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Hunting with a Disability

hunting with a disability

At Nine Bar Ranch, we believe in your right to make lifelong memories on the hunt of your dreams—regardless of any physical challenges you face. We welcome wheelchair users, blind and visually-impaired hunters, Deaf and hearing-impaired hunters, and individuals with chronic illnesses. We make hunting with a disability a reality!

We Are Adaptable

When you book a hunting adventure at Nine Bar Ranch, we want you to reach out to us and let us know how we can accommodate you during your stay. Whether you will be using a wheelchair, will be able to walk only short distances, or would require a sighted hunter to work alongside you as your guide, we will be delighted to adapt.

We treat all guests with equal care and respect, irrespective of their special needs.

We Provide Kitchens, and We Will Cook for You!

Do you have food allergies? We understand how stressful dining out can be when you’re facing serious food allergies. You have to speak with the staff of each establishment to ensure your needs are understood, then trust that the kitchen follows strict protocols to prevent cross-contamination.

With us, you can skip the worry, the hassle, and the risk. Our on-site kitchen will enable you to prepare your own food that’s safe. Save time, and relax to the fullest—stay right here on the Ranch and enjoy yourself!

Or, perhaps you have physical limitations that make it difficult for you to cook, or drive off-site to purchase meals. In that case, you’ll be glad to know that we have an outstanding cook on staff who can prepare home-made meals for our guests.

Either way, rest assured you’ll be right at home here at the Ranch.

Hunting while Blind or Visually-Impaired

In Texas, blind hunters can hunt! Provided you have a signed statement from your physician attesting your blindness, you need only be accompanied by a licensed sighted hunter who is 13 years or older.

The great news is, that means that any one of our guides will be able to hunt alongside you for any type of game we have here at Nine Bar Ranch! Simply bring your doctor’s statement, and carry it with you on your hunt.

We Can Dress and Butcher Your Game

On a hunt, one of the biggest physical challenges is loading up felled game, bringing them back to the cabin, dressing, and butchering the carcass. Here on the Ranch, you can add these services to your hunt, and we’ll handle the rest! Regardless of your physical abilities, you deserve to bring home the game you’ve bagged.

Over the years, we’ve seen how impactful it is for disabled hunters to realize their dreams at Nine Bar Ranch. We see the joy on their faces, hear their whoops of victory, and have the pleasure of welcoming them back season after season.

If you would like to join us at the Ranch for a life-changing hunt, contact us today.

Hunting Solo vs Hunting With a Group

Hunting Solo vs Hunting With a Group

Whether you’re new to hunting, or are a more experienced hunter who wants to take your skills to the next level, we recommend considering the benefits of hunting with an experienced group guide and other hunters here at Nine Bar Ranch. Hunting with a group is an entirely different experience than hunting on your own, with several distinct advantages.

Today, we want to share our perspective on hunting solo compared to hunting in a group. We believe that beginners and hunting veterans alike can expect great things by opting for a group hunting experience, so let’s dive right in.

Hunting With a Local Expert

Whether or not you bag your dream trophy on a hunt is partially dependent on how well you know a particular region. Here at Nine Bar Ranch, every one of our staff of skilled hunters knows every acre of this land intimately.

Additionally, each of us understands the feeding, mating, rutting, and other minute behavior patterns and “tells” of each type of animal we love to hunt. We know where they tend to congregate, when they’re most likely to be out in the open, and how they’re going to respond when the first shots of the hunt are fired.

Hunting at Nine Bar Ranch is an Educational Opportunity

When you’re hunting with one of our experienced Texas hunting guides, you’re guaranteed to receive answers to every question you have. In fact, we’re eager to assist you before you even pack for your trip! We’ll advise you on what to pack, what you may want to wear on the hunt, what to expect on each day and night of your hunt, your options for dressing game, and the types of trophies you can expect to take home with you.

Once you’ve arrived at the ranch, we jump right into sharing our knowledge on the ins and outs of hunting your species of choice. Whether your next hunting expedition is here at the ranch or out in the wilderness on your own, we know that you want to be as savvy and skilled as you can be.

Hunting With a Guided Group Yields Higher Success Rates

Let’s face it: public lands don’t offer the sheer number and varied types of game that we can here at Nine Bar. As a result, you’re far more likely to snag an impressive trophy during a guided hunt.


Unless you’re a true lone wolf, you’re sure to enjoy the camaraderie you’ll experience as part of a guided group hunt. We’ll be here to act as witness of your hard work, to offer enthusiastic congratulations when you successfully get that shot, and to joyfully relive the best moments of the hunt around the fire at the long day’s end.

You deserve the best hunting experience possible. Call Nine Bar Ranch today; tell us what you’d like to accomplish this hunting season, and we’ll tell you how we can help make your dreams become a reality and a life-long memory that you’ll always cherish.