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#5637367 - 03/06/15 07:24 AM Texas Whitetail Hunting Question
Sab Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 125
Loc: Bellmore NY
I did a search and couldn't come up with an answer so I want to put it out here, maybe someone can answer it for me. Since I'm from NY when we hunt deer we buy a license that has tags attached to it for bear, deer, turkey etc. all for one price. When I think of coming down to Texas to hunt I seem to find a bunch of different types of hunts that we don't have. Like what is a management hunt considered ? Up here if you shoot a 120 class deer you're killing a monster. Down by you guys you have ranches and farms etc that "grow em big" We don't have that. Reason I'm asking is when I look to price a hunt out for my son as a congratulations for graduating college the cost varies from like $750 all the way up to 10,000. All I'm looking for is a nice 120 class deer or there abouts. What should I expect to pay and where is a good starting point to look. Thanks for any and all help guys. BTW, my son is a grown man-25 but I still want to reward him for going to college, then grad school. He's a good kid

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#5637372 - 03/06/15 07:28 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
That would be a mgmt. buck sir and likely run you $1500-$2000 +/- for the hunt and kill itself. Being out of state resident, not sure how much a non-resident license costs, $100-$300, would be my guess. So for under $2000, you could probably get what you're looking for I'd think.

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#5637376 - 03/06/15 07:32 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Management deer in the 120 class are a available for around $800-$1,000 all over Texas. Beware of places that advertise 120"-200" deer for ~$1,000 or so.

We have tags attached to our licenses too. But we also have MLD ranches that can give you extra tags and allow you to rifle hunt from the first of October till the end of February.
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#5637409 - 03/06/15 07:56 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
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Woodsman

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 125
Loc: Bellmore NY
I forgot to add, I'd like to do this hunt in Oct or Nov of this year. I'd be going along as a non hunter because I wanted to film it if possible.
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#5637421 - 03/06/15 08:02 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
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Oct and November is do-able on MLD

A 120" here is available around just about every corner.

Heck for $2500 you may get him a 140" buck

Pm me for some recommendations
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#5637509 - 03/06/15 08:36 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: txtrophy85]
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Your big expense will be travel and shipping and trophy care for 140" class deer coming from NY! But these guys on here can hook you up for respectable deer on $2500-3000 range. up
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#5637522 - 03/06/15 08:40 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: therancher]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: therancher
Management deer in the 120 class are a available for around $800-$1,000 all over Texas. Beware of places that advertise 120"-200" deer for ~$1,000 or so.

We have tags attached to our licenses too. But we also have MLD ranches that can give you extra tags and allow you to rifle hunt from the first of October till the end of February.


Wow, prices have dropped over years. What is the cost of non-residency license?

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#5637549 - 03/06/15 08:48 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: DQ Kid]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1878
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
What is the cost of non-residency license?
To hunt deer, $300+. Don't know the exact price, but wanna say $315.

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#5637713 - 03/06/15 10:15 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
scratch You wanting a gerontee on dis hunt? flag
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#5637725 - 03/06/15 10:23 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
stxranchman Offline
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There hunts all over the state for that type of buck. It could be low fence or high fence. Just call and ask a lot of questions. Ask for a lot of references and call everyone they give you. Ask them the same questions you asked the ranch or outfitter. Also there are place you can hunt where you do you own food and lodging or do the food with provided lodging. Like stated above the seasons can start around October depending on the ranch. Good luck.
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#5637737 - 03/06/15 10:32 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
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#5637889 - 03/06/15 12:02 PM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: colt.45]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
Originally Posted By: colt.45
scratch You wanting a gerontee on dis hunt? flag

peep dang Gov. been spying on me. Times tis tough. offtopic do ta me bad english, spent years using an idiot stick. Yagh, should have been a cowboy Too, small for de Pro's though. Have had few concussions playing as kids. Could explain some of me muyloco posts. Couldn't handle de 8sec. ride, settled for pushing bull 10hours a day, messed up me shoulders. Just barely kept de family feed. back Spent years in spar time wondering about the woods, LF. Garentee seen 120+ class bucks. For more details send P.M. to huntsolo Best wishes flag
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#5637942 - 03/06/15 12:42 PM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
DustyWyoming Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
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I paid $315.00 for my non resident hunting license last year and they are good from Sept 1 until the end of August the following year. It does come with multiple tags as far as whitetail, mule deer, turkey and such all the exotics and such.

Also you want to remember that you want to go and hut at places with good reviews and do your research, I know you can find hunts from on bucks in the range your talking about from about 800.00 dollars up. You will be looking at an 8 point.

You will be looking at the 1500-2500 dollar range to get bucks up to about 140" and more than likely no bigger than 9 points.

I would rather spend the extra money if at possible for the bigger deer and most places will let you take a doe or two at no additional cost.

110" 8 point he was an $800.00 deer


142" 9 point, he was a $1500.00+ range deer


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#5639269 - 03/07/15 08:48 AM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: Virginia, USA
All the posters are spot on..... 120" buck is probably $1000 plus or minus ......given the prices I'd up the amount a bit and get a 140" and make it memorable for him (a 140" deer in NY will be a giant). There are a number of outfitters on the THF that offer these types of hunts. Make sure you ask about (1) HF or LF if that is something you care about, (2) whether it's a guaranteed hunt (for example day fee for the guide and a kill fee for the deer versus a set price whether you kill or not, (3) are lodging and meals included ...and ask for some references or if it's someone on this site you may see posts that can tell you alot about the outfitter and his hunts.

Good luck...and I'm sure you can find a great hunt for your son if you do a little research.

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#5640467 - 03/07/15 09:19 PM Re: Texas Whitetail Hunting Question [Re: Sab]
Sab Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/25/11
Posts: 125
Loc: Bellmore NY
Thanks for all the advice and tips guys, I appreciate it.
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