Ranch Information (2)

 
Van Horn/Barrow Ranch
 
Located 1 hour south west of Van Horn Texas in northern Presidio county this ranch has it all. High desert hills, larger arroyos, small chalk hills, and even Rio Grande river frontage. There are a few natural springs located throughout the ranch drawing in and holding wildlife. This property is 15,000 acres where both self guided and guided hunts will be offered on a limited basis.
 
 On a Texas map you can look at Valentine Texas and draw a line straight west until you hit the Rio Grande then go a little north and that  is roughly the center of the ranch. A fair amount of Aoudad and Mule deer are on the ranch along with a healthy population of Javelina, Quail, and of course Predators. Rams upwards of 33" and mule deer in the 140" to 160"range have regularly been harvested off this property. A growing population of Hogs inhabit the river area and offer a challenging hunt along  the thick brush near the river. There is also some great cat fishing in the river (when it has water) nearby to camp and who knows you may even see an Elk or Oryx passing through.
 
The west side of the ranch contains a fair road system although a high clearance vehicle with good tires is a must, 4x4 is highly recommended with a Jeep being best to get into the most remote areas. The east side of the ranch is primitive with the only roads being 2 tracks up washes/drainage's and steeper hills. A good pair of walking boots, a jeep, or even a horse is your best means of transportation. Self guided hunters need to bring a chainsaw to cut down some wood for the fire pit, and always leave more than you use. Hunters can fly into El Paso and rent a vehicle, meet us in Van Horn, or airport pick up is available for a small fee. The ranch is an easy 3 hour drive from El Paso international airport. Dirt roads into the ranch are usually rough.
 
We will offer guided, semi guided, and self guided hunts on this ranch. The ranch is available to lease for mule deer rifle season for a medium sized group. Only mature animals may be harvested and the deer population is on the rebound so this is a true trophy lease and not a "shooters" lease. Driving and long distance glassing will be done to locate animals along with a combination of hiking, hunting over or near corn/protein feeders and near water. Please respect the ranch including the campsite leaving it better than you found it. We are able to offer self guided hunts for that very reason.
 
Hunters must be in good physical condition or be very patient and watch trails or hunt near feed. Shots upwards of 400 plus yards can be expected on larger game. We will free choice feed year round and have several watering areas in place.
 
A simple one room cabin with water and electricity is where we will lay our head on guided hunts. A brand new shower house was also just added in June 2013 to make your stay more comfortable while in this remote area. Camp is simple, clean, and gets the job done while offering a truly rustic experience. We are constantly trying to improve camp so stay tuned!
 
Self guided hunters will have access to the campsite which has running water, lights, fire pit, simple skinning rack, and a small covered area. You must haul out your own trash and use your own firewood please!
 
Hunts on this ranch are very affordable/economical and we can accommodate larger groups for Javelina hunts. Please leave the camp clean and treat it as your own!
 
 


 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
 








Reference's for this Ranch

Jason Wilson
1x1 Guided Aoudad

Jay Davison Group
Self Guided Group Aoudad

Chisholm Carruth 432-559-4620

Matt Coble
Guided Aoudad

Jared McCulley
Self Guided Aoudad

John Gardner 915-525-9168
Self Guided Javelina for 2

Jake Johnson Group
Self Guided Aoudad

Tom Jacobs 660-748-8111
Self Guided Aoudad

Darrell Johnson (2 Hunters)
djohnson8404@yahoo.com
2x1 Guided Aoudad

Self Guided Javelina

 
Keith Steffen(Texas)  830-379-3956
Guided Aoudad
 
Chad Lenz Group (Canada)  lenz@xplornet.com
Self Guided Aoudad
 
Brian Bitter and Tim Juniors (Arizona)
bitter24@gmail.com 
Guided Aoudad 

Regan Olson (Utah) 801-602-0096
Self Guided Aoudad
 
Jay Cox Group (Iowa) 641-218-6197
Guided Aoudad
 
Matt McGhee (Arizona) 520-260-4608
Self Guided Aoudad
 
Jon Patton (Texas) jonpatton@hotmail.com
Guided Javelina
 
Guillermo Turrent   guillermo.turrent@kof.com.mx
Guided Aoudad
 
Michael Cook (Texas) cookm237@gmail.com
Self Guided Hogs/Javelina
 
Dustin Hill (Arkansas) 870-584-8007
Self Guided Aoudad
 
David Johnson (Arkansas) 479-957-5922
Self Guided Aoudad
 
Matt Ivey (Tennessee) matt511group@yahoo.com
Guided Aoudad
 
Borris Micov (Group Guided Aoudad)
 
Garner Group (Texas)
Self Guided Group Aoudad
 
 
Cecil Johnson (Oklahoma) cjohnson51@cox.net
Guided Aoudad
 
Jake Lasch Group (Wisconsin) 262-749-9136
Self Guided Group Javelina Hunt
 
Brent Thompson (Alabama) 205-412-8746
Guided Aoudad
 
Eric Tomasik (Montana) 406-370-4097
Self Guided Aoudad
 
Mike Spitzer (Texas) 915-539-9419
Group Javelina Self Guided
 
Anton Jirka (Texas) 210-690-5700
Guided Aoudad
 
Mark Cooley (Texas) 210-288-4103
Guided Aoudad
 
Chase Newton Group 812-457-5791
Self Guided Aoudad
 
 
Chris Campbell 575-642-4219 (New Mexico)
Hogs/Javelina
 
Terlingua Area
 
W.T.H.O. has access to several small ranches in southern Brewster county which is located approximately 60 miles south of Alpine Texas and near the north western portion of Big Bend National Park. This is a remote area with the nearest airport located in El Paso and just under a 5 hour drive to the ranch area if driving non stop. There is a landing strip at the main lodging area for small air craft. Cabins are also available to rent here as there is no lodging currently available on these properties.
 
The CDP Ranch was our first ranch in this area and hunts will still be offered on that property on an Archery hunt basis only for 2015. Please inquire for more details on those hunts. This area supports a fair population of Mule Deer with the average mature deer scoring 130" to 150" with the occasionally larger deer being harvested from time to time. Aoudad roam nearly every steep bluff or rim rock mesa in this area with average rams harvested being  27" to 30". A fair amount of Javelina can also be found on our properties in this area also.

One landowner that lives on site is available as guide for most hunts with the fee being $200 per day. We recommend to anyone not familiar with the area to hire a guide for the first day to familiarize yourself  with your targeted animal and get helpful pointers first hand. To better increase hunter success and to help manage wildlife there is year round water and or feed on the majority of these tracts of land. Hunters are welcome to set up blinds over these areas if they so choose. Terrain is rugged in most areas although a well maintained road system is located throughout the ranch. A high clearance 2 wheel drive vehicle with good all terrain tires can navigate the majority of our properties.

As of current W.T.H.O. has access to several thousand acres that our hunters are able to hunt with several other properties potentially in the works. Most hunt areas are only a few miles from one another allowing you to rotate different areas as needed. Most hunts will offer access to all of our properties.

This is a great area for the DIY hunter or one looking for an economically priced hunt. Hunts will be available nearly year round although the May through Mid September time frame is very hot and not recommended for a time to book. Due to the wide open terrain please expect longer range shots on big game with expected ranges of 300 to 400 yards being the average. It is highly recommended hunters are in good physical shape able to hike a couple miles each day to reach glassing vantage points for Aoudad & Mule Deer.

Primitive camping is allowed at designated areas, there are no amenities on the property so come well prepared. Fire wood is also scarce in these parts so bring your own please. Please feel free to contact me for more information on this area anytime. Single hunters up to a small group can be accommodated. Hunts offered- Aoudad, Mule Deer, Javelina, Quail, and Predators.
 
 
 
 


 
 

 
 
 





  



 
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Reference's for This Ranch

Shane Smith 575-703-0307
Self Guided  Aoudad 2 Hunters

Rick Winter
Semi Guided Aoudad

Casey Sanford
Guided No Frills Aoudad

Mike Prawdzik
Self Guided Javelina

Wyatt Peterson
Self Guided Aoudad for 2

Otis Yates
575-390-7116
Self Guided Aoudad for 2

Casey Watson
No Frills Guided Aoudad

Jim Dack (Colorado)
Guided Aoudad for 2

Rudolfo Gilleland (Texas)
Self Guided Javelina

Lonnie Lape (Texas)
Self Guided Javelina

Trey Taylor Group
Self Guided  Aoudad

Perry Chron  perry.chron@gmail.com
Guided Aoudad

Mark West (Arkansas) westdhi@aol.com
Guided Aoudad

Chris Cervenka ( Texas) conchocw@yahoo.com
Self Guided Mule Deer
 
Shane Smith (New Mexico) 575-703-0307
Guided Aoudad
 
John Gerlikowski Group (Wisconsin)
Guided Aoudad - 6 Hunters
 
John Gertsch Group (Arizona) jgertsch@appliedrite.com
Guided Aoudad
 
Mark Reed (Washington) 509-638-8565
Guided Aoudad
 
Chris & Anette Ducote (Louisiana) 225-978-3961 or 572-5894
Guided Aoudad
 
Wade Vanginkel (Colorado)  wjvanginkel@hotmail.com
Guided Aoudad 2 Hunters
 
Joe Beran (Texas) joeberan1226@yahoo.com
Guided Aoudad
 
Tek Roby (Texas) 210-426-9747
Guided Aoudad/Javelina
 
Jayson Sacco (Texas) 210-461-8897
Guided Aoudad/Javelina
 
Lance Bezzina (Texas) 313-402-9553
Guided Aoudad
 

 
Consuelo and Devils River Ranches
 
Located just south of Ozona or Sonora  Texas Val Verde county  is known for big Trophy Aoudad just as Presidio county is. Val Verde county also offers great Trophy Whitetail, Turkey, and Exotic hunting.  Rancho Consuelo offers a good road system, many protein feeders that Aoudad and Whitetail frequent and comfortable simple on site lodging with satellite TV and WiFi. There is even an ice machine to keep your ice chests topped off for cold beverages or to keep your meat cool.
 
 We will hunt this ranch from September through early March each year for Aoudad and Whitetail during the regular general season. Whitetail hunting on this ranch (Consuelo) has just been opened to the public with a limited number of hunts for the 2013 Season! A combo hunt is a possibility if available.  Terrain on the ranch varies from deep canyons, big valley floors, and small mesas which is an Aoudad and Deer paradise. Plant life consists of varying Cacti, Cedar, Oaks, Mesquite and Grass. The floor is very rocky and most of it is loose, a good walking stick will do you some good out here.
 
Most hunts will be group style hunts with 2 to 5 hunters in camp. This means dates will  be specific each year unless you have a small group established to book. Group style hunts still offer very high success rates (nearly 100%) and the ranch is large enough to support a group of up to 5 hunters easily. Rancho Consuelo totals over 8,000  acres and with all the big canyons, hills, and valleys it hunts like a ranch twice its size!
 
If you are wanting to get a Big Aoudad Ram with a Bow or Cross Bow this is the ranch to do it on. Aoudad frequent the many protein feeders on the ranch and we will set up Pop Up blinds or Tripod stands to hunt out of. You are more than welcome to try a Spot and Stalk Hunt as well but its going to be tough. Rifle hunts will consist of Hiking, Driving and Glassing and hunting Feed or watering stations.
 
The Brush and Cactus on the ranch make for good stalking conditions although they also make it hard to spot the Aoudad at times. A good pair of Bino's and or Spotting Scope is a must on this ranch. The Aoudad population on the ranch is High and a Trophy Ram in the 28" to 32" range is what is typically harvested. Rams upwards of 35 inches have been taken here almost every year. Mature Whitetail average 140" to 150" plus inches.
 
The ranch is located right outside Juno Texas (small dot on a Texas map) about 45 minutes to Ozona. Rancho Consuelo is a great choice for the hunter wanting to hike or sit in a stand. We will only offer Guided or 2x1 Guided hunts on this ranch.
 
 
Hunters can fly into Del Rio and rent a vehicle or you can meet us near the ranch. From Del Rio you can expect anywhere from a 1 hour to 1.5 hour drive to the ranch. Airport pick up is available for a small fee. You can also fly into San Angelo which is roughly 2 hours from the ranch. We do have a Taxidermist available in Sonora who can pick up your Trophy from the ranch directly if you so choose to do.
 
I also have multiple ranches on the Devils River which are a short drive from the Rancho Consuelo that also offer great Aoudad hunting opportunities. Please inquire for the latest ranches and specifics on each one. 
 
 
 
 



 







 
 
 
 
  
  

 





  
Reference's for This Area

Stuart Lyle
Devils River 2x1 Guided Aoudad

Jason Petersen
Devils River 1x1 Guided Aoudad

Gary Soupir
Consuelo 2x1 Guided Aoudad

Justin Underwood
Devils River Guided Aoudad

Scott Doak Group
469-855-4908
Devils River Semi Guided Aoudad

Greg DeCamp
Devils River Guided Aoudad for 2

Rob Westby
Devils River Guided Aoudad for 2

Jason Goslinga
Consuelo Guided Aoudad

Michael McGinnis Group
Consuelo 2x1 Aoudad for 6

Jim Beman
Consuelo Guided Aoudad

Mike Huelsbeck
619-933-7621
Consuelo Guided Aoudad

Marc Reid
Devils River Guided Aoudad

Eric Bowers Group
Consuelo Semi Guided Aoudad

Scott Henneke Group
Consuelo Semi Guided Aoudad

Forrest Wietfeld
740-264-0202
Consuelo Guided Aoudad

Stanley Koch
Consuelo Guided Aoudad

Butch Lockerby
Devils River Guided Aoudad

Tom Ernie
Consuelo Guided Aoudad

Clayton Mikes
Consuelo Guided Aoudad

Matt Chowns
Devils River Guided Aoudad for 2

John Hancock
Consuelo Semi Guided Aoudad

Ken Shafer
Consuelo Guided Aoudad for 2

Mike Jines
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Jonas Vossler
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Mark Carpenter (Florida)
markcarpenter68@hotmail.com
Guided Aoudad Devils River

John Hart Group
Consuelo Mngt Aoudad Hunt

Randy Crist
1x1 Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo for 2

Jeff Tuttle
Guided Aoudad Devils River for 2

Zak Heberly 620-446-0204
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo

Ron Hansen 585-250-2114
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo

Casher Dowell casher@qtechht.com
Group 2x1 Aoudad
Devils River

Paul Haecker paul@valleybiomet.com
Guided 2x1 Aoudad 2 Hunters
Rancho Consuelo

Tim Fitzgerald talley_ho@hotmail.com
Guided Aoudad 2 Hunters 1x1 Devils River

Tom Murphy Group tlewmurphy@aol.com
Guided 2x1 Aoudad Devils River
-Spot & Stalk Archery-

Kirk Calhoun 318-655-2151
Guided Aoudad Devils River 

Ken Linland  cml3106@gmail.com
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo

Lee Benedict  845-527-6023
Guided  Aoudad (2) Rancho Consuelo

Mark Deltoro (Florida) mark@mdeltorosigns.com
Guided Group Aoudad Devils River

Guided Aoudad Devils River 2x1

Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo

Rob Lay (Texas) rob@ferrarichat.com
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Joe Thomas
joethomasproducts@fuse.net
Guided Aoudad

Dr. Kup (Texas) drkup@yahoo.com
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Burt Bohnhoff (Michigan) 989-695-5223
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Brent Nobles Group (California)
530-632-2417
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo for 4

Todd Burke (Wisconsin)
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Ross Murphy (Texas) Rmurphy@reimid.com
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo

Sherrie Landon (New Mexico) sclandon1@gmail.com
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo

Joe Miles (South Carolina)  shoot@sportingadv.com
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo

Andy Hajek (Colorado) 303-255-3740
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Steve Mealman (Minnesota) smealman@morrisseyinc.com
Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
Rob Hutchenson (Texas) rekhutch@att.net
Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
Bruce McArthur
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo
 
Jim Dack (2 Hunters, Colorado) 720-331-2145
Guided Aoudad Devils River 
 
Peter Andersen (Canada)  peterwandersen@hotmail.com
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo
 
Bob Raleigh (Connecticut) bralljutic05@yahoo.com
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo
 
Miguel Salazar Group  (Mexico) Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
Guided Aoudad Hudspeth River R.
 
Roger Jones (Michigan)  rogerduke@charter.net
Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
Michael Holmes Group  (Texas) klozures@gmail.com
Semi Guided Ewe Rancho Consuelo
 
Danny Gilbert Group  (NM and AR)  dang302@msn.com
Semi Guided Rancho Consuelo
 
Donnie Young (Mississippi)  wdyoungconst@bellsouth.net
Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
Jim Dack (Colorado)  dackjim@yahoo.com
Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
Rich Posluszny (New Jersey) 201-966-3214
Guided Aoudad Rancho Consuelo
 
John Sullivan (New York)  sully226@optonline.net
Rancho Consuelo Archery Aoudad
 
Dan Caughey Group (California)
831-246-1221
Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
 Adam Banks and Robby Cantrell (Georgia)
706-273-9766
Guided Aoudad Consuelo 

 Wade Vanginkel (Colorado)970-948-8408
Guided Aoudad Devils River

Mitch Chappell Group mchappell@auigc.com
Group Guided Aoudad Devils River
 
Kirk Calhoun (Louisiana) 318-655-2151
Guided Aoudad Consuelo
 
Chisholm Carruth (Texas) 432-559-4620
Guided Aoudad Consuelo
 
Dean Fellows (Ohio) deanc@fellowsinsurance.com
Guided Aoudad Consuelo
 
Tony Sinnott (Tennessee) 610-417-5943
Guided 2x1 Aoudad Devils River
 
Nick Best (New Mexico) 406-261-8085
Guided 2x1 Aoudad Devils River
 
Josh Steele (Tennessee) josh.steele63@gmail.com
Guided 2x1 Aoudad Devils River
 
Lonnie Walker (Texas) 817-598-5338
Guided Aoudad Consuelo
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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