the Legendary Pitchfork Ranch"
Pitchfork Ranch 's hunting program began September 1, 1998. The ranch
allows limited hunts for whitetail deer, mule deer, quail, dove, turkey,
geese, wild hogs, and varmints. Hunters will appreciate the 165,000
acres (250+ square miles) of contiguous hunting terrain. Terrain
varies from relatively flat mesquite pasture to scrub oak thickets to
rugged canyon and cedar country. There are a few crop fields on the
ranch's wildlife management program complements its hunting operation.
Habitat improvement, supplemental feeding, selective harvest, and
detailed record keeping are essential parts of our wildlife managment.
The ranch is an anchor ranch in Texas Tech University's Quail-Tech
program. Anchor ranches participate in year-round quail research.
The ranch holds good
numbers of mature whitetail deer and a few mule deer. Whitetail bucks
scoring up to 180B&C are taken in good years. Mule deer bucks scoring
over 200B&C have also been harvested. Guided hunts are 100% spot and
stalk. Lease pastures are available too.
Bird hunters see
lots of wild quail action. Our area is known for its outstanding
Bobwhite population and the quail hunting on the Pitchfork is legendary.
Guided hunts and season leases are available.
Large flocks of Rio
Grande turkeys roam the ranch. Turkey hunting is allowed during both the fall and spring
seasons. Guided hunts and season leases are available.
The ranch also has large
populations of feral hogs and varmints. The hogs have strong genetic ties to the Russian
boar and can be found just about anywhere on the ranch. Coyotes, bobcats, and other
varmints are present in good numbers throughout the area. Guided
hunts and season leases are available.
For more information
about hunting opportunities on the Pitchfork Ranch, please visit the Mesquite Country Outfitters web site.
If you are interested in
our hunting operation, please contact:
Mesquite Country Outfitters
PO Box 1095
Idalou, TX 79329