When you picture yourself on that dream hunting expedition, where does it take you? Perhaps you picture yourself trekking through the South African plains to find a greater kudu antelope. Maybe you envision going all the way to Australia, where the Asiatic water buffalo roam. What would you say if we told you that a North Texas exotic hunting experience might be just as mind-blowing as any trip abroad?
Nine Bar Ranch in Decatur has more than 12,000 acres of vivid scenery and vibrant hunting grounds, with at least 30 types of animals from around the world, and year-round hunting with no off-season. Of particular interest to those looking for new experiences, we have 2,500 acres fenced off exclusively for exotic game hunting.
At family-owned Nine Bar Ranch, we treat you like family, from selecting your perfect adventure to preparing your guaranteed, unique trophy – with no trophy fees. Depending on the animal you’re hunting, you can choose from our popular two-day overnight stays, or even longer excursions to hunt predators.
Expert education about each animal; experienced guides; delicious, home-cooked meals; lodging in our comfortable, clean, ranch-style accommodations; and skilled field dressing, skinning, and quartering of your animal are all standard in every package with us.
Of course, you’re here for the animals, and our game species will thrill even the most jaded hunters out there. For example, you can be sure to find some of these exotic offerings:
- Aoudad sheep (or Barbary sheep), originally from North Africa’s Atlas Mountains and Barbary Coast, first came to Texas in the late 1950s.
- The red stag is native to New Zealand, but it’s also available to hunt thousands of miles closer to home here at Nine Bar Ranch from mid-August to the end of February.
- The scimitar-horned oryx, once abundantly widespread in North Africa, can now be hunted year-round with us in northern Texas.
- Sika deer (or Japanese deer) are also available for year-round hunting. They usually grow from 25 to 40 inches tall, with amazing antlers of four to six tines per side, much like those of the elk.
Additionally, there are plenty of whitetail deer, doves, hogs, turkeys, and other more traditional game species here at Nine Bar.
You can even experiment with new and exciting methods of hunting. If you’re used to Stand Hunting or Spot-and-Stalk, you could try the African method and go for Safari Style. Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Black Powder, and Handgun are some of the other options available. We’ll be glad to help you choose the most appropriate method based on the animal you’re hunting and the terrain you’ll be traversing.
Owned by the Waggoner-Sauder family, a prominent fixture in the Texas ranching community for decades, the historic, 100-year old Nine Bar Ranch is now a premiere hunting destination in northwest Texas, just 45 minutes northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth. We aim to provide you with the on-target experience of a lifetime, and we’re proud and pleased to help you find the best game in the area – even in the world. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Nine Bar Ranch with our special brand of Texas hospitality when you come hunt with us!