Nine Bar Ranch Blog
Do you ever get that relentless craving to satisfy your sweet tooth? You probably scavenge
for your favorite candy or sift through the freezer for a box of ice cream. We can all relate to
food cravings, but have you ever craved an exciting and unique adventure in the southern
United States? Look no further than the finest of all hunting ranches in North Texas: Nine
Located about 45 minutes northwest of Dallas/Fort Worth, Nine Bar Ranch is owned and
operated by the Waggoner-Sauder family. With over 12,000 acres of sprawling Texas land,
our family and the ranch have been a part of the Texas ranching community for a century.
Because we strive to be family-oriented, when you arrive for your hunting trip, we hope you
immediately feel like family. On our ranch today, members of the Sauder family and Jim
Bob Little keep the ranch operating at top speed. As part of our family-oriented ranch, we
provide delicious meals, welcoming lodging, hunting guides, and care after harvest,
including field dressing, skinning, and quartering.
We offer unique seasonal packages such as the turkey/hog combo, with which you can
harvest one turkey and unlimited hogs. If you’re interested in an additional turkey, it’s only
$200. Also, this two-day hunt provides meals, housing, and a hunting guide. Our other
seasonal package is a dove hunting package. For only $150 per hunter, you can do five
group hunts per season with up to 40 hunters in each group. This package is especially
useful for group hunting, making it one of our most unique packages!
Among our 12,000 acres, we have 2,500 acres fenced off exclusively for exotic game
hunting, while the rest remains free-range. The Texas landscape is incomparable, and we
do our best to give our guests the greatest views. Even more beautiful are the two creeks
that run through the ranch, the Catlett Creek and the Sweetwater Creek. These aren’t the
only waterways on the property; there are many more small creeks as well as large fresh
water tanks. This means that the wildlife at Nine Bar Ranch do not feel pressured as they
may feel in other settings. When you combine creeks with the incomparable topography and
land structure, you end up with a beautiful, natural landscape that pairs an unrivaled hunting
experience with unique game.
Our hunting guides are professionals at what they do. Many of them have grown up on
ranches their entire lives and know their way around. Their goal is to give you the absolute
best hunting experience that you could imagine using their knowledge and expertise.
Depending on your desires for the hunt, you will either use the spot and stalk method or the
hunting blind method. Most shots are taken within 200 yards, which almost guarantees that
you will bring home the trophy you’ve been imagining.
Nine Bar Ranch is committed to providing the best experience possible so that you can
satisfy that craving. We hope that it will be all that you’ve dream it to be. If you have a
“hunting” tooth to satisfy, visit our website, send us an email, or give us a call. We’d love to
answer any questions you may have and give you a warm invitation to come hunt with us!
Are you ready for an experience of a lifetime? If you’ve ever envisioned experiencing exotic game hunts, Texas is legendary for its variety of species, thus is the ideal state for such an endeavor. At Nine Bar Ranch, we have over 12,000 acres of beautiful scenery and hunting grounds. As part of the Texas ranching community since the early 1900s, our staff is committed to leading our customers to the best game in the area. Don’t doubt that you’ll be coming home with a harvest in hand.
Maybe you have a specific animal in mind that you’ve been itching to hunt, or maybe you’re just looking for a new experience. In Texas, game can range from whitetail deer and water buffalo to wild boars (there are plenty of these!), ram, scimitar horned oryx, and even more than 30 types of animals from Africa and other continents and states. Believe it or not, a few species of exotic animals are more common in Texas than in the countries from which they came. Exotic hunting has no in-season or off-season, therefore we are permitted to hunt year-round.
If possible, we typically allow customers to choose the method of exotic hunting that they desire. For example, hunters can opt for the Spot and Stalk method, Stand Hunting, Bow Hunting, Safari Style Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Black Powder, or Handgun. The animal that you are hunting may play a factor in which type of weapon that you choose. The most popular forms of hunting are Stand Hunting, Spot and Stalk, and Safari Style, which is the method that is used in Africa.
A few of the more exotic game species that Nine Bar Ranch focuses on specifically include the scimitar horned oryx, blackbuck antelope, sika deer, hogs, fallow deer, red stag, aoudad, and whitetail deer. Each species has their own hunting parameters, such as the season in which they are most active and their behavior patterns. Our ranch provides information for our hunters about each animal and our leaders will assist in coming home with a trophy.
For example, the fallow deer is especially sensitive to all scents. It is advised to avoid using any scented products the day before and the day of your hunt for fallow deer, including soaps, shampoo, laundry detergent and cologne. Additionally, fallow deer display an alert posture when they sense a threat; this could mean that they are about to flee. This is only a short example of the kind of information we provide our hunters with for each species.
If you’re even slightly considering a trip to Texas to experience exotic game hunting, don’t wait another minute. Some of the best locations for exotic game are located in the Lone Star State. Nine Bar Ranch offers competitive prices and a variety of packages for our customers. With our packages come meals and lodging, as well as guidance and care for game after harvest. Unlike some ranches, we don’t require any trophy fees. We would love to give you an unforgettable exotic game hunting experience, so don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our website!