Turkey Hunting Seasons: The 2017-2018 Turkey Hunting Season dates haven’t been confirmed by TWPD, however their “probable” dates are listed below.
Fall season: Nov. 4, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018
Spring season Mar. 31 – May 13, 2018
Origin: North America
Weight: 20-30 pounds
Estimated World Population: 7 million+
Ox Ranch Population: 300+
Ox Ranch is not only a favorite among hunters, but the gobblers love it, too! Our land diversity creates some of the best turkey hunting in Texas. It is common to see over a dozen toms a day during turkey hunting season.
In hunting, there is nothing like the adrenaline rush of calling a big old Rio Grande tom in! We are happy to set you up with a pop-up tent, guide you, or even let you do your own style of hunting. We accommodate hunters of all types including bow, shotgun, pistol, and rifle.
Turkey Hunting Trophy Fee: $1,000 for 2 birds
*Field Dressing Included
*100% Opportunity Guarantee
*Transportation of your Animal to Meat Processor / Taxidermist
*Firearm and Ammunition Provided, if Needed
*Access to the Ranch’s 5,800-foot Paved and Lighted Runway
Turkey Hunting All-Inclusive rates:
Weekday Hunting Package $1,000
Weekend Hunting Package $1,500
Additional Non-Hunting Guests $200/night
Our All-Inclusive Turkey Hunting Package Includes all of the Above as well as the Following…
*3 days/2 Nights of Lodging (additional nights $500/night)
*Meals Included and Prepared by an Award-Winning Chef
*Experienced Hunting Guide
*Trophy Bass Fishing, Cave Exploring, and Numerous other Free Activities
Interesting Turkey Hunting Information:
- We have harvested a turkey with 6 beards off our property!
- Turkey beards grow 3-5 inches in a year.
- At one time, both the Turkey and Bald Eagle were considered national symbols of America. Benjamin Franklin argued in favor of the Turkey, stating that Bald Eagles were cowardly!
- 10- 20 percent of hens can grow beards.
- When scoring a turkey, you measure weight, beard length, and spur length.
- The males are seen with a fleshy wattle, called a snood, that hangs from the top of their beak.
- Muslim farmers in the Middle East were the first to domesticate turkeys. English customers assumed they were from Turkey and thus the name “turkey birds.”
- Merchants who sold and bought turkeys out of the Mediterranean were called “turkey merchants.”
- Over 45 million turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving!
- Turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour!
- William Strickland introduced the turkey to England and was given a coat of arms that included a “turkey-cock in his pride proper.”
- In 1519, Hernan Cortes’ expedition in Mexico were the first European explorers to discover and eat the turkey. They brought the bird back to Europe and domesticated them for eating.
Turkey Hunting Reservations
We recommend making Turkey hunting reservations well in advance to secure availability.
Please Call: (830) 275-4962