Weekend Hunt in South Texas on December 6-8, 2019

Courtesy of We Will Not Be Tamed partner King Ranch Saddle Shop

By joining or renewing your membership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) between January 1, 2019 to September 15, 2019, you are automatically entered to win the giveaway.

The price of membership pays for TPWF membership only and not for the chance to win the weekend hunt on a ranch in South Texas.

The weekend hunt is only available for one TPWF member on December 6-8, 2019

Eligibility deadline for this experience is September 15 and winner will be notified by September 16. Winner will then have 5 business days to confirm availability to attend the weekend hunting experience before a new winner is selected. Prize is non-transferrable, and winner must be a current member of TPWF.

Lodging and meals will be included in the offer; however, transportation to and from the South Texas ranch is not included.


The TPWF Giveaway winner will join a Mentored Hunt with a small group of TPWF Stewards of the Wild members, courtesy of King Ranch Saddle Shop.

Stewards of the Wild, TPWF’s young professionals’ organization, began hosting mentored hunts in 2018 to engage more of their members in hunting, particularly members with little to no experience. However, like most Texans, Stewards’ primary barrier to hunting is access to land and hunting opportunities. In an effort to increase these opportunities for Stewards, TPWF is partnering with landowners and mentors to host mentored hunts in a way that is beneficial to all parties involved, the mentee, the mentor and the landowner.

Date: Friday, December 6 at 11:45AM through Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:30AM

Location: South Texas ranch, location to be announced to the winner upon confirmation

Bag Limit: (1) white-tailed doe per hunter

Hunting Type: Rifle

Rifle Requirements: Greater than or equal to a .243 and less than or equal to .308 (.243, .244, 25-06, .270 are recommended)

Hunting Method: Primarily Pop-up Ground Blind. Safari-style, as an alternative.

Hunter Requirements: Must be able to provide proof of completed hunter’s education. Must have a valid hunting license. Must complete accompanying waiver of liability form, and any additional forms provided by the ranch, Texas Wildlife Association or Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

Lodging: Lodging will be provided by the ranch.

For the hunt, the following will be provided:

-All meals with an emphasis on wild game

-Cooking and/or butchery demonstration

-Firearms, if needed

-Firearm instruction

-Hunting guide/mentor



By agreeing to attend, you agree to promptly sign and return all paperwork that the ranch, Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation send to you, including liability release waivers and IRS Form 1099 due to the value of the prize exceeding $600 and any additional forms provided. You understand that failure to sign them means you will not participate in any activities. Must be able to provide proof of completed hunter’s education. Must have a valid hunting license.

Press and Media

All participants should be aware that throughout the weekend Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the King Ranch Saddle Shop will be documenting this mentored hunt experience both from the Stewards of the Wild perspective and the Foundation’s We Will Not Be Tamed program. This will include video, photography, and audio of the entire weekend. This documentation will be shared in several platforms including social and digital media outlets that Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the King Ranch Saddle Shop manage. Communication of these narratives is important to inform others on the importance of hunting as a wildlife management practice and encourage them, especially first time and inexperienced hunts to participate. By participating in this hunt, you agree to be filmed, photographed or recorded.




11:45 AM              All involved parties (mentors, mentees, TPWF staff and guests, ranch staff) meet at Ranch main gate.

12:00 PM             Lunch at the Ranch

3:00 PM               Settle into accommodations

3:30 PM               Sighting in of guns and practice shooting

4:30 PM               If Time – First Hunt

6:01 PM               Cease-Fire

7:00 PM               Dinner with Formal Introductions: history of the ranch, itinerary discussion and presentation of hunting importance by Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute representative. (Dinner: wild game burgers, green beans, sweet potato fries)

8:30 PM             Video shooting for relevant participants

Downtime and discussion

10:00 PM            Lights out


5:00 AM               Wakeup call

5:30 AM               Out the door to blinds – grab and go breakfast – bean and cheese, bacon egg and cheese breakfast tacos, or breakfast bowls.

6:00 AM               Sitting in blinds

6:46 AM               Shooting light

7:14 AM                Sunrise

9:30 AM               Cease-Fire

10:00 AM             Load harvest and bring back to camp

10:30 AM             Animal breakdown and education

12:00 PM             Lunch: Pulled Pork sliders, cobb salad

2:00 PM               Safari-style hunting for those who did not harvest in morning hunt / Downtime for others

5:30 PM               Sundown

6:00 PM               Cease-Fire

7:00 PM               Return to camp

7:30 PM               Begin dinner: wild game jaeger schnitzel, sour kraut, German potato salad, red cabbage

Animal breakdown

9:00 PM              Group debrief about hunt and experience

10:30 PM            Lights out


5:00 AM              Wakeup call

5:30 AM               Out the door to blinds* – grab and go breakfast, sausage, egg, potato, and cheese tacos

6:00 AM               Sitting in blinds*

6:45 AM               Shooting light*

7:15 AM                Sunrise

9:30 AM               Cease-Fire*

10:00 AM             Load harvest and bring back to camp*

10:30 AM             Animal breakdown and education

11:30 AM             Depart ranch property

* Depending on success rate, hunting on Sunday may be optional or may include tour of ranch property.