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The Final Steps for Your North Texas Hunting Trophy

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Nothing exists in the sphere of North Texas hunting that incites heart palpitations like the sight of a deer that quickly scampers into the brush to conceal itself. Suddenly, a tiny shadow that enters your peripheral vision causes a rapid turn of the head, turning that translucent speck into a well-defined image. Before you know it, the stealthy animal becomes a shadow once more. Just the prospect of going home with one of these trophies makes you itch even more to get out in the woods. Your tree beckons you like a lighthouse summons a ship. Sure, it’s possible to head out to the woods via your well-trekked path, but the idea of having a unique hunting experience at one of the best ranches in Texas should be even more enticing. At Nine Bar Ranch, providing a superior hunting experience is our passion and priority. We also give our customers tips and tricks on the final steps in taking care of their new trophy, a beautiful white tail deer.

Situated in Decatur, Texas, about 45 miles northwest of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Nine Bar Ranch boasts a 12,000 acre plot of land on which our hunters attest to an excellent crop. Lodged in a long history of Texas tradition, Nine Bar continues to thrive in the Texas hunting industry. Our traditions are rooted in creating a positive and successful environment for each of our customers. Primarily, we ensure that our grounds are well-kept and that customers are able to obtain the intended trophy when they come to hunt. We place an emphasis on assisting with each step of the process, from guiding hunters to their desired target to providing scrumptious meals. One of the salient steps in taking care of the trophy is ensuring proper processing. Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too.

Once your target has been taken down, it’s crucial that the proceeding steps are completed in the appropriate amount of time and in a proper manner. Before you do anything else, roll up those sleeves; it’s about to get messy. After the kill, you’ll want to open the chest of the deer and extrapolate the internal organs as quickly as possible. This step will inhibit the growth and spread of bacteria by accelerating the cooling process. We suggest using a knife specifically made for this task.

Next, you’ll hang the deer up in the appropriate manner and begin the skinning process, using a skinning knife for this. Your next step in processing is quartering the deer. Once the quarters are free, it’s crucial to place them in a cool container for preservation. Here is our tip: find a cooler that has a drain plug. Place the quarters on ice and allow the blood to drain off. According to regulations, if you are at camp, you are permitted to remove and prepare a portion of the animal as long as all tagging and proof of sex remain intact until the deer has reached its final destination.

As long as the various parts of the deer are kept in cool conditions for preservation, they will make an excellent source of meat. On the other hand, if you’re choosing the taxidermy route for your deer, you’ll obviously need to take alternate steps. You’ll want to freeze the deer or other animal until you begin the taxidermy process in order to preserve it as well as possible. It is possible to complete the taxidermy process on your own, if you have the proper tools. If you prefer to take it to a professional taxidermist, just be sure to freeze it during the time in between.

At Nine Bar Ranch, we will assist you and provide advice for each of these steps whether that be killing your target or knowing how to properly preserve it. We want your experience with us to be outstanding. Our customers have sustained our long-standing business and we strive to show our appreciation for that with each and every new or returning individual. Don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email; we can’t wait to meet you!

Why Our Location is Perfect for Your Next North Texas Deer Hunt

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When you’re looking for the ideal location for your next North Texas deer hunt, look no further than Nine Bar Ranch. Read on to learn just why you don’t want to miss out on an expedition with us.

Picture This:
You’re suddenly awakened from your early-morning dazed state by a slight rustling sound in the brush. Your pulse quickens, your pupils dilate, and you have a heightened sense of awareness of this beast that has been long awaited. A brown target with white peaks jutting out from the top of its head runs through the overgrowth in the distance. You’re almost ready to pull the trigger when your alarm rouses you from your deep slumber and slowly but with sad certainty, you realize that it was all just a bittersweet dream. Fortunately, that sweet dream can easily become a reality; it’s literally only a phone call away.

Located east of Decatur, Texas, approximately 45 miles northwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth region, Nine Bar Ranch is a hotspot for a slow, but exciting deer hunting adventure. Grounded in Texan culture, Nine Bar Ranch has been a staple of the Waggoner-Sauder family since the early 1900’s. Not only is it an exemplary spot for white-tail deer hunting, but we provide hunts for a wide range of other species as well. The aoudad, red stag, fallow deer, wild hog, and blackbuck antelope are only a couple of the beautiful trophies that you could take home after your Nine Bar hunting trip.

When hunters make the decision to visit our ranch, we set out to ensure that they experience all of the incredible natural features that the property boasts. Our property is comprised of 12,000 acres of unique, scenic Texan land, complete with natural rivers, cacti, and most importantly, wild animals.

While the possibility of taking home some incredible trophies adds extraordinary value to our property, the rest of the experience at our ranch is what makes the trip truly memorable.  In your time here, you’ll have fun, guided hunting opportunities as well as exceptional food and other amenities. Included in your accommodations package are delicious meals, quaint lodging, and superior guide service that will direct your steps to the treasure.

Our guides will accompany you into the field, giving you tips and tricks that will enable you to secure your prize. The animal that you choose to hunt will determine how many of them you are allowed to kill. For most of our bigger-sized prizes, the number is limited to one, but others such as doves and wild hogs are slightly different. Your deer hunting trip will last for two days, but in that span of time, we will ensure that you go home with a Texas home-grown trophy.

Once you get that deer, our experts will assist with the field dressing, skinning, and quartering. We have extensive experience in this process, therefore we can assure you that your trophy will receive the best care. Your deer will be well-preserved so that the meat is still fresh and delicious by the time you arrive home.

We truly care about each and every individual that comes to Nine Bar to hunt. We know that you want a memorable experience as well as an amazing trophy to take home. We ensure that our free-range, white tail deer are high-quality and free from disease. We can’t wait to meet you and give you your best hunting experience to date!