Welcome to Apache Springs Ranch
"South Texas Quality Bucks on 3000
acres of Beautiful Hill Country"
"Beautiful Texas Hill Country"
...Kerr County is one of Texas' most
beautiful counties. Hidden at the end of a county road not far from
the North Fork of the Guadalupe River lies Apache Springs Ranch, one of
Kerr County's hidden jewels. Crystal clear springs bubble from the
ground throughout these scenic acres, creating a Hill County oasis for
wildlife and people, alike....
Whitetail Bucks in a serene Hill Country setting
An aggressive management program of selective harvest,
enhanced genetics and abundant wildlife food has created Brush
Country-quality whitetail bucks in a serene Hill Country setting.
Thanks to exotic big game and abundant native Rio Grande turkeys, Apache
Springs is a year-round hunting destination."
Ray Sasser, Meridian, Texas
We started our Whitetail Management Program
in the spring of 1990, shortly after we acquired the ranch. Two
objectives drove us in those years...to enhance the incredible springs on
the property and to manage the whitetail deer herd to our South Texas
During the next five years, we reduced the exotic wildlife herd,
started an aggressive high protein whitetail supplemental feeding
program and reduced the female deer to the carrying capacity of the native
habitat. Starting in 1993 and continuing to the present day, we
trapped, transported and transplanted Sombrerito Ranch whitetail bucks and
does into the existing native deer herd.
Our efforts were rewarded when we harvested our Apache Springs Double
Drop-Tine Buck that scored 187 gross B&C in 1995. After that, it
has been a toss-up every year, as to which ranch, Sombrerito or Apache
Springs, would produce the highest scoring whitetail bucks. Then in
the 2000 Season, an Apache Springs non-typical buck scoring B&C 202
gross was taken by our good friend, Jim Shrieve. That buck signaled
our Hill Country Management was on the right track, but I still enjoy
working everyday to improve the habitat and the quality of our Apache
Springs Whitetail Deer Herd."
We have built first rate facilities for our Guests.
We have Guest houses to accommodate even those used to five star
accommodations. Our Guest houses are equipped with all of the modern
conveniences of home.
The Hunting Lodge
Our Hunting Lodge has sleeping quarters and plenty
of room for you to relax in between hunts to rest up for the
next one. We have a chef on staff at all times to cook you your meals. The
smell of home brewed coffee and Breakfast
cooking every morning at 5:30am sharp wakes you to a day that will be
filled with hunts that only dreams and Apache Springs Ranch are made of.
Apache Springs Ranch will have you coming back for
hunts year after year...
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