Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting

“What makes Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting special for you?”

It’s a simple question, but every Trophy Whitetail Deer hunter might give you a different answer. For some, Whitetail Deer Hunting represents a return to the old Texas country, a chance to spend time away from the chaos of the city and suburban life in the peace of the outdoors. For some, the Deer Hunt is about family and connection, and the bonds formed in pursuit of a shared goal. For some, it’s simply about perfecting a craft, and for others still it can be about food, sport or camaraderie.

Guided Trophy Whitetail Hunts

We offer one-on-one guide service to all of our hunters and are experienced with first-time hunters. Our trained guides know our animals, and are absolutely committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and safe hunt. Guides also cape and quarter your animal after the harvest, on-site at the ranch Compund. Our hunting guides are some of the best in Texas. They spend many hours afield scouting and patterning whitetail deer movements to make sure you have a successful trophy whitetail deer hunting trip.

Bow and Rifle Hunting for Whitetail Deer

All weapons are allowed at Bang Whitetail Ranch. Jerry Bang is an avid bow hunter, so we have various types of blinds which accommodate many types of hunts. For those who prefer to rifle hunt, we have large blinds which can easily accommodate 2 to 5 people. We also have one handicap-accessible hunting blind. Preferable calibers for hunting whitetail are .270 and up.

If you prefer not to travel with your firearm simply let us know your needs and we will do our best to accommodate. When traveling, American Airlines is a firearm friendly airline; but be sure to read their regulations before traveling as they do change on occasion.

To have the most productive hunt possible you should be mentally and physically prepared. Do not simply sight in your hunting rifle or bow, be sure to put in the time and be sure you know your yardages and your impact points. We recommend a rifle sight in range of 100 yards for the best odds.  Your bow should be 20, 30, 40 and beyond if you can. This will help to ensure that everyone, including the Bang Whitetail hunting staff, will have the most enjoyable experience possible.

We offer an outdoor shooting range for our guests so we can be sure your weapon of choice is still on target upon your arrival. We will just have you fire a shot or two at our range to make sure your weapon is unaffected from traveling.

We recommend a sight in range of ___ yards for the best odds of success while on your hunt. We allow you to bring almost any weapon you choose for your hunt whether it would be a bow, crossbow, rifle, shotgun, pistol or muzzleloader. If you will be rifle hunting, we recommend using a .270 caliber or larger. By having your favorite weapon sighted in before you get here will save you time during your stay.

Trophy Whitetail Deer Management

The Trophy Whitetail Deer herd at Bang Whitetail Ranch has been meticulously culled and managed for years, resulting in a wide selection of animals available to harvest each season. Prices vary based on the gross score of the deer, but we consistently harvest Whitetail Bucks scoring from 120” to 200”+.

Bang Whitetail Ranch is unique in that you’ll see bucks of all ages when you spend a day in our blinds. We’ve worked for years meticulously culling the herd, so the bucks remaining on the land each year possess the traits we value and are the ones to reproduce. Specifically, the traits we value are clean, typical whitetail deer with heavy mass and long brow tines. If you take a moment to look through our photo gallery you’ll see what we mean – our whitetail deer are of the highest order because of the daily work we put into managing the herd. In fact, one of our hunters still holds the SCI, Texas World Record for the largest typical whitetail harvested, with a gross score of 252 4/8”.

In addition to the daily work with our animals, each spring we tirelessly search the property to find as many sheds as possible. Once collected, all sheds are aged and scored, allowing us to track the data from year to year and helping us determine the projected growth of each deer, and of the herd collectively. With this information, we can understand how our herd is growing, as well as which deer will be available to harvest in the upcoming season.

To give you an idea of the caliber of our whitetail deer herd:

  • 70% of our 4 year-old bucks will score at least 170”
  • On average, our 2 year-olds score 147”
  • We see the largest growth in our deer from year 2 to 3 at an average growth rate of 16%

Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting Season

Our season begins the last weekend in September and ends the last weekend in February. Typically the rut begins in mid-November, so we encourage our big trophy hunters (170”+) to book as early as possible in the year.

During our hunting season weather can be very different so this should help you understand what to expect throughout the year.

In September, you would need a lighter weight camo pattern as highs are usually 80-90 and lows 60-70.

In October you should look at getting a little warmer camo with warm boots as lows are 50-60 and highs are 60-80.

November will usually have highs around the 60’s and lows 30-40’s. Warm boots, hat, and camo are advised to stay comfortable in the stand.

 

December and January can have temperature ranges from freezing to a heat wave. We have heaters in all of the enclosed blinds to help you stay warm. If you are rifle hunting, you can wear camo or dark clothing as we will be in an enclosed dark stand. For bow hunters it would be recommended to wear camo boots, pants, jackets, and hats, scent block, plus camo face paint.

A good pair of binoculars and some rain gear can also come in handy during your hunt.

Texas Hunting Lease

Bang Whitetail Ranch also offers a Hunting Lease program at the Harper Division which allows small groups of hunters to choose three weekends during the season to harvest one (1) whitetail buck and one (1) whitetail doe per hunter, per season. We can accommodate groups of up to four hunters per lease agreement. All deer hunts will be guided and options for cleaning can be arranged. As with the trophy whitetail deer hunting package mentioned above, hunters and their families have the option to stay at the Bang Whitetail Ranch Harper lodge for an additional charge, or we can help guide you in making your own lodging arrangements.

Complete the contact form, and we will contact you within 72 hours with a personalized quote.

If you’re wanting to hunt in style, we offer hunters and their families the luxurious option of staying at the Bang Whitetail Ranch Willow City Lodge during their whitetail deer hunt. If you choose to stay at the BWR Willow City Hunting Lodge, all meals are included with your stay, and you’ll have access to world-class accommodations and breathtaking views of Willow City, Texas from the ranch balconies.

Bang Whitetail Ranch SCI Record Bucks

October 2014

Number 1 Overall Rank

Texas Whitetail Deer (Typical) (Estate)

SCI Official Score: 231 2/8″

October 2013

Number 4 Overall Rank

Texas Whitetail Deer (Typical) (Estate)

SCI Official Score: 210 5/8″

October 2014

Number 6 Overall Rank

Texas Whitetail Deer (Typical) (Estate)

SCI Official Score: 208 5/8″

October 2010

Number 10 Overall Rank

Texas Whitetail Deer (Typical) (Estate)

SCI Official Score: 202 2/8″

Bang Whitetail Ranch was ranked as one of the Top Texas Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting Destinations in 2016 by Ranch Review and Outfitter Connection!

Whitetail deer is the single most popular animal to hunt in the United States. Currently the best guess estimated whitetail U.S. population is somewhere around 20-25 million, and we strive to bring you the most beautiful deer and most challenging of hunts. BWR Trophy Bucks generally weigh between 160 to 210 pounds. Our Trophy Bucks that are 3-1/2 years or older normally have 4 to 6 points on each side. The Whitetail deer are mainly identified by the white around their eyes and nose, a white patch on their stomach, and of course, the underside of their tails when they wave good bye after they have spotted danger.

It is very important to know that a whitetail, while looking in any direction, has the ability to see about 280 or so degrees. However, the whitetail deer lack depth perception. Because a whitetails sense of hearing and smell are so good is why we always try to hunt with the breeze in your face. With the large numbers of whitetail deer, we have at the bang Whitetail Ranch, you are going to see a lot of good action and have plenty of opportunities to take a shot at that buck of a lifetime.

Complimentary with All of Our Whitetail Deer Hunts

100% Opportunity

All Inclusive Hunt (no hidden fees)

Personal 1 on 1 guide (depends on quality of hunt, could be 2 on 1 or more)

Skinning and quartering of your animals

Cold storage

Venison processing available, additional charge

Taxidermy available for your trophy through Rocking U Taxidermy, additional charge

We Hope to see you this year at BWR

At Bang Whitetail Ranch (BWR), we understand that every Whitetail Hunter is looking to take something different from each experience, so each Whitetail Hunting Package is thoroughly customized. Before your next Whitetail Deer Hunting Trip, tell us about yourself and what you’d want out of your visit, and we’ll work closely with you to make it happen. Simply complete the contact form, and we’ll get started by sending you a complimentary customized quote.

All hunts require a non-refundable 50% deposit when booked. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

All whitetail bucks taken will be scored at the ranch using the SCI gross score to determine the final fee pricing. In the event a shot is attempted and/or a deer is wounded, (Wounded animals or any animals leaving a blood trail will be charged the same as a kill) the obligation of Bang Whitetail Ranch is met. Every reasonable attempt will be made to recover a wounded deer. Antlers will be provided to hunter, when found, and a cape can be purchased to shoulder mount your harvest.

Your guide will confer and coordinate with you to determine deer to be harvested prior to taking a shot. You must receive approval from the guide before any shot is taken. Presentation of a whitetail buck in your class, approved by your guide for harvest will fulfill the obligations of Bang Whitetails Ranch – there will be no booking fee refund.

Safety is the utmost important factor for any of our hunts. Be sure to follow our instructions and rules provided by our guides for an unforgettable hunting and harvesting experience to be remembered forever.

Depending on your hunt package, we will supply all of your meals, snacks, and drinks, at Willow City Lodge. You will have to supply your own alcohol for day hunts or hunts at Harper Lodge.

If you are looking to take your trophy home with you, plan on bringing the appropriate size cooler to fit the meat, antlers and cape into. Ice is provided.

Bring your binoculars and valid Texas Hunting License; you will not use your Texas Hunting License tags at BWR, but you are required, by law, to have it in your possession while hunting