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Oct 14, 2017

Seems like one of the most controversial topics amongst hunters these days is high fence hunting. So, we decided to take another deeper look into the subject, only this time with Shawn Smith from Texas. Shawn, along with his father Rowan, runs a high fence-low fence ranch, a deer breeding and genetics facility, and a deer fence manufacturing company. There are many permits involved in running a high fence ranch, state granted benefits, state agency involvement, and there are quite a few things that we can learn from deer in a high fence/low fence managed hunting areas that we can take to the field on even public grounds.

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HERE'S WHAT WE DISCUSS:

  • Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
  • The Game Lock Fence Company, Deer Lock
  • TTT Permits, Buying South Texas Deer
  • High Fence VS Low Fence Hunting
  • A Meat Hunt, 1300 Acres, Placing  High Fencing
  • Reasons for Fences, Keep them from Getting Shot
  • The Fence, Fixed Knot, The Give of Tension
  • High Fence vs Low Fence, a definition
  • The Look of a Texas Whitetail
  • A Managed Land Deer Permit
  • Food for Thought, With and Without a Fence
  • Spotlight Counting, Working with State Biologist
  • MLD Permits, 170" Native Deer
  • The State Benefits of Fencing
  • The Cost of 1300 Acres, $80-100k
  • DMP Permit, Breeding and Releasing
  • State Tags and Calculations, Ranch Tags
  • Stress Level Reduction
  • Lessons Learned for Anywhere, The Rut
  • Fire Ants Will Kill a Fawn
  • Breeders, Who Buys Deer?
  • DNA Every Deer, It's Not Just the Buck 
  • You Can Ship Semen, Not Bucks
  • The Hunting Rules, Not Exactly a Hunting Lease
  • Google Earth, Eliminating the Unproductive Spot
  • Hunting off the Ranch, The Nay Sayers
  • Studies of CWD and EHD, Learning from Deer
  • Memorable Deer Hunt and 10 Rapid Fire Questions
  • White Stone Hunts 
  • Contact (830) 683-4158
  • Web for Shawn: www.WhiteStoneTrophyHunts.com

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