Is it Expensive to Start Hunting?
You've been interested in hunting for a while now. There's many health benefits to hunting, both physical and mental. Plus, it looks like a fun and relaxing way to spend the day. You want all of the benefits of a great day of hunting, but there's one problem. You need to start hunting in Dallas and you really don't know how to do so. We're here to help!
While we will do our best to give you a quick answer, there isn’t a simple answer to that question unfortunately. We will break down the numbers as best as possible, though, starting with the bare basics you'll need to begin.
The good news is that you can actually start hunting for pretty cheap in terms of the absolute bare minimum. The quickest and cheapest way to get started hunting is with a weapon and a license and/or tag. In Texas, you do need a valid TPWD license. Some states also require you to wear a blaze orange vest and hat. Texas is one of them. This is referred to as Texas Blaze Orange Laws. It states that all persons on public hunting lands (state, national forests, and grasslands) during daylight hours when hunting with firearms is permitted must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material with orange headgear, and at least 144 square inches appearing on both chest and back. Places like Amazon or Walmart sell this combo for around $10, so this isn't a big added expense.
The most expensive portion of hunting will be the gun itself. Most guns are a few hundred dollars. Some specialty and high-capacity guns can be significantly more costly than this, but as a beginner you don't really need something so fancy. A simple rifle will do just fine for you!
The above scenario is with absolute bare essentials. For a more enjoyable and possible higher chance of success, it’s going to take a bit more than that. We recommend some sort of camo hunting gear. You're not going to go out there in blue jeans and a t-shirt, right? The deer will spot you from a mile away! If you are just looking to try out the sport of hunting, we highly suggest finding someone that is willing to let you borrow camo gear for your first time.
Start Hunting in Dallas at Stone Creek Ranch
If you were going to learn to play the piano, would you buy an expensive grand piano and figure it out on your own? Of course not! You'd take lessons with a professional teacher. The same mindset applies to just about anything, from learning to play tennis to learning to drive a commercial truck and beyond. It also applies to hunting! If you've never hunted before or have only done it once or twice and want to get better, you don't need to handle it alone.
Stone Creek Ranch makes it simple and fun to start hunting in Dallas! We offer world-class whitetail and exotic hunting, with experiences available year-round. With nearly twenty different species to choose from, and offer both rifle and bowhunting opportunities. This isn't just a place to hunt. When you book a hunting package with us, there are some very exciting features and amenities included. One-on-one guide service is part of it! The trophy fee for your whitetail deer or exotic animal, lodging, chef prepared meals, and complete trophy care is as well.
When you hunt with us, you'll only need to bring a few things. This includes whatever you choose to hunt with, rifle or bow. You'll also need appropriate clothing for current conditions. A valid TPWD license is needed too, plus coolers for meat transportation if you wish to take meat home with you. If you don't bring a gun, that's okay too. We have a variety of rifles, O/U’s and auto loaders in 12, 20,28 and .410 gauge available. We will be happy to explain anything you are still wondering about so you can best enjoy your time hunting. A more informed hunter is a more successful hunter!