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Whitetail Deer Hunting in Texas


Trophy  whitetail deer Hunting at Shonto Ranch is some of the best hunting in Texas! Great genetics,  Habitat and Feed make for big Whitetail Deer.   Our Hunters can choose to hunt the entire ranch safari style or use a blind, which helps hunters be more selective in the trophy that is harvested.  On average Whitetail Deer hunters see over 150 Whitetail deer per day.


Your guide will do everything possible to ensure that each member of your hunting party finds that special giant Whitetail Deer.

Experience Whitetail Deer Hunting in Texas at Shonto Ranch for Trophy Whitetail Deer. Give yourself the experience of a lifetime here ar Shonto Ranch.

Shonto Ranch hunting season is from September 29 to February 24 - we hold a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department MLD (Managed Land Deer) Permit that gives us an extended hunting season.   

Shonto Ranches Whitetail Deer management hunting program relies on natural breeding in the wild - deer are not pen raised.  Our hunters will find no tatoos or ear tags on our harvested Whitetail Deer Bucks. 

Our Whitetail Deer management plan allows the selective harvest of trophy Whitetail Bucks, to ensuring that our Whitetail Bucks consistently reach full maturity.  Year around supplemental feeding and protein enrichment program contributes to body and antler growth. This management of our Whitetail Deer herds allows our hunting clients to reap the benefits of trophy animals.  We have trophy Whitetail bucks in the 150-185 inch class taken every year. Diligence of our chosen management program results in the potential for larger and larger Whitetail Bucks every year.

Come and enjoy exclusive access to a whitetail hunter's dream in the Texas Hill Country - Shonto Ranch!

Shonto Management Whitetail Pricing

Whitetail Deer (Up to 8 points "Medium" ):  Special  $1800 Trophy Fee  * Medium 8 points Average 15 inch spreads (Guides Choice)(Up to 120 B/C

Whitetail Deer (8 point "Large"): $2,500  * Average 17 to 20 inch spreads and big tall tines (up to 140 B/C) 


Trophy Whitetail Deer Pricing

Trophy 10 Points Plus  (140-150 B/C): $4000

                                        (150- 160 B/C) : $5000

                                        (160- 170 B/C) : $6000

                                        (170- 180 B/C) : $7500

                                        (180- 200 B/C) : price on request

* All of our deer are typical main frame Texas 10 to 14 pts. with some having interesting Character points.  

Daily Guiding Fee: $300 a day for up to 2 hunters (i.e. if you have  hunters in your hunting party it is $150 per hunter per day) * Based on 1 Guide per group;  additional hunters $150/person

  • Your booking reserves our ranch EXCLUSIVELY for you and your hunting guests. (4 or more Trophies)
  • We welcome Corporate Groups.
  • Animals that are wounded will be charged same fees as if killed.
  • Bow hunting hunters welcomed.



Chris Childs, president and owner
(210) 317-4578



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