Pere David’s Deer Hunting
Pere David’s Deer Hunting Season: Pere David’s Deer can be hunted year round, however are most likely to have the largest antlers Jun-Nov.
Antler Size: 31-35 inches
Weight: 330-500 pounds
Estimated World Population: 3,000+
Ox Ranch Population: 40
Pere David’s Deer barely survived history and have even been declared extinct in the wild! They are, however, flourishing at Ox Ranch and can be found wading through our seven plus miles of spring-fed creeks and lakes. These aquatic deer have antlers that are as unique as they are impressive!
You may hunt our trophy Pere David’s Deer using any method you prefer, including Spot and Stalk, Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Pistol Hunting, Safari Style, or from a Blind. Our Pere David’s deer are free ranging on over 18,000 acres of Texas Hill Country!
Pere David’s Deer Hunting Trophy Fee: $10,000
*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
Pere David’s Deer Hunting All-Inclusive rates:
Weekday Hunting Package $1,250
Weekend Hunting Package $1,500
Additional Non-Hunting Guests $400/night
Our All-Inclusive Pere David’s Deer Hunting Package Includes all of the Above as well as the Following…
*3 days and 2 Nights of Lodging (additional nights $625 weekday / $750 weekend)
*Meals Included and Prepared by an Award-Winning Chef
*Experienced Hunting Guide
*Trophy Bass Fishing, Cave Exploring, and Numerous other Free Activities
*Night Vision Hog Hunting up to two hours per night. We will Drive you Around the Ranch Hunting Without the use of any Lights! Or you can Hog Hunt from our Hunting Blind that Holds 10+ People. This Blind has a TV that Receives Live Game Camera Footage, a Poker Table, Air Conditioning, and a Fully Stocked Bar.
Interesting Pere David’s Deer Hunting Information:
- Pere David’s Deer are called Milu in their native country of China.
- They can grow two sets of antlers in a year. Their summer rack is typically the larger of the two.
- In 1860, the only herd of Milu in the world was located in the Emperor of China’s walled hunting preserve. The wall was broken when the Yongding River flooded in 1895. The flood drowned a few deer, but the majority escaped through the broken wall only to be eaten by starving peasants!
- The wall was rebuilt but the damage had been done and only 30 Milu survived. The remaining Milu were later shot and eaten by soldiers occupying the grounds during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion!
- Pere David’s get their name from Father David, the man who saved them (pere means “father” in French). Father David managed to smuggle a few out of China. With the help of zoos, the Duke of Bedford, and hunting ranches, their numbers have been growing ever since.
- They are sometimes referred to as Sibuxiang, which translates to “four not alike.” They got this name because they are described as having “the hooves of a cow but not a cow, the neck of a camel but not a camel, the antlers of a deer but not a deer, the tail of a donkey but not a donkey.”
- They lose up to 100 pounds during rut.
Pere David's Hunting Reservations
We recommend making Pere David’s deer hunting reservations well in advance to secure availability.
Please Call: (830) 275-4962