Why Pointers Are Great Hunting Dogs

German Shorthaired Pointers originally come from Germany. Yes, you guessed it right. The purpose back in the day was to develop a breed that would be able to perform hunting missions by their instinct rather than their training. The best thing about Pointers is that they are extremely loveable and playful as well. They make… Read more »

Venison Stew for the Winter Months

Although Texas doesn’t have a very cold winter compared to other states up in the North, there’s still a bit of chill in the air. We know the winter is the soup and stew season, so we want to give you a little Venison Stew recipe to have during these chillier months. Venison meat can… Read more »

What to Know About the Bobwhite Quail in Texas

Before you can hunt the bobwhite quail, you need to understand them. So, why is quail hunting such a popular pastime? Why do these game birds pose such a challenge that hunters just can’t refuse? With the largest range of any other game bird in the country, the bobwhite quail has earned itself the number… Read more »

14 Whitetail Deer Facts to Make You a Better Hunter

Whitetail deer can be found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, parts of South America and even in tropical locations like Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamas. In spite of how widespread whitetail populations are, there are many people who don’t know a whole lot about this increasingly popular game. Here are some little-known facts about… Read more »

9 Expert Whitetail Deer Hunting Tips

Getting ready for the next rut? You have your gear all packed, your camouflaged attire picked out, but it never hurts to brush up on some of the latest tips and techniques that could help you find more success when whitetail deer hunting in Texas. 1. Cover up your noise These animals have excellent senses… Read more »

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 »

The Whitetail Deer Rut in Texas

Many hunters know about the rut of whitetail 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. If you want to score big while whitetail deer hunting in Texas, you must understand the rutting season. What is the Whitetail Deer… 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 »

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 »