Where is your ranch located and where do we meet up to get there?
Our ranch in located in Burnet County near the towns of Bertram and Oatmeal, Texas. From Austin, take 183 North to HWY 29 and head West through Liberty Hill and Betram will be the next town on Hwy 29 heading West.
The physical address (for GPS and online Maps) for our meeting headquarters, right on Highway 29 in Bertram is:
222 State Highway 29, Bertram, TX 78605
What should I expect during my hunt at DB Hunting Ranch?
Most all of our exotic game hunts are fully-guided “safari -style” spot and stalk hunts and can be done during just about any time of the day. Our hog hunts “Semi-Guided” and are almost always done from our custom hunting blinds over corn feeders during early morning and late evening, when hogs are most the active. Travel will be provided from our camp area to the field and back on all hunts with one of our friendly hunting guides.
All exotic game hunts (excluding hog hunts) have a “guaranteed shot opportunity” meaning that your guide will ensure you get a shot at the exotic you are hunting. Guide tips/gratuities are not included in the price of the hunt but are graciously accepted and appreciated.
Are there any “Trophy” or “Kill Fees”?
No. Many ranches charge a day fee and an additional “trophy fee” or “kill fee” if you harvest an animal during your hunt. Our hunts are all inclusive and include your hunting guide and travel from the camp to the field and back. Suggested gratuity for hunting guides is 20% of the cost of the hunt.
How far should I plan to shoot?
Our ranch located on some prime Texas Hill Country land featuring thick wooded acreage. Most shooting distances from our custom archery blinds are 20-25 yards. Most shooting distances from our rifle stands are under 100 yards. We encourage hunters to bring extra corn or protein feed during your hunt as a supplement to what we have in the field.
Can I hunt more than one species of game while hunting at the ranch?
Absolutely! Ask us about doing a “Combo Hunt” when setting up your next hunt. We can put a hunting package together for you and/or your group. Our most popular “Combo Hunts” are Hog/Ram Combos, Hog/Exotic Doe Combos, or Exotic Doe/Ram Combos. If you see something during your hunt you might like to pursue that day or on a future, just ask your guide!
What should I plan to bring with me?
Most would suggest the following as a basic list: Texas hunting license (Required for all hunting in Texas), hunting clothing, rain gear (if needed), weapon and ammo, ice chest, extra corn/protein, scent elimination spray (highly recommended for bow hunts and hog hunts), knife/gloves for cleaning game (or we can do that for a nominal fee), water/beverages/snacks, and camera.
How do you handle cleaning/processing game after the hunt?
We have a cleaning station outfitted with water, electricity, and manual winch/gambrel set-ups at our camp area you may use at no additional cost. As another option, your guide would be more than happy to skin, quarter and/or cape your harvested game animals or field dress your game for the trip to the processor for a small fee. Here is a short list of skinning, quartering, and caping services we can provide: