Pere David’s Deer Hunting in Texas

Pere David's Deer Hunting in Texas

Pere David’s Deer Hunting Season:Pere David’s Deer can be hunted yearround, however are most likely to have the largest antlers Jun-Nov.  

  • Origin: Asia 
  • Antler Size:  34” +
  • Weight: 300-550 pounds
  • Lonesome Bull Ranch Population:120+

The Pere David’s Deer here on the Lonesome Bull Ranch love to hang in or around our 18 ponds. They are very resistance to parasites unlike most animals. Here on the Lonesome Bull Ranch our prices are so good because we have huge Pere David and we have so many. The meat on a Pere David is close to that of axis and we all know how good axis meat is. See meat hunts for harvested Pere David females. Our Pere David’s deer are easy harvested and excellent for bow hunters and the youngsters. 

Interesting Pere David’s Deer Hunting Information

Texas Pere David's Deer Hunting

The Père David’s Deer, also known as the milu or elaphure, is a species of deer that went extinct in the wild, but has been reintroduced in some areas. The milu is native to the river valleys of China, where it prefers wetland habitats. It grazes mainly on grass and aquatic plants. It is the only extant member of the genus Elaphurus. Based on genetic comparisons, Père David’s deer is closely related to the deer of the genus Cervus, leading many experts to suggest merging Elaphurus into Cervus, or demoting Elaphurus to a subgenus of Cervus.

Pere David’s get their name from Father David, the man who saved them (pere means “father” in French). Father David managed to smuggle a few out of China. With the help of zoos, the Duke of Bedford, and hunting ranches, their numbers have been growing ever since. 

Texas Pere David’s Deer Hunt Reservations

Trophy Pere David's Deer Hunting

You may hunt our Trophy Pere David’s Deer using any method you prefer, including Spot and Stalk, Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Pistol Hunting, Safari Style, or from a Blind. Our Pere David’s deer are free ranging on over 2600 acres of South Texas Brush Country! 

Trophy Pere David’s Deer Hunt:  $5450.00

(We have some slightly smaller males for less)

Included: 2 Day guide Fee & 2 nights  lodging

    • Field Dressing Included
    • 100% Opportunity Guarantee
    • Transportation of your Animal to Meat Processor / Taxidermist
    • Firearm and Ammunition Provided, if Needed 
    • Professional guide service  
    • Access to the Ranch’s fishing (catch and release in our stocked ponds) 

    Non-Hunter Per Night (Observing Fee): $210

    • If you shoot a pregnant female of any breed, you will be fined $1,000.

    We have full kitchen, cable TV, ice and a fire pit at your disposal. If a chef/cook is requested the usual rate (depending on how many in your group) starts at $125 per day for a group of 4 and up to $295 per day for a group of 20+ plus the price of groceries.

    We recommend making Pere David’s Deer Hunting reservations well in advance to secure availability. 

    Please fill out the contact form below to receive more Pere David’s Deer Hunt information or Call: (361) 683-9744 or Email:

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