Category: Hunting Tips

Benefits of Family Hunting Trips

Father and son hunting whitetail deer in Texas

Hunting is not for everyone, but for some, it can be a wonderful learning and bonding experience with friends and family. With Schmidt Double T Ranches, you’ll get the bonding experience that your family needs. We have the land and guided hunts to help you learn and develop hunting skills that you’ll use for the… Read more »

The Benefits of Venison Meat

Venison meat cut up

Eating healthy and proper has become much more impactful in our country in the last several years. When it comes to hunting for yourself, it comes with greater benefits than heading to the grocery store for your meat. Whitetail Deer offer high quality meat for a healthy diet. Here is why it’s beneficial for you… Read more »

Plan Your Whitetail Deer Hunt for the Fall

Whitetail Deer in forest

We know it’s been tough for all of us around the country dealing with social distancing and the lockdown during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We’re doing our part to keep everyone safe and healthy at this time staying away from people and washing your hands. Social distancing can be difficult to manage, and if you’re having… Read more »

Hunting Safety Tips for Whitetail Deer Season

whitetail deer season in Texas

It’s always a good idea to be safety prepared for the next hunt you go on. Hunting season is very popular around the country, and we want you to know some of these safety tips, so you can avoid and prevent mistakes or accidents from happening. We want our hunts to be enjoyable and rewarding!… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Like Fowl Themselves, Not all Birdshot is the Same

Birds vary in size as wide and ranging as deer, bear and small game. Using the wrong size ammo gauge could either blow your target to smithereens or cost you the kill all together. There is a very specific science for picking out the right shot size depending on what size waterfowl you are going… Read more »

Mask your Odor, Up Your Numbers

Deer have an incredible sense of smell. As a hunter, your odor is overwhelming and they do not like it. Deer can detect the average human odor from as far away as 80 yards, and that’s if they aren’t downwind. So masking your human odor is imperative to a successful hunt. There are a few… Read more »

Proper Field Dressing Tips

You’ve been waiting 9 months, cleaning your 12 gauge and getting ready to suit up in your camo. But it’s finally that time of year again; hunting season. There’s no greater feeling than when you’re in the brush or your tree stand on a crisp October morning at the dawn of a new season. As… Read more »