Hunting the Ranch
The Kinsel family enjoys a long history of cattle ranching and game management. The Kinsel Cattle Company has successfully conducted a game management plan which has produced some of the best Whitetail’s in the area. The deer are fed free-choice protein year round. Additionally the deer are fed corn from October through January.
The preferred hunt will be from elevated blinds and enclosed tri-pods, overlooking automatic feeders, or “Safari-Style Walk and Stalk”, as well as rattling during the rut.
The Experience of a Lifetime
Prior to our first hunt we will spend about 45 minutes going over the ranch rules and looking at management and mature deer photographs, so that we will all understand what we are looking for in the pasture. We require a release of liability form be signed prior to the hunt.
Hunters are required to have and wear snake boots, leggings, or wrap-arounds, as there is always a possibility of Rattlesnakes. Hunts may be arranged around your schedule, however, a typical hunt begins at the ranch on Friday at 2:00 p.m. where we will give you a quick overview of the ranch, and sight in your guns if necessary. Then it’s off to start an exciting weekend of South Texas Deer Hunting.
The following morning we will begin our hunt around 6 a.m. The morning hunt will end by 11 a.m. We will start at 3 p.m. for the afternoon hunt.
The time period between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. is your time to spend in Cotulla, maybe taking a nap, eating a lunch, catching some of the game on T.V. or shopping at the world famous Ben’s Western Wear for a new hat or boots. If you prefer to stay at the ranch, you are welcome to do so.
The hunts will end at 10:00 a.m. on the third day, which encompasses four hunt outings, two morning and two evening hunts. In order to keep you on schedule for departing at noon, the rest of the morning will be spent processing your game.
HANDLING OF GAME
Field dressing will be done by the guides. We have a large walk-in cooler to keep your game in during your stay. Hunters will be responsible for quartering any game that is to be transported home. If you wish, the guides will quarter your game (hams, shoulders & backstraps) for you for a fee $25.00 per animal. (Hunters must provide ice chests).
It is a strong suggestion, to avoid any delays or miscommunication, that the hunter make arrangements for any and all taxidermy work prior to the hunt. Hunters are responsible for caping-out their trophy. The guides can cape-out and transport to San Antonio for a fee of $25.00 per animal. All arrangements for processing, taxidermy work, shipping, and payment, will be between the taxidermist and the hunter