Turkey Sounds & Perfecting Your Calling for the Turkey Hunt

Any hunter would agree that you need to know a bit about the game your hunting, before you actually go out on the hunt—especially when it’s a Texas turkey hunt. At Schmidt Double T Ranches, we have plenty of experience with the wild Rio Grande turkeys and it’s no secret that these birds are an… Read more »

Turkey Hunting Gear & What to Wear on the Hunt

The turkey hunting season is upon us! We’re getting ready for the hunt, are you? If so, awesome! We’ll see you at our ranch for the best turkey hunting in Texas. If not, it’s time to get your hunting gear in order and your camouflaged attire picked out; there are gobblers waiting to be tagged!… Read more »

Turkey Hunting Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

It’s been said the Texas Spring Turkey Hunt is one of the most exhilarating hunts of the year! Why? Well, the gobblers and bearded hens are some of the most elusive animals to hunt, which makes the experience all the more fun. But beyond their elusive nature, you must remember that these birds are smaller… Read more »

Common Mistakes Hunters Make During the Rut

The rut is one of the most exciting times for hunters looking to score that big buck. However, it appears the excitement gets to some and they end up making a few obvious errors. Luckily, a hunter can learn from these mistakes and use their experiences to find success in their future hunts. Forgetting to… Read more »

What to Know About the White-tailed Deer Rut in Texas

Many hunters have heard about the rut of white tailed deer and why it’s a popular time to go out hunting in Texas. However, not everyone knows how to use it to their advantage! “The rut” is the time of year that deer choose to breed and many hunters choose to schedule their hunting vacations… Read more »

Benefits of Teaching Children to Hunt

Hunting is one of the most valuable hobbies to have and needs to be passed on to the next generation. The benefits are endless when it comes to sharing this amazing sport with your children. More time in the great outdoors It’s important for any child to get unplugged and spend time outside, and what… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Schmidt Double T Ranches involve hunting on the land as well as lounging in the lodges, preferably near a campfire. When you want to get away from reality for a bit, and you’re looking to shoot deer, quail or turkey, Schmidt Double T Ranches should be your choice for outdoor excitement. Spending time outdoors is… Read more »

The Benefits of Taking a Guided Hunt

Why should you consider taking a guided hunt? Regardless of your hunting level– whether you’re a newbie or a long-time expert– there’s nothing else quite like the camaraderie and fellowship you experience on a guided hunt. It’s good to be with others who know the land well, and know where to find the hunt you’re… Read more »

Hunting Equals Habitat This Holiday Season

From all of us at Schmidt Double T Ranch, we hope you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and that your holiday season has been great so far. This time of the year is special for obvious reasons, but most importantly is that it allows us to reflect on the most… Read more »

Bird-Hunting Season in Texas off to Slow Start

If you asked any Texas hunter what they are thankful for, chances are they will not say the warm weather. This might seem strange, but the warm weather has negatively influenced the bird-hunting season in Texas. The bird-hunting season is about three weeks in and hunters across the state are not seeing many birds. According… Read more »