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Events, Hunting, and Agriculture Picking Up Steam on the Red River Breaks

November 17, 2012

Things are moving fast here at the Red River Breaks.  The Lodge is booked every weekend from now until 2013 for parties and hunts.  Every time I step into Headquarters, the Check-In Board is full of hunters settled into blinds, enjoying the fine Fall weather and hoping to catch sight of their next “Big One”.  The winter wheat is growing thick as we prepare to launch the winter stocker operation and settle a new herd of calves onto the property. 

The last of the leaves are falling. Early Winter on Storybook Mountain.

The Lodge is humming with preparations for tonight’s event.  We are hosting a birthday party and, in a few hours, 60 guests filling the Lodge to celebrate.  Looking ahead, the Event Calendar is filling up!  Next week, we have another wedding.  We’ll ring in December with our first of two Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Big Time Texas Hunts.  Then we begin the Holiday Party Season, with a Christmas Party every Saturday until Christmas.  We are busy, busy, busy and it feels great!  There are still dates open for Holiday Events at the Lodge and an overnight or weekend trip would make an amazing Christmas Gift!  Contact us to set up your next party or weekend away.  We’d love to have you!

Holiday parties are unforgettable at the Lodge

The BLCC Hunt Club is hard at work harvesting deer for us.  Our current count is 12 does harvested and 3 bucks harvested.  Mike Hacker brought in a nice 11 point buck earlier this week, taken on Endres Ranch (part of the BLCC not adjoining the main part of the Ranch).  The buck’s preliminary Boone & Crockett Club gross score was 132 5/8.  With the winter wheat coming up, Wild Hogs have been moving through.  Check out the Game Camera shots taken on the East End last week.  Contact us soon to set up a White Tailed Deer or Wild Hog Hunt today!

Mike Hacker with his buck harvested earlier this week

How many do you count?

You’d think Winter would be a slow time for agriculture, when in fact it is actually a very busy time on the BLCC.  Our wheat fields are lush and green and almost ready for winter stocker calves to come on out and enjoy it.  I fully expect to see a couple large semi trucks coming down the County Road within the next few weeks.  These calves will be with us through the winter.  We are also planning and preparing for our Spring controlled burn program.  Each year, we strategically choose 300-500 acres of land to burn in order to manage the habitat for the wildlife.  Right now, we are looking at areas that may need burning and creating fire breaks in these ares so that we can control the fire easily.  Jumping even farther ahead, we are beginning to plan for springtime weed control and fertilization so that our hay crops will be successful.  If you, your family, or a school or university group is interested in coming out to the Ranch to get a good look at how we combine wildlife management with traditional agriculture and cattle operations, contact us.  We’d love to set up a day tour and lunch for your group.

The winter wheat offers a beatiful contrast to the leafless trees.

The BLCC is a great place for educational days or tours

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2013 6:36 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place!

  2. Dan Cruse permalink
    July 30, 2013 10:20 pm

    do you have dove hunting ? dancruse Dan Cruse

    • August 14, 2013 1:28 am

      Hi! Yes, we do have dove hunting. Please contact us through the website at and our manager, David Woods will be able to give you some specific information. They’re already starting to migrate in! The season is just around the corner.

      • Dan Cruse permalink
        August 15, 2013 11:06 pm

        David,please provide some specifics concerning dove hunting —-sunflowers?tank shooting??expected numbers of hunters?costs?We would likely be a party of 3or4. Have you seen many birds? Dan Cruse. We normally go West—-more birds —but you are much closer if there are birds.Thanks.

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