Del Carmen Whitetail of Southwest Texas
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For the hunter looking for a unique Whitetail hunt, the Del Carmen Whitetail is probably the least known of any of the Whitetail sub-species. Found only along the mountains of the Rio Grande River in west Texas, these diminutive deer offer the hunter a challenging hunt. This hunt can be compared to hunting Coues Deer in the Sonora desert. Plan on doing lots of glassing from high vantage points working toward a spot-and-stalk style of hunting. These deer are very small in size, ranging from 34 to 36 inches high at the shoulder, making them very hard to spot. The use of spotting scopes is a must, along with good binoculars. Many times these deer are found feeding at over 2000 yards. Most deer taken will be at least 3 ½ years old, having 8 or more points. It is not uncommon to take deer having 10 or more points.
Lodging will be taken on the ranch at an old open range Cowboy camp. It is not a fancy camp but does have a hot shower, flushing toilet, and a bunkhouse. Power is provided by a generator. Aoudad can be added to your hunt year around and Mule Deer when in season. Included at no additional charge are Javelina, Varmints, Feral Hogs and Mountain Lion.
Rifle / 4 Days / 1 on 1 Guide / $4,500 + LIcense/Tag & Taxes
November 1 - January 4
Pick any 4 hunting days
Lodging will be taken on the ranch at an old open range Cowboy camp. It is not a fancy camp but does have a hot shower, flushing toilet, and a bunkhouse. Power is provided by a generator.
Make your flight arrangements into El Paso or Midland Texas. Drive time from either airport is about 2 ½ hours to Marfa, Texas where they will meet you. They will provide all bedding (sleeping bags) and bath towels which cuts down on the gear you need to bring.
This hunt will take place in west Texas near Marfa. Make your flight arrangements into El Paso or Midland Texas, drive time from either city is about 2 ½ hours. Your license can be purchased over the counter and they will pick it up for you in advance of your hunt. Lodging will be taken on the ranch at what was once an open range cowboy camp. They have hot showers, flushing toilets, and a generator for power.
Once to Marfa it is another hour and a half to the ranch
- El Paso Airport to Marfa: 190 Miles
- Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa: 183 miles
Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost
License and Tag can be acquired through the State of Texas with no draw necessary.
- Small Game (Aoudad, Javelina and Exotics) - $48
- Spring Turkey - $126
- General Hunting (Deer or Antelope) - $315
Physical Requirement Level
Level 2 - These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope; additionally, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Aoudad can be added to your hunt year-round and Mule Deer when in season. Included at no additional charge are Javelina, varmints, Feral Hogs, and Mountain Lion.