Shed Hunting in South Texas

Shed Hunting in South Texas

Shed hunting is my second favorite activity in the outdoors besides whitetail hunting.  Its time I get to spend with my boys on the ranch.  I explain it to them as the Easter egg hunt for antlers.  Shed hunting also allows me the chance to see how many big bucks never showed their face this past season and to get a tape on their antlers. Where do you look? – Any Water – Fence lines – Creeks / Drains – Protein feeders – Food crops – Game Trails Some of these are pretty obvious but why check fence lines, creeks and drains.  You want to check places where a whitetail will need to jump or exert energy.  Any jolting can shake a bucks antlers loose. Watch out for snakes while shed hunting!  Good luck and happy...
Bachelor Party Hunting Trip Texas

Bachelor Party Hunting Trip Texas

  Bachelor Party Hunting Trip Texas If your looking for something different to do for a bachelor party than look no further. Picosa Paloma offers bachelor party hunting trips. We are centrally located, only 30 min from downtown San Antonio and the San Antonio Airport, 1 ½ hours from Austin and 2 ½ hours from Houston. Your group will have the entire lodge and ranch exclusive to your party. We host your party! All meals, lodging, beverages and personal guides. What type of hunts do you offer? Dove hunting packages Deer hunting packages Hog hunting packages Exotic hunting packages Prices are not on the website for bachelor party hunts. Please contact us for more info and discounted rates. What if we don’t want to hunt just stay and hang out? We offer off season packages Non-hunting activities: Skeet shooting Target shooting Shoot our guns, 375 H&H MAG (Elephant gun!), AR-15, Shotguns, rifles and more Archery targets Trophy Whitetail Scoring lessons Watch your favorite team play on our 60in flat-screen in Living room or on the Flat-screen in your bedroom WIFI Large fire-pit Horseshoes, Cornhole, Washers Learn how to rope Ranch tours on our Polaris Ranger Crew or Kawasaki Mule Sit in a blind and animal watch Golf course 10 miles away (Extra) Fishing on local lake for fresh water Redfish (Extra) Pitch in to buy the bachelor an Exotic hunt and watch him bring in his trophy buck! (Extra) Shuttle Bus for a night on the town in SA (Extra) Most bachelor parties are 3 days and 2 nights Arriving at noon the first day and departing at noon...
South Texas Whitetail Hunts

South Texas Whitetail Hunts

If your not counting down the days till whitetail season then its time to start.  Only 100 days till the texas whitetail season opens!  We are starting to check game cameras to see how are whitetails look for this coming season……and they look good so far!  These bucks can still put on 20-40 inches before the season begins.  The spring rains helped a ton on the health of our whitetails.  The next few south texas months looks to be pretty dry so I’m sure the bucks will be hitting the protien feeders harder.  I have set up the cameras at our protein stations to see the growth of the bucks.  Here are just a few pics from one protein station. Good luck and hunt...

Dental Continuing Education Hunt and Learn

Amazing South Texas Whitetail Hunt & Learn Seminar “The Benefits of Socket Preservation Bone Grafting” Scott T Keys DDS Picosa Paloma Ranch has teamed up with Dr. Keys to offer a hunt and learn seminar.   Hunt & Learn Date:  November 19-22 2015 Hunt Type:   Whitetail Deer Hunt (also includes hog hunting)   Hunt Includes:   4 Days & 3 Nights, Lodging, Meals, Guides and Game Handling, 10 Hours of Dental Continuing Education   Hunt Location:  Picosa Paloma Ranch, 35 minutes south east of San Antonio Texas   To reserve your spot or to get on our contact list for future hunt and learn seminars contact Charlie 512-983-1615 charlie@picosapalomaranches.com Simple Surgical and Bone Grafting Techniques for the General Dentist Purpose This course is designed specifically for dentists who desire to provide alveolar bone and socket grafting procedures in their practice. Literature shows that there can be extensive changes to the socket and subsequent alveolar ridge after the extraction of a tooth. Accelerated loss of bone after an extraction can lead to many restorative and cosmetic challenges. Thru the use of simple socket grafting techniques these challenges can many times be minimized. Socket Grafting has been shown to reduce bone loss, maintain ridge dimensions, and enhance the ability to achieve optimal treatment outcomes that meet the patient’s expectations and help to grow the practice. This course will help to establish simple and practical techniques for a traumatic extraction, socket preservation bone grafting and how to provide the foundation for esthetic and implant success.   Course Description Discussions on the bone biology, classification and management of boney defects. Introduction of currently available bone grafting...

Texas Deer Hunting Ranches

Texas Deer Hunting Ranches What are you looking for in a Texas hunt?  Trophy buck for yourself, planning on entertaining clients, take your son or daughter on their first hunt? Below are a few helpful things to know before you book your hunt of a lifetime. Hunting prices: Packages will vary and it depends on what you are looking to harvest.  The price of the hunt will depend on a number of things.  The accommodations, full meal service and beverages, if its fully guided or semi guided, and last the size of your trophy.  A good rule of thumb, if your looking for a 150 class whitetail then you will spend around $5000 on a package hunt, 130 class whitetail around $3,000, 170 class around $7,000.  This is not set in stone and lots of other factors come to play like how many hunters are you bringing and extra amenities ETC.  These prices just give you a good reference to start from. The Lodge: Texas offers a large variety of outfitters for you to choose from.  There has been a big movement with outfitters in the past 5 years, going from the huge expansive lodges with 20-30 clients in camp at once to smaller boutique lodges that hold 5-10 hunters.  These smaller lodges make for a more enjoyable experience for the hunter and more personal attention during your hunt.  These boutique lodges are great for a family or group of friends or small Corporate events. Because you can book the entire lodge and ranch exclusively to your party.  If you have done package hunts before and your group was...
Corporate Dove Hunt

Corporate Dove Hunt

Corporate Dove hunts are a great way to entertain your clients at a low price.  Dove hunting can be a very social hunt.  You can sit right next to your client and chat about business as the doves fly in.   What should you look for in a Corporate Dove Hunt?  What should you ask the outfitter? Here are a few things you can expect and should be asking an outfitter. – Before you call an outfitter have a budget in mind.  Dove Hunts can range from a day hunt trip for $100 per hunter to $1,800 per hunter for a weekend package. – Have an idea how many hunters/clients you want to take on a dove hunt.   What to ask the outfitter before booking your Corporate Dove Hunt: Do you have a lot of corporate clients? If a outfitter does not have a large corporate client base they may not be a right chose for your corporate dove hunt. Just because they offer good quality hunts, this does not mean they are a good fit for corporate dove group. Can I hunt or come along in the field as a non-hunter with my client? You will want to be able to hunt along side your client. Since a good deal of the day is spent hunting, you might want to spend some time with them in the field.  You can also be a big help to your client by spotting incoming doves.   They will never forget the hunt and the fact that you were there with them. This builds a strong bond with you and your...