Located east of Decatur, Texas and about 45 miles northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Nine Bar Ranch is owned and run by the Waggoner-Sauder family. Not only has this ranch been a cornerstone in the community since the early 1900’s, but it stretches over an expansive 12,000 acres. Because of the ample variety of wildlife that is found in the area, Nine Bar Ranch offers several different types of hunts. Year after year, we have successfully sent home innumerable hunters with a prize. As the ranch with the best hunting in DFW, we strive to go above and beyond the expectations of our customers in order to provide the finest hunting experience.
To give you a more well-rounded vision of the wildlife that inhabits the DFW area and specifically our acreage, let’s begin with the types of hunts that you can participate in at our ranch. One of the most prevalent mammals you will spot is the white-tailed deer, a staple for many regions of the United States. Whitetail season is still occurring with the length running from October 1st to February 28th. Other animals that you will spot include the Aoudad, Red Stag, Fallow deer, Wild hog, Sika deer, Blackbuck antelope, Turkey, Dove, and Scimitar horned oryx. Hog hunting is especially popular and encouraged because of the quickly increasing population and the destructive nature of the species.
Native to the Atlas Mountains and Barbary Coast of North Africa, the Auodad was introduced to Texas in the late 1950’s. It is commonly referred to as the Barbary sheep and is closely related to sheep and goats. Another hunting option, the Fallow deer, can be difficult to hunt because of their skittish tendencies. Overly cautious and quick to flee, these mammals are native to Europe. Because we want our customers to take home a full-sized Fallow deer, we use the approach of allowing our fallow deer to reach full maturity before we hunt them.
At Nine Bar, we have a significant population of Sika deer, which can be hunted from September to April, as they typically drop their horns at the beginning of April. Coloring for these beautiful creatures ranges from reddish chestnut brown to a dark brown and even occasionally a black hue. A desirable trophy year-round is the Blackbuck antelope – a prize you’ll definitely want to hang on your wall. They average 18-19 inches straight line with some reaching 29 inches around the curl. Finally, the Scimitar horned oryx is a trophy that is worthy of hunting as well as accessible year-round.
Due to the diversity of animals here at Nine Bar Ranch, we offer various hunting packages. The prices of each package is dependent upon the animal that you desire to hunt. Our most expensive package is the Red stag, a native to New Zealand. From mid-August to February, we offer prime hunting for these crimson beasts of nature. On the other hand, our turkey and hog hunts are on the lower end of the price range. If you choose to go hog hunting, there is no cap on the amount of meat that you are allowed to bring home.
With each package, we provide delicious meals, comfortable and homey lodging, and tips and care for your prize following harvest. Harvest includes field dressing, skinning and quartering, all of which we will provide assistance with. All hunts are two days long. Feel free to call to schedule your hunt as soon as possible. We also offer a few special packages such as the turkey/hog combo. This package allows for one gobbler and unlimited hogs at a reduced price.
Here in the DFW area of Texas, you’ll see a variety of unique and beautiful animals before your eyes. Of course, we don’t take this for granted, and we want to share nature with our customers. Thankfully, a decent portion the animals that are available to hunt at Nine Bar are available year-round. If you’re considering a hunting trip with us, don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of us for more information. Coming to our hunting ranch to have the trip of a lifetime isn’t an opportunity to miss; it’s one-of-a-kind and we are positive that you’ll have a fantastic experience.