Nine Bar Ranch Blog
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.
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!
From the moment you step out of your car and onto the soil of Nine Bar Ranch, you’ll notice a change in your mindset. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of modern living and come enjoy a North Texas deer hunting getaway. If you’re wondering what to expect or where to get started, here’s s step-by-step guide to your journey.
Step 1: Book Your Package
Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a beginner just getting started, you can be sure that we have packages that everyone will enjoy. First things first: decide what time of year you’ll be staying with us and whether that coincides with any seasonal hunts. We offer hunts of a variety of game to choose from, including both local and exotic species. To name a few of our most popular hunts: Aoudad, Axis, Blackbuck Antelope, Fallow deer, Sika deer, Red deer, White tail deer, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Turkey, Hog, and Dove.
Step 2: Enjoy Your Accommodations
Our spacious lodges offer full kitchens, bathrooms, laundry appliances, and all the amenities you’ll need to ensure your comfort for the duration of your trip with us. Our lodgings at Nine Bar are able to accommodate both large or small parties. Lodge 1 offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Lodge 2 boasts two bedrooms and one bathroom. In addition to our lodges, all of our guests have access to our game room, party barn, and outdoor seating for relaxation when you aren’t in training, on the hunt, or cleaning your kill. One note: for the safety all of our guests and for the sake of your animals, we ask that no pets accompany you to Nine Bar for your stay.
Step 3: Hunt
You came here for the experience, and we can guarantee that this is one that you won’t forget. With more than 12,000 acres to explore, you’ll never have the same experience twice, even if you become a regular here! All hunts include guide service to help you navigate the ranch. The land is divvied up into 2,000+ acre tracts, each with varying habitats for the different animals on the ranch. The land is fully populated with our incredibly varied list of species. We have two natural creeks running through the property as well as water tanks to keep the animals evenly dispersed throughout the property.
Automatic rifles are not permitted at the ranch and if you have any other questions about what weapons are appropriate, we would be more than happy to answer them.
Step 4: Process Your Trophy
After a successful hunt, skinning racks and walk-in coolers are available to process your trophy. All packages include full-service care for your animal. Field dressing, skinning, and quartering are all part of the care of your trophy so you can take it home to enjoy. Another bonus of hunting with us is is that there are no trophy fees at Nine Bar Ranch.
Step 5: Relax and Unwind
As we are processing your trophy, you can put your feet up and relax and unwind in our cozy lodge. Enjoy home-cooked meals prepared in front of you. As weather allows, an outdoor fire pit is available to continue to enjoy the outdoor experience.
Step 6: Come Back Again and Again
Once you get a taste for North Texas deer hunting, you’ll want to return again and again. This is the experience of most clients who visit us – they quickly shift from customers to friends! Our family-run ranch makes you feel like you’re a part of our family, so we encourage you to come back for a visit as often as you like. With so many options for a hunt, you will never run out of places to explore and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime