Address - Ford Ranch 1493 PR 520 Melvin Texas 76858
Buck hunts cost $3,400
You are allowed to take one Trophy Buck, and 4 Doe
A total of 18 hunters are allowed per weekend
Food and lodging are provided and all hunts are guided.
Each Guide has his own country. No one hunts in it but his hunters. He has 2 hunters per hunt. So he has to divid his time equally
ALL Guides know their Country and know how BEST to hunt it. You will have a Quality hunt, and a memorable experience.
On ALL Hunts, Hunters arrive Friday afternoon, in time to use the gun range.
Hunters Hunt Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and are allowed to stay till Tuesday morning.
Guides field dress, skin, and quarter all deer, placing the meat in clear plastic bags, and keeping them in a cooler kept at 34 degrees. Hunters must bring their own Ice Chest's
A guide is insulted if he receives less than $300 per Trophy Buck killed for the weekend hunt. Many times a guide will receive $400-$500 per Trophy Buck for a weekend hunt. If you feel your guide does not deserve a tip, take the issue up with Ranch Manger Forrest Armke.
With One Buck for every two Doe expect to see lots of rut activity. So bring your video cameras to film this action AFTER you get your Trophy Buck
Depending on availability, for $800 dollars extra (a total of $4,200) you are allowed to take One Trophy Buck one Management Buck (MUST be approved by guide) and three Doe
Management Hunts cannot be booked in advance due too unknown availability.
Ford Ranch is now operating under a Managed Lands Deer Program. (MLDP) All hunters are required to have a current Texas Hunting License. Hunters will no longer be allowed to tag deer with the tags on their Texas Hunting License. No data of deer taken on Ford Ranch will be required to be recorded on the back of the Texas Hunting License. MLDP tags assigned to Ford Ranch by the Tx. Parks and Wildlife Dept. will be attach to all deer harvested on Ford Ranch. Because Ford Ranch MLDP assigned tags are used on deer harvested here, the tags on the hunting license can still be used on more deer on another Texas Ranch. In this way the Hunter can legally take more deer in 2018 if the hunter chooses to do so. Under the MLDP program archery permits are not required. However Ford Ranch must be alerted to archery hunters before they arrive on the ranch. Not all guides are set up for archery hunting. We need to know in advance in order to be prepared for your hunt. Many deer are wounded and lost with arrows. If a archery hunter arrows a deer that is his deer. TEXAS HUNTING LICENSE CAN BE PURCHASED AT ANY TEXAS SPORTING GOOD DEPT. Non resident Texas Hunting License fee is $315. For those under 17 the hunting license cost is $7. DO NOT PURCHASE TEXAS HUNTING LICENSE ON LINE---- right before you leave on your hunting trip to Texas. The on line vendor will get all your info---E-mail you a receipt. After all this is done this vendor will than USPS mail you your Hunting License in 7 TO 10 days. YOU CAN NOT HUNT IN TEXAS WITH THE RECEIPT. YOU MUST HAVE THE LICENSE WITH YOU.
Doe weekend costs $700 for FIVE DEER
You are allowed to take Does ONLY!)
We do not provide Food or Lodging, HOWEVER we do allow camping, and a motel is only 15 miles away.
It is a Simi guided Hunt. Using their own vehicles Hunters are lead by the guide into his country. He assigns a hunting location to each hunter. After each hunt the guide leads his hunters back to camp. (This is necessary for the Ranch is spread out over 50 square miles)
Skin And Quartering and Field Dressing are available at these prices Skin and Quartering Pluss Neck and Ribs =$35 Skin and Quartering=$25 Field Dressing=$10