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 »

How to Successfully Hunt Quail

Going quail hunting can be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience, especially when you plan a trip here in Texas. Of course, every quail hunter wants to have a successful trip, and it can be frustrating when you return home without hitting a single quail. That’s why we’re here to provide you with a few… Read more »

Tips for Hunting Turkey

There are few things more enjoyable than going on a hunting trip, especially when you’re aiming to bring home turkeys. Hunting for turkey can be an incredibly fun, yet sometimes frustrating experience. A few easy mistakes can prevent you from even getting close to a turkey, but with the right preparation you should have no… Read more »

Overzealous Hunters Benefit No One

With every hunting season, there comes an element of enthusiasm that is really unparalleled in any other outdoors activities, definitely true in Texas. The hunting here is the best of the nation, with every hunting season a fruitful offering.   Unfortunately some hunters are easily overwhelmed, biting off a little more than they could chew…. Read more »

What Good Hunters Do…

Hunting has been all over the news lately and not for the right reasons. The saga of Cecil the lion and Walter Palmer the dentist is ongoing, but what it means for hunting and conservation efforts worldwide will be everlasting. First off, we would like to say that there is so much good to hunting…. Read more »

What to Look for in a Hunting Quad

The contemporary hunter is not fully equipped without a well-appointed quad. Allowing for increased mobility into deeper, less chartered woods without having to leave behind excursion essentials, an all-terrain vehicle is a must-have for any woodsman’s arsenal. Aside from the obligatory camouflage and quiet approach, there is so much more to look for in a… Read more »

Quail Hunting Tips

Quail are the most elusive game bird in the Americas. This is in great part because they typically don’t populate unprotected lands. Finding quail in unprotected forest is as rare a site as you could fathom. Hunting them on private or stocked property is your best bet in the United States today, with ranches offering… Read more »

How to Get a Texas Hunting License

Recreational hunting and fishing licenses and stamp endorsements are available at approximately 1,700 locations throughout Texas. They are also available in sporting goods stores, gun shops and department stores within the state. However, some commercial hunting and fishing licenses are available only at the Austin Headquarters and Law Enforcement Offices. For deer and turkey, because… Read more »

The Right Tree Stand a Very Subjective Topic

Every hunter has their own opinion on everything from the best time of day to weapon of choice, to camouflage to covering body odor. One topic up for fierce debate in itself however, is the best tree stand for time of year, hunt and portability. There are quite a few tree stand designs designed for… Read more »