Our goal is to simply produce the biggest, healthiest deer in Texas for other deer breeders and ranch stocking purposes, while providing our customers with the service they deserve and are coming to expect when dealing with the new TNTR. With our deer?s health being our first priority and a commitment to our customers running a close second, The Non-Typical Ranch is becoming not your typical deer breeding operation.
Mike DeRonde, whose skill sets are second to none, is entering his third year as TNTR Ranch Foreman and Head Guide. Mike started out in the deer business with his own fence company and has built countless miles of fence, short, tall and in between, across the state. Mike has probably built more whitetail deer handling facilities than anyone in the state, and we are proud he and his crew built ours. In the past years Mike has been at The Non-Typical, he was able to augment his already lengthy resume to include working hundreds of whitetails through a facility he built. This has given him the rare ability to see firsthand what works and what does not when handling whitetail deer.
Michelle DeRonde is entering her third year working with the deer and using all of her training as a veterinary technician and plain love for animals to ensure only the highest level of care to our deer. Michelle is also able to handle anything else we may throw at her, from hiring interns to cooking delicious meals for our hunters; she handles everything with poise and grace. Her attention to detail is second to none in all that she does and we are happy to have her on our team.
Justin Parker is in his second year as the Ranch Manager/Wildlife Biologist for the ranch. Justin had been the Pen Manager at The Non-Typical for the past three and a half years, and he is now teaching others everything he has learned in the past 11 years in the deer industry. He has an undergraduate degree from Tarleton State University in Animal Science, Wildlife Emphasis and an M.S. in Agriculture (Range Biology) from Tarleton as well. He has 11 years in this industry and has managed ranches from Hico to Uvalde, and continues to learn something new every day about the animals in his care. His desire to produce the healthiest, biggest deer possible is the foundation we want to continue to build on.