Nine Bar Ranch Blog
The Nine Bar Ranch has been in our family for over 100 years. Thanks to our location and the hard work we’ve put in cultivating our landscape and our herds of game, Nine Bar Ranch is the ideal setting for your adventurous hunting getaway. We are immensely proud of our ranch. Today, we’re sharing what our customers say sets us apart from other North Texas hunting ranches.
1. Nine Bar Ranch Is Home to Year-Round and Seasonal Game
No matter when you want to enjoy a hunting vacation, our ranch has robust game waiting for you. We tend to a variety of species, guaranteeing that you’ll be able to set out to track down your target any day the weather permits. While certain game can only be hunted during permitted windows, other species can be hunted any time of the year.
2. Native and Exotic Game
Both native and exotic game roam across our sprawling 12,000-acre working ranch. Choose from Blackbuck antelope, Fallow deer, wild boar, red deer, Sika deer, scimitar-horned oryx, whitetail deer, wild turkeys, and doves, then contact us or book desired your package online.
3. Home-Cooked Meals and Nearby Restaurants
Say so long to canned campfire beans, MREs, and jerky! Our hunting and lodging packages include hearty, delicious, homecooked meals. We think nothing tastes better after a long day out on the hunt, but if you would rather, you can head over to nearby restaurants to refuel.
4. Truly Comfortable Accommodations
No one says their favorite part of hunting is sleeping on the ground, and we’re sure you’re no different! Conclude your long days out hunting in one of our sparkling clean, supremely comfortable hunting lodges. Enjoy your relaxing evenings fireside, then kick off your boots and get a great night’s sleep before your next day of hunting.
5. Skilled Hunting Guides
When you hunt at Nine Bar Ranch, you’ll be assisted by one of our highly trained, skilled hunting guides. Our guides combine their knowledge of the ranch’s game with a perfect balance of commitment, determination, and upbeat humor.
Despite the tasty grub we serve, the cozy hunting lodges, and our magnificent game animals, we’ve heard from many guests that the guides have gone above and beyond to such a degree that they’ll be returning to hunt with them again and again!
6. Near the Metroplex, Yet a World Apart
Despite our convenient location a mere 45 miles northwest of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, our scenic ranch feels utterly separate from the cities. Escape the daily grind, refresh your mind, improve your hunting skills, and head home with beautiful game from Nine Bar Ranch.
7. Every Hunting Package is the Perfect Blend of Excitement and Relaxation
Our hunting packages are proof that hunting trips don’t have to be all about hard work! Your Nine Bar Ranch hunting package will deliver exciting hunts, relaxing campfire evenings, excellent company, and plenty of time to enjoy the ranch’s gorgeous scenery.
We invite you to let go of your stress and find your joy with us at our family’s ranch. Whether you’re an experienced hunter or a first-timer, we look forward to delivering the best hunt Texas has to offer. Contact us to schedule your vacation today!
Many of us are at home, waiting for quarantine to officially end. While this extended wait has been awful, it does mean that you have plenty of time to sort through and prepare your hunting gear to get ready for the spring hunting season.
In Texas, wild turkeys are coming into season. Fortunately, on private land, like ours here on Nine Bar Ranch, we are also able to invite you to hunt large game year-round!
Whether you are hoping to hunt feral hogs, turkey, sika deer, oryx, or antelope, we are happy to accommodate. Get your gear ready, and come on down.
- Create an Inventory
Comb through your gear, creating an itemized list of everything you own. Game calls, clothing, weapons, scenting concoctions, and your hunting pack should all be included in your list.
Not only will this list help you when it’s time to pack for a hunt, but it will also allow you to see where you have gaps in your gear, or too many of any one item.
Make note of any items that are worn, damaged, or not quite ready for spring hunts.
- Clean and Prepare Your Weapons
With your inventory completed, it’s time to clean and fully prepare your weapons. The last thing you want to do the week before your first hunt is stay up late after work cleaning your guns and restringing your bows.
- Schedule Gear Replacement—the Smart Way
At this stage, you’ll have a clear idea of which of your gear needs to be replaced. Anything that will take time to break in, like new hunting boots, should be replaced as soon as possible. It’s crucial that you have your boots at a comfortable stage before you head out on a hunt.
If you can put some items off until closer to the hunting season, that’s fine! Stagger your purchases so that you can more easily afford replacements.
- Work On Your Calls
Whether you practice in the shower, in your truck, or out on a hike, it’s a good idea to practice your turkey calls if you’re going to hunt wild birds in the spring. By the time you pack for your hunt, you should feel confident in your gobble skills.
- Practice Your Marksmanship
We probably don’t have to tell you this, but marksmanship is something you ought to prioritize if you’re getting set to hunt this year. As a hunter, shooting is no doubt something you enjoy, so chase that fun! Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that marksmanship is a skill that stays sharp without you putting in the work.
- Prioritize Your Own Wellness
A hunter is only as prepared as his or her body, so take good care of yourself leading up to a hunt. Get plenty of rest, focus on your fitness, and eat plenty of healthy meals. Keeping yourself in shape will make every stage of your hunts that much more enjoyable.
- Schedule Your Hunting Dates
Give us a call or schedule a hunt here on our website! We look forward to hearing from you and hearing how we can make your hunting dreams this year’s reality.