, so we offer you these bow hunting tips:
- Practice! Whether it be shooting at long ranges or from different elevations, practice, as they say, makes perfect. You don’t want your chance of a lifetime to run away because of an errant shot.
- Visualize each shot going exactly where you want it as if you are shooting at that whitetail at that very moment.
- Use your range finder and study estimating yardages. Use the same broadheads that you will be hunting with during practice to build your confidence.
- Most important tip of all: Have a great time! It is not all about the harvest, but more about experiencing the adventure of a lifetime.
Texas Bow Hunting Licenses
Anyone who wishes to hunt legal game or birds in Texas, whether a resident or non-resident, must obtain a hunting license through the Texas Park & Wildlife Department (TWPD). Hunters can also purchase stamp endorsements for specialized activities like archery hunting and migratory bird hunting.
Residents are persons who have lived in Texas for more than six months before purchasing a hunting license. Any three of the following requirements may be used to prove your residency:
- A valid Texas driver’s license
- A current Texas driver’s license
- A current Texas voter registration certificate
- A Current Texas vehicle registration
- A current Texas homestead property tax statement
- Six months of recent utility bills
- Six months of recent paycheck stubs
- A recent income tax return
- A letter from a probation officer or a parole board that you’ve lived in Texas for the last six months.
If you don’t have three of these documents, the state considers you a non-resident, which means you’ll have to pay more for your license and stamp endorsements.
The Best Bow Hunting Experience You’ll Ever Have
What makes 303 Ranch Outfitters different from all the others out there? We take enormous pride in our intense management program, which ensures that plenty of nutrition and water are always available for our game.
We also boast of our personal service to you. We like to develop long-term friendships with our hunters. We want you to be just as excited to return as when you first came!
We don’t do smoke-and-mirrors marketing. All of our hunt photos are from our hunters and our properties. What you see is definitely what you will get.
Lastly, your bow hunting adventure with us is more than a hunting trip. It is part of a tradition that was started many years ago and is being carried on by our guests. It is our fervent desire to help you create your own memories at 303 Ranch Outfitters with your family and friends for many more generations to come.